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Utility Maintenance Worker, (B214220-3), R23, Wastewater Collection

Company: City of Laredo, TX
Location: Laredo
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recentCOVID-19impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Reposted: 02/10/2021

Performs routine maintenance on utility equipment throughout the City to ensure proper water and/or wastewater service to the residents; repairs water and sewer lines and performs preventive maintenance. Job Description


  • Knowledge of safety procedures.
  • Knowledge of line maintenance.
  • Knowledge of repair techniques for water lines, broken pipes, sewer taps, and other related plumbing skills.
  • Knowledge of water and wastewater machinery and equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to handle complex situations that arise from the citizens.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing in the English or Spanish language.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.


Work is performed inside and/or outside a stockroom or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, dirt, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, and working with hands in water. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.


  • Flushes sewer mains and checks sewer lift stations.
  • Repairs and extends water lines; shovels dirt, uncovers water mains, cuts and installs pipes, opens and closes valves, covers pipes, and cleans area.
  • Maintains utility equipment by performing routine maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs routine grounds keeping, painting, carpentry and plumbing.
  • Carries out the City's Customer Service Plan.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must meet one (1) of the following 2 options to meet the minimum qualifications for this position:

Option 1

High School or G.E.D.

  • AND-

At least six (6) months of experience as a laborer or maintenance worker.

Option 2

At least one (1) year of experience as a laborer or maintenance worker.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

Valid Texas Driver License*

  • If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7482 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.


Keywords: City of Laredo, TX, Laredo , Utility Maintenance Worker, (B214220-3), R23, Wastewater Collection, Other , Laredo, Texas

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