2022-05-03 2022-06-07

Mechanic II

San Elijo Joint Powers Authority
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Cardiff By The Sea, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83409
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Cardiff By The Sea, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 83409
  • Organization Website

This is the full journey level in the Mechanic series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the Mechanic I level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Mechanic I level. When filled from the outside, the employee is required to have prior related education and experience, which allows the employee to meet the qualification standards for the Mechanic II level.

May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower-level staff.


  • Practices and promotes SEJPA Mission, Vision and Values.

  • Troubleshoot and repair equipment failures associated with a variety of mechanical equipment including: pumps, engines, electric motors, valves, emergency generators, air compressors, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, filters and chemical feed systems.

  • Overhaul and rebuild pumps, chemical feeders and related process equipment. Review technical manuals and manufacturer documents in repair of equipment.

  • Perform predictive, preventative and emergency maintenance on pumps, motors and related equipment. Maintain appropriate records and documentation of repairs.

  • Perform general troubleshooting of instrumentation, electrical components, engines, pumps, blower compressors, boilers, gear reducers, filter assemblies, belt filter presses, generator, and automated valves.

  • Identify and mitigate unsafe work environments and maintain safe work practices such as “lock-out/tag-out,” confined space entry and fall protection.

  • Utilize proper rigging techniques and methods.

  • Research new products and methods of repair, contact vendors to determine best methods and configuration of equipment. Review cost, capacity, and maintenance requirements of equipment.

  • Coordinate with other departments to implement operational solutions.

  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, and the public using principles of good customer service.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of materials, methods, practices and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of recycled water and wastewater treatment facilities and equipment.

  • Knowledge of operational characteristics of specialized maintenance and repair equipment.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions necessary in maintenance and repair work.

  • Knowledge of pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.

  • Knowledge of the safe and proper operation of various types of hand and power tools, gas and electric cutting and welding equipment, precision measuring devices, test meters and gauges.

  • Operate, maintain, and repair a wide variety of equipment and tools used in recycled water and wastewater treatment system and pump station operation in a safe and effective manner.

  • Perform skilled maintenance and repair work on wastewater pump stations and treatment facilities and equipment as well as recycled water treatment, storage, and distribution systems and equipment with accuracy, speed, and minimal supervision.

  • Ability to read, interpret and follow blueprints, specifications, manufacturers O&M manuals, contract drawings, equipment troubleshooting guides, illustrated parts breakdowns, assembly instructions, oil analysis, and calibration instructions.

  • Must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination and comply with SEJPA COVID-19 policies and procedures, all of which may be amended from time to time.

  • Expectation that work shift may include hours outside of normally scheduled days/hours.

Any combination equivalent to experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

A minimum of two (2) years experience at journeyman level maintenance, repair, and service of industrial mechanical equipment, pumps, internal combustion engines, or related equipment which clearly demonstrates possession of the knowledge and skills listed above. Specialized course work in compressor systems, hydraulic theory, drive systems and pump operation and maintenance.

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License and insured in accordance with at least minimum coverage and liability standards established by the State of California. Failure to maintain a valid Driver’s License, liability insurance, and the ability to be insured under the SEJPA’s automobile insurance carrier constitutes possible cause for termination.

Mechanical Technologist II certification by the California Water Environment Association. New hires may be provided the allowance to obtain within 12 months of accepting position.

To apply for this opportunity, please visit www.sejpa.org to download and complete an application. Please send a cover letter, resumé, and signed application by email to Amy Chang at changa@sejpa.org. Questions regarding this opportunity, can also be sent by email to Amy Chang. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

When applying, mention you saw this opening listed at WaterDistrictJobs.com.