Job Details

West County Wastewater District
  • Position Number: 3770061
  • Location: Richmond, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

In 2021, West County Wastewater (WCW) celebrated its 100-year anniversary and continues to celebrate innovative leadership and a reimagined work culture. WCW is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable and inclusive working environment where new ideas and approaches are encouraged, and every person is valued.

West County Wastewater operates a 12.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant and maintains 249 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 17 lift stations and six miles of pressure force mains. The District's Strategic Plan was updated in 2021 and continues to serve as the road map for upgrading and maintaining WCW's infrastructure and operations moving forward. WCW maintains 3 lift stations on a contractual basis and works closely with other local partners on operational and maintenance matters.

WCW is seeking to fill two Maintenance Technician vacancies. WCW is seeking a dedicated worker, strategic thinker, results-driven individual who thrives on personal accountability. The Maintenance Technician is responsible for performing a variety of routine maintenance duties in support of the Maintenance Division related to manual labor and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of all West County Wastewater (WCW) facilities, machinery, and equipment.

The Ideal candidate has well developed interpersonal skills which involve providing excellent customer service to internal and external customers. The incumbent will be self-driven with good problem-solving skills who is reliable, flexible, and has a strong sense of accountability that is consistent with WCW's core values, expectations, and other organizational needs.

We are looking for someone who is:

  • Knowledgeable. You will need to be knowledgeable of established safety policies and procedures and applicable codes and regulations.

  • Customer focused. Your role will require you to understand your customer's operational needs and to be responsive and proactive when addressing those needs.

  • Flexible. You will need to adapt and adjust your work schedule to meet changing conditions or emergencies.

  • Organized and Results Driven. You will need to be organized and shows a high level of care and thoroughness in handling assignments.

  • Dependable. Your assigned unit will rely on you for support.

  • Able to Personify Integrity. You will be an important part in maintaining WCW's culture of transparency and accountability, open to continuous improvement.

What you will Typically be responsible for:

  • Performing semi-skilled and skilled routine diagnosis, maintenance and repairs of all machinery and equipment in the treatment plant and the lift stations.

  • Operating various treatment plant tools, vehicles, and stationery machinery.

  • Installing, repairing, changing, and modifying mechanical and elementary electrical systems.

  • Maintaining records and preparing clear and concise written and oral reports of work performed.

  • Performing building maintenance, grounds maintenance, janitorial activities.

A few reasons you might love this job:

  • Every day brings a variety of work and opportunities to make a difference with the potential to impact the delivery of important public services.

  • You will work in a dynamic department with opportunities to excel and grow.

  • You will have the ability to be innovative and creative in designing and implementing new programs, processes, and tools.

A few challenges you might face in this job:

  • Your work will have a direct impact on the agency's ability to provide important public services.

  • You will work in a dynamic department with opportunities to excel.

  • You will be working with a highly skilled and knowledgeable team.

Competencies Desired:

  • Attention to Detail: Focusing on the details of work content, work steps, and final work products

  • Legal & Regulatory Navigation: Understanding and adhering to established safety standards, building codes and regulations

  • Adaptability- Responding positively to change and modifying behavior as the situation requires

  • Oral Communication: Engaging effectively in dialogue

  • Writing: Communicating effectively in writing

  • Teamwork: Collaborating with others to achieve shared goals

  • Professional Impact: Presenting self as a positive representative of the organization

  • Self-Management: Showing personal organization, self-discipline, and dependability

  • Professional Integrity & Ethics: Displaying honesty, adherence to principles, and personal accountability


Incumbents in this classification may perform any combination of duties assigned to this classification. The following list of duties is intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed and the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s) and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification or is similar or closely related to another duty statement.

Essential Duties: Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Diagnose, repair, and maintain plant and lift station equipment, vehicles and portable equipment including generators, pumps, welders, compressors, lift trucks, and tractors.

  • Operate appropriate machines and tools in repairing pumps, compressors, engines and mechanical equipment and basic electrical systems related to lift stations and the treatment plant.

  • Perform general maintenance duties in the plant and lift stations, including buildings, grounds, and equipment as required.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on treatment plant and lift station equipment, vehicles and portable equipment including generators, pumps, welders, compressors, lift trucks, and tractors.

  • Perform minor repairs on engines, generators and motors.

  • Clean, lubricate, and paint equipment.

  • Perform janitorial work.

  • Install, repair, replace, and modify pumps, controllers, bearings, seals, hydraulic and pneumatic pipes, and mechanical and basic electrical systems.

  • Fabricate parts and structures from a variety of materials. Use a variety of power hand tools, cutting and welding equipment and electrical test equipment.

  • Keep maintenance records.

  • Make oral and written reports of work performed.

  • Operate treatment plant vehicles and stationery machinery, as required.

  • Operate a tractor to mix sludge lagoons.

  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Any combination of experience and training that demonstrates that a person has obtained the required knowledge and is able to perform the required work (with reasonable accommodation, if needed) will be considered. A person with the following combined training and experience would typically qualify to compete in a selection process:

Experience and Training: Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Three years experience in the repair and maintenance of equipment common to a treatment plant or similar type facility.

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the maintenance, installation and repair of major mechanical systems.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License. The incumbent must continue to meet all of the provisions of the Driving Policy as a condition of continued employment.

Possession of Grade I Mechanical Technology certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association within one year of appointment to the position. Possession of a Grade II Maintenance Mechanical Technology certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association within three years of appointment to the position.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Great understanding of workplace safety protocols and programs

  • Experience working with a governmental agency or public utility

  • Experience working with a CCMS (computerized maintenance management system)

  • Experience maintaining wastewater treatment equipment or a similar industrial setting

  • Experience with working with Outlook


Applying for this Position:
Applicants interested in the Secretary to the District/District Clerk position must apply at by January 17, 2023.

This recruitment requires a cover letter and resume with the application.

Selection Process:

  1. Application Filing and Evaluation: Applicants must complete a supplemental questionnaire at the time of application; applications will be evaluated to determine which candidates will move forward in the next phase of the recruitment process.

  1. Structured Oral Interview: Conducted by a Qualifications Appraisal Panel, which will evaluate candidates in job-related areas. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the structured oral to participate in the next phase of the selection process.

Tentative Test Dates:

Oral Board Interview: February 2, 2023
Internal Interview: February 23, 2023
Hiring Interview: March 2, 2023

WCW is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email transmission in submitting applications. Candidates who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources at

Disaster Service Worker
All West County Wastewater employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law. Employment with the WCW requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Equal Employment Opportunity
It is the policy of West County Wastewater to consider all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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