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City of Garland

General Information


Job title: Water Utility Operator
Job location: Garland, TX 75040 United States
Requisition code: 2015-3954
Date posted: 09/16/16
Job type: Full-Time

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Position Summary:
Responsible for inspecting, installing, cleaning, maintaining and repairing the City’s Water Distribution and Wastewater Collection system infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions:
-Make decisions on how to best maintain, repair or install utility items in the Water/Wastewater utility system.
-Operate various types of equipment necessary in the daily repair, installation and maintenance of the Water/Wastewater utility system.
-Perform repairs on water mains, wastewater mains, service lines, service laterals, meters, meter boxes, cleanouts, manholes, valves and fire hydrants.
-Maintain the Water/ Wastewater utility system.
-Perform installation of new and replacement substandard utility items.

Preferred Knowledge, Abilities & Skills:
-Skill to operate heavy and light equipment
-Knowledge of Water Utility installation, maintenance, and repair
-Knowledge of safety hazards and safety practices
-Skill to use a variety of tools appropriate for the work assigned

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions:
The incumbent works in an outdoor environment or in confined spaces; frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Exposed to physical exertion such as bending, lifting, stooping, reaching, pulling, and pushing. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Minimum Education & Work Experience:
-High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (G.E.D)
-Up to one year related experience
-Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Tanker Endorsement or ability to obtain within 5 months of hire

Licenses & Certifications:
-Class A Commercial Driver’s License or ability to obtain within 5 months of hire required
-Must obtain TCEQ Class D Water Distribution License or Type I Wastewater Collection License within 18 months of hire
-Must obtain TCEQ Class C Water Distribution License or a Type II Wastewater Collections License within 3 years of hire
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