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Maintenance Technician, Senior


Under general direction, the Maintenance Technician, Senior is responsible to modify, repair and maintain the Water Treatment Plant, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Storm/Sewer Collection Systems and Water Distribution Systems. Work closely with Water/Wastewater Plant Operations staff and Instrument and Control Technician.

This classification is assigned to the Turlock City Employees Association bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call back, and standby assignments.


General supervision is provided by the Electrical/Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS - Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Install and maintain water/wastewater treatment equipment including 480 volt, 3-phase electrical and mechanical components to include testing, troubleshooting and repair.
  • Maintain records of equipment repair and replacement using CMMS-generated work orders for predictive and preventative maintenance.
  • Modify all systems as directed including design, fabrication, assembly and testing.
  • Inspect, adjust and operate equipment as required.
  • Observe and enforce safety rules.
  • Operate various small and medium sized equipment including forklifts and trucks.
  • Use a wide range of hand and power tools and machinery.
  • Perform overtime and/or emergency work as required.
  • On call as assigned.
  • Participate in special projects or studies as assigned.
  • Assist with the preparation of technical and administrative reports, and other written documents, including the submittal of all regulatory required reports.
  • Build and maintain positive relationships with staff through clear and concise communication.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge of:

  • Principles, methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the installation, operation, maintenance and modification of electrical, electronic, mechanical and hydraulic systems.
  • Equipment, tools and materials used in the operation and maintenance of the water, sewer and storm systems.
  • Safety rules and regulations.
  • Hydraulics, metering, pumps, SCADA and chemicals used in water treatment.

Ability to:

  • Ability to read and understand technical drawings, sketches, plans and specifications and maintenance manuals.
  • Plan and schedule work activities
  • Work effectively with minimal supervision
  • Prepare complete and concise reports and records
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Work cooperatively with others
  • Assess changing conditions and initiate appropriate action.
  • Operate modern office equipment and software programs.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely orally and in writing.
  • Use of modern office equipment and applicable software.

Any combination of education, training and experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and ability is as follows:


Equivalent to a high school diploma or GED certification and six college units or CEUs in a related field or scholastic general education (i.e. Speech, Math, English, Science, Foreign Language, etc.). College course work in mechanical, electronics and electrical theory and technology is preferred.


Four years of experience in a related field involving mechanical and electrical maintenance on major equipment and systems.



Possession of an appropriate, valid Class C California Driver's License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.

Ability to obtain a Class B Driverís License within (12) months from date of employment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


  • T-2 Water Treatment Certification within 24 months of appointment (Required for assignments at the Water Treatment Plant).
  • D-1 Water Distribution Certification within 24 months of appointment (Required for assignments at the Water Treatment Plant).
  • CWEA Mechanical Technologist certification within 24 months of appointment.
  • Forklift, Crane, and Boom Truck Completed Training is desired


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment on a frequent basis 25lbs, and on an occasional basis 50lbs.

      For questions about City employment, please contact:

      Human Relations
      156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
      Turlock, CA 95380-5454
      (209) 668-5150
      Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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