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Water/Wastewater Operator Trainee
Little Elm, Texas, United States - 75036

U.S. Water Services Corporation is a well-established and diverse water and wastewater utility organization specializing in utility maintenance, operations, engineering and construction services. U.S. Water is a fast paced and rapidly expanding company headquartered in New Port Richey, Florida with a staff of over 700 employees in eighteen states.

A Water/Wastewater Operator Trainee will, under general supervision, assist in the daily operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater plant; perform related work as required.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists in the daily operation and maintenance of the water/wastewater plant in compliance with established procedures and standards and federal and state laws and administrative
  • Assists with inspection and/or monitoring of pumps, charts, gauges and meters
  • Assists with collection of wastewater samples and conducting lab tests; adjusts chemicals and/or equipment as
  • Adds chemicals in accordance with prescribed
  • Assists with preparation and maintenance of accurate reports/records.
  • Assists with forwarding wastewater samples and reports as
  • Assists with servicing and performing preventive maintenance program on plant and equipment; makes minor repairs and/or adjustments on plant and equipment; forwards requests for major repairs and/or equipment and tools to
  • Assists with maintaining adequate inventory of spare parts, chemicals, equipment and
  • Assists with maintenance and cleaning of plant and
  • Assists with maintaining inventory of spare parts, chemicals, equipment and
  • Attends training programs to obtain license at each level after meeting experience
  • Assists in other departments/divisions


Training and Experience: High school diploma or equivalent

  • Water/Wastewater certificate required or current Water or Wastewater license


  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, water/wastewater plant operations.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn, federal, state laws and administrative regulations with reference to wastewater treatment.
  • Knowledge of functions, servicing and maintenance requirements of mechanical equipment and machinery.
  • Knowledge of and ability to comply with safety regulations and standards.


  • Ability to detect mechanical flaws and make minor repairs to plant and equipment.
  • Ability to collect samples and perform lab tests.
  • Ability to assist with maintaining preventive maintenance and servicing program on plant and equipment.
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate reports.
  • Ability to assist with maintaining the inventory of chemicals, spare parts, and tools.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with clients, other employees, and the general public.
  • Physical ability to perform heavy labor for extended periods of time, often under adverse weather conditions.


Physical Demands of the Job: While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock.

Special Licensing Requirements: Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license.

Compensation and Benefits: Pay is commensurate with experience and market-reflective. US Water/USW Utility Group offers a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short/long-term disability, paid time off, holiday pay and 401k with company match.

US Water/USW Utility Group offers competitive wages and benefits and is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.