City of Ventura
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Job Description

The City of Ventura Water Department is looking to for a Utilities Mechanic I/II to join our Wastewater Maintenance Team. If you are seeking an opportunity to grow into a long-term career in water, we offer training and advancement opportunities at the Ventura Water Reclamation Facility.

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.

What You’ll Do

The Utilities Mechanic performs a wide variety of mechanical repairs on plant equipment and facilities and may occasionally assist in routine electrical maintenance work. These skilled professionals may work alone or as members of a crew in construction, maintenance/repair of the water system’s equipment and facilities.

 Depending on experience, this team member will act in an entry level or journey capacity maintaining mechanical equipment related to wastewater facilities. The Wastewater team is responsible for mechanical work at Ventura Water Reclamation Facility.

Who You Are

You have a desire to join a dedicated team committed to providing the highest level of customer service to citizens of the City of Ventura!  

Through education, training and/or experience you can:

  • understand written and oral communications
  • read and interpret technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, diagrams, and instrumentation schematics
  • adhere to safe work practices
  • work independently, making informed decisions based experience and judgement
  • flexibly shift priorities from day to day or hour to hour as necessary
  • working cooperatively with other team members, collaboratively to sustain coordinated efforts
  • operate motorized and machine shop equipment

Position Qualifications

Utilities Mechanic I: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to one year of experience working with and performing repairs to a variety of mechanical equipment.

Utilities Mechanic II: A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to two years at the Utilities Mechanic I level independently performing repairs to a variety of mechanical equipment related to water and wastewater equipment and facilities and demonstrated ability to safely assist journey level electrical workers.

License or Certificate Requirements: 

Wastewater:  Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.  Within six months of employment, employee must obtain and, thereafter, maintain a valid California Class A driver's license with the following endorsements/restrictions: Tanker endorsements - no restrictions.  According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.

CWEA Mechanical Technologist Grade I Certification desirable.  

Salary and Benefits

The City offers a compensation package that includes both a generous salary and excellent benefits! 

SALARY: $27.92 - $37.50 Hourly DOQ

BENEFITS: Refer to the benefits tab on the job posting for specific information on City benefits.

How to Apply

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, please complete an online City Job Application and supplemental questionnaire now!  

The filing deadline is Tuesday, April 9, 2024, 5:30 p.m.

Go to www.cityofventura.ca.gov/jobs and Apply!  EEO/ADA

salary plus 6 Medical options, CalPers Retirement, Dental, Vision, FSA, 457