Industrial Machinery Mechanic I

Salary:  $22.60 – $33.85 per hour


Location:  Ennis, TX (within 50 miles of Ennis)




Position Summary:  


Industrial Machinery Mechanic I maintains equipment in the raw water pump station including but not limited to pumps, chemical systems, motors, HVAC equipment, valves, hydraulic systems, rigging and conveying systems, etc.  Mechanics will also provide support, such as fabrication, line-locations, pipeline right-of-way maintenance and repairs, to various TRWD projects.  This position works as part of a team to assist with other duties such as vegetation maintenance, structure inspection and repair, and manual labor. 



Essential Functions and Responsibilities: 


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position. 


  • Perform routine preventative maintenance on machinery, equipment and facility including mechanical drive, compressors, hydraulic systems, industrial systems, etc. 
  • Maintain maintenance reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends utilizing the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) 
  • Troubleshoot and repair pumps and chemical machine using precision measuring and testing instruments 
  • Repair or maintain the operating condition of industrial production or processing machinery or equipment 
  • Repair or replace broken or malfunctioning components of machinery or equipment 
  • Disassemble machinery or equipment to remove parts and make repairs 
  • Observe and test the operation of machinery or equipment to diagnose malfunctions, using voltmeters or other testing devices 
  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs 
  • Clean, lubricate, or adjust parts, equipment, or machinery 
  • Examine parts for defects, such as breakage or excessive wear 
  • Operate newly repaired machinery or equipment to verify the adequacy of repairs 
  • Analyze test results, machine error messages, or information obtained from operators to diagnose equipment problems 
  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary 
  • Record repairs and maintenance performed 
  • Study blueprints or manufacturers’ manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery 
  • Cut and weld metal to repair broken metal parts, fabricate new parts, or assemble new equipment 
  • Operating heavy equipment such as a backhoe, ag-tractor or track loader 
  • Enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery 
  • Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators 
  • Uphold safety standards and clean work environment 
  • Interact and coordinate with other TRWD personnel 
  • After hours Emergency Response 
  • Participate in applicable condition assessments 
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service 
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts 
  • Perform other duties as required 



Required Experience:  


  • Knowledge of horizontal split case pumps and vertical turbine pumps 
  • Two (2) years of experience related to the maintenance of one of the following: pumps, motors, chemical equipment, or industrial maintenance 
  • Ability to read of drawings and schematics 
  • Knowledge of basic OSHA rules and regulations 
  • Experience with Microsoft office 



Desired Experience:  


  • Experience with heavy equipment  



Required Education/Certification/License: 


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • Valid Texas driver’s license 



Desired Education/Certification/License:  


  • Trade school, Hazmat training, HVAC, and welding/fabrication skills  
  • Valid Texas CDL Class A or B without restriction E  



Success Factors/Job Competencies:  


  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks 
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations 
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude 
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations 
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others’ needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job 
  • Independence — Job requires developing one’s own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done 
  • Self-Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations 
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace 
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges 
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles 
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems 
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical 
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks 



Physical Demands and Work Environment:  


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and will occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 
  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within a computer workroom, pump station office and/or out in the field exposing the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.  This position will also work in confined spaces, on water ways such as lakes or rivers, and at various heights. 



(HR Use Only:  Pos # 339)

Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 548.58 550.00 -1.42
Benbrook 687.94 694.00 -6.06
Bridgeport 820.77 836.00 -15.23
Cedar Creek 320.56 322.00 -1.44
Eagle Mountain 642.21 649.10 -6.89
Lake Worth 590.94 594.00 -3.06
Richland-Chambers 312.51 315.00 -2.49
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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