Maintenance Specialist I (Water/Wastewat...
City of Rowlett - Rowlett, TX

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HIRING RANGE: $1,075.27 - $1,243.08 / bi-weekly

Job description statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job title. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.

Under direct supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work. Operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance and replacement of City water, wastewater, and drainage systems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
Repairs leaks in the wastewater collection system or water distribution system. May repair leaks on pipes in depths of over 6' feet. Responsible for trench safety. Replaces service tubing; repairs/replaces sewer, lateral line, cleanout, main line and/or tapping saddle.

Responsible for checking water and wastewater stations, keeping grounds neat and clean. Assists with work on pumps, motors, controls and electrical wiring, SCADA system, wet wells, dry wells, elevated towers and ground storage tanks. Performs preventative maintenance on all station equipment and elevated towers, ground storage tanks.

Removes debris, closes and opens valves to ensure proper operation, flushes lines, replaces damaged parts. Uses chemicals such as floating degreaser, chlorine, caustic soda, and all-purpose cleaners.

Repairs manholes, and city clean-outs and valves by using a pick, shovel and/or jackhammer. Performs water and sewer taps, digs trenches or holes; assists heavy equipment operator to open holes, drills hole using tapping machine or hole saw. Performs related duties and special projects as assigned. May assist other departments when emergencies arise. Responsible for regular attendance and arriving to work on time.

Minimum Requirements:
High School Diploma or GED. No experience required, but some construction, maintenance and repair of water and wastewater experience preferred.

Ability to follow written and oral instructions, such as completing work orders. Ability to fill out daily reports and checklist for water and wastewater stations. Ability to read and understand labels on equipment, chemicals, reports and memos. Ability to use math to calculate water usage at stations and hourly readings on water/wastewater stations. Ability to interact and get along with other crew members and the general public. Ability to follow safety procedures.

Other Requirements:
Valid Texas Class "C" Drivers License. Must have and maintain a good driving record in accordance with the driving standards as established by the City of Rowlett. Must report all traffic citations to his/her departmental Director or his/her designee within two working days of receipt.

Must reside within a 30 minute response time from the Public Works Building, employee will have (6) months from employment date in which to relocate. Will be subject to covering/handling first-call or back-up call when assigned.

Must have a minimum of a Class "D" Water License and Wastewater Collection System Class I License or be able to obtain within 24 months of being hired. A Class "C" Water Distribution License and Wastewater Collection System Class II License is preferred.

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