Water Construction Maintenance Worker I

City of Brenham | Brenham, TX 77833
Date Posted: 6/3/2024 | Last Day to Apply: 9/30/2024
Posted in: Government & Public Service
Compensation Type: Hourly
Pay: 16.61
Position Type: Full-Time
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Performs various duties and operates various equipment involved in the maintenance and construction of city water system components. When needed assist with new construction or repairs to the sanitary sewer collection system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responds to and resolves various water line problems, including fixing line leaks;
  • Assists in the construction of water system components, including laying water lines, installing water taps, and installing water services and water mains;
  • Assists in the maintenance of water system components, water valve maintenance, replacing water meters and meter boxes, preform gallons per minute testing.;
  • Flow test, trouble shoots, replaces, and maintains all fire hydrants in the distribution system;
  • Turns water service on and off;
  • Operates various equipment, including jet machine, power saw, underground utility locator, water pumps, backhoe, and cranes;
  • Cleans and maintains vehicles, equipment, yard, and shop; and
  • Serves on call duty with wastewater department to respond to after-hours customer water or sewer problems.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This is a non-supervisory position.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school graduation or its equivalent; or any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Knowledge Of

Standard office practices and procedures.

Skill/Ability To

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the general public; communicate effectively; operate equipment and tools used in maintaining and repairing water and sewer lines; and read and understand manuals, ArcGIS mapping, policies, and other documents.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Texas driver’s license.  Must obtain a Class D Water License issued by TCEQ within 180 days of hire. All licenses acquired through TCEQ that are above the minimum requirement for this position will receive a determined percent raise upon receiving new license.

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity, work with tools and equipment, drive vehicles or equipment, perform repetitive motions, perform work involving the entire body, stand, and walk and balance on all types of surfaces.  The employee is required to bend from the waist, crouch or squat, kneel, sit, crawl, climb, twist, and reach with arms and hands.  The employee is required perform job duties from various heights, lift and/or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds, such as materials and equipment, and must carry, push, and pull materials.  The employee must be able to see clearly, with or without vision correction, in close situations, at a distance, and peripherally, and be able to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work environment requires that the employee exercise caution at all times and adhere to safety standards to avoid the risk of personal injury.  The employee is exposed to outdoor elements, loud noises, vibrations, and respiratory hazards such as dust, gases, chemicals, and bacteria.  The employee may be required to work in confined spaces around gas, water, and sewer lines.  The work environment is noisy and distracting.

Residency Requirement

“Employees who are likely to be called to work in cases of emergency may be required to reside within reasonable response commuting ranges of their places of work. A reasonable response time to an emergency is thirty (30) minutes.”

Residency which allows response time to a City emergency of thirty (30) minutes MUST be established with 90 days of hire.

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