Multiple Water Utility Maintenance Worker

  • Location: California - Southern California
  • Type: Contract To Hire
  • Job #442

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.

LOCATION: Los Angeles County, CA 

POSITION: Water Utility Maintenance Worker

JOB SUMMARY: Under general supervision from a Crew Supervisor or Lead Worker, performs a variety of skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and servicing of City water system facilities, streets, public facilities and performs related duties as required

SCHEDULE: Exempt employee with expectation of a 40 hour work week

SALARY: $26-32/hr

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES:  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Operates trucks, tractors, skip loader and other light and medium equipment, rollers, jack hammers, and sprayers as assigned; 

  • Assists in the pouring and finishing of concrete slabs and walks; 

  • Performs unskilled and semi-skilled labor in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water service meters, mains, and pipes; 

  • Assists in the installation, maintenance and repair of fire hydrants, valves, and related facilities; 

  • Hauls, spreads and rakes asphalt for new or repaired thoroughfares; 

  • Sets up equipment and barriers; 

  • Installs and maintains warning and directional signs; maintains manholes, sewers, and storm drains; assists in construction and maintenance of streets and street components as assigned; 

  • May occasionally be assigned to work evenings, weekends, and holidays. Individuals in this classification are subject to afterhours; weekend and emergency response call out. 

  • Performs other related duties as required.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Equivalent to graduation from high school or GED and one year of experience in construction maintenance work, related labor or semi-skilled work of Maintenance Workers. Previous experience in a water utility is desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Working knowledge of basic construction and maintenance methods, equipment, materials, hand tools, power tools and equipment, pertaining to construction and maintenance; safe work practices. Ability to follow written-and oral instructions; perform manual labor and strenuous tasks; perform semi-skilled duties; work safely and efficiently, deal tactfully with the public; establish and maintain effective working relationships. 

LICENSE: Possession of a valid California motor vehicle operator’s license and a satisfactory driving record is required at the time of appointment. Depending on the assignment, some positions may require a Class B Driver’s License. Class B License is highly desirable. 

CERTIFICATE:  Possession of a State Water Resource Control Board, Water Distribution Operator 1 (D1) certificate within 12 months of appointment is required as a condition of passing probation and as a continuing condition of employment. Possession of the D1 certificate at time of appointment is highly desired. 

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Requires some physical effort including bending, stooping, climbing and lifting items weighing 20 – 100 lbs. Tasks are occasionally performed in inclement weather and in adverse conditions such as in muddy trenches and/or confined spaces such as vaults.


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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