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Austin Water Treatment Operations amp Maintenance Technician Associate Davis WTP

Company name
Law Department & City Attorney of Austin

$18.09 – $22.06 per hour

Austin, TX, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Oct 12, 2021

Valid Through
Jan 25, 2022

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Minimum Qualifications

 Education and/or Equivalent Experience:

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience in a similar work environment such as process control, plant operations, construction, or in the operation, repair and maintenance of mechanical or industrial equipment. 

Thirty (30) semester hours of relevant formal education from an accredited institute may substitute for one (1) year of work experience. 

Licenses and Certifications Required:

Must obtain appropriate


License as specified by position within one (1) year of employment: 

Water Treatment Plant or Water Distribution Systems Facility:


Class D Water Operator License. 

Wastewater Treatment Plant or Wastewater Collection System Facility:


Class D Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator License or Class I Collection System License. 

Must obtain the appropriate


Class C Water/Wastewater, Water Distribution or Class II Wastewater Collection System License before Class D License expires. 

May require a Valid Texas Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements. 

Valid current Texas Class “C” Driver License. 

Must be able to become certified for Respiratory Protection and Confined-Space Entry Program within six (6) months of employment and maintain certification.

Notes to Applicants

To learn more about what it means to be a Treatment Operations & Maintenance Technician Associate and the benefits of working for Austin Water, please click here for our informational brochure.

This position is responsible for the operations of a water or wastewater treatment plant, as well as the maintenance and repairs of the related equipment. For general information about a career as a Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant System Operator, click


Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more – click


for more information. Additionally, this position offers a career progression plan, which provides a unique opportunity to promote without having to go through the competitive process. As employees go through on-the-job training to develop new skills and abilities and obtain the appropriate license, they are eligible to submit for Career Progression, which allows them to demonstrate knowledge and skills without having to interview for the promotion.

These positions may be filled at one of the following locations:

Davis Water Treatment Plant

3500 W. 35th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

Shift: Required to rotate between working an 8-hour shift in Maintenance from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and working a 12-hour shift in Operations from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and/or 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Handcox Water Treatment Plant

6800 North F. M. 620, Austin, Texas 78732

Shift: Required to rotate between working an 8-hour shift in Maintenance from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and working a 12-hour shift in Operations from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and/or 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Ullrich Water Treatment Plant

1000 Forest View Dr., Austin, Texas 78746

Shift: Required to rotate between working an 8-hour shift in Maintenance from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and working a 12-hour shift in Operations from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and/or 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Pump Stations & Reservoirs – South Service Support Center

3616 S. First St., Austin, Texas 78704

Shift: Required to rotate between working an 8-hour shift in Maintenance from 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM and working a 12-hour shift in Operations from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM and/or 7:00 PM to 7:00 AM

Work location and shift assignment for selected candidates will be determined based on business need and is subject to change at management’s discretion.

All positions may be required to work weekends, holidays, overtime, callback, and on-call.

Technical Licensure:

This position requires employees to obtain a Class D Water License from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (


) within one (1) year of employment.


may restrict granting an occupational license to individuals with certain criminal convictions. To review TCEQ’s criminal conviction guidelines, go online to


Driving Requirement:

This position requires a valid current Texas Class “C” Driver License or the ability to acquire one by your hire date. External New Hires must meet the City of Austin’s Driver Record Evaluation (


requisite. To be considered for a driving position, applicants cannot have more than three moving violations or a total of six Driver Record Evaluation points within a period of thirty-six (36) months.

Physical Requirements:

This position will require that you be able to perform the following essential job functions with confidence and with or without reasonable accommodations: carrying or lifting up to 50 lbs., pushing or pulling up to 50 lbs., sitting, standing, walking, lying, climbing stairs and ladders, reaching overhead, kneeling, crawling, stooping/bending, twisting, repetitive foot and hand movement, driving, grasping and squeezing, ability to wear personal protective equipment including a self-contained breathing apparatus, exposure to extreme weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, hazardous conditions, and very loud noise.

Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a pre-employment physical exam to be considered for this position, which includes a Functional (FC) strength/agility test.

Confined Space Entry Requirements:

Candidates must be able to work in environments which may have hazardous atmospheres or in confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the activities of an employee are hindered.

Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing heights of up to 200 feet is required on ladders that support up to 300 lbs., and descending into confined spaces up to 100 feet deep with the use of a required


body harness that supports up to 283 lbs.

Candidates must be able to qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.

When completing the City of Austin employment application:

A detailed, complete employment application helps us to better evaluate your qualifications, and will be used to determine salary if you are selected for this position.

Please detail on the application any previous employment that you wish to be considered as part of your qualifications. Provide each job title and employment dates for all jobs included on the application. Your work history should include the duties you performed, any supervisory or lead responsibilities, and any equipment and computer software used.

A résumé and cover letter may be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application.

If you are selected to interview:

Your skill level in General Maintenance and Basic Industrial Math will be assessed, with a required minimum passing score of 70%.

If you are selected as a top candidate:

Verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or


, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

And are in the military or a veteran, you will need to provide a copy of your DD-214 prior to confirming a start date.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water worksite locations are tobacco-free.

Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not permitted on any AW worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$18.09 – $22.06 per hour


Divisions have varying shifts, including days and nights. Shift hours are subject to change based on business needs. Please see shift information by location/Service Center in Notes to Applicants.

Position is considered essential and may require to work on weekends, holidays, overtime, call back and on-call. 

Job Close Date


Type of Posting



Austin Water Utility



Grant Funded or Pooled Position

Not Applicable




Various Locations - See Notes to Applicants

Preferred Qualifications

Experience maintaining and repairing mechanical industrial equipment including hydraulic systems

Previous pumping distribution or water treatment experience in a municipal water system

Experience using Computerized Maintenance Management System (


) for work order and asset management, basic computer navigation skills, and the ability to learn new software applications

Training and/or experience in welding and the use of oxygen and acetylene torch (cutting, brazing, soldering, etc)

Knowledge of safety practices in the workplace including confined space entry, ladder climbing, water and boat safety, and hazardous chemicals

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (


) Class D Water Treatment License or higher

Duties, Functions and Responsibilities

Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Other related duties may be assigned.

1. Assists with process control tasks such as basic flow control, sampling, basic laboratory testing, normal operations of pumps and blowers, and adjusting chemical feeds.

2. Assists with preventative maintenance tasks such as lubrication; changing equipment oil/fluids; and installing packing, bearings, and seals.

3. Assists with predictive and corrective maintenance on specialized equipment such as pumps, blowers, clarifiers, and valves.

4. Assists with routine rounds of the facilities to monitor treatment process and identify process anomalies or mechanical problems with plant equipment.

5. Monitors data from


systems and computerized control systems, instrument panels, and gauges in order to make basic process changes as directed.

6. Maintains plant operations and maintenance records using log books, databases, and spreadsheets.

7. Acts as member of Confined Space Entry Team and may serve as entrant or assistant.

Responsibilities -

Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: 


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Knowledge of general maintenance processes and procedures. 

Knowledge of basic math including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division of whole numbers, decimalized numbers, fractions, and percents. 

Skill in using computers and related software. 

Skill in using hand tools and power tools. 

Skill in operating a motor vehicle and motorized equipment. 

Ability to work in environments that may have hazardous atmospheres. 

Ability to climb ladders and work at heights of up to 200 feet, and to work in confined spaces up to 100 feet deep. 

Ability to work in permit and non-permit confined spaces where there is limited or restricted means for entry and exit, or where the work activities may be hindered. 

Ability to safely wear anti-fall (


) body harness for confined space entry that supports up to 283 pounds. 

Ability to walk, stand, sit, bend, stoop, twist, push, pull, climb, kneel, crawl, and lift/carry up to fifty (50) pounds unassisted. 

Ability to follow written and verbal instructions. 

Ability to read and follow technical guidelines and standard operating procedures. 

Ability to take simple readings from meters, gauges, control panels, and testing and monitoring equipment. 

Ability to meet and maintain driver eligibility standards detailed in the City of Austin Driver Safety Program.

Criminal Background Investigation

This position does not require a Criminal Background Investigation


City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American Disabilities Act. If you require reasonable accommodation during the application process or have a question regarding an essential job function, please call (512) 974-3210 or


(512) 974-2445.

Information For City Employees: If you are an employee within

the department, are in good standing and meet both the minimum and preferred qualifications, then you will receive an initial interview.

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Law Department & City Attorney of Austin
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