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Maintenance Specialist I - Water/Wastewater

Company: Government jobs
Location: Rowlett
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Job Description:


Target Hiring Rate: $15.76

Work Schedule: Monday - Thursday, 7:00am - 5:00pm
Off Friday - Sunday

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 related duties as required. 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 Class "C" Driver's License required. Must be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 12 months of being hired. 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 1-hour response time from the Public Works Building, employee will have six (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.

The City of Rowlett offers a competitive benefit package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, prescription drug, vision, life and AD&D, and long-term disability insurance.

For a more detailed overview of our benefit package, please visit our Benefits Page.

01 Do you have a High School Diploma or GED?

  • High School Diploma
  • GED
  • Neither

    02 Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No

      03 Do you live within a 1-hour response time from the Rowlett Public Works building?
      • Yes
      • No

        04 Are you willing to obtain any required certifications/licenses as a condition of employment?
        • Yes
        • No

          * Required Question

Keywords: Government jobs, Rowlett , Maintenance Specialist I - Water/Wastewater, Professions , Rowlett, Texas

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