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Utility Crew Leader - City of Burleson, TX (ID: 327105)

Title Utility Crew Leader
Type Water and Wastewater
Date Posted 2019-04-05
City / Organization City of Burleson, TX
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Coordinates the work of a small crew engaged in the installation, maintenance and repair of the water distribution and wastewater collection system and related facilities.



[S = Sedentary (0-10 lbs); L = Light (10-25 lbs); M = Medium (25-50 lbs); H = Heavy (50-100

lbs); VH = Very Heavy (over 100 lbs)].



Description of

Job Duties


Operate heavy and light construction equipment, including backhoes, front-end loaders, air compressors, and other types of machinery, and performs maintenance of these as needed.


Perform weekend and evening stand-by duties as assigned. Stand-by consists of operating the water system, immediate response to water/wastewater trouble calls, occasionally checking the water distribution system operations via Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition system.


Supervise and perform technical work involved in the installation, replacement, maintenance and repair of water/sewer facilities including planning and implementation of necessary traffic control to ensure safety of field personnel and the public.


Prepare reports on crew activities and perform other administrative work as required utilizing personal computer or laptop and integrated software.


Install new water/sewer mains, fire hydrants, manholes, valves, and water meters, and perform maintenance, repair, and testing of related facilities as necessary.


Assist the superintendent, assistant superintendent and other Crew Leaders in development and instruction of regularly scheduled and special safety training.


Coordinate and perform confined space entry in compliance with approved departmental policy and industry approved safety procedures in designated confined spaces.


Other duties as assigned.




This position exercises moderate supervision of field operations and personnel in various aspects of water and wastewater maintenance, repair and construction.


NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  A combination of education and experience and professional skills that best meets the needs of this position will be considered.  Some considerations are:

  • Knowledge and understanding of water/wastewater pumping equipment such as pumps, motor control centers and lift station controls.
  • Knowledge and understanding of construction safety regulations and Texas Department of Public Safety work zone preparation.
  • Knowledge of basic computer skills/abilities.
  • Ability to demonstrate proficiency in operation of various pieces of moderate and heavy equipment commonly used in the maintenance, repair and construction of water distribution and wastewater collection systems and pumping facilities.
  • Ability to read and understand basic maps and construction plans.
  • Ability to effectively follow written and oral instructions and develop a working relationship with fellow employees.
  • Ability to interact and get along with all potential contacts in the execution of day-to-day activities of this position.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.


    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:   Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities are qualifying.  A typical method to obtain the necessary knowledge and abilities through experience would be:


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years experience in construction, maintenance and operations of public water and/or sanitary sewer systems.


    (Years of education/experience may be considered in selection process with regard to minimum qualifications)



  • Valid Class “A” Texas Commercial Drivers License with good driving record within 6 months of employment.
  • Class “C “ or better Water Treatment/Distribution or Class “C/II” or better Wastewater Treatment/Collection license as issued by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.


Job Post Expiration Date   June 28, 2019

    All jobs posted are considered open until filled and may close at anytime except as stated in the Job Description. .