Job Opening-Water and Waste Water


Under direct supervision from the W/WW Foreman, performs repair and installation tasks for the City's water distribution and wastewater collections systems. Incumbent operates equipment for installation and construction of water/sewer lines, lift stations, mains, and manholes. Position locates problems and performs repairs for leaks, line breaks, and faulty components, and restores interrupted services. Positions performs some tasks independently, but generally functions as part of a work crew for City projects of greater complexity and dimension. Performs related work as directed.


  • Considerable knowledge of the practices and materials utilized for water and wastewater distribution and collection systems repair, construction and maintenance.
  • Skill in the safe and effective operation of light and medium duty equipment used in the construction, maintenance, repair and installation of water/wastewater collection and distribution systems.
  • Skill in operating a variety of hand held manual, gas, or electrically powered tools, equipment, and machinery.
  • Ability to issue and receive oral or written instructions.
  • Ability to read, write, complete and transmit repair orders, work orders, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with supervisor, fellow personnel, other departments with whom position interacts.
  • Operates various types of vehicles and equipment in the repair orders, work orders, etc.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with supervisor, fellow personnel, other departments with whom position interacts.
  • Operates various types of vehicles and equipment in the repair and installation of water and wastewater lines, i.e., backhoes, jet machines, heavy trucks.
  • Performs various repairs for distribution and collection systems of the City, i.e., leaks, main breaks, faulty valves, broken fire hydrants, manholes.
  • Corrects wastewater stoppages and blockages in mains.
  • Performs water connections and disconnections as directed.
  • Performs various preventive maintenance duties, i.e., flushing wastewater lines, cleaning wet wells and lift stations, cleaning and maintaining vehicles, portable pumps and power equipment.
  • Addresses complaints concerning high or low water pressure, discolored water, and metering.
  • Installs new water and sewer services, meters, and taps, and changes out existing meters as needed.
  • Installs new mains, valves, fire hydrants, manholes, etc.
  • Ensures proper placement of traffic control devices, signs, and caution indicators per work site.
  • Functions on call for responding to emergencies and rotates weekly on-call.
  • Attends periodic safety meetings according to department policy.
  • Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.
  • Other duties as assigned.


(1) High School Diploma or GED

(2) Texas Driver's License

(3) A minimum of a Class C Water License or be eligible for "C" within 6 months. Ability to obtain a waste water license within 6 months.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, driving, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, and repetitive motions. Incumbents may be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays; in all weather conditions; under hazardous conditions; on congested roadways, obstructed roads, high structures; around operating equipment; with chemicals; and with the physical ability and stamina to perform strenuous physical work. Work will be performed both indoors and outdoors. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, body fluids, chemicals, inadequate lighting, work space restrictions and intense noises. Heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently.

Pay Dependent Upon Experience.  City of Strawn offers health insurance and a retirement annuity after 90 day probation period.  City pays 75% of the cost of employee health insurance.  City matches employee contribution to annuity up to 6%.  This position is eligible for overtime and will likely require overtime.

Interested applicants can contact City Hall at (254) 672-5311 for more information.  Applications may be picked up at City Hall located at 118 E. Housley St., Strawn, TX.  You can also email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


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City of Strawn
P.O. Box 581
118 East Housley St.
Strawn, Texas 76475
phone: 254-672-5311