Job Details

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Position Number: 3785354
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Company Description

  • Application Opening: 01/09/2023

  • Application Filing Deadline: 01/30/2023

  • Annual Salary: 7337 Maintenance Machinist Supervisor Salary Information

  • Recruitment ID: Eligible List ID - 124365, RTF Code ID -RTF0124364-01070053

  • This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.


San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area - 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.
We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at
We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The City's Department of Human Resources (DHR) is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environment for the City and County of San Francisco, where all employees and prospective employees experience fairness, dignity, and respect. DHR's mission is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, and retain a highly-qualified workforce. The resources support and expand on the Mayor's Executive Directive 18-02, "Ensuring a Diverse, Fair, and Inclusive City Workplace."
To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

The Water Enterprise manages our complex regional water supply system featuring reservoirs, tunnels, pipelines, and treatment plants. We serve 2.7 million Bay Area residential, commercial, and industrial customers with high-quality, great tasting water every day. Our protected watersheds in Tuolumne, Alameda, and San Mateo counties ensure that we deliver safe, reliable water throughout our service area. We are proud to operate one of the most environmentally sustainable systems in the country.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Water Supply and Treatment Division (WSTD) is part of the SFPUC Water Enterprise and is responsible for operating and maintaining water treatment plants, reservoirs, pipelines and pump stations in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Joaquin Counties. To support this work, the Division is headquartered in Millbrae, has a maintenance yard in Sunol, and has various facilities throughout the Bay Area. The Division has a staff of 230 employees, an annual operating budget of $60 million, and is managed by a team stationed in Millbrae consisting of a Division Manager and 5 managers of its Business Services Administration, Engineering, Distribution, Maintenance, and System Operations sections.

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's City Distribution Division (CDD) is responsible for directing approximately 322 employees in the operation and maintenance of the 4 active water distribution systems within the City and County of San Francisco. These activities include, but are not limited to: operating and maintaining 20 pump stations (7 hydro-pneumatic stations), 10 reservoirs, 8 storage tanks, 20 regulators as well as other ancillary appurtenances and equipment; installing, repairing and maintaining 1,281 miles of water distribution mains including 181,000 service connections and meters and five water systems (2 permitted potable at CDD and Treasure Island/Yerba Buena Island, Auxiliary, Recycled, and Groundwater); engineering and designing new main and feeder extensions; managing the flora and fauna on over 1,000 acres of city owned property and rights-of-ways; and responding to all two-alarm or greater fires to assist the Fire Department in maintaining adequate water volume and consistent pressure while fighting fires.

Job Description

Position Summary
The Maintenance Machinist Assistant Supervisor, under general supervision, directs the work of a small group of journey level maintenance machinists performing skilled work in the fabrication, installation, maintenance, and repair of a wide variety of instruments and mechanical equipment.

The essential job junctions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Participates in and assigns work to subordinate maintenance machinists engaged in repairing, rebuilding, and manufacturing tools, equipment, pumps, and component parts.

  • Inspects and reviews maintenance and repair to assure conformance with instructions and standard procedures.

  • May instruct subordinates in methods of manufacture, fabrication, or repair of equipment.

  • Prepares drawings and sketches in connection with the fabrication of tools and safety equipment for machine shop use.

  • Maintains operational and personnel records; meets regularly with subordinate maintenance machinists to discuss safety and personnel matters.

  • Determines parts and materials needed for repair work, orders same, and assures their compliance with needs when received; maintains materials records and makes recommendations regarding the obtaining of new shop equipment.

  • Supervises and assists in the manufacture of tools, jigs, fixtures, patterns, machine parts, values and castings in connection with the maintenance, repair, and manufacture of such equipment and facilities.

  • Operates, repairs, and maintains lathes, drills, presses, milling machines, planers, shapers, grinders, and other common machine tools in the construction and repair of parts, tools, fixtures, and machinery.

  • Operates gas and electric welding equipment in the manufacture or repair of instruments, communication system components, and other equipment.

  • Repairs and manufactures parts for relays and electronically controlled instruments; cleans parts with chemicals and solvents; manufactures and repairs special tools and equipment necessary for instrument making activities.

  • Class 7337 Maintenance Machinist Assistant Supervisor performs other related duties as required.


If you are interested in this job, we are looking for people that have the following minimum qualifications:


  • Completion of a recognized four (4) year Machinist's apprenticeship program; AND

  • Three (3) years of fulltime verifiable experience as a journey-level Maintenance Machinist performing duties equivalent to Job Code 7332 Maintenance Machinist (with primary responsibility in maintenance/repair and machine tool operations): OR

  • A combination of trade-related training (certificate program or military training program) and fulltime verifiable experience as a journey-level Maintenance Machinist performing duties equivalent to Job Code 7332 Maintenance Machinist (with primary responsibility in maintenance/repair and machine tool operations) totaling seven (7) years.

Notes on Experience:

  1. Trade-related training refers to programs such as machine tool technology program.

  2. Experience solely as a Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist, Numerical Control (NC) Machinist or Machine Operator (without Manual Maintenance Machinist experience) will not be considered as qualifying.

  3. One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

License and Certification:

  • Possession of valid Class C driver license.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one's education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (Weight 100%)
The Supplemental Questionnaire is an exam and contents will be evaluated and scored. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire Exam is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for this position. These may include but are not limited to: knowledge of and ability to operate precision machine tools and equipment and the proper methods of working and machining various metals, knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in fabricating and installing related machines and equipment, and knowledge of machine shop safety precautions.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles when directed by the Human Resources Director. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Additional information

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection upon request once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g. as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twelve months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. To find Departments which use this classification, please see

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at .

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion' or ‘no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by Auto Machinist, Local 1414, are required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident. Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six-months after the date of the positive test.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

  • Select the "I'm Interested" button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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