Electrical-Mechanical Maintenance Worker

City of Ventura



Ventura Water
Recruitment #17-A23-001
Salary: $56,344.08 - $68,486.29/year

Do you see yourself as an environmental steward with technical knowledge related to electrical and mechanical work? If you are interested in a career in this field, the City of Ventura is accepting applications for an Electrical-Mechanical Maintenance Worker vacancy on our collaborative Water team in the Ventura Water Department. Apply online by the 8/27/2017 filing deadline at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs to be considered for this exciting opportunity!
Ventura Water is dedicated to providing our community with quality water and wastewater services 24 hours a day, 365 day a year. As environmental stewards, our goal is to integrate water management to create long-term health and economic benefits for our community. As financial stewards, our goals are to operate and use resources efficiently, understand and meet the needs of our customers, and protect our infrastructure by investing wisely in maintenance and renewal projects. To learn more about working for the Ventura Water Department, visit http://www.cityofventura.net/water.
To learn more about the City of Ventura's Ventura Water Department, visit https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/885/Ventura-Water.

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled electrical and mechanical work, alone or as member of a crew in the construction, maintenance and repair of the sewerage treatment equipment and facilities or the water system's production equipment and facilities.

Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.


  • Is a skilled electrician.
  • Troubleshoots electrical equipment and effectively solves problems.
  • Has experience with water or wastewater treatment plant equipment and operations.
  • Enjoys working alone for extended periods of time
  • Works collaboratively with other team members.

Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Water Division
Installs, maintains, cleans and repairs equipment and facilities at wells, booster stations, treatment facilities, water storage reservoirs and tanks; installs, maintains and repairs pumps, motors, motor controls centers, valves, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, compressors and combustion engines; fabricates and repairs equipment, using machine tools and welding equipment (gas, and electric); operator various motorized equipment (boom truck, crane, hoist, etc.) incidental to the mechanical testing instruments, i.e., volt/ohm meters, meggers, I.C. tester, dial indicators, etc. to obtain measurements and readings; installs and repairs equipment based upon mechanical drawings or electrical prints; troubleshoots and repairs 110 through 480 voltage alternating current equipment, with emphasis on 480 voltage; operates and monitors the water system through the use of a computer control system; troubleshoots telemetry systems in/outputs to water control computer system; patrols the water system to ensure security and correct operation of system equipment; monitors, collects and inputs production data and prepares reports; enters data into Ventura Water's computerized asset management system; performs related work as required.

Wastewater Division
Repairs and installs electrical and electronic systems. Tests and maintains electric motors, variable frequency drives, alarm and control systems for proper working condition. Obtains measurements and readings using electrical and mechanical testing instruments, including but not limited to DMM, meggers, micrometers and thickness gauges and process meters. Reads electrical and mechanical schematics, blueprints and/or diagrams and installs electrical or mechanical equipment as specified in these documents and in accordance with the National Electric Code. Installs electrical conduit and wiring for power, controls, lighting and similar applications. Maintains electrical and mechanical equipment associated with gas or diesel engine driven generators (co-generation and emergency portable generators). Facilitates, coordinates and supports repairs and maintenance. Performs a variety of other ancillary maintenance tasks, such as disconnecting and removing motors and pumps, maintaining and repairing solenoids and regulators on co-generation system and other related electrical and mechanical maintenance at the wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations. Operates motorized and mechanical equipment to maintain an effective wastewater treatment system. Prepares reports, documentation and correspondence as required utilizing a personal computer.

Performs related work as required.


  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
  • Within six months of employment, must obtain and maintain the following licenses:
  • In Water: Valid California State Class B license with the allowable Auto Transmission and Air Brakes restrictions.
  • In Wastewater: Valid California State Class A license with Tanker endorsement and allowable Auto Transmission restriction.
  • According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.

A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to three years experience performing electrical and mechanical repairs and installation on a variety of electrical equipment and working with low electrical voltages up to 480 volts are required. Experience or safety training working around medium electrical voltage (4160 volt) is desirable.

To view benefits, please visit our website at https://www.cityofventura.ca.gov/971/Benefits

Submit a City application and supplemental questionnaire by the filing deadline. The preferred method of application is on-line and you are highly encouraged to apply at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs. If you are unable to apply electronically, you may request paper application materials by calling (805) 654-7853 during regular business hours. Paper applications can be FAXed to (805) 648-4467, or mailed, or hand delivered to City Hall at: 501 Poli Street, Room 210; P.O. Box 99; Ventura, CA 93002. If you FAX, it is highly recommended that you also send the original documents. The Eligibility List established may be used to fill other regular and temporary vacancies at the discretion of the City.
Once your application has been submitted, all future correspondence from the City will be via e-mail. Please keep your contact information up-to-date and ensure that your email spam filter allows you to receive messages from recruitment@cityofventura.ca.gov. You may also view notices send to you by the City in the "My Applications" tab at www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs.

Department Selection Interview

A select number of candidates will be invited to a department selection interview being held in September 2017.

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