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Maintenance 1 - Treatment Operator


Pay Range $3200 - $5020/month



Status: Non-Exempt



Under general supervision, performs a variety of assignments in the installation maintenance and repair of the water treatment and distribution systems and performs maintenance of The District’s intake pumping and storage facilities.



Workers in this classification are responsible for performing the full range of water service system maintenance, installation and repair assignments with minimal supervision and training.



The duties listed below are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete or exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification.

  • Performs basic laboratory control tests to determine chlorine residual, PH turbidity, CT and adjusts operating ranges of equipment to maintain levels within state requirements.
  • Maintains water treatment dosing pumps, replenishes day tank solutions, and logs water quality reports.
  • Checks and maintains surface water source and booster pumps. Well water pumps and all related controls and structures.
  • Sets and reads meters and makes repairs or replaces meters as necessary.
  • Makes repairs to water service lines and replaces service lines as necessary.
  • Repairs leaks and breaks in distribution pipe up to 12 inch plastic, iron, steel and AC.
  • Excavates for main lines and services using hand and power tools.
  • Operates equipment such as backhoe, dump truck, vac excavator and roller compactor.
  •  Cuts bends and threads pipe. Fits pipe sections and all other aspects of underground and above ground plumbing.
  • Operates pipeline underground locating equipment and marks USA Underground Service Alert requests.
  • Learns the location of valves, pipelines, meters, and documents the results of inspections.
  • Assists in the repair of fire hydrants and warf heads.
  • Operates production water wells.
  • Shuts down and turns on main water lines.
  • Contact with customers requests about pressure and water quality issues.
  • Flushes lines and mains.
  • Installs/removes meters. Turns on/off services. Locks off meters and services.
  • Collects water quality samples for laboratory testing.
  • Distributes notices to customers.
  • Performs routine District ground and building maintenance including janitorial, landscape and painting.



  • Operate District vehicles in field installations and maintenance work.
  • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift equipment and parts weighing up to 50 lbs.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouches, crawls, and climbs during field maintenance and repair work.
  • Works in an environment with exposure to direct sun, prolonged rain, heat and cold dust, dirt, and mud.
  • Communicates with District staff in face to face one to one settings.
  • Regularly uses cell phones for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computer terminals, copier, and fax machines.
  • Stands and walks for extended periods of time.



  • Any combination of experience and education equivalent to graduation from high school.
  • Possess a valid California drivers license and acceptable driving record for District purposes. Must be able to obtain a “B” Drivers License with Air Endorsement and Grade 2 Distribution and Treatment License issued by the State of California within 6 months of hire date.
  • This position requires a complete annual physical as determined by The District.
  • Including respiratory capacity, fit testing, lumbar x-ray, drug screening and other pre-employment physical standard tests as required.



Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, and equipment used in water service installation, maintenance and repair work.
  • Installation, maintenance, repair and testing of water monitoring and treatment equipment.
  • District policies and procedures related to customer service and customer relations.
  • Proper work safety standards.



  • Perform work assignments in the installation, maintenance and repair of water service systems and water meters.
  • Perform skilled installation, service, and repair of water services.
  • Operate motor vehicles and power-driven equipment used in water service work.
  • Deal tactfully and courteously with the public.
  • Follow oral and written directions.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co workers, outside agencies, and the public.
  • On 24 hour per day standby call out with possible rotating scheduled weekend duty.
  • Other duties assigned as required for district operation.
  • Position is at-will employment.