City of Brenham, TX
  • Wastewater Construction
  • Hourly
  • Full Time
  • PG 17 - $16.61 per hour

Full Benefits


Performs various duties and operates various equipment involved in the maintenance, repair, and construction of city sewer system components. When needed assist crews with new construction or repairs to the Water Distribution system.

Starting Pay Rate is $16.61 per hour. Higher pay rate may be available for candidates with current CDL license, previous relevant experience or water licensing.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Responds to and resolves various sewer line problems, including fixing and removing line stoppages;
  • Assists in the construction of sewer system components, including laying sewer lines, installing sewer taps, manholes, and cleanouts;
  • Assists in the maintenance of sewer system components, including videoing sewer mains, jetting sewer mains, and smoke testing sewer mains;
  • Operates various equipment, including jet machine, backhoe, crane, power saw, and water pumps;
  • Cleans and maintains vehicles, equipment, yard, and shop; and
  • Serves on call duty with water department to respond to after-hours customer water or sewer

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. Wastewater D or Class 1 license within first 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, squat, kneel, sit, crawl, climb, twist, and reach with arms and hands. The employee is required to 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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