Performs non-skilled and skilled technical work in the maintenance, repair, modification and installation of specialized equipment, structures, fixtures in the water and/or wastewater system and any associated general construction.
Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary: Grade 06 -- $11.54/hr - $18.46/hr (median) / Per Month
Responsible for performing a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of structures, equipment, machinery, and related apparatus at water and wastewater plants and lift stations
Apply journeyman level skills in several trades, particularly of the mechanical, electrical, carpentry, masonry, and plumbing variety.
Installs or replaces equipment and machinery; participates in major plant installations and equipment overhauls.
Performs varied carpentry, painting, masonry, and other building maintenance tasks as required.
Installs water and wastewater lines and performs other plumbing tasks.
Operate various motorized equipment used in general construction, maintenance and repairs.
Performs cleanup work after repairs are completed.
Perform various assignments received by the Construction Foreman and Supervisor
Independent judgment is exercised in accordance with established procedures and practices of the trade.
Work is performed under limited to general supervision and is evaluated through observation and overall efficiency of duties performed.
Essential Job Requirements
Must Have High School Diploma or GED
Experience in the common practices, tools, methods, and techniques used in the construction and mechanical trades.
Experience as a journeyman preferably in construction, plumbing, electrical, etc.
Experience in using basic hand tools and some large equipment
Experience in the common practices, tools, methods, and techniques used in the mechanical and construction trades.
Experience in operating heavy machinery utilized in maintenance and construction trades.
Working knowledge of the functions of water and wastewater treatment plant equipment and operations
Working knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the wastewater plant activities and chemicals.
Working knowledge to detect and take appropriate action in the operation of water treatment equipment chemical feeds machines and other related equipment.
Must possess a valid Commercial driver’s license with tanker endorsements, if not then must be able to obtain within 3 months from date of hire.
Must have experience in the common practices, tools, methods, and techniques used in the construction and mechanical trades.
Must have Journeyman skills preferred-construction, plumbing, electrical, etc.
Basic knowledge of standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment associated with the construction and mechanical trade
General knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the work assignments proper remedial measures.
Ability to operate heavy machinery utilized in maintenance and construction trades.
Ability to detect malfunctions in the operation of mechanical equipment and to determine
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to understand and follow oral instruction and to interpret simple plans and sketches.
Ability to understand and communicate policies, procedures, and services of the HWWS in order to make decisions in accordance with the fore mentioned and maintain accurate reports as necessary
Job placement contingent upon passing post-job-offer placement physical, drug screen, and background check.
Applications will be accepted on the proper form until 5 p.m. closing date.
The City of Harlingen Waterworks System is a Drug/Alcohol-Free Organization and an Equal Opportunity Employer