City of Garland, TX

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 week ago(1/14/2022 2:57 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Wastewater Treatment Rowlett Creek
Job Family
Skilled Trades
Target Hiring Range
Depending on Qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for ensuring ample quantity of potable water for domestic and industrial use at adequate pressure without interruption and ensure the collection of domestic and industrial wastewater is uninterrupted to prevent environmental pollution.



Target Hiring Range: $19.39/hr - $26.10/hr

Essential Job Functions

  1. Install, maintain, calibrate and repair low, medium and high voltage electrical motor controls, electrical systems and pumps & motors for the water distribution and wastewater collection systems.
  2. Maintain and repair electrical hardware such as motor controllers, 1450 kw generators, switch gear, etc.
  3. Install electrical and electronic conduit, wiring, and controllers.
  4. Install SCADA and security systems, as well as transmitters, receivers, panel meters and recorders.
  5. Weld and fabricate brackets and framework for new and rehab construction.
  6. Install upgrades to all systems used in water distribution and wastewater collection.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

High School diploma or G.E.D. equivalent
2 years experience in process mechanics, trouble shooting, installation and repair

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills


  • Technical or vocational training in  industrial mechanics, hydraulics and electrical devices
  • 2-3 years experience in municipal water and wastewater applications

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standards, techniques, methods, practices, regulations, tools, materials, and equipment used in Water and Wastewater Utility Operations
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions
  • Knowledge of electrical and mechanical theory, troubleshooting and repair techniques
  • Knowledge of the operation of power and hand tools, and specialized equipment
  • Ability to read, and understand technical manuals, specifications, drawings, and blueprints 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions
  • Ability to lead and train other craft workers as assigned 
  • Ability to operate computer and perform basic mathematical and algebraic calculations 
  • Ability to make critical decisions under pressure and time constraints

Licenses & Certifications

Valid Class C Driver’s License
Ability to obtain a TCEQ Grade D Water Distribution Certification and Class I Wastewater Collection certification within 18 months of hire date

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works typically in an indoor and outdoor environment and may be subjected to extremes of inclement weather, noxious odors and fumes, as well as exposure to the hazards of high-voltage electrical shock, raw sewage, oxygen deficient and poisonous atmospheres, communicable diseases, high levels of vibration and noise, moving machine parts and crush hazards. Physical tasks may include lifting, crawling, bending, stooping, climbing ladders, scaffolding, descending underground and lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Service/Interpersonal Skills/Communication/Problem Solving
Dependability/Adaptability/ Flexibility
Productivity/Quality/Technical Skills/Work Environment Safety
Teamwork/Managing Conflict/Negotiation Skills


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