Senior Collection System Maintenance Technician

City of Colton | Colton, CA

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Posted Date 10/10/2018


Compensation: $53,750.53 to $65,334.05 Annually
Position is designated in the IBEW Local 47-Water & Wastewater Division

All applicants should submit a copy of his/her certificates and any California Driver's License and endorsements. 

Under the direction of the Collections System Maintenance Supervisor, performs the full array of duties assigned to classes in the Collection System Maintenance series including some supervision and training, cleaning and inspection of wastewater and stormwater conveyance lines and equipment and lift station maintenance.
The Senior Collection System Maintenance Technician is an advanced journey level classification within the Collection System Maintenance Technician series. Incumbents in this classification perform work of a manual nature, which requires a higher degree of mental and physical dexterity. Incumbents within this classification is distinguished from the next lower classification of Collection System Maintenance Technician II, by the performance of more technical and complex duties and responsibilities which may include operating heavy equipment, maintaining and repairing wastewater and stormwater equipment. Incumbents in this classification may be assigned to assist crews with assigned duties and responsibilities. Incumbent may oversee the work performed by a lower classification and may be required to work holidays, evenings, and weekends and be on call for 24-hour shifts as needed.
Note:  Incumbents in this classification are subject to the Alcohol/Drug Testing requirements of the Department of Transportation.
May exercise technical and functional supervision over lower level maintenance staff.


Perform installation, maintenance, repair, cleaning and inspection of wastewater and stormwater conveyance lines and pump stations, manholes and connections; operate backhoes, dump trucks, loaders, compressor jackhammers, hydro rodder vacuum units in the course of repair; operate video camera equipment in investigation of lines; Act as lead worker for maintenance crews and perform all supervisory functions as required; oversee work of others, train in maintenance and repair procedures and make final checks of repairs and maintenance; Assist in the selection and training of personnel in an assigned work unit; establishes work priorities and routines and assigns work to unit personnel; Maintain wastewater and stormwater conveyance line maintenance records; contact members of the public regarding problems and potential stoppages; demonstrate a full understanding of wastewater and stormwater conveyance line inspection and maintenance procedures and work methods; Provides day-to-day leadership and works with staff to ensure a high-performance, customer service oriented work environment that supports achieving the department's and the City's mission, strategic plan, objectives and values; Provides technical assistance to staff; Responsible for carrying out the City's safety program; insures subordinates follow safety policy in work methods and procedures; enforces proper safety precautions while working in dangerous situations; educates employees on rules, regulations, safe work habits and potential hazards presented by their work environment; Reports weekend spills to on-call administrative staff, and coordinates spill containment and remediation efforts; Read maps and engineering drawings for location of wastewater and stormwater conveyance lines; investigate line stoppages and associated problems; resolve minor repairs as needed; Operate a variety of tools and equipment relevant to the operation and maintenance of wastewater and stormwater conveyance lines; operate lift stations and other equipment; May participate in long-term planning to assess future needs; Performs after-hours emergency and on-call duties on a rotating basis; Maintain prompt and regular attendance; Perform other related duties as required.

Education and/or Experience:
Any combination of education and experience that has provided the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for a Senior Collection System Maintenance Technician.  A typical way of obtaining the required qualifications is to possess the equivalent of three years of experience performing duties directly applicable to assigned areas of responsibility. A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Possession of a valid class "B" California Driver's License with air breaks and tanker endorsements is required.
Possession of a Grade III Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association is required.
Possession of a Grade IV Collection System Maintenance Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association is desired.
Additional Requirements: 
Depending on the needs of the City, the incumbent of this classification may be required to maintain additional licenses or certificates and Continuing Education Units. The incumbent may be required to work outside the traditional work schedule. Will be subject to call out/call back or stand-by scheduling.


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