Maintenance Worker

City of Sunnyvale
Full Time $35 - $44 Per hour CA City of Sunnyvale Water Pollution Control Plant, 1444 Borregas Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, United States
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Overview

MAINTENANCE WORKER 2 - WATER AND SEWER SYSTEMS DIVISION2 Regular Full-Time Employment Opportunities 

The City of Sunnyvale is currently recruiting for TWO Maintenance Worker 2 to join the Environmental Services Department team! The City of Sunnyvale is looking for Maintenance Worker 2 for the Environmental Services Department in the Water and Sewer Systems Division to perform a broad range of duties in the basic construction and maintenance trades. Incumbents generally work as a member of a crew, but may be given independent assignments and may, under direction, lead a small crew of trainees or temporary workers and assist with training. Incumbents are subject to on-call and standby duty assignments and/or call-back assignments as required.  This recruitment may be used to fill current and future vacancies in Maintenance Worker 2 assignments in the Environmental Services Department.  


Under supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled assignments in the construction, maintenance and repair of City water, sewer, and storm systems, and performs related work as required.


DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

Maintenance Worker I is the entry and training level of the series. Under supervision and in a training capacity, incumbents are assigned routine, unskilled maintenance tasks while learning the basic construction and maintenance trades as necessary for the specific division to which assigned. Incumbents generally work as a member of a crew, but may be given independent assignments.

Maintenance Worker II is the fully trained working-level class in the service field operations series. Under supervision, incumbents perform a broad range of duties in the basic construction and maintenance trades as necessary for the specific division to which assigned. Incumbents generally work as a member of a crew, but may be given independent assignments and may, under direction, lead a small crew of trainees or temporary workers and assist with training. Incumbents may be subject to call-back for after hour emergencies. In the Water Distribution group, the Water Distribution Worker classification is alternately staffed with the Maintenance Worker I/II classifications. Incumbents may advance to the higher-level Water Distribution Worker classification upon meeting the qualifications of that classification.


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Essential Job Functions

(May include, but are not limited to, the following):

General:

  • Loads, unloads, and operates pick-ups and trucks to transport maintenance supplies and materials.
  • Places traffic control flags, signs, and cones to direct traffic around work sites; may direct traffic.
  • Uses general carpentry and mechanical hand tools such as brooms, rakes, shovels, ladders, hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, saws, drills and wrenches.
  • Operates equipment such as air compressors, pneumatic hammers, power activated hammers, chain saws, concrete saws, pipe cutters, sprayers, compactors, forklifts, painting and spraying equipment and rollers.
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair of hand and power tools.
  • Tactfully responds to questions and comments from the public.
  • Responsible for the safe operation of equipment and tools used.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
  • May prepare and keep written records and make material and equipment requests.
  • May, under direction and on an irregular basis, operate equipment such as backhoes, front-end loaders and trucks.

In addition to the general duties listed above, the following duties are also performed in the Water Distribution Section. As a member of a crew, incumbents participate in the following crew activities, independently performing certain tasks as assigned:

  • Installing, connecting, relocating, and replacing new water mains, service lines, valves, pumps, meters, meter boxes and fire hydrants; cutting and fitting pipes and making taps.
  • Repairing leaks on water mains by installing new pipe and/or clamps.
  • Locating and marking existing water mains, meters, valves and other facilities for City crews and independent contractors using a sonic and/or magnetic pipe locator.
  • Notifying customers of water shut-downs.
  • Measuring and recording the location of valves, hydrants and blow-offs.
  • Exercising valves by hand or with hydraulic equipment; marking valves to indicate direction of opening and number of turns to open.
  • Testing water flow of hydrants.
  • Flushing water system through valves and hydrants, testing turbidity and chlorine residual of water and checking for valve leakage.
  • Painting valves, pumps, piping and building interiors and exteriors.
  • Removing vegetation, cleaning meters and meter vaults and replacing meters.
  • Opens and closes valves into water main.
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair on pump stations and generators.
  • Performs routine maintenance and repair on storage tanks and sites.

