Line Maintenance Technician
City of Athens
City of Athens, TX
508 E. Tyler Street
75751 Athens , TX
Job Description: 

Performs a variety of construction and maintenance activities in support of water/wastewater or utility functions; performs various installation, repair of water/wastewater or utility functions; performs various installation, repair and maintenance activities; performs work order cut-off, meter reading and maintenance; and conducts property inspections.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Performs water utility repair and maintenance services according to assigned work orders.
  • Connects and disconnects water utility service; records and verifies GPS coordinates;
  • Replaces damaged and defective meter; performs maintenance and repairs on meters, lines, valves and boxes within scope of authority and training;
  • Notifies supervisors of repair problems beyond the scope of authority;
  • Installs, inspects, and replaces radio-frequency automatic meter reading components;
  • Responds to customer inquiries and complaints on utility service policy, regulations, and rates;
  • Reports any violations of policy and regulations governing utility consumption;
  • Observes and reports utility service problems, potential problems and service irregularities;
  • Assures that meters are registering properly, and verifies irregular meter reading;
  • Checks for water leaks and damage around the meter and meter box and valve areas clean and unobstructed by clearing overgrowth and debris. Reads residential, commercial, and industrial water meters, and records water consumption data as needed to meet workload demands. Utilizes proper safety precautions in all work performed; reports problems and emergency situations; maintains daily work logs and incident reports;
  • Operates and maintains vehicles and equipment in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; identifies and reports mechanical problems requiring additional repair;
  • Follows departmental policies and procedures;
  • Reports City code violations to supervisor;
  • Responds to emergencies as needed;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

 High School diploma or GED equivalent, and minimum two year’s general construction and maintenance experience preferred, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to pass a general math test; ability to obtain a Class “D” Water Operator license from Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) within six months of hire, and a Class “C” Distribution license within three years of hire.  

Special Skills/Abilities/Knoweledge: 

Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License with good driving record. 


Work Environment: 

Outdoor environments; exposure to extremes in weather conditions; slippery, wet and uneven terrain; exposure to vibrations and noise; work with and around machinery and traffic; exposure to dust and fumes from motorized equipment; subject to possible inhalation and absorption through skin of toxic chemicals; maintaining physical condition necessary for walking for long periods of time; moderate and heavy lifting and carrying which includes the ability to lift up to one hundred pounds; ability to distinguish colors and must be able to operate assigned vehicle.