City of Edinburg
  • 24-May-2022 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Systems -Dept #6300
  • Edinburg, TX, USA
  • 13.37 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

The City offers excellent benefits including paid holidays, vacation/sick leave, health, dental, life, and disability insurance, retirement system and optional deferred compensation programs.

Job Title:

Wastewater Maintenance Technician



Reports to:

Wastewater Maintenance Supervisor

FLSA Classification:


Safety Sensitive Type:


Effective Date:


Job Summary:

Performs work in the operation, construction, and maintenance of the sanitary sewer collection system infrastructure. Work involves maintaining grounds and landscaping, responding to customer complaints, transporting sludge, assisting other crews and performing equipment and vehicle inspections. Works under close supervision, with minimal latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

Essential Job Functions:

Note: This information is intended to be descriptive of the key responsibilities of the position. The list of essential functions below does not identify all duties performed by any single incumbent in this position.

a. Maintain and monitor all aspects of the city's wastewater infrastructure.

b. Operate construction related equipment.

c. Perform related work as required.

Conditions of Employment:

a. Applicant will be subject to a complete background investigation. Incomplete, inaccurate and/or failure to report information will cause the applicant rejection from consideration.

b. Applicant must take and pass a pre-employment drug test administered by the City of Edinburg at the City's expense.

c. Achieve TCEQ Class I Wastewater Collection License within (1) first year of employment.

d. Achieve TCEQ Class II Wastewater Collection License within (3) three years of employment.

e. Achieve TCEQ Class III Wastewater Collection License within (5) five years of employment.

f. Achieve Class "B" CDL from the Texas Department of Public Safety with a satisfactory driving record with a tank endorsement within (1) first year of employment.

Required Education:

High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalency.

Education Preference:

Community college, vocational business, technical, or correspondence school certificates are likely sources.

Educational Substitute:

Not Applicable

Required Work Experience:

No experience required.

Experience Preference:

One (1) year of related work experience

Supervisory Experience Requirement:

Not Applicable

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

a. Requires a working knowledge of sewer line maintenance and repair.

b. Work requires regular interaction involving exchange and receipt of information.

c. Work requires a comprehensive, practical knowledge of a technical field with use of analytical judgment and decision-making abilities appropriate to the work environment of the organization.

d. Intermediate computer skills in a Microsoft Windows environment; includes Excel, Word, Publisher, database management, and record keeping.

e. Knowledge of landscaping principles and proper sludge/waste disposal.

Equipment Materials:

General office and safety equipment/materials to include but not limited to the following:

· Hand Tools/Power Tools

· Two-Way Radio

· City Vehicle

· Lawn Maintenance Equipment

· Gloves/Safety Glasses/Boots

Work Conditions:

Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.

Mental Demands:

While performing the duties of this class, the incumbent is regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; use math and mathematical reasoning; perform detailed work, multiple deadlines and concurrent tasks; work with constant interruptions; and interact with staff and the public.

Physical Demands

Environmental Conditions:




Mechanical Hazards

Respiratory Hazards

Office Environment

Chemical Hazards

Extreme Temperatures


Physical Danger or Abuse - upset customers

Expressing/Exchanging Spoken Word

Closed Quarters/Crawl Spaces

Fire Hazards




Wetness/ Humidity

Outdoor Environment

Communicable Diseases


Inside Environment

Electrical Hazards

Physical Hazards


Visual Acuity:

Near Visual

Clarity of vision at approximately 20in or less (i.e., working with small objects or reading small print), including use of computers.

Far Visual

Clarity of vision at 20ft or more. This is not just the ability to see a person or object, but the ability to recognize features as well.

Peripheral Vision

Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point.

Physical Activities:




N = Never

(never occurs)

R - Rarely

(less than 1 hour a week)

O = Occasionally

(up to 1/3 of the time)

F = Frequently

(from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time)

C = Continuously

(2/3 or more of the time)



Ascending of descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.

Stooping (bending at waist)


Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at waist.

Kneeling (one or both knees)


Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.



Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position.



Entering text or data into a computer or other machine by means of a traditional keyboard. Traditional keyboard refers to a panel of keys used as the primary input device on a computer, typographic machine or 10-key numeric keypad.

Reaching (at or below shoulder level)


Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.

Reaching Overhead


Extending hand(s) and arm(s) higher that the head and one of these conditions exist: (1) A person bends the elbows, and the angle at the shoulders is about 90 degrees or more, or (2) A person keeps the elbow extended, and the angle at the shoulder is about 120 degrees or more.

Twisting/Turning (rotation)


Rotating one part of the body in a direction away from or opposite to another part. Includes lateral rotation of the trunk and spine.

Handling (manipulated objects)


Seizing, holding, grasping, turning or otherwise working with hands.



Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained period of time.



Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.



Remaining in a seated position for extended periods of time without being able to leave the work area.

Grasping (whole hand activities)


Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.



Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force, in order to thrust forward, downward or outward. Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.

Physical Requirements:





Sedentary Work

Up to 10 lbs.

Exerting up to 10lbs of force occasionally and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Light Work:

Up to 20 lbs.

Exerting up to 20lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 10lbs of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of arm and/or leg controls require exertion of forces greater than that for Sedentary Work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for Light Work.

Medium Work:

Up to 50 lbs.

Exerting up to 50lbs of force occasionally, and/or up to 20lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 10lbs of force constantly to move objects.

Heavy Work:

Up to 100 lbs.

Exerting up to 100lbs of force occasionally, between 2 persons, and/or in excess of 50lbs of force frequently, and/or up to 20lbs of force constantly to move objects.


I have reviewed this description and understand the requirements and responsibilities of the position.

__________ ___________________ ______________________

Date Print Name Signature of Employee

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change.

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