**Temporary appointments are subject to a maximum of 1,000 work hours per fiscal year**

Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of skilled utility maintenance and repair work on the mechanical and electrical/instrumentation equipment and facilities associated with production, treatment, and distribution of potable water and water reclamation operations; repairs, services, and performs major and minor repairs to division vehicles and equipment; installs, repairs, maintains, and cleans the City’s wastewater collection system; and performs related work as required.


Receives direct or general supervision from the Chief Plant Operator.  No direct supervision is exercised.


  • Inspects, diagnoses, maintains, and repairs water and water reclamation, pumping, and regulating systems, equipment, and fixtures by performing a variety of skilled mechanical repair work.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains systems, equipment, and fixtures including motors, engines, pumps, and other treatment plant fixtures and appliances; checks proper equipment operation; notifies supervisors of alarms and equipment failure; requisitions materials and supplies needed; writes work orders for needed repairs.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and services equipment according to an established schedule and inspects facilities and equipment to determine the need for maintenance or repair.
  • Checks and adds oil to pumps and engines, greases bearings, and performs other related preventive maintenance work on equipment.
  • Repairs, overhauls, or replaces malfunctioning, damaged or worn parts, materials, and equipment.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, and locates mechanical difficulties on division automobiles, trucks, and a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Overhauls, repairs, and adjusts engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches; tunes up engines; diagnoses fuel injection problems; replaces ignition parts; cleans and adjusts carburetors.
  • Replaces or repairs faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering mechanisms, and related parts and equipment on vehicles and equipment.
  • Ensures that all vehicles and equipment are in safe and operational condition; makes road emergency vehicle and equipment repairs to all division owned rolling stock.
  • Maintains the City’s wastewater collection system in a safe and sanitary manner to ensure safe conditions for the City, including repairing broken wastewater mains and parts, and hydro cleaning to ensure clean and open distribution.


Knowledge of:

  •  Principles, procedures, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in the mechanical repair of minor and major equipment systems, including engines, pumps, motors, generators, and pressure regulatory devices.
  • Principles, practices, and methods of various maintenance trades related to the maintenance and repair of various utility structures, machinery, and equipment.
  • Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of automobiles and vehicles.
  • Maintenance principles, practices, tools, and materials for maintaining and repairing wastewater collection systems, including wastewater lines, manholes, wastewater cleanouts, and other related facilities and equipment.
  • The operation and minor maintenance of a variety of hand and power tools, vehicles, and power equipment.
  • Safe application, operation, and maintenance of tools and equipment used in the mechanical maintenance trade.


Ability to:


  • Inspect, operate, diagnose problems, and perform preventive maintenance and repair work on motors, engines, pumps, compressors, and power generation equipment.
  • Inspect, operate, diagnose problems, troubleshoot, and perform preventive maintenance and repair work on mechanical equipment, systems, and facilities.
  • Troubleshoot and determine appropriate action in the maintenance and repair of automobiles, trucks, and a variety of maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Perform construction, modification, maintenance, and repair work on wastewater collection systems, facilities, and equipment such as found in the City.
  • Set up and operate traffic area construction zones, including cones, barricades, and flagging
  • Read, interpret, understand, and apply technical manuals, schematics, diagrams, specifications, and parts inventories.



Any combination of training and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent of the twelfth (12th) grade
  • Three (3) years of experience of mechanical and electrical maintenance of water reclamation equipment and water treatment and/or distribution equipment in a plant environment or equivalent mechanical and electrical maintenance plant experience.


  • Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record. A class B driver’s license may be required.
  • Preferred: Electrical and/or Instrumentation certifications
Must successfully pass pre-employment medical and Livescan.
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Utility Maintenance Mechanic – 8.7.13 – Second Admin Amend – 6.22.22.pdf

Job Category: Temporary
Job Type: Part Time
Job Location: Public Works

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