Field Technician_Water Utility

Southwest Water Texas Frankston , TX 75763

Posted 2 weeks ago


The Field Technician I performs routine checks of water and/or wastewater treatment systems; responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules/regulations. Assist in all areas of operations, maintenance, and customer service as needed for all facility systems within the company.


Reasonable Accommodations Statement

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Performs routine checks of the facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ or NPDES permit. Observes and monitors equipment and operations daily; assesses problems, diagnoses equipment failures; checks water well(s), lift station(s), treatment plants, etc.

  • Operates belt presses; ensures that facility is clean at all times - scrubs and washes down facility as required.

  • Orders supplies as needed in order to maintain inventory.

  • May provide functional supervision of Field Technician in Training; establishes priorities, determines duties, schedules work, provides training as needed.

  • Performs daily analyses of effluent samples; makes any adjustments necessary to keep facility within permit limits; sets up sampler for required regulatory samples.

  • Maintains daily log of data for EPA and TCEQ reports.

  • Assists with scheduling and performing routine preventive maintenance on equipment.

  • Assists with water and wastewater line repairs, new line installation, other work as directed.

  • Inspect and maintains pumps, motors, valves and other plant equipment in working order, troubleshooting problems as they arise.

  • Pull motors and pumps for repair, and fabrication of parts as necessary.

  • Respond to and investigate customer service calls.


Competency Statement(s)

  • Accountability
  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Accuracy
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Analytical Skills
  • Ability to use thinking and reasoning to solve a problem.
  • Autonomy
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Communication, Oral
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken word.
  • Detail Oriented
  • Ability to pay attention to the minute details of a project or task.
  • Interpersonal
  • Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities and individuals.
  • Organized
  • Possessing the trait of being organized or following a systematic method of performing a task.
  • Safety Awareness
  • Ability to identify and correct conditions that affect employee safety.
  • Technical Aptitude
  • Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.


Education : Requires knowledge normally acquired through attainment of a High School Diploma or GED plus job-related skills and technical knowledge of water and wastewater operations and maintenance attained by specialized course and on-the-job training. High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience : Requires one year of directly related experience in water and/or wastewater system operations, maintenance, customer service, and prefer experience operating back-hoe and/or track-hoe equipment. One to two years related experience

TCEQ License: A class D Ground Water and/or Wastewater Certification issued by the TCEQ.

The applicant must obtain a class D Ground Water and Wastewater Certification issued by the TCEQ within 1 year of accepting the position. Applicant must also obtain a class C Ground Water and Wastewater Certification issued by the TCEQ within 3years of accepting the position. Grade C or higher

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel) preferred, attainable through education/training and/or on-the-job training. Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Requirements

Requires interaction and cooperation to coordinate work, resolve problems and obtain information. Requires application of a variety of procedures and guidelines and the adaptation of standard methods to differing situations. Job may require occasional irregular hours, shift work, working weekends, being on call.

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