Water Wastewater Electrical Mechanical Worker

Location: Oxnard, CA

Job Number: 22-911-01

Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled electrical and mechanical work in the construction, maintenance and repair of the District’s water distribution, wastewater treatment, and biosolids drying process plant facilities machinery and equipment.

The Water Wastewater Electrical Mechanical Worker is a journey level skilled crafts classification responsible for installing, maintaining and repairing electrical and mechanical systems, machinery and equipment of water distribution, wastewater treatment, and biosolids drying process plant facilities machinery and equipment. This classification is distinguished from the next higher classification of Water/Wastewater Supervisor by the latter’s responsibility for the day-to-day supervision of all assigned technical service activities.

This position receives direct or general supervision from a designated supervisor or manager.

The Water Wastewater Electrical Mechanical Worker may exercises technical and functional direction over lower level staff.

Essential Functions


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following examples.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs pumps, motors, motor control centers, valves, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, compressors and combustion engines; may fabricate parts and repair equipment, using machine tools (lathe, shaper, drill press, mill, etc.) and welding equipment.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs equipment based upon mechanical schematics or electrical diagrams; troubleshoots and repairs voltage equipment with currents ranging from 110 to 480.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electrical and electronic systems; tests and maintains electric motors, variable frequency drives, alarm and control systems for proper working condition.
  • Installs electrical conduit and wiring for power, controls, lighting and similar applications.
  • Facilitates, coordinates and supports repairs and maintenance; performs a variety of other ancillary maintenance tasks, such as disconnecting and removing motors and pumps, maintaining and repairing solenoids and regulators on co-generation systems, and other related electrical and mechanical maintenance within District facilities.
  • Operates electrical and mechanical testing instruments including volt/ohm meters, meggars, I.C. tester, dial indicators, micrometers, thickness gauges and process meters; gas and arc welding equipment.
  • Operates heavy equipment as necessary such as cranes, boom trucks, vacuum trucks, vactor and hydro trucks, hoist, and various hand tools in the course of performing maintenance and repairs; may assist on the collection systems crew as necessary.
  • Prepares time and equipment reports and records of work performed; evaluates equipment failure and determines necessary corrective action in daily and call-out emergency repair; assists other staff in performance of technical duties.
  • May order or assist in the ordering of supplies and materials needed for operations.
  • Responds to questions and concerns from customers and the general public; provides information as appropriate and resolves service complaints.
  • Performs other related duties as requested.

Requirements For Employment

Any equivalent combination of experience and education that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience performing electrical and mechanical repairs and installation on a variety of electrical equipment with low electrical voltages (up to 480 volts).
  • Experience and safety training working around medium electrical voltages (4160 volts) is required.
  • Equivalent to a high school diploma.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid Class C California driver’s license, and a driving record acceptable for insurability.
  • Depending on assignment, a valid Class B California driver’s license may be required.

Supplemental Information


The following are a representative sample of the KSA necessary to perform the essential duties of the position.
Knowledge of:
  • Electrical principles, low voltage alternating current and troubleshooting electrical equipment.
  • National Electrical Code standards, including standards for conduit and wiring practices.
  • Basic electronics and electronic test equipment.
  • Principles, methods, materials, equipment, tools and practices used in maintenance, repair and operation of mechanical equipment such as pumps, motors, and other mechanical apparatus/devices utilized in District facilities.
  • Mechanical troubleshooting techniques.
  • Calibration methods.
  • Gas and arc welding methods and techniques.
  • Traffic control techniques.
  • Safety equipment and monitoring devices, equipment inspection techniques.
  • District maintenance operations and standards.
  • Safe work practices applicable to electrical and mechanical maintenance including working with voltages of 480 volts and below and working around medium voltage equipment up to 4160 volts.
Ability to:
  • Troubleshoot electrical and mechanical failures.
  • Make electrical and mechanical repairs.
  • Evaluate efficiency/effectiveness of equipment maintained and make recommendations regarding modifications/enhancements.
  • Understand and interpret/utilize mechanical and electrical schematics, blueprints and manufacturer information on equipment; apply electrical and mechanical knowledge specific to water/wastewater facilities.
  • Drive and operate equipment and tools safely.
  • Make decisions and independent judgments.
  • Communicate effectively with members of the public and co-workers.
  • Maintain accurate records and document actions taken.
  • Perform routine mathematical calculations.
  • Prioritize work assignments.
  • Respond effectively to emergency repair situations.
  • Design and install electrical and mechanical modification to equipment.
  • Prioritize work; follow safe work practices.
  • Provide technical expertise and complete work related reports.

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on uneven, level and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, grasping and making repetitive hand movement in the performance of daily duties.  Fine coordination is used when the incumbent assembles and repairs fixtures and equipment.  The position also requires both near and far vision when operating heavy equipment and other repair duties.  The need to lift, push, and drag equipment and supplies weighing in excess of 100 pounds or more is required.  Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions including wet, hot and cold.  The incumbent may work on construction sites, in open fields, operate equipment, use chemicals and solvents and may be exposed to toxic substances such as fumes, dust and air contaminants which may cause eye, nose and skin irritation.  The nature of the work also requires the incumbent to climb on ladders, use power, noise producing and vibrating tools and equipment, work around high voltage and rotating equipment, drive motorized vehicles and heavy equipment, and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions which subjects the employees to traffic, mechanical and electrical hazards.  Incumbent may be exposed to and work in/around sewer influent and wastewater effluent and may be required to enter confined spaces which may involve wearing self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).

Retirement Benefits – Ventura County Employees’ Retirement Association (VCERA), Federal Social Security Program, and two optional 457 Deferred Compensation Plans.
Insurance/Cafeteria Plan – The District provides an employee assistance program (EAP), a $10,000 life insurance policy, and a monthly cafeteria plan contribution toward medical, dental, and vision of up to $1,192. Other optional plans include long term disability, additional life insurance, and flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent care.
Annual Leave – Employees receive a comprehensive annual leave. Initial accrual rates start at 175.5 hours per year for Non-Represented employees, 143.78 per year for SEIU members, and 167.44 per year for IUOE members.
Holidays – 8 Holidays, 4 Floating Holidays, and 2 hours on New Year’s Eve.
Textbook & Tuition – The District provides up to $5,250 per year.

Ventura Regional Sanitation District is pleased to be accepting applications to fill this position.

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as we will be filling this vacancy as soon as an ideal candidate is identified.

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$63,835.20 - $77,916.80 Annually


Full Time


Custodial | Environmental Services | Maintenance | Miscellaneous | Sanitation



Application Deadline

Open Until Filled