Field Technician- Water Utility
SouthWest Water Texas

Job Info


The Field Technician performs routine checks of water and/or wastewater treatment systems; responsible for compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local rules/regulations. Assist in all areas of operations, maintenance, and customer service as needed for all facility systems within the company. Will perform all supervisor assigned task.

Essential Functions Statement(s)

  • Performs routine checks of the facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ or NPDES permit. Observes and monitors equipment and operations daily; assesses problems, diagnoses equipment failures; checks water well(s), lift station(s), treatment plants, etc.
  • Operates belt presses; ensures that facility is clean at all times - scrubs and washes down facility as required.
  • Orders supplies as needed in order to maintain inventory.
  • May provide functional supervision of Field Technician in Training; establishes priorities, determines duties, schedules work, provides training as needed.
  • Performs daily analyses of effluent samples; makes any adjustments necessary to keep facility within permit limits; sets up sampler for required regulatory samples.
  • Maintains daily log of data for EPA and TCEQ reports.
  • Assists with scheduling and performing routine preventive maintenance on equipment.
  • Assists with water and wastewater line repairs, new line installation, other work as directed.
  • Inspect and maintains pumps, motors, valves and other plant equipment in working order, troubleshooting problems as they arise.
  • Pull motors and pumps for repair, and fabrication of parts as necessary.
  • Respond to and investigate customer service calls.
  • Other duties as assigned


Education : Requires knowledge normally acquired through attainment of a High School Diploma or GED plus job-related skills and technical knowledge of water and wastewater operations and maintenance attained by specialized course and on-the-job training.High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience : Requires two years of directly related experience in water and/or wastewater system operations, maintenance, customer service, and prefer experience operating back-hoe and/or track-hoe equipment.One to two years related experience

TCEQ License: A class D Water Certification issued by the TCEQ.

Computer Skills

Basic computer skills and Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel) required, attainable through education/training and/or on-the-job training. Microsoft Office Suite.

Other Requirements

Requires interaction and cooperation to coordinate work, resolve problems and obtain information. Requires application of a variety of procedures and guidelines and the adaptation of standard methods to differing situations. Job may require occasional irregular hours, shift work, working weekends, being on call.

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