Maintenance Worker III (Utilities)

City of Milpitas | Milpitas, CA

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Posted Date 3/06/2023

To serve as Lead Worker over a crew within assigned area of responsibility, including either streets, facilities, recreation, utilities, parks or street landscape; to perform a variety of semiskilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of public facilities including the areas of streets, recreation, facilities, utilities, parks and/or street landscape; and to perform the more complex and responsible tasks within the work unit including the training of less experienced staff.

This is the advanced journey level class in the maintenance worker class series. The Maintenance Worker Ill is distinguished from other classes in the maintenance series by the responsibility assumed by leading a crew and by the performance of the more complex and responsible duties assigned to positions in this series. Incumbents at this level typically possess specialized skills, knowledge and abilities, and work independently.

Salary: 83,503.42 - 101,506.34

Examples of Duties

  • Serve as lead worker over an assigned crew in the areas of either street, utility, parks, street landscape maintenance, recreation, and/or facilities.      
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced personnel.
  • Assist assigned supervisor with daily supervision of personnel and the timely completion of assigned duties.
  • Check work of assigned crew.
  • Maintain timesheets and other records as appropriate.
  • Ensure that safety measures and practices are utilized at all times.
  • Oversee and participate in the performance of maintenance duties; heavy manual labor, operate construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, sweepers, highranger, and skip loaders for a variety of construction and maintenance operations involving the maintenance of either streets, recreation, facilities, utilities, parks, and/or street landscape.
  • Perform emergency maintenance work as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

When assigned to utilities or utilities stand-by:

  • Repair water and sewer line breaks;
  • Dig ditches to lay and/or expose water and sewage lines;
  • Cut and replace damaged pipes;
  • Perform minor plumbing and electrical repairs;
  • Clean and remove blockages from sewage in storm drain lines;
  • Operate, exercise, repair, or replace water valves;
  • Install, repair, or replace fire hydrants, water meters, backflow devices, water main and service lines;
  • Flush water distribution system;
  • Collect water samples for analytical purposes;
  • Respond to water quality complaints;
  • Maintain records of system performance, maintenance, and repairs;
  • Respond to after hour calls;
  • Disinfect water mains and service lines after pressure reductions;
  • Install meter boxes.

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Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience: Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of public facilities including the areas of streets, utilities, parks, street landscape maintenance, facilities, and/or recreation, comparable to that of the Maintenance Worker Il in the City of Milpitas.

Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate: Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California Commercial Driver's License with Class B and tanker endorsement within 11 months of appointment.

When assigned to the Utilities Section: Must meet and maintain State of California water distribution operator D3 certification requirements within 24 months of appointment.

To be considered please submit your application and resume to our Careers Opportunities. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of City applications. 


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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