City of Brenham, TX
  • Water Construction
  • $14.06
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • PG 14 $29,244.80

Full Benefits


Performs various duties and operates various equipment involved in the maintenance and construction of city water system components.

Starting Pay Rate: $14.06 per hour

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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, including cleaning water valves, replacing water meters and meter boxes, checking water pressure, and checking and maintaining fire hydrants;
  • Turns water service on and off;
  • Drives dump truck to haul materials to and from work site;
  • Operates various equipment, backhoe, loaders;
  • Cleans and maintains yard and shop; and
  • Serves on duty crew with the sewer construction department responding to after-hours customer water and/or sewer complaints. 

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, policies, and other documents. 

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

Valid Class B Texas commercial driver's license (CDL) within 90 days of hire.  Must obtain a Class D Water License issued by TCEQ within 180 days of hire. 

Residency Requirement

This position is likely to be called to work in cases of emergency will be required to reside within reasonable response commuting ranges of their places of work.

A reasonable response time to an emergency is twenty (20) minutes.  

Residency which allows response time to a City emergency of twenty (20) minutes MUST be established with 90 days of hire.

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.

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