Senior Maintenance/Instrumentation Technician

West County Wastewater District | Richmond, CA

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Posted Date 9/08/2020

West County Wastewater District is offering an exciting opportunity to work with an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency. The Senior Maintenance/Instrumentation Technician performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled tasks in the installation, maintenance and repair of all District-maintained facilities, machinery and equipment; serve as lead worker for mechanical, electrical and instrumentation maintenance activities.
The ideal candidate is skilled in reading and interpreting electrical drawings, plans, and prints, and has at least 3 years of experience in the operation and maintenance of VFDs, Soft Start, Direct Drive, Transducers, Bubbler Systems, and meters such as D.O., ORP, PH, Nitrate, and Alkalinity. 
In addition, the ideal candidate is:

  • Confined Space Certified
  • Comfortable and effective at taking regular on call assignments
  • Has advanced knowledge of the operations and maintenance of equipment such as pumps, engines, compressors, and blowers
  • Skilled at preparing and delivering oral and written reports
  • Firm but compassionate leader who is accountable and promotes accountability in their team
  • Holds an Electrical / Instrumentation Grade 2 Certificate.

West County Wastewater District (WCWD) is an award-winning wastewater treatment and resource recovery agency that collects and treats wastewater for reuse. Both district headquarters and the treatment plant are located in Richmond, CA, several miles from one another. The WCWD customer base of approximately 100,000 residents is within a service area that incorporates 34,000 residences and 2,450 commercial/industrial businesses within the cities of Richmond (northern subdivisions & north Richmond, San Pablo and designated sections of Pinole). It also serves the communities of El Sobrante, East Richmond Heights and the surrounding unincorporated areas.

The District operates a 12.5 MGD wastewater treatment plant and maintains 249 miles of sanitary sewer collection lines, 17 lift stations and six miles of pressure force mains. The District's Strategic Plan was updated in 2018 and continues to serve as the road map for upgrading and maintaining the District's infrastructure and operations moving forward.

Our Mission and Values: We protect public health and the environment by safely and responsibly collecting and treating wastewater for reuse. 

  • Service
  • Trust
  • Accountability
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Sustainability 

To learn more about joining the District, click here: West County Wastewater District


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Five years of journey level experience in the repair and maintenance of mechanical, electrical and control equipment and systems common to a treatment plant or similar type facility.
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training as required for certification.
License and/or Certificate: Possession of a Mechanical Technologist Grade III certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association.  At a minimum, the certification shall be attained in the following manner:

Grade II certificate within eighteen months of appointment to position.
Grade III certificate within three years of appointment to position.

Possession of the Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade III certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association.  At a minimum, the certification shall be attained in the following manner:

Grade III certificate within two years of appointment to position.

Possession of a valid California Driver's License.  The incumbent must continue to meet all of the provisions of the Driving Policy as a condition of continued employment.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please visit our website at WCWD to apply online.  Applications must be filed online by no later than September 27, 2020 by 11:59 PST.
Oral Examination: October 8, 2020

The most highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate to the next phase of the selection process and will consist of any or all the following: oral interview and performance or written exercise.

The District will evaluate each applicant's qualifications based solely on the information provided on the application. Failure to fully complete the application may eliminate you from consideration for the position. You may attach a resume, but it is not a substitute for completing the application. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process.

Supplemental questions are an integral part of the application and examination process. Please answer them as fully as completely as you can. "See Resume" or "same as above" will not be considered responsive answers. The selected candidate must undergo all applicable post-offer medical, drug, and physical examinations prior to appointment.

Notification and correspondence will be sent via e-mail only. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct e-mail address is provided and that correspondences are being received. Some e-mail accounts recognize these e-mails in the spam/junk folders. Please check your e-mail spam/junk folders or allow e-mail correspondences from e-mails ending in

Additional inquiries about the position may be directed to Tanya Williams at  

West County Wastewater District is not responsible for the failure of internet forms or email in submitting your application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or selection process should advise Human Resources by emailing

WCWD is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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