Maintenance Worker

City of Fort Worth, TX
August 24, 2023
Fort Worth, TX
Job Type


Pay Range: $16.37/hr

Job Posting Closing on: Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Workdays & Hours: 24/7 Operation - weekend work may be required. This position is a first responder in severe weather conditions/emergencies which will be subject to work after hours, emergency call back hours, nights, weekends, holidays and will participate in an on-call rotation schedule.

Benefits for this position include: 11 Paid Holidays, Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Pension Plan, Professional Development Opportunities, and much more.

The City of Fort Worth is one of the fastest growing large cities in the U.S. Our employees serve the needs of nearly 1,000,000 residents, promoting our values of exceptional customer experience, mutual respect, embracing our diversity, continuous improvement, ethical behavior, and accountability.

Maintenance Worker jobs are available with the City of Fort Worth Water Department / Field Operations Division. The Field Operations Division is a 24/7 operation and is the largest division of the Water Department and an integral function of the maintenance of the City of Fort Worth's infrastructure. These positions are essential to the daily operations of the Field Operations Division and an integral role in the department's success. The ideal candidate/s will be responsible for the operation, repair, and maintenance of all water and wastewater piping systems for the city and surrounding customers. Ensures work quality and adherence to established policies and procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Able to obtain a TCEQ Type I or Type D license within six months of hire. In order to obtain this license, you must be able to pass a written test and criminal background check
  • Ability to work overtime, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed.
  • Must pass Physical and Drug Screen

Preferred Qualifications:

  • One (1) year of experience working in maintenance and or construction.

The Maintenance Worker's job responsibilities include:

  • Operate a variety of hand tools and power tools such as push mowers, weed eaters, shovels, rakes, pick-axes, and other equipment to perform construction and repair of water/wastewater mains, manholes, vaults, services, valves, fire hydrants, and meters
  • Operate valves on water lines to isolate leaking sections
  • Repair leaks or breaks in the distribution or collection system
  • Assist in operating wastewater collection equipment to clear obstructions
  • Replace and repair manholes and assist in locating sewer and water lines
  • Operate light and medium equipment such as trucks, tractors, riding mowers, jackhammers, cement mixers, and other equipment related to maintenance and construction operations

Working Conditions and 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. Heavy Work - Depending on assignment, positions in this class typically exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up-to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects. Working in all weather conditions; including extreme weather and temperatures.

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. Depending on the assignment, positions in this class typically require touching, talking, hearing, seeing, grasping, standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, walking, repetitive motions, climbing, balancing, pushing, pulling, and lifting; depending on assignments. Incumbents may be exposed to moving mechanical parts, odors, dust, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, intense noises, gases, vibrations, chemicals, oils, and workspace restrictions.

Conditions of Employment

The City of Fort Worth is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. It is the policy and practice of the City to recruit, hire, train and promote a diverse workforce without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or another non-merit factor.

The City of Fort Worth is committed to full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to participate in the job application or interview process and to perform essential job functions.

Candidates who do not meet the Education requirement, may be considered if they have more relevant work experience than the position requires. Those selected for employment will be required to pass Pre-Employment checks depending on the position requirements. Those could include, but are not limited to: criminal background check, drug screen, education verification, etc. criminal convictions will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employees are paid by direct deposit only.

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