Maintenance II

  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #500

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.


SALARY: $36-38/hr 

LOCATION: Napa County, CA

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision, learns to perform and performs a variety of underground utilities  maintenance and construction work in sewers and storm drains and water production and  treatment plant facilities, wells, reservoirs, and tanks; demonstrates a full understanding of all  applicable policies, procedures, and work methods associated with assigned duties; and performs related duties as assigned. 

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: The Maintenance Worker II – Underground Utilities is the journey level class in the Public  Works Maintenance series in which incumbents are expected to independently perform the  full scope of assigned duties. Incumbents perform a full range of maintenance and construction  tasks. Incumbents may advance to the higher level after gaining experience and demonstrating  a level of proficiency that meets the qualifications of the higher level class. This classification is  distinguished from the next higher classification of Lead Maintenance Worker, which is  responsible for performing the more complex maintenance assignments and has lead  responsibility duties.  

  • Performs a variety of maintenance, repair, construction and installation work related to  sewers and storm drains and water production and treatment plant facilities, wells,  reservoirs, and tanks. 

  • Performs sewer and storm drains maintenance including installing, repairing, and  maintaining sewer lines; locates and repairs breaks in sewer mainlines; repairs or replaces  valves as needed; hydro flushes and rods; cleans storm drains and ditches. 

  • Performs installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s water distribution system;  inspects for and repairs leaks in meters and lines; operates pipe and leak detecting  equipment; performs pump and motor repairs, overhauls, and installations; notifies  customers of problems or disruptions of water service. 

  • Checks pump stations and records flows; flushes and flow tests hydrants; creates and  maintains spreadsheets containing daily operation and maintenance data related to water  related equipment, meters, water mains, services, and backflows. 

  • Reads meters on an assigned route and records readings; re-reads meters as necessary  and investigates unusual readings and customer complaints; identifies and replaces faulty  water meters when required. 

  • Digs, shovels, hauls, loads and unloads materials; installs shoring and trench plates.

  • Monitors underground service alert (USA’s) and marks when necessary. 

  • Conducts traffic control during maintenance and construction projects; sets up traffic  control signs and direct and control traffic around work sites; communicates with the public  during flagging duties. 

  • Operates a variety of hand and power tools including jackhammers, asphalt and concrete  saws, pipe threaders, cement mixers, and other hand and power tools; operates trucks,  backhoes, and other construction vehicles and equipment; maintains, repairs, and cleans  assigned vehicles and equipment; inspects tools and equipment for safety and mechanical  defects.

  • Assists with City sponsored functions and special events; responds to after hours call-outs  as assigned. 

  • Responds to questions and concerns from the general public; provides information as is  appropriate and resolves public service complaints. 

  • Assists other Public Works maintenance units when required. 

  • Establishes positive working relationships with representatives of community organizations, state/local agencies, City management and staff and the public.


Education, Experience and Training:

  • Six months of work experience as a laborer in construction, maintenance or landscape  work, and a high school diploma or equivalent. 

  • In addition to the above, one year of experience in construction and maintenance of  streets, water distribution, parks, or buildings and grounds equivalent to that of a  Maintenance Worker I. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Practices, techniques, and materials used in maintenance, construction, mechanics, and repair of sewer collection and storm drains and water distribution facilities; basic  plumbing, electrical, and hand tools; operational characteristics of standard  construction and maintenance tools and equipment; practice and procedure used in  weed abatement; rules and regulations regarding pesticide application; safety  requirements for operation of trucks and other equipment; methods and techniques  of scheduling work assignments; methods and techniques for record keeping;  occupational hazards and standard safety practices; office procedures, methods, and  equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word  processing, spreadsheets, and databases. 

Perform maintenance, repair, and installation of sewers and storm drains and water  distribution systems; operate a variety of tools and equipment used in maintenance and  construction; operate hand and power tools competently and safely; perform heavy  manual labor; respond to after hours call-outs as assigned; reside within a reasonable response time of the downtown City area within three months of employment; work  independently and as part of a team; make sound decisions within established  guidelines; follow written and oral directions; observe safety principles and work in a  safe manner; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; establish  and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing,  spreadsheet, and database applications; safely and effectively operate a variety of  maintenance equipment, tools, and materials.


Licenses and Certificates:

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license. Possession of a class B California driver’s license may be required. 

  • Possession of a Grade II Collections System Maintenance certificate from the California  Water Environment Association within one year of employment. 

  • Possession of a Grade D2 certificate as a Water Distribution Operator from the  California State Water Resources Control Board within one year of employment. Possession of a Grade T1 certificate as a Water Treatment Plant Operator from the  California State Water Resources Control Board is desirable. 




The physical and mental effort described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Physical Demands: position requires physical effort including frequently sit, stand, walk, bend, stoop, climb, push, pull and lift items weighing up to 100 lbs. Regularly required to use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach above and below shoulder level with hands and arms; work in confined spaces; demonstrate the proper use of hand and power tools.


Mental Demands: While performing the duties of this class, the employee must be able to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; interpret and explain policies and procedures; use math and mathematical reasoning; learn and apply new information or new skills; work under deadlines with interruptions; and interact with City staff, vendors, contractors, and the general public.


Work Environment: The employee frequently works in office and field settings and is subject to variable weather conditions and traffic when outdoors.  The employee is exposed to wetness, moisture, heat, mechanical and electrical hazards, chemical, and dust, and loud noise when working near pumping and other power equipment.


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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