County of Alameda

Plant Maintenance Laborer, Zone 7 (#4986)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Zone 7 Crafts & Trades (062)
$50.27-$50.27 Hourly / $4,021.60-$4,021.60 BiWeekly /
$8,713.47-$8,713.47 Monthly / $104,561.60-$104,561.60 Yearly

Under general supervision, to perform a variety of routine and semi-skilled maintenance and construction duties in Zone 7 treatment plants and field distribution systems; and to perform related work as required.


This class performs routine mechanical maintenance, painting, carpentry and related plant and equipment maintenance work. It is distinguished from Plant Mechanic, Zone 7, which is responsible for performing skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.
1. Performs preventive maintenance work on pumps, motors, valves, compressors and related plant and distribution system equipment; lubricates and changes oil; adjusts or replaces hoses, belts and valves.
2. Prepares surfaces and paints plant and distribution system equipment and facilities; mixes and applies paints and protective coatings.
3. Installs or assists in the installation of piping systems, including PVC, copper, galvanized, AC, etc.
4. Performs building and facilities maintenance, repair and construction work, including carpentry, painting, minor electrical and plumbing work.
5. Performs fabrication and welding work.
6. Estimates and secures materials, tools and equipment required for assigned tasks.
7. Operates a variety of hand, power and shop tools used in the work; operates boom trucks and forklifts.
8. Prepares basic records and logs of work performed.
9. Observes safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.
10. Assists Plant Mechanics on major projects as assigned.

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The equivalent of two years of experience in mechanical or building trades maintenance work, which has provided the required knowledge and skills.


The equivalent of one year of experience as a Laborer in the Building Maintenance Division of the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)


Possession of a valid California Driver’s license.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in basic mechanical maintenance, plumbing, painting, carpentry and related building trades work.
• Basic shop math.
• Safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.

Ability to:

• Perform basic mechanical maintenance, plumbing, painting, carpentry and related building trades work.
• Follow written and oral directions.
• Complete work assignments independently.
• Use safety equipment and observe safe work methods.
• Operate and maintain tools and equipment used in the work.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

• Must be willing to work in exposure to potentially hazardous materials, in confined spaces, and outdoors in all weather conditions. Must possess strength sufficient to perform heavy manual labor.

Old document: 1256h
New document: Jobspecs/4986
CSC Date: 5/18/94


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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