Maintenance Technician I – Operations

  • $16.00/hour
  • Maintenance Technician I – Operations is under general supervision of the Utility Operations Supervisor in Public Works’ Operations Division, the Maintenance Technician I performs maintenance, repairs and installations on all city owned and operated facilities and utilities. 

    Essential Job Functions:

    ·         Investigates and reports mechanical failures in pump stations.
    ·         Performs routine and preventative maintenance on pumps.
    ·         Maintains, installs, repairs, replaces and connects/disconnects utility services, water meters, sewer and water lines to complete work orders and assignments.
    ·         Monitors equipment operator to prevent damage to other utility lines while digging.
    ·         Organizes tools, equipment and supplies necessary to complete assignments.
    ·         Inspects, cleans and maintains equipment and tools in safe operating order.
    ·         Performs routine inspections of assigned areas to detect any necessary repairs or hazardous conditions.
    ·         Cleans work sites and replaces landscaping.
    ·         Assists in setting up forms and pouring and finishing concrete.
    ·         Monitors irrigation systems and water lines for leaks, and repairs or replaces as needed.
    ·         Paints, repairs and maintains equipment, furniture and facilities.
    Other Important Duties:

    ·         Provides backup assistance, on-call coverage and support to other City departments as assigned.
    ·         Travels to attend meetings and training.
    ·         Performs other related duties as assigned.
    ·         Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
    Required Knowledge and Skills:

    ·         Ability to operate and maintain lift stations.
    ·         Ability to work in small and/or confined spaces.
    ·         Knowledge of City policies and procedures.
    ·         Knowledge of general maintenance and repair techniques for water pump stations and reuse stations.
    ·         Knowledge of hydraulic principals, and basic electrical principals.
    ·         Knowledge of safe handling techniques of hazardous chemicals and materials.
    ·         Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of assigned light equipment, power and hand tools.
    ·         Knowledge of water systems operating techniques and SCADA operations.
    ·         Skill in following oral and written communications.
    ·         Skill in operating assigned equipment and tools.
    ·         Skill in planning and organizing materials and supplies necessary to complete work orders or daily assignments.
    ·         Skill in resolving customer complaints and concerns.
    Preferred Education, Experience, and Certifications:

    ·         Must possess High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of progressively responsible maintenance experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.  
    ·         Must possess or can obtain at least a Class II Wastewater and Class C Water Distribution Certification.
    ·         Must pass a pre-employment drug screen, physical agility test, criminal background check and MVR check. 
    ·         Must possess a valid State of Texas Class A CDL Driver’s License.
    Environmental Factors and Conditions:

    ·         Work is performed in an outdoor environment.
    ·         May be exposed to moving traffic, extreme weather conditions, hazardous chemicals, fumes, heights, confined spaces, trenches, air and water borne pathogens, body fluids, infectious diseases, rodents and insects.
    Physical Demands:  

    ·         This work typically requires the following physical activities to be performed.  A complete description of the activities below is available upon request from Human Resources. 

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