Utility Plant Technician

  • El Paso, Texas
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Utilities
  • Salary: $29,018.87 - $44,711.11 Annually USD

Job Description


Education and Experience : A High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year mechanical maintenance experience or twelve (12) semester hours of credit in any field of study from an accredited college or university and six (6) months of maintenance experience.

Licenses and Certificates : Class "D" Water or Wastewater Operators License issued by State of Texas required within six (6) months of appointment. Class "D" license must be replaced by a higher level Water or Wastewater Operators License issued by State of Texas within thirty (30) months of date of hire. A Texas Class "C" driver's license or equivalent from another state; some positions may require a Texas CDL with HAZMAT endorsement or equivalent from another state within six (6) months of appointment.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, assist in operation, maintenance and repair of water or wastewater treatment systems and equipment.

Typical Duties

Monitor and control water or wastewater treatment processes. Involves: Monitor and control water and wastewater treatment processes and equipment to remove solid materials, chemical compounds, and micro-organisms from water or wastewater in compliance with state and federal permits. Monitor the water or wastewater treatment process through the SCADA system including carbonation, fluoridation, chlorination or other processes. Check water for turbidity, odors, alkalinity, chlorine residual and other requirements to assure compliance with water quality regulations. Monitor and perform required analytical tests. Monitor laboratory tests of water or wastewater and assure samples are taken and tested in accordance with federal and state regulations. Assist in controlling routine water or wastewater treatment processes in compliance with state and federal permits. Learn to calibrate laboratory equipment. Make adjustments to chemical additives according to established guidelines. Maintain proper water levels in tanks and drawing water from wells or canal as needed. Operate pumps, valves and other processing equipment to move water or wastewater through various treatment processes. Read and learn to interpret meters and gauges to ensure plant equipment and processes are working within established operational ranges. Activate or adjust controls as needed to effect process control. Take water or wastewater samples at various stages of processing. Test and add chemicals such as chlorine to water by predetermined formula. Operate chemical-feeding devices, as required. Observe condition of security systems at facilities and report deficiencies

Assure proper operation of gauges, meters, pumps, motors, chemical feeders, automatic control devices or other equipment. Involves: Assist in installation, preventative maintenance and repair of treatment systems and complex equipment. Assist in repair of pumps, motors, aeration systems, chlorinators, chlorine dioxide generators, multiple chemical feeders or similar mechanical equipment. Inspect machinery for proper operation and to detect faulty parts. Replace parts using hand tools. Check electrical equipment for shorts, faulty wiring, loose connections, loss of power and overload. Perform minor electrical or mechanical repairs including basic welding. Perform plumbing tasks such as installing valves and meters on water lines. Install fire sprinkler systems and meters. Lubricate plant equipment. Clean and flush sludge lines. Wash or replace filters and perform other required preventive maintenance. Learn to utilize computer databases to store sampling results, schedule and record shift activity.

May perform grounds keeping, building maintenance, general labor and housekeeping duties as needed. Perform other job duties as assigned.

General Information

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Salary Range: $13.95 - $19.60 per hour.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test Date: To be announced

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

El Paso, Texas United States View Map