City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $ 2490/month
  • Full Time

PLEASE NOTE: It is important that your application show all the relevant education you possess, list all employment for the past ten years, explain any break of employment over 30 days, and include three references.

Double Check your Application, incomplete applications will be rejected.  All communication will be done via email, we suggest you monitor your email for any correspondence.


All applications will be screened for eligibility using the essential qualifications, experience and skills outlined in the Job Specification.  Only those applicants who possess the required essential criteria will be progressed to the next stage of the selection process.


SUMMARY: Under basic supervision performs activities of the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection (W/WW) maintenance and repair operations; executes work orders, and follows directions, based on work experience.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: -- Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Performs the daily operations of the Water Distribution/Wastewater Collection (W/WW) Field Operations; assures that all actions are completed safely.
  • Conducts utility maintenance and repair utilizing equipment, materials, and tools required to complete work orders; inspects water lines and sewer pipes.
  • Collects necessary materials, tools, equipment and instructions before arriving at the job site.
  • Performs work assignments; follow all city and departmental regulations and safety requirements.
  • Contributes to work site actions to assure that safety rules and regulations are followed, and that the work zone, traffic control, and all equipment are in safe operating condition.
  • Operates light machinery in accordance with all safety guidelines, including OSHA.
  •  Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; recognizes, avoids, and reports unsafe acts, conditions, accidents, and injuries.
  • Responds to emergency maintenance requests during normal hours and after hours when on call.
  • Supports the divisional operations with regular and timely attendance.
  • Must have and maintain a cell phone for City use to hold this position.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines: High School Diploma or GED preferred. Two years' construction and field operations experience; OR an equivalent combination of training, and experience.

Knowledge of:
• Principles, practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in public utility maintenance.
• Safety standards for light equipment operations.
• OSHA rules and regulations, and other safety requirements needed to maintain and repair W/WW infrastructure.

Ability to:
• Work after hours, weekends and holidays (scheduled and nonscheduled)
• Respond to after hour emergencies as needed within one hour of notification.
• Perform rotating on-call duty and rotating shifts as needed.

Skill in:
• Completing maintenance and repair work orders.
• Reading and interpreting plans, schematics, and specifications.
• Following directions of crew leader.
• Troubleshooting, repairing, and maintaining water, wastewater, water meters, and specialty equipment and control systems.
• Promoting and enforcing safe work practices.
• Operating a personal computer utilizing standard and specialized software.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
• Verbal and written communication.

License and certification requirements: A Texas State Driver's License is required. Class D Water or Wastewater license preferred.

Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed at outdoors work sites. City approved safety shoes must be worn.

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