Collection System Tech I

  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #539

Operational Technical Services (OTS) is one of the fastest growing private water and wastewater utility staffing providers in the country. We provide certified water treatment, distribution, wastewater treatment, collections, engineering, laboratory, water quality, maintenance, and training professionals to municipalities, special districts, and private utilities throughout the country. OTS offers temporary, temp to hire, direct hire and emergency on-call opportunities including great benefits.

POSITION: Collection System Tech I 

SCHEDULE: Training period shifts are 8- Hour Shifts. After training period 10 or 12-Hour shifts. 

SALARY: $26.12 to $31.00 per hour 


  • Perform semi-skilled and skilled work in the maintenance and repair of the District's facilities and related equipment.

  • Operate and maintain, and clean lift stations, wet wells, siphons, vaults, manholes and various confined spaces.

  • Work in lines, vaults, and other confined spaces, utilizing proper safety techniques and equipment in accordance with Cal-OSHA and District's safety policies and procedures.

  • Operate a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty motorized vehicles and equipment, such as dump trucks, pickup trucks, sewer line inspection and cleaning equipment and a variety of other hand, hydraulic and power tools, and motorized equipment; check condition of equipment; clean and maintain tools and equipment used in the field and shops; fuel vehicles; inspect and perform safety checks on vehicles and equipment; clean vehicles and equipment; report the need for vehicle and equipment repairs; trains and instructs others in safe and proper equipment operation.

  • Assist in the minor repair of lift stations, manholes, and other sewage facilities.

  • Maintain daily records of work completed.

  • Responsible for traffic control, job safety methods and the reading and interpretation of the sewer atlas and record drawings.

  • Participate in a scheduled standby program and serves as emergency first responder for the District.

  • Respond to questions and complaints from the public regarding sewer odors, sanitary sewer overflows, and repair work.

  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

  • Comply with District safety work-related practices and attend relevant safety training.



  • A combination of education and experience equivalent to a High School graduation or equivalent required.  For degrees obtained outside of the U.S., an official equivalency evaluation is required.

  • Completion of water utility related college courses is preferred.

  • One year experience in sewer maintenance or related field is preferred. 



  • Valid Class ‘C’ California Driver’s License required.

  • Valid Class ‘A’ California Driver’s License is highly desired and must be obtained within one year of hire.

  • CWEA Grade I Collection System Maintenance Certificate is highly desired and must be obtained within one year of hire.


Operational Technical Services, (OTS), is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colors, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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