Field Technician I _ Water Utility [Austin North] at SouthWest Water Texas in Austin, Texas

Posted in Other 6 days ago.

Job Description:


We are a privately-held, American-owned service company with decades of high-level customer service. With headquarters in Sugar Land, TX, our geographically-diverse company employs dedicated in-house professionals. Texas Water Utilities is part of SouthWest Water Company, which serves over 600,000 residential and business customers in six states: Alabama, California, Florida, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas. With nationwide resources and local decision-making, we are well-positioned for sustainable growth.

TWU currently has an exciting and immediate opportunity for a Field Technician I in the Austin - North area. This is an excellent opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our continued growth.


The Field Technician I performs routine checks of water or wastewater treatment facilities; responsible for compliance with TCEQ rules or NPDES permit. Assist in preventive and corrective maintenance at facilities. Perform maintenance on the distribution and collection system, install taps, and performs maintenance on plant equipment. Respond to and investigate customer service calls.

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 maintain 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.


Education: High School Graduate or General Education Degree (GED)

Experience: One to two years related experience

TCEQ License: Grade D or higher; preferred

Computer Skills

Microsoft Office Suite.


Driver's License: Valid Texas driver's license


A comprehensive compensation package which includes:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience

  • Group insurance package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, company paid Long-Term Disability

  • Immediate eligibility for the company's 401(k) plan, company match up to 6%

  • Generous vacation, sick time, and holiday schedule

  • Training and education allowance

  • Paid Time Off to Volunteer

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