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Treatment Plant Worker

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Position Information

Position Information

Posting Title Treatment Plant Worker
Job Requisition Number COA077890
Position Number 109606
Job Type Full-Time
Division Name South Austin Regional Wwtp
Minimum Qualifications

Graduation an accredited high school or equivalent
Licenses or Certifications:
Valid current Texas Class “C” Driver’s License.
May require valid Texas Commercial Drivers License with endorsements.
Must be able to become certified for Respiratory Protection

Notes to Applicants

Working with Austin Water provides a number of health and welfare benefits, such as medical, paid leave time, a great retirement plan, training opportunities and more – click HERE for more information.

Positions will be filled at one of the following locations throughout the City of Austin. Decisions on assigned locations will be made at the time of hire based on business needs.

Davis Water Treatment Plant
3500 W. 38th Street, Austin, Texas 78703

Water Treatment Plant 4
6800 North F. M. 620, Austin, Texas 78732

Ullrich Water Treatment Plant
1000 Forest View Dr., Austin, Texas 78746

Pump Stations & Reservoirs
3616 S. 1st St., Austin, Texas 78704

South Austin Regional Wastewater Treatment Plant
1017 Fallwell Lane, Austin, Texas 78617

Walnut Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
7113 East MLK Blvd., Austin, Texas 78724

Hornsby Bend Biosolids Plant
2210 S. FM 973, Austin, Texas 78275

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 this 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. Your work history should include the duties you performed and any heavy equipment and computer software used.

A résumé may be submitted, but will not substitute for a complete employment application.

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 is hindered. Candidates must be able to qualify for the Utility’s Respiratory Protection Program.

Climbing Requirements: Candidates must be able to perform duties with confidence at sites where climbing ladders up to 200 feet is required, and where descending into confined spaces up to 30 feet deep is required. Safety climb equipment such as harnesses are required for climbing.

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.

Candidate must pass a pre-employment Functional (FC) strength/agility test
(with or without accommodations) to be considered for this position.

Effective October 1, 2014, all Austin Water Utility worksite locations are
tobacco-free. Use of tobacco products and/or e-cigarettes is not
permitted on any AWU worksite – including construction sites, parking lot, garage or in any personal vehicle located on the premises.

Pay Range

$14.42 – $17.58 per hour


7:00 AM to 3:30 PM or 6:00 AM to 2:00 PM Monday through Friday

Hours may vary slightly based on plant needs and are subject to
change. Employees must be able to work on holidays and/or weekends
as scheduled or assigned. May require occasional on-call or call-back work.

Job Close Date
Type of Posting External
Department Austin Water Utility
Regular/Temporary Regular
Grant Funded or Pooled Position Not Applicable
Category Technical
Location See Notes to Applicants
Preferred Qualifications
  • One (1) year of experience using various industrial lawn care equipment such as gas powered weedeaters and blowers, hydrostatic riding mower, chainsaws, pneumatic power tools, pressure washer
    and hand tools
  • One (1) year equipment and building maintenance experience
  • Industrial Math Skills
  • Mechanical reasoning and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of safety practices in the workplace
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.
1. Operates and checks a variety of powered and non powered equipment including, but not limited to: backhoe, bobcat, weed-eater, vacuum cleaner, buffer, lawn mower, rider mower,
front-end loader. Adjusts equipment, including chemical feed, as directed.
2. Cleans buildings, offices, and equipment.
3. Paints, lubricates, and cleans equipment and facilities.
4. Performs minor mechanical tasks.
5. Assists plant mechanics and operators as needed.
7. Mixes, stirs and pours a variety of hazardous and non-hazardous solvents and chemicals.
8. Reads and interprets simple drawings and diagrams.
9. Reads gauges and meters.
10. Completes equipment inventory reports. Maintains records, enters, and retrieves data.
Responsibilities- Supervision and/or Leadership Exercised:

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 ground and facility maintenance.
Knowledge of various powered equipment.
Knowledge of Federal, State and local laws.
Knowledge of city practice, policy and procedures
Knowledge of safety practices and procedures.
Skill in oral and written communication.
Skill in handling multiple tasks and prioritizing.
Skill in using computers and related software.
Skill in planning and organizing.
Ability to work with frequent interruptions and changes in priorities.
Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other city employees and the public.

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

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. * Were you referred to this opportunity by an Austin Water employee? If yes, please provide employee’s full name.

    (Open Ended Question)

  2. * This position requires a High School diploma or GED. Do you meet this requirement?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have a valid State of Texas Driver License or the ability to acquire by the hire date?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * 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
  5. * How many years of professional work experience do you have using industrial lawn care equipment, such as gas powered weed eaters and blowers, hydro-static riding mowers, chainsaws, pneumatic power tools, pressure washers and hand tools?
    • None
    • Less than one (1) year
    • One (1) to three (3) years
    • Three (3) to five (5) years
    • More than five (5) years
  6. * Describe your experience using various industrial lawn care equipment such as gas powered weed eaters and blowers, hydro-static riding mowers, chainsaws, pneumatic power tools, pressure washers, and hand tools. Be sure to include the type of equipment you used and how you used it.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * How many years of Employment experience do you have in General Building Maintenance/Facilities Maintenance including routine painting, plumbing, electrical and construction?
    • Less than one (1) year of experience
    • One (1) to two (2) years of experience
    • Two (2) to three (3) years of experience
    • Three (3) to four (4) years of experience
    • More than four (4) years of experience
  8. * 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 30 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
  9. * This position is categorized as "Essential Personnel". Essential Personnel are considered critical positions and may be required to work during emergencies outside of or in addition to the normal schedule. If offered the position, are you willing to work scheduled and unscheduled hours as mandated by the needs of the business?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Work location and shift assignment for candidates selected will be determined based on business need and is subject to change at management’s discretion. All positions may be required to work weekends, holidays, overtime, callback, and on call. Are you able to meet the work location and shift assignment requirements for this position?
    • Yes
    • No

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