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AW Pipeline Technician Worker (Wastewater)

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title AW Pipeline Technician Worker (Wastewater)
Job Requisition Number COA077217
Position Number 104633
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name PO Collection Systems Services
Minimum Qualifications


  • At least 18 years of age
  • Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalent

Licenses and Certifications Required
  • Valid Texas Class “C” driver license
  • Must be able to obtain the appropriate class of Commercial Driver License with endorsements within ninety (90) days of employment.

Notes to Applicants

To learn more about what it means to be an Austin Water Pipeline Technician Worker and the benefits of working for Austin Water, please click here for our informational brochure.

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 the 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. Please include contact information for previous employers. Your work history should include the duties you performed, any supervisory or lead responsibilities, and any equipment or computer software used.


If you are selected to interview:
Military/Veterans must provide a copy of their DD214 at the time of initial interview to receive military/veteran interview preference.

If you are identified as a top candidate, verification of your education (which may include high school graduation or GED, undergraduate and/or graduate degrees) will be required. You must provide proof of education from an accredited organization/institution.

Driving Requirement:
Applicants must be at least 18 years old, hold a current applicable driver’s license, and have no more than six (6) points assessed on Driver Record Evaluation (DRE). Please review the City of Austin Driving Standards to assess your driving record. DRE will be verified through the Department of Public Safety. Job Offer is contingent on having a driving record that meets the City’s Driver Record Evaluation Standards.

Commercial Driver’s License
This position requires that newly hired employees must be able to obtain appropriate class of Commercial Driver’s License with endorsements within ninety days of employment. Employees must comply with the Alcohol and Controlled Substance Testing rules as outlined by the City of Austin Alcohol and Drug Policy for Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles.

Work Environment
This position is in a heavy industrial setting and requires performing all duties associated with operating heavy equipment outdoors in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold and rain. This position will include cross training in operations of various equipment. Position will require adaptability and willingness to change or modify work load on demand and multitask. Position requires working in environments which may have hazardous situations.

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 qualify for Austin Water’s Respiratory Protection Program.

Physical Requirements
This position will require that you be able to perform duties with confidence climbing heights of up to 200 feet on ladders that support up to 300 lbs., descending into confined spaces up to 100 feet deep with the use of a SRL Body Harness that supports up to 283 lbs., and lifting and/or carrying equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 lbs., unassisted.

Pre-Employment Testing Requirements
Selected candidate will be required to complete and pass a physical exam and drug and alcohol screening test.
Successful candidate must pass a pre-employment Functional (FC) strength/agility test (with or without accommodations) to be considered for this position.

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.

Working with Austin Water provides a number of benefits including medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities ad more! Click HERE for more information.

Pay Range

$14.42 – $17.58 per hour

Hours

New employees with Collection System Services will start on the day shift for training and then move to the night shift for their regular schedule.
Day shift: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm, Mon – Fri
Night shift: 1:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Mon – Fri

All employees are required to be available for overtime, call-back, and on-call for emergency response on nights, weekends, and holidays.

Job Close Date
10/18/2017
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location Webberville Service Center, 2600 Webberville Rd
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of safety practices and procedures
  • Experience interacting directly with customers and providing a high level of customer service
  • Basic computer navigation skills and familiarity with a computer work order system
  • Experience using hand tools, power tools, and/or heavy equipment
  • Experience working in all weather conditions including extreme heat, cold, and rain
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.

Drives personal and City of Austin vehicles on official business and must maintain a driving record that meets the City of Austin driving standards.
Assists in the basic operation, inspection, and maintenance of a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment.
Assists in the operation, calibration, troubleshooting, maintenance and minor repair of a variety of electronics, computers, hand, electrical, pneumatic, mechanical power tools and equipment.
Assists in the set-up, operation and maintenance a variety of safety-related equipment according to utility safety procedures and SOP’s.
Assists in asset control, inventory activities and supports crew members on job sites.
Assists in reading and interpreting maps, plans, drawings, meters and gauges and videos.
Performs labor intensive work.
Assists in the completion of paperwork, forms and reports as necessary.
Learns how to respond to citizen questions, concerns and complaints.
Performs maintenance tasks in confined spaces, up to 100 feet deep with the use of a SRL Body Harness that supports up to 283 lbs.
Performs construction and maintenance tasks that require climbing to heights of up to 20 feet on ladders that support up to 300 lbs.
Performs construction and maintenance tasks that require lifting and carrying equipment and supplies weighting up to 50 lbs. unassisted.
Safely Performs operations and maintenance tasks that may require working in in hazardous environments with exposure to hazardous chemicals, solvents, and adverse weather conditions.
Performs maintenance tasks that require working in confined spaces, which includes the use of SCBA and other confined space equipment.
Acts as a member of a confined space entry team, and may serve as an entrant or attendant.
Performs tasks that require working various shifts, on-call and/or call back hours.

Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: None

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 City of Austin policies and procedures related to pipeline operations
Knowledge of City of Austin safety policies and procedures
Skill at reading diagrams and technical drawings.
Skill at using hand tools and power tools.
Skill at operating a motor vehicle and motorized equipment.
Ability to understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
Ability to read and follow technical guidelines and standard operating procedures.
Ability to operate breathing apparatus and respirators.

Does this job require a criminal background investigation? This position does not require a criminal background investigation
EEO/ADA

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 TTY (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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * This position requires a High School diploma or GED and applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Do you meet these minimum qualifications?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * This position requires you to work various shifts including Holidays, weekends, nights and on-call rotation. Are you able to comply with this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * This position will require that you be able to perform duties with confidence climbing heights of up to 200 feet on ladders that support up to 300 lbs., descending into confined spaces up to 100 feet deep with the use of a SRL Body Harness that supports up to 283 lbs., and lifting and/or carrying equipment or supplies weighing up to 50 lbs., unassisted. Will you be able to fulfill these essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodations?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire one by hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Position will require you to obtain an appropriate Commercial Driver License (CDL) within 90 days of employment with the City. Please select from the following:
    • I have a current Class A CDL
    • I have a current Class B CDL
    • I am able to obtain appropriate CDL within 90 days of hire
    • I am not able to obtain appropriate CDL within 90 days of hire
  6. * If selected as a top candidate, do you understand that your driving record will be evaluated to ensure it meets the City’s Driver Safety Standards?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * What is your level of skill and/or knowledge of safety practices and/or procedures?
    • Basic: First Aid/CPR, learned/used in a class, know who to notify in case of emergency
    • Intermediate: Taken at least one safety training course or orientation, familiarity with MSDS, spill response
    • Advanced: Have certification(s), familiar with appropriate PPE for specific situations, can act as 1st responder
    • None
  8. * Which most closely describes your primary level of customer service experience?
    • Front Line: teller, wait staff, cashier, sales associate
    • Mid-Level: retail manager, front end manager, customer service manager
    • Senior level: store director, business owner, operations manager
    • I do not have customer service experience.
  9. * Briefly describe your customer and public interaction skills and experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  10. * Which of the following best describes the level of your computer skills?
    • No Experience or not proficient
    • Basic: Create/edit simple documents, spreadsheets, e-mails, & basic data entry
    • Intermediate: Create a variety of documents & spreadsheets; reformat document features & filter/sort data fields
    • Advanced: Create complex documents & spreadsheets; integrate features such as tables, charts, mathematic formulas, hyperlinks, graphics; data/mail merge, import data from one document to another.
  11. * How many years of experience do you have working with a computerized maintenance management system or online work order system?
    • No Experience
    • Less than 1 year
    • More than 1 year, but less than 2 years
    • More than 2 years, but less than 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  12. * Describe your experience with a computerized maintenance management system or online work order system.
    • None
    • Basic: completing assigned work orders or service requests, entering notes and follow-up information, reading assignments
    • Intermediate: assigning labor and parts costs, entering meter read information, investigating prior work for an address/customer
    • Advanced: creation of a service request or work order, entering a follow-up task, plus all of above items
  13. * Please list the types of hand tools and power tools that you have used and the type of work you performed using these tools.

    (Open Ended Question)

  14. * How much experience do you have operating heavy equipment such as a backhoe, mini excavator, skid steer, etc?
    • None
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 to 2 years
    • 2 to 3 years
    • More than 3 years
  15. * Please describe your experience working with heavy equipment (e.g. backhoes, excavators, skid loaders).

    (Open Ended Question)

  16. * What is your level of work experience doing manual labor outdoors in extreme heat, cold, rain, and/or inclement weather?
    • My job(s) involved doing manual labor outdoors in extreme and inclement weather 5% - 25% of the time.
    • My job(s) involved doing manual labor outdoors in extreme and inclement weather 26% - 50% of the time.
    • My job(s) involved doing manual labor outdoors in extreme and inclement weather 51% - 75% of the time.
    • My job(s) involved doing manual labor outdoors in extreme and inclement weather 76% - 100% of the time.
    • None of my jobs involved doing manual labor outdoors in extreme and inclement weather.
  17. * Please describe your work experience doing manual labor outdoors in extreme heat, cold, rain, and/or other inclement weather.

    (Open Ended Question)

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