2021-05-13 2021-06-17

Water Agency Mechanic

County of Sonoma
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66081
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Santa Rosa, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 66081
  • Organization Website

Salary: $7,609 - $9,249/Monthly*

Bring your water and wastewater mechanic experience the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water)!

Water Agency Mechanics perform inspection, repair, replacement, and maintenance of our water transmission and wastewater treatment systems. Currently, Water Agency Mechanics will focus on three priorities at Sonoma Water: 1) cathodic protection to address corrosion; 2) replacement of valves and meters to address leaks; 3) pumping plant maintenance and pump replacement. Mechanics also inspect and repair infrastructure, and upgrade and replace lift stations. The ideal candidates will possess:

  • Experience and knowledge of hand and power tools used in construction, pipe and plumbing joining, welding, and fabrication

  • The ability to interpret and work from sketches, blueprints, and specifications

  • Experience maintaining and repairing water and wastewater pumps

  • Knowledge of mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems and control panels

  • Knowledge of maintenance management software systems

  • Experience operating heavy equipment and performing underground construction

  • One or more of the following licenses/certifications:

    • California Commercial Driver's License (Class A)

    • California Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 or higher

    • California Water Treatment Plant Operator Grade T1 or higher

    • Wastewater Mechanic Certificate

    • Certificate to work in confined spaces

    • Certificate to perform backflow testing
Please note: This position requires possession of a valid Class C driver's license.

What We Offer
Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to excellent benefits including:

  • An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $565 and ongoing education/training opportunities

  • Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year

  • Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options

  • County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits

  • Retirement fully integrated with Social Security

  • May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment

  • Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About Sonoma Water
Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitation services. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of six divisions including Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources, Community and Government Affairs, Water and Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Water supports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, and strives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

Please note: Employees of Sonoma Water are employees of a special district and are not subject to the provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma.

* Salary is negotiable and benefits describe herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice. This recruitment is open continuously and may close at any time without notice. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted. For more information, including minimum qualifications, & to apply, visit, www.yourpath2sonomacounty.org or call 707-565-2331.


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