In addition to the general duties listed above, the following duties are also performed in the Sewer and Storm Section. As a member of a crew, incumbents participate in the following crew activities, independently performing certain tasks as assigned:

  • Perform a variety of construction, repair, cleaning, and inspection work including rodding, hydroflush cleaning, television camera inspection, locating, and new pipe underground construction.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles and equipment including loaders, pumps compressors, and heavy-duty trucks with trailers; set up and operate a variety of equipment including rodding, hydrovac, locating, and CCTV.
  • Repair, replace, and install structures such as manholes, cleanouts, and pressure-relief valves.
  • Calibrate, test, and operate air-monitoring devices.
  • Depending on assignment, work in areas with the potential to contain biohazards.
  • Assist with environmental cleanup; mitigate damage related to sewer spills.
  • Read and interpret maps.
  • Learn a variety of semi-skilled and manual work involved in the maintenance, cleaning, and closed circuit television (CCTV) inspection of sewer lines and structures.
  • Perform heavy manual labor.
  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather, terrain, and undergrowth conditions, with or around environmental hazards such as poison oak, stinging insects, and blood- and water-borne pathogens.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Position requires sitting, standing, walking on level, uneven and slippery surfaces, reaching, twisting, turning, kneeling, bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, grasping and making repetitive hand movements in the performance of daily duties. The position also requires both near and far vision when operating assigned equipment. Acute hearing is required in both the field and the office. The ability to lift, carry and push tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 70 pounds, such as a jackhammer, is also required. Additionally, the incumbent in this outdoor position works in all weather conditions, including wet, heat, and cold. The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, dust chemicals, biohazard materials and air contaminants. The nature of the work may also require the incumbent to climb ladders, use power and noise producing tools and equipment, work in confined spaces, drive motorized vehicles and work in heavy vehicle traffic conditions. Some of these requirements may be accommodated for otherwise qualified individuals requiring and requesting such accommodations.

The base salary for this classification includes pay for potentially hazardous duties as listed in the essential job functions.


Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

The minimum qualifications for education and experience can be met in the following way:

Maintenance Worker II

A high school diploma or GED equivalent, AND

Six months of experience performing duties comparable to those of the City's Maintenance Worker I classification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Maintenance Worker I 

Some knowledge of: 

  • The proper use and care of common hand tools.

Ability to: 

  • Safely perform heavy manual labor.
  • Learn the operation of power tools and equipment and the performance of a variety of semi-skilled tasks.
  • Learn to safely handle toxic materials.
  • Follow oral and written instructions.
  • Work effectively as a member of a crew.
  • Act in a courteous and diplomatic manner with members of the public.

Willingness to:

  • Wear a uniform.

Licenses/Certificates 

Possession at time of hire and continued maintenance of a valid California Class C driver's license and a safe driving record.

Maintenance Worker II

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Working level as required for the Maintenance Worker I, plus the following: 

Working Knowledge of: 

  • The basic techniques, equipment and materials used in the maintenance of water systems, sewers, trees and/or streets, as required by the program to which assigned.
  • The safety procedures for operating equipment and power tools.

Ability to: 

  • Work effectively alone and as a member of a crew.
  • Locate utilities and understand Underground Service Alert (USA) procedures.
  • Willingness to perform on-call duty assignment and call-back work as required.

Licenses/Certificates

Sewer and Storm, and Water Distribution Sections: Completion of the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) requirements for a commercial driver’s license (CDL) and possession of a valid California Class B driver's license with tanker endorsements is required within the probationary period.  Continued maintenance of a valid California Class B driver’s license with tanker endorsements and a safe driving record is required through the duration of employment. 

Application and Selection Process

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a City of Sunnyvale employment application and responses to the supplemental questions to the Department of Human Resources no later than 5:00 pm on Wednesday, June 5, 2024. Candidates are asked to fully describe any training, education, experience, or skills relevant to this position. Electronic applications may be submitted on-line through the City's employment page at and click on JOBS.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

EXAM PROCESS
Applications will be competitively screened based on the minimum qualifications of this position. Based upon a review of the application materials, the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the examination process, which may consist of an oral examination scheduled for Wednesday, June 26, 2024. (Note: The examination process may be changed as deemed necessary by the Director of Human Resources).

SELECTION PROCESS
Those candidates that receive a passing score on the examination will be placed on an eligibility list for up to one year, in accordance with the City's Civil Service Rules and Administrative Policies.  Top candidates on the eligibility list will be invited to participate in a selection interview with the Environmental Services Department tentatively scheduled for Wednesday July 3, 2024.  *Please note: Selection interviews will take place in-person at the Sunnyvale Corporation Yard located at 221 Commercial Street, Sunnyvale, CA 94085.   Any candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, which may consist of a comprehensive background investigation, as well as medical exam(s) administered by a City-selected physician(s) before hire. Prior to starting work, all newly-hired employees will be fingerprinted to check conviction history. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment; however, failure to disclose conviction history will result in refusal of employment or termination. 

INFORMATION ABOUT PROOF OF EDUCATION
Any successful candidate selected by the hiring department will be required to submit proof of education (i.e., original copy of the diploma or college/university transcripts).

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