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CLASS TITLES:      Water Operator in Training



            Possession of a valid Texas Driver's License

            The operator in training will be required to take the Basic Water Works course in order to obtain the required Class D Water Operator license and work towards a Class C Water operator license.

The operator in training will be required to attend continuing education courses to maintain licenses required.

             EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  • Performs manual labor in the maintenance, repair, and installation of water systems, including pipe lines, valves, pumps, meters, backflow devices and services;
  • Repair service leaks;
  • Flushes and disinfects water lines;
  • Locates water lines with instruments or from prints;
  • Read water meters;
  • Operate a variety of power tools and equipment;
  • Operate company vehicles;
  • Perform standby duty; responds and resolves customer complaints; and
  • Perform related work as required.


Ability to:

  • Read, write and perform mathematical calculations at the level required for successful job performance;
  • Must be able to kneel, bend, crawl, and squat and work in small spaces.
  • Learn to skillfully operate and maintain assigned tools and equipment;
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain effective relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
  • Satisfactorily follow rules and procedures;
  • Be available for standby duty;
  • Maintain equipment and tools.
  • Lift heavy objects and equipment weighing in excess of 75 lbs.


Working Conditions:

  • Exposure to chemicals while disinfecting/neutralizing chemicals, such as chlorine in the water distribution system;
  • Frequently works around water mains;
  • Works in inclement weather and high traffic locations.
  • Must be available for periodic evening, night, weekend and/or holiday work due to standby duty or emergency callback needs.


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