19.19 — Wastewater Construction Maintenance

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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.

Job Information

Status: Open Job type: Full Time Salary:  Grade 06 -- $10.96/hr -  $15.37/hr (median) / Per Month

Duties/Tasks

  • 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

Education

  • High School Diploma or GED required

Experience

  • 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.
  • Knowledge of the mechanical requirements associated with a water or wastewater treatment plant system.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of pumps, motors, and related plant equipment.

Qualifications

  • 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
  • Ability to perform tasks quickly and accurately

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

Posted 08/20/2019

Closing date Until Filled

Vacancy #19-19

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