City of Wichita Falls Lead Plant Operator in Wichita Falls, Texas

Posting Information

Brief Description

Currently this recruitment is only open to City of Wichita Falls Employees currently working in the Water Reclamation Division.The purpose of this position is to ensure that wastewater is in compliance with local, state and federal standards. This is accomplished by supervising a shift of operators, monitoring processes and tests, collecting samples and reviewing testing, maintaining proper chemical balances, removing materials in water, operating, calibrating and monitoring equipment, reviewing recording readings and documenting results in spreadsheets or other databases, and monitoring alarms. Other duties include carrying out special tests and completing related work as assigned. This position is expected to regularly work in or around bodies of water greater in depth than 4 feet, which may pose hazard, especially in the absence of swimming ability.

Formal Education

Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature that may be obtained with three years/five years of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.


Over four years up to and including eight years


Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.

Human Collaboration Skills

Work may require providing advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies. Contacts may require the consideration of different points of view to reach agreement. Elements of persuasion may be necessary to gain cooperation and acceptance of ideas.

Freedom to Act

Receives General Direction: The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. There is a choice of the appropriate procedure or policy to apply to duties. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Technical Skills

Advanced: Work requires advanced skills and knowledge in approaches and systems, which affect the design and implementation of major programs and/or processes organization-wide. Independent judgment and decision-making abilities are necessary to apply technical skills effectively.

Budget Responsibility

This position has no budget responsibility.


Intermediate – Ability to read papers, periodicals, journals, manuals, dictionaries, thesauruses, and encyclopedias. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.


Intermediate – Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.


Intermediate – Ability to write reports, prepare business letters, expositions, and summaries with proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Certification & Other Requirements

Texas Class B Wastewater Operator Certification. Must be able to work different shifts and be on call every 5th week. This position is subject to being called in to work twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, in addition to their regularly scheduled work day. Performance will be expected to be at the same standard when reporting to work as a result of a call in that is normally expected during a regularly scheduled work day. This position is expected to regularly work in or around bodies of water greater in depth than 4 feet, which may pose hazard, especially in the absence of swimming ability. Employees of this classification must wear a self-contained breathing apparatus, thus facial hair is prohibited.

Position Number: E4772X

Working Job Title: Lead Plant Operator

Range: 918

Advertised Salary: 16.559

Beginning Annual: 34,442.72

Ending Annual: 52,409.76

Beginning Hourly: 16.559

Ending Hourly: 25.197

Position Type: Regular Full Time

Driver's License: Yes

Type of License: C

Posting Date: 04/01/2018

Closing Date: 04/22/2018

Essential Function: Trains workers on systems and chemicals by instructing on SCADA system, chemicals and tanks, and ensuring employees use proper equipment and take safety precautions.

Code: Light

Physical strength for this position: L

Standing: Communicating with co-workers, Observing work duties, Observing work site, Making presentations

Standing Frequency: F

Fine Dexterity: Telephone keypad, Computer keyboard, Calibrating equipment

Fine Dexterity Frequency: F

Walking: To other departments/offices/office equipment, Around work site

Walking Frequency: F

Lifting: Supplies, Equipment, Files

Lifting Frequency: O

Carrying: Supplies, Equipment, Files

Carrying Frequency: O

Sitting: Desk Work, Meetings, Driving

Sitting Frequency: F

Reaching: For supplies and files

Reaching Frequency: F

Handling: Paperwork

Handling Frequency: C

Kneeling: Filing in lowerdrawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

Kneeling Frequency: O

Crawling: None

Crawling Frequency: O

Pushing/Pulling: File drawers, Tables and chairs, Equipment

Pushing/Pulling Frequency: O

Climbing: Stairs, Ladder, Step stool, Onto Equipment

Climbing Frequency: F

Vision: Reading, Computer Screen, Observing worksite, Driving

Vision Frequency: C

Foot Controls: Driving

Foot Controls Frequency: F

Balancing: On Ladder, on step stool, on equpment

Balancing Frequency: O

Bending: Filing in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground, Making repairs

Bending Frequency: F

Crouching: Filing in lower drawers, Retrieving items from lower shelves/ground

Crouching Frequency: O

Hearing: Communicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public, listening to equipment

Hearing Frequency: C

Twisting: From computer to telephone, Getting inside vehicle

Twisting Frequency: F

Talking: Communicating via telephone/radio, to co-workers/public

Talking Frequency: F

Other (specified if applicable): None

Other Frequency: N

Machines, Tools, Equipment, Software, and Hardware:Computers, printers and related software, copier, fax machine, check signing equipment.: Computers, printers and related software, copier, fax machine, vehicle, lab testing equipment and supplies, hand tools

Extreme Temperatures: D

Wetness/Humidity: D

Respiratory Hazards: D

Noise and Vibration: D

Physical Hazards: D

Mechanical Hazards: F

Chemical Hazards: C

Electrical Hazards: F

Fire Hazards: F

Explosives: O

Communicable Diseases: C

Physical Danger or Abuse: R

Protective Equipment Required: Protective clothing, footwear, eyewear, gloves, respirators. Leather work boot or a safety rated boot/shoe appropriate to the work environment.

Time Pressure: O

Frequent Change of Tasks: F

Performing Multiple Tasks Simultaneously: F

Tedious or Exacting Work: F

Noisy/Distracting Environment: F

Emergency Situation: O

Irregular Work Schedule/Overtime: O

Working Closely with Others as Part of a Team: F

Other (see below): N

Primary Work Location: Outdoors