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W/WW Field Maintenance Laborer

70-Water/Sewer – Dayton, Texas
Department 70-Water/Sewer
Employment Type Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation $14.43 - $16.75 DOE



Water & Wastewater Maint.


W/WW Field Maintenance Laborer

Supervised By:

Asst. Utilities Director

Pay Grade Level:


Position Type:

Full Time




Job Summary:

The Field Maintenance Class I performs duties related to the construction and maintenance of public works projects, utilities and parks.

 Specific Duties:

  • Participates in the work of crews performing manual labor and semi-skilled tasks in public works projects, utility projects, parks and grounds maintenance

  • Operates moderate to light equipment including dump trucks, boom trucks, skip loaders front end loaders, bobcat attachments, weed cutters, mowers and hedgers, cement mixers, tank trucks, patch trucks, ditch witches, backhoes and various other equipment in support of a variety of maintenance operations

  • Performs other related duties as required

 Essential Functions:

  • Ability to  effectively communicate in oral and written communications

  • Ability to operate commercial telephones and a two way radio

  • Ability to operate a variety of moderate to light power driven equipment

  • Ability to read and interpret maps, sketches, drawings, specifications and technical manuals

  • Ability to perform duties for extended periods of time in extreme weather

  • Ability to maintain an physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking, standing, bending or sitting for extended periods of time

  • Ability to maintain effective audio visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others and operating assigned equipment and vehicles

  • Ability to lift, carry, push, or pull moderately heavy objects and materials up to 100 pounds

Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or Licenses:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Class C Groundwater License

  • Class II Wastewater License

  • The ability to obtain both of the above licenses within the time frame allotted by state regulations

  • Minimum two years experience in maintenance work involving the skilled operation of moderate to light utility construction and maintenance

  • Valid Texas Drivers License

 Acceptable Experience and Training:

A combination of education and experience that indicates a level of skill and knowledge necessary to fulfill the duties of the position may be considered in lieu of the education and experience requirements listed above.


Must lift, walk and carry light to heavy equipment and other items on a frequent basis. Must be able to read gauges and have sufficient color vision to distinguish types of utility locating markers. Must be able to climb ladders, crawl across pipelines, lift or carry 50 pounds while climbing ladder or steep banks. Must be able to turn gate valves with a breaker bar if necessary, which could require 20 minutes of cranking. Occasionally will be required to life man hole covers weighing in excess of 50 pounds several times a day.


Major physical inconvenience or discomfort routinely present in the work situation. About 50-90% of the time the incumbent is outdoors, depending upon the assignment. Job requires the incumbent to be aware of and observe safe working procedures. Such hazards not limited to disease vectors, noxious odors, chemicals, or hazardous materials.



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  • Location
    Dayton, Texas
  • Department
  • Employment Type
    Full Time
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $14.43 - $16.75 DOE
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