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Aquatics Technician
Title:Aquatics Technician
Department:Parks and Recreation
Salary Range:$20.862/hr
Hours:Varies (Full-Time)


The Aquatics Technician provides maintenance at The Cove at the Lakefront™ and The Town of Little Elm Splash Pad. This position requires a specific knowledge of the commercial swimming pool industry, including water chemistry, as well as pool equipment install and repair. This position also performs general facility maintenance and coordinates the work of vendors.


The Aquatics Technician will work in a new, year-round indoor aquatic park with a retractable roof, as well as with a seasonal, outdoor splash pad. Additionally, this position has the opportunity to work in a growing and diverse community. The candidate must be highly motivated and strive for success by demonstrating Little Elm’s Core Values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency, and Innovation.



  1. Ensures proper functionality of The Cove at The Lakefront™, including general and preventative maintenance and cleanliness of the facility; performs daily inspections to ensure all equipment is clean and in excellent working condition.
  2. Monitors, troubleshoots, and performs skilled repairs and general maintenance on aquatic features, including, but not limited to, chemical systems, pumps and motors, circulation systems, heaters, play features, pool and deck lighting, slides, indoor surf machine, OpenAire retractable roof, concrete, tile, and plaster.
  3. Repairs, paints, modifies, constructs, fabricates, and installs facility structures, equipment, and furniture.
  4. Safely resolves maintenance and repair issues in a timely, efficient, and cost-effective manner, according to industry standards, and according to relevant manufacturers’ specifications.
  5. Ensures that work orders are completed in a timely manner.
  6. Develops and maintains schedules of routine and preventative maintenance and replacement of aquatic equipment; adheres to ride/attraction manufacturers’ preventative maintenance programs.
  7. Maintains documentation including maintenance records and other reports as required.
  8. Cleans pool tile and plaster, vacuums pool, skims water surface, and cleans skimmer baskets.
  9. Performs water tests and temperature readings, adjusts water chemistry, and calibrates automation.
  10. Maintains the Town of Little Elm Splash Pad.
  11. Assists with initial operations plan, including procurement of supplies and other tasks required for a successful facility grand opening.
  12. Provides technical guidance for supplies, parts, equipment, and services requested of contractors; coordinates work of repair, maintenance, and install vendors.
  13. Uses discretion and independent judgment regarding procurement and purchasing decisions in compliance with Town policies.
  14. Develops and maintains positive working relationships with vendors.
  15. May be required to respond to emergency calls to perform repairs and/or meet with service vendors during off-duty hours.
  16. Monitors inventory of and procures pool, maintenance, and chemical supplies; schedules deliveries.
  17. Provides budgeting assistance to supervisor, including requesting quotes, doing research and making recommendations, on capital improvement projects, planned equipment repairs/replacement, chemical costs, and other items.
  18. Must be able to work a varied schedule including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  19. Completes other duties as assigned.
  20. As a leader, must operate under the Town’s four core values of Integrity, Customer Service, Efficiency, and Innovation.



  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. High School Diploma or GED required.
  3. Three (3) years’ experience in commercial or municipal pool maintenance; or equivalent combination of vocational training/education and experience.
  4. Work requires the ability to read and understand written instructions, to understand simple processes and the routine operation of machines.



  1. Must possess or have the ability to obtain the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) or Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification within 60 days from date of employment.
  2. Must possess current CPR, First Aid, and AED certifications within 60 days from date of employment.
  3. Must be bondable.
  4. Must possess valid Texas Driver’s License.



  1. Ability to read, write, and speak English fluently.
  2. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or authorities, or members of the local business community.



  1. Knowledge of operation, repair, and maintenance of swimming pools and equipment.
  2. Knowledge of chemical water treatment systems and pool water testing.
  3. Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, codes, and statutes that govern commercial aquatic facilities.
  4. Knowledge of plumbing.
  5. Knowledge of general maintenance and repair techniques.
  6. Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of assigned equipment, power, and hand tools.
  7. Knowledge of safe handling techniques of hazardous chemicals and materials.
  8. Knowledge occupational health and safety regulations and procedures.
  9. Skilled in working with pool chemicals such as liquid chlorine, muriatic acid, and others.
  10. Skilled in prioritizing, organizing, and managing multiple simultaneous projects.
  11. Skilled in the use of a computer and related software applications.
  12. Ability to identify maintenance issues in an aquatic park and plan and perform necessary repairs.
  13. Ability to use personal protective equipment.
  14. Ability to perceive the full range of the color spectrum, such as when working with water testing color comparators.
  15. Ability to schedule and coordinate the work of vendors.
  16. Ability to perform pool cleaning services.
  17. Ability to climb ladders or steps for getting on the roof and into sump pits.
  18. Ability to maintain accurate records.
  19. Ability to maintain cooperative working relationships with the public, customers, staff, and Town administration.
  20. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with staff, administration, and customers from varied backgrounds.
  21. Ability to understand and adhere to personnel and purchasing policies as well as accounting principles.
  22. Ability to work varied shifts including nights, weekends and holidays.
  23. Self-motivated and team-oriented.



  1. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished by management in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  2. Ability to comprehend complex policies, procedures, regulations, and organizational structures.



The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to operate various machines and/or equipment; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to talk and hear. The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to eighty (80) pounds and be able to push and pull up to one hundred (100) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.



The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Works in an office and indoor/outdoor aquatics atmosphere with potential exposure to heavy chemical presence. The Aquatics Technician may be exposed to heat, cold, and temperature swings.


E.O.E. The Town of Little Elm does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability or military service in employment or the provision of services.

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