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Water/Wastewater Systems Technician

DFW Airport, TX, United States
Jan 9, 2023


Job Description


Job Overview

As a Water/ Wastewater Systems Technician you will be a part of a highly skilled, and efficient team that operates, maintain, repairs, and services DFW Airports’ miles of pipelines along with the Pre-Treatment Plant, Reverse Osmosis Facility, Deicing stations; Sanitary Sewer Collection, Industrial Waste Collection, Trigg Lake Aeration, Potable Water Storage, Reclaimed Water Storage, and Board Irrigation systems. 


What you will be doing:

  • Operates, maintains, repairs and services pumps, motors, compressors, dehumidifiers, pressure and motor controls and other components of pre-treatment plant systems and water/wastewater systems, Reverse Osmosis, deicing systems, sanitary/ industrial lift stations, Trigg Lake Aeration, and Potable Water, Reclaimed Water and Board owned irrigation systems.
  • Installs, repairs and replaces water and sewer mains; joins and caulks pipe; repairs valves and hydrants; drills and installs taps.
  • Excavates and backfills trenches and culverts using backhoe and hand tools.
  • Operates vacuum truck to remove debris from storm sewer system.
  • Exercises all valves in the system; makes repairs as necessary.
  • Inspects and cleans manholes; manually removes line-clogging debris; repairs or replaces manhole covers and raises and lowers covers to proper grade.
  • Reads and interprets data from charts, gauges and dials; makes adjustments or repairs on equipment and instruments or reports deficiencies when repairs are beyond technical expertise.
  • Inspects temporary water service connections for compliance with Board policies and procedures.
  • Performs daily chlorine residual test; maintains safety equipment in operable condition.
  • Reads water meters and records readings.
  • Performs periodic inspections of storage tanks.
  • May inspect the work of outside contractors and other Board departments installing new or extended water/wastewater lines on Airport property; may enforce compliance with State regulations and Board policies and procedures.
  • Cleans and paints pump and lift station structures, equipment, distribution system components; maintains grounds and landscape.
  • Maintains records and prepares reports.
  • Inspects, maintains, and repairs Board owned irrigation systems.


What you need:

  • Completion of high school curriculum or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of experience in the operation, maintenance, and repair of water or wastewater systems.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be substituted for the above.
  • Possession of a valid Class B Commercial driver’s license, or the ability to obtain within 1 year.


What We Desire:

  • Possession of a Class D water or wastewater works operator certification issued by TCEQ.
  • Ability to perform intermediate mathematical calculations such as fractions, decimals, and percentages.
  • Ability to pass a medical physical examination.
  • Knowledge of the operation, maintenance, and repair of water and wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of the tools and materials of the mechanical trades and their application.
  • Knowledge of the principles and operating characteristics of pumps, motors, motor controls and monitoring equipment.
  • Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions associated with assigned equipment and operations.
  • Knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Knowledge of governmental regulations applicable to water/wastewater systems.
  • Ability to read, interpret and work from blueprints, sketches and diagrams.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to detect, diagnose and correct defects and malfunctions in the water distribution and wastewater collection systems, and equipment and instruments associated with pump and lift stations.


About Us

We are Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport—one of the most successful airports in the world by any definition. We’re recognized for our innovation, leadership, drive for excellence and talented employees, and over the past five years we achieved almost every strategic objective and performance goal that we set out to achieve.


Our success is made possible because of the diverse talents of over 2,000 employees who champion our mission of providing an exceptional Airport experience to our customers and connect our community to the world. We’re looking for the best talent to join our Human Resources department and help us re-imagine what an airport can be.


Bring your talents to DFW and live and work with purpose.



Job Info

Job ID# 1006809

Jan 9, 2023

United States