Water/Wastewater Service Worker

City of Universal City - Universal City, TX (30+ days ago)


The Water/Wastewater Service Worker performs manual tasks involved in the maintenance of the city’s water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system. This includes repair or replacement of water service lines and distribution mains, repair or replacement and maintenance of sanitary sewer mains. The Service Worker will also perform maintenance on wastewater lift stations and water well plants, repair customer yards after repairs of water service/main breaks in the right of way. Equipment utilized includes, but is not limited to, trucks, water pumps, sewer camera trailer, jack hammer, backhoe, dump truck, and sewer truck. The Water/Wastewater Service Worker reports to the Crew Leader and Superintendent.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Other duties may be assigned)

  • Operate water system to include all wells, elevated and ground storage tanks, standpipes, pumps and water treatment equipment; install and maintain water mains, hydrants, water meters and lateral lines;
  • Routinely visit the water plants and tanks to ascertain operational status; determine adequacy and accuracy of recording instruments and adjust as necessary; Make draw down measurements required for water level determination and make gauge reading calculations for required data;
  • Inspect all electrical, plumbing and treatment equipment such as electric motors, circuit breakers, control boards, pump valves, flow meters, gauges, chlorinators and all emergency standby facilities. Make necessary adjustments by regulating valves or placing additional motors into operation to increase or decrease any function of the operation to ensure proper water flow and pressure to meet consumption demands and that the application of chemical treatment is maintained at the proper ratio. Make chemical tests of the water for chlorine. Replace chlorine cylinders, renew supply of chemicals to treatment apparatus and adjust as required. Check equipment periodically to prevent overheating or other damage to machinery and to eliminate any potential health, safety or fire hazards. Ensure continuous source of water for the distribution system and redistribute methods to meet emergency conditions. Compute chemical requirements for sterilization of wells and equipment to eliminate harmful bacteria in the water system. Flush stagnant parts of water system as necessary;
  • Repairs, constructs and maintains the city’s water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system;
  • Maintains water production and water storage facilities;
  • Maintains sanitary sewer lift station;
  • Stocks truck with necessary equipment and materials;
  • Excavates and backfills trenches in order to complete repairs;
  • Cleans, organizes and maintains facilities, tools and equipment;
  • Assists with the set up of work zone for traffic control and promotes and practices a safe working environment;
  • Repair customer yards and city streets after water/sewer repairs in the right of way;
  • Maintains water/wastewater plants by mowing and trimming various sites;
  • Perform weekly equipment maintenance checks;
  • Perform the duties of Utilities Service Tech when requested or in their absence;
  • Required to respond to all emergency water system requirements on a 24-hour basis;
  • Rotate 24hr. standby duties with fellow co-workers for the water/wastewater division;
  • Performs other necessary duties and fulfills responsibilities as required by the Water/Wastewater Superintendent and the Director of Public Works.
  • The City expects all of its employees to be customer-service oriented and to work cooperatively and pleasantly with other City employees and with the general public.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. Employee(s) are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments to the employee.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Required Education and/or Experience

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Experience in water production and sanitary sewer collection beneficial but not necessary.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Familiarity with methods, equipment, materials and standard practices used in the construction, maintenance and repair of water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system.
  • Knowledge about the operation of all the equipment commonly used in the maintenance and operation of the water distribution system and sanitary sewer collection system.
  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing. The requirements listed in this document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have a valid Class “C” Texas Driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
  • Minimum “D” TNRCC license in Water and Wastewater Collection required within one year of employment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to operate mechanical equipment (jackhammer, backhoe, mower, water pumps, etc.), reach with hands and arms, drive vehicles, talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, climb, twist, reach, push and pull; and the employee may be required to lift, carry and/or move objects weighing 10-25 lbs. frequently and up to 100 pounds occasionally. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working conditions are primarily outside with exposure to temperature variations; occasional exposure to hazardous chemical irritants, noxious odors and fumes sometimes requiring the use of protective breathing apparatus.

The employee has frequent contact with City employees and citizens; is required to interact with employees at other agencies and organizations; and must remain calm and professional in tense, emotionally charged, and stressful situations. The employee may face difficult and stressful situations; and may be required to work under time pressures to meet deadlines, to perform multiple tasks simultaneously, to change tasks frequently, to perform tedious and exacting work, and to work closely with others as part of a team. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time benefits eligible position. Benefits include: TMRS (7%; 2:1 matching); paid medical, dental and life insurance for employee; vision, additional life and dependent insurance available; paid overtime, holidays, vacation and sick leave. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., but this position’s work schedule is subject to change depending on the needs of the City. Evening and weekend work are also required as needed. Overtime is required upon demand. Must be available for rotating 24 hour, 7 days per week standby duty.

Travel

An employee in this position is required to drive a vehicle to various meetings, functions, and events; is required to travel out of town to represent the City at meetings and conferences and for training.

Pre-Employment Testing

If a conditional offer of employment is received, employment is contingent upon receiving acceptable results from the required pre-employment physical exam, drug/alcohol test and background investigation.

How to Apply

An Application for Employment must be completed to be considered for this position. Applications may be completed online at www.uctx.gov; picked up in person at the City of Universal City Municipal Building, 2150 Universal City Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148; or requested by email.

The City of Universal City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $16.90 /hour

Education:

  • High school

License:

  • Texas Driver License

Required work authorization:

  • United States