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City of Houston Houston, TX Full-Time
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Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Posting Number: PN #28695
Service Line: Houston Public Works 

Section: Drinking Water Operations Various*
Reporting Location: Various 
Workdays & Hours: Rotating Shifts
*Subject to change

Performs repairs and maintenance of water distribution lines, service laterals, meters, valves, and fire hydrants. Provides effective maintenance and mechanical service for water utility services.  Utilizes troubleshooting abilities to assist in solving problems.   Investigates and responds to complaints from the general public.  Uses trucks to transport equipment, tools, and materials to work locations. Operate heavy equipment such as backhoe, excavator, roll back truck, dump truck and forklift. Observes and follows safety regulations and precaution at work sites.  Acts as lead worker on team, makes repair decisions, inspects work sites and assists in training new personnel.  Prepares completed work orders and reports. Other duties as assigned.

The position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting of heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time.

This is a Department of Houston Public Works Management position at the Tier I.

Requires a high school diploma, GED, or the ability to read, write, add, subtract, and follow oral and/or basic written instructions at a level necessary for successful job performance supplemented by specialized courses or training in the operation of the construction equipment.

Six (6) months of experience performing manual and field work with power tools or equipment are required. 

A valid Driver License is required and Compliance with the City of Houston policy on driving (AP 2-2).Preference will be given to applicants with Hazmat license and valid Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL).  Within eight (8) months of entry into this classification, must obtain a Class A or B CDL license.  Experience operating backhoes, front end loaders, excavators, and dump trucks. Willing to work rotating shifts, nights, and weekends, in various weather climates, around extraneous odors.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED:   None
However, the department may administer a skills assessment test.

If yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.


Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN/DWO

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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.  

EOE Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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