Plant Operator I

Status: Full Time (40 hrs per week)
Reports to: Plant Supervisor

Corporate Office Location

Production Department

420 S. Doolittle Road

Edinburg, TX 78542

Description of Duties

Responsible operation of equipment used to treat, test, and transfer water or wastewater.  Responsible for handling various chemicals (chlorine, alum ammonia, lime and other acids and reagents) in the water lab for the treatment of water or wastewater.  Inspects and tests equipment on a regular basis to ensure proper function, and relays any variation from normal function to the supervisor immediately.  Monitors operating conditions, meters and gauges regularly.  Conducts readings (daily, monthly, and hourly depending on the type of reading) such as meter reading, test results, feed levels, storage tank levels, pressure readings, chemical levels, chemical pumps, etc.  Will run laboratory tests that include, but are not limited to, pH, chlorine residual (CL2), and turbidity.  Will be responsible for maintaining the property around the water and surrounding area (to include cutting the grass) as well as general cleaning in and around the lab.  Participates in job specific training, and other various required corporate training programs; Complies with federal and state regulations and all established corporate policies and procedures.  Other duties as may be assigned.

Job Requirements

A self-starting individual who possesses a High School Diploma or G.E.D and a valid Texas driver license.  Must be insurable by the Corporation’s insurance underwriter.  Must be willing to work towards successful attainment of a Certificate of Competency from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) for Grade D Water and then work towards attainment of Grade C Water, and is required to maintain certification thereafter.  Must be willing to become current with the following schools:  Unit I Water, Utility Safety, Unit V Water Distribution, Unit IV Surface, and Water Laboratory.     Strong communication skills are required in order to effectively present information to employees and management of the Corporation.  Must be fluent in English (written and verbal).   Mathematics skills are required in order to apply data to formulas that determine treatment requirements, flow levels, and concentration levels.    Must possess good judgment as well as exercise discretion in the performance of daily duties.  Must be well groomed (no beards), as the position requires the use of a safety gas mask.  Must be able to work a flexible and rotating work schedule during the workweek and occasional weekends and have the ability to be on call 24 hours a day. Position requires the handling of various chemicals such as chlorine, alum, ammonia, lime, and other acids and reagents.  Will regularly work near moving mechanical parts and exposed to fumes or airborne particles.  Frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions as well as toxic or caustic chemicals.  May work in high, precarious places and in outside weather conditions where exposure to extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration may exist.  The noise level is generally loud in this environment.  It is recommended to obtain immunization against Diphtheria, Tetanus, Hepatitis A, and Hepatitis B.


3 or more months of prior relevant work experience is preferred.


Offers of employment will be conditioned upon successful completion of pre-employment screening tests; including (but not limited to) a background investigation and pre-employment drug screen. Failure to submit a completed application may cause employment ineligibility.

To apply for any of our current job opportunities, please complete the Application for Employment as found below submit it to our Human Resources Department via email to  Applications may also be submitted in person or via postal mail to our Corporate Office at 420 S. Doolittle Rd, Edinburg, TX  78542.  Walk-ins are always welcome!  Feel free to stop by our office to visit with our HR Team about the current opportunities available and/or to drop off an Application for Employment.

If you have any questions about any of our open positions, please feel free to contact our Human Resources Department at (956) 383-1618 or via email at  We look forward to visiting with you about the opportunities that await you here at North Alamo Water Supply Corporation!

NAWSC Application for Employment

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:  North Alamo Water Supply Corporation (NAWSC) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, NAWSC complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  NAWSC expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of NAWSC’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.