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Utility Systems Crew Leader, (A184210-3), R28, Wastewater Treatment

at City of Laredo, TX

Pay: $13.9 to $20.16/hour
$13.9 - $20.16
Posted: 10/7/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1912442

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Summary

Please note that due to the recent COVID-19 impact, there may be delays in the selection process.

Revised: 10/1/2018; 10/1/2019

Oversees and directs the plants' maintenance crews daily work activities. Checks and performs scheduled and unscheduled equipment maintenance and repairs on assigned mechanical equipment. Maintains and repairs sanitary sewer main lines and associated piping support equipment.

Job Description


  • Knowledge of basic design and construction criterion of water works as per TCEQ (Texas Commission on Environmental Quality).
  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of administration, organization, and supervision.
  • Knowledge of the rules and regulations under the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
  • Knowledge of plumbing and mechanical equipment repair.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance and repair of water and sanitary sewer main lines.
  • Ability to use gasoline and electrical powered hand tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret mechanical equipment maintenance manuals.
  • Ability to supervise wastewater work construction projects.
  • Ability to keep moderately complex records, to assemble and organize data, and to prepare reports from such records.
  • Ability to provide effective leadership and coordination in developing solutions, recommending new techniques, and supervising staff.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with utilities staff, the general public, and others.
  • Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established polices and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.


Work is performed inside and/or outside an office, stockroom, or warehouse. Work may be exposed to a variety of weather conditions and outdoor elements, such as: excessive dampness, chill, heat, humidity, intermittent noise, and inclement cold weather. Work may be exposed to a variety of environmental conditions, such as: unknown & dangerous conditions, unusual environmental stress, contagious infectious disease, irritating chemicals, life-threatening situations, dry atmosphere, solvents, dirt, grease, oils, dust, constant noise, pneumatic vibration, fumes, smoke, gases, radiant/electrical energy, and slippery/uneven walking surfaces. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, working with protective devices, working below ground, working on ladders or scaffolding, working around moving objects or vehicles, working around machines with moving parts and objects, working with hands in water, and traveling by car 20% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle, office equipment, and mechanical equipment; Work requires light to heavy carrying and frequent lifting (under 15 pounds up to 45 pounds and over), straight pulling, pulling hand over hand, simple grasping, dual simultaneous grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, crouching, crawling, twisting, kneeling, stooping, climbing stairs and ladders, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, count, identify shade of colors, perceive depth, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Supervises field crew, including recommendation for training and performance evaluations; enacts personnel actions to ensure productivity and that quality standards are maintained.
  • Responsible for overseeing the various construction projects, preventive and corrective maintenance of the various conveyance, and control mechanisms utilized in the water distribution and sanitary sewer systems.
  • Maintains records of various materials used in field operations on a daily basis.
  • Ensures maintenance and repairs of all equipment utilized in the daily field operations are scheduled and performed accordingly.
  • Oversees the daily field activity and ensures activity is performed in an efficient and safe manner.
  • Inspects all mechanical, electrical, and automotive equipment for any signs of water; performs preventive maintenance and minor repairs including replacing belts, oil seals and bearings, light bulbs, blown fuses, small electrical motors, electrical outlets, etc.
  • Reports all failures to the immediate supervisor.
  • Lubricates all mechanical and automotive equipment, pumps, motors, gear boxes, etc; checks and changes oil at routine intervals.
  • Keeps records of all equipment serviced and replaced; maintains parts inventory; orders parts and supplies.
  • Repairs other equipment such as water pumps, televising equipment, chemical feeders, plumbing, etc.
  • Carries out the City's Customer Service Plan.
  • Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
  • Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma or G.E.D.
At least five (5) years of work experience in plant facilities, and preventive and corrective equipment maintenance.


Two (2) years of City of Laredo full-time employment experience.
At least five (5) years of work experience in plant facilities, and preventive and corrective equipment maintenance.

Valid Licenses and Certifications

A Texas commission on environmental quality (TCEQ) wastewater class "D" License is desirable.

A valid Texas Driver License.*
*If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.