Lift Station Maintenance Worker II

  • Location: California - Southern California
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #453

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: Lift Station Maintenance Worker II

SCHEDULE: Monday to Friday but weekends and on-call duties may be required

SALARY: $32 – $35 Per Hour  

Under general supervision of the Maintenance Supervisor, performs a variety of specialized and complex technical duties in support of the design, installation, testing, calibration, maintenance, and repair of electrical, electronic, instrumentation and control systems as found in the collection system, wastewater treatment plant, pump stations and related facilities; and performs related work as required.


  • Assists Maintenance Supervisor with installing, repairing, and calibrating instrumentation systems and equipment and electrical equipment
  • Monitors and maintains computer network systems and software for Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems and other related networks
  • Responds to lift station emergencies (will require after hours response if scheduled to be on-call)
  • Maintains adequate storage of materials and supplies necessary to perform maintenance assignments
  • Assists in the scheduled preventative maintenance of electrical, mechanical, or instrumentation system support equipment
  • May assist in maintaining the integrity of the client sewer mains, manholes, and lift stations
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGEThe basic methods, terminology, materials and equipment used in public works and construction work; the safety precautions and practices necessary in working with hand tools and heavy equipment; materials, methods, equipment and tools used in the installation or repair of lift stations including mains, pumps, motors, level control systems, operations, services and activities of the sewer maintenance and repair operation program; operation of general office equipment, including a personal computer using Windows based software.

ABILITY: Perform skilled public works maintenance and repair work; use hand tools with skill and safety; understand and carry out directions; understand maps; perform heavy manual labor; maintain lift stations; perform maintenance and repair of sewer systems including comprehensive lift stations and equipment operations, and associated repair; exercise independent judgment effectively when making decisions in the field regarding lift station control systems trouble shooting and general field maintenance; work scheduled hours which are subject to change; work in confined spaces; establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

EDUCATION: Graduation from high school or equivalent, preferably including or supplemented by course work in automotive repair.  Course work or training in supervision is desirable.


  • 3+ years of hands-on pump maintenance and mechanical experience capable of O&M on pumps and values.
  • Knowledge of hands-on experience operating and maintaining large horsepower pumps and motors; hands-on experience maintaining electrical switchgear, motor control systems, level control systems, SCADA systems; troubleshooting sewer lift station problems due to mechanical failures, SCADA telemetry failures and/or control systems failures.
  • Ability to: clean and maintain sewer lines and lift stations, maintain vehicles, operate computer equipment, write sewer system status briefs, use the Internet, especially to submit reports into the California Integrated Water Quality System for Sanitary Sewer Outfalls, respond to emergency calls; interpret maps; work in confined spaces.


  • Possession of a valid California Driver’s License by time of appointment and satisfactory driving record consistent with requirements established by the district.
  • Possession of an Electrician Certification from the State of California is desirable.
  • Possession of CWEA Mechanical Technical Certification is desirable but not required
Must possess mobility to work in a wastewater lift station and can handle confined space entry.  treatment plant setting and in the field; stamina and mobility to work in confined spaces and around machines, to climb and descend ladders, to use specialized test equipment, to operate varied hand and power tools and equipment and to operate a motor vehicle and visit various client sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone or radio. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking in operational areas. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard and to operate above-mentioned tools and equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work and inspect work sites. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects weighing 50 pounds, on average, or heavier weights with the use of proper equipment and assistance from other staff.

Employees work in the field, and are exposed to pollen, dust, loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, road hazards, vibration, confining workspaces, chemicals, mechanical and/or electrical hazards and hazardous physical substances and fumes.


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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