Water Systems Technician I

The Water Production Division of the Water Department is seeking a qualified candidate to fill the position of Water Systems Technician I. This position performs a variety of technical duties and manual labor tasks in the operation and maintenance of the city's water or wastewater treatment plants and facilities. Assists upper level system technicians and supervisory staff with assigned tasks.

This position will require that you work 12 hour shifts, including nights, weekends and holidays.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

1.Operates and adjusts treatment plant pumps, motors, feeders and other equipment.

2.Participates in the routine laboratory analysis of water at various stages of the treatment process to determine plant efficiency. Loads and unloads chemical feeding devices and prepares samples.

3.Assists mechanical staff with maintenance of facilities and equipment. Adds oil or grease to components as needed.

4.Adheres to operational schedules and methods to ensure efficient water or wastewater plant operations. Identifies resource needs and reviews needs with appropriate management staff.

5.Performs water quality testing to evaluate the condition of water at various stages of treatment. Contrasts water product with water quality demands and standards.

6.Assists monitoring and evaluating drinking water in distribution systems. Ensures water quality meets customer expectations.

7.Records information obtained from charts, gauges, meters and scales.

8.Participates in monitoring work area to ensure a safer working environment. Follows safety guidelines established by the assigned department.

9.Participates in maintenance work on utility plant buildings and grounds.

10.Performs other duties as required.

11.Adheres to assigned work schedule as outlined in the Department and City attendance policies and procedures; ensures all behaviors comply with the City's Personnel Rules and Regulations.


Valid Texas Driver's License.

High School Diploma or GED certification

Possession of, or ability to obtain, within one year of employment, a Class "D" Water License from the State of Texas.

Possession of, or ability to obtain within three years of employment, a Class "C" Water License from the State of Texas.


Experience in ozone disinfection and membrane filtration system.

Possession of a TCEQ Class "C" Water operator license

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