2023-03-15 2023-04-19

Maintenance Technician - Grade I

Orange County Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86236
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Anaheim, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 86236
  • Organization Website

Maintenance Technician – Grade I
(Anaheim & Prado)

The Maintenance Technician – Grade I is responsible for performing semi-skilled-level maintenance and preventative maintenance duties required in the operation of the District’s Recharge Facilities, including various water storage basins, water conveyance systems, inflatable rubber dams, pump stations, and other field locations and equipment.

Examples of Duties:

  • Performs a variety of maintenance and preventative maintenance tasks which includes but not limited to pumps, compressors, inflatable rubber dams, valves actuators, flow meters, chemical pumps, generators and pilot units, painting, carpentry, metal fabrication and any other related activities required to maintain equipment.
  • Performs a variety of facility and building maintenance activities, which includes minor remodeling, painting; furniture assembly, modifications, plumbing repairs, roof leaks, furniture moves, appliance repairs, electrical work, HVAC, landscaping, housekeeping and cleanup activities and other related activities.
  • Maintains all equipment involved in the maintenance and operation of a recharge facility.
  • Inspects pipelines and exercise valves.
  • Performs work in both non-permitted and permitted confined spaces. Wears a self-contained breathing apparatus and respond to emergency situations as required.
  • Employees with welding experience and appropriate certifications will have additional duties that may include: Perform welding, brazing, cutting and hard-facing on plant equipment as necessary. Utilizing various welding methods and equipment such as arc, MIG, TIG, and wire feed welding equipment may be required. Cutting metal with Plasma, Air Arc, Oxy-Acetylene as well as the ability to weld steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals may be required.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as assigned.


Education/Training: High School Diploma, or General Equivalency Degree. Must be able to obtain a Forklift Certification within three (3) months of hire. Must obtain CWEA Grade I Maintenance Technician Certification within one (1) year of employment. Depending on the essential duties of FHQ, including service trucks being used by staff, some entry-level positions may be required to obtain crane certification.

Experience: One to two years of related work experience demonstrating mechanical aptitude, or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Knowledge of basic electrical, plumbing, welding, and carpentry techniques, safe work practices of hand and shop tools and around various chemicals. Skill in basic repairs and use of hand and power tools. Proficiency in welding and metal fabrication is preferred.

A valid California Class “C” Driver’s License and proof of automobile insurance are required.

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Physical: Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions. Very Heavy Work: Exerting in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, workspace restrictions, intense noises, and travel. Required to wear personal protective clothing/equipment appropriate for job assignments including SCBA. Must comply with District’s Respiratory Protection Program and CAL OSHA Safety Regulations. Incumbents require sufficient physical ability to work in an office setting; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate office equipment including use of a computer keyboard; push, pull, lift, and/or carry light amounts of weight; verbally communicate to exchange information. Incumbents require sufficient physical ability to work in a field setting; stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; operate heavy equipment including use of hand tools, and other related equipment; work in weather conditions such as heat, cold, mud, and rain.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

9/80, with alternating Fridays off. Work hours: 6:30 AM – 4:00 PM. May be asked to work shifts, weekends, overtime, and Holidays as needed.

Salary Range: $31.82 - $39.75 per hour

Candidates given an offer of employment will be required to pass a medical examination and background check. You must submit an OCWD online employment application to be considered. Please visit www.ocwd.com to complete an application. Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number apply. EOE

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