• Location: California - Sacramento Valley
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #222

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.


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.

Job Description

LOCATION: Central Valley

POSITION: Machinist

CERTIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Possession of a Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator Certification (D2) issued by the SWRCB is desirable
JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision by the Machinist Supervisor, the Machinist is an advanced journey level position. This position will perform highly skilled work in the set up and operation of a variety of machine tools to produce and repair various parts, instruments, and tools. This will include fabricating, modifying, and repairing mechanical instruments and industrial machines in the machine shop and field.

SCHEDULE: TBD Based off company needs. Must be able to work standby, holidays, weekends and overtime as required.

SALARY: Ranges from $31.45 to $45.15 based off of experience + Benefits

  • Perform precise repair, maintenance, and installation work on a variety of waterworks and City facilities
  • Set up and operate a variety of stationary and portable machine tools such as metal lathes, mills, drill presses, grinders, and other machine shop equipment in manufacturing, fabricating, and repairing machinery and equipment such as large industrial pumps, compressors, hydraulic equipment, motors, valves, chlorinators, clarifiers, gauges, chemical feeders, engines, hoists, and blowers
  • Utilize troubleshooting equipment and procedures for vibration monitoring of rotating machinery
  • Cut and shape metal to precise dimensions within close tolerances
  • Sharpen and repair machine shop tools
  • Assist with training and directing work of new and lower-level staff; ensure proper safety precautions are followed
  • Install, dismantle, maintain, inspect, and repair equipment used with water, gas, oil, chemical, heating, and sewage systems
  • Observe and listen to operating machines or equipment to diagnose malfunctions and determine need for adjustment or repairs
  • Work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, and written or verbal instructions; prepares scaled sketches of work to be performed and/or documented
  • Perform acetylene, tungsten inert gas, metal inert gas, and electric arc welding and cutting operations
  • Maintain and manufacture parts for mechanical systems of water treatment, drainage, and wastewater facilities
  • Maintain HVAC systems and air dryers
  • Install pipelines, valves, chemical feeders, screens, gates, tanks, and bases
  • Make concrete forms; mix and pour concrete for installation or repair of equipment and/or facilities
  • Operate machinery to load and unload trucks carrying hazardous materials; work on operating systems containing hazardous materials
  • Drive and operate trucks and trailers, dump trucks, and cranes with a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) under 26,000 pounds
  • Perform load planning and load rigging functions
  • Write reports and maintain records of projects and maintenance
  • Write and complete corrective and preventative maintenance work orders, including any root cause analysis results related to equipment failures
  • Coordinate with internal and external staff to ensure proper facility operations
  • Respond to emergencies on an on-call or standby basis as required
  • Performs other duties as assigned by direct supervisor


  • Equivalent to the completion of twelfth grade 
  • Ability to communicate clearly in English (verbally and written)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum of two years of experience equivalent to a journey-level Machinist


  • Employee frequently required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. Employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl
  • Employee must regularly lift and or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and or move up to 50 pounds
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