The purpose of this position is to preserve safe water and sewer utilities. This is accomplished by maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines and taps. Other duties may include ensuring the safety of equipment and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.
The information listed below is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of this position.
- Lays and maintains water lines by using a backhoe to dig holes, installing, repairing and removing water meters, locating water leaks, inspecting, installing and repairing water lines, tracing, locating and tapping lines for the City and maintaining and repairing fire hydrants.
- Maintains sewer lines by cleaning and repairing sewer lines, correcting stoppages, repairing manholes, conducting preventative maintenance inspections, testing for infiltration or ex-filtration, repairing roadways and easements and assisting with pump station repairs.
- Repairs water and sewer taps by excavating to the main, tapping lines, running new services, assisting with the installation, repair and maintenance of water mains, valves, hydrants, meters and wells and logging water lines.
- Ensures the safety of equipment by performing preventative maintenance on equipment and tools, cleaning and fixing components and changing the oil.
Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines. Level of knowledge equivalent to four years of high school or equivalency.
No experience required.
Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Driver's License and must be able to obtain a Texas Class B CDL within six (6) months from the date of hire.
Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
Receives immediate direction. The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving detailed instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with little room for deviation. Close and constant review is given.
Supervisory / Organizational Control
No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
Normal tasks require use of definite procedures, with little deviation. Work requires little or no analysis or judgment.
Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.