City of Ventura

Electrical-Mechanical Maint. Worker (#A23)

Unit: VMEA - Maintenance Unit (A)
$29.92-$36.36 Hourly / $5,185.37-$6,302.90 Monthly / $62,224.45-$75,634.83 Yearly


Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled electrical and mechanical work, alone or as member of a crew in the construction, maintenance and repair of the sewerage treatment equipment and facilities or the water system's production equipment and facilities.

Incumbent may be required to work stand-by on rotational basis and report to work on a callback basis as needed within a designated time frame. Standby assignment is at the discretion of the Division Head.


Depending on assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Water Division

Installs, maintains, cleans and repairs equipment and facilities at wells, booster stations, treatment facilities, water storage reservoirs and tanks; installs, maintains and repairs pumps, motors, motor controls centers, valves, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, compressors and combustion engines; fabricates and repairs equipment, using machine tools and welding equipment (gas, and electric); operator various motorized equipment (boom truck, crane, hoist, etc.) incidental to the mechanical testing instruments, i.e., volt/ohm meters, meggers, I.C. tester, dial indicators, etc. to obtain measurements and readings; installs and repairs equipment based upon mechanical drawings or electrical prints; troubleshoots and repairs 110 through 480 voltage alternating current equipment, with emphasis on 480 voltage; operates and monitors the water system through the use of a computer control system; troubleshoots telemetry systems in/outputs to water control computer system; patrols the water system to ensure security and correct operation of system equipment; monitors, collects and inputs production data and prepares reports; enters data into Ventura Water's computerized asset management system; performs related work as required.

Wastewater Division

Repairs and installs electrical and electronic systems. Tests and maintains electric motors, variable frequency drives, alarm and control systems for proper working condition. Obtains measurements and readings using electrical and mechanical testing instruments, including but not limited to DMM, meggers, micrometers and thickness gauges and process meters. Reads electrical and mechanical schematics, blueprints and/or diagrams and installs electrical or mechanical equipment as specified in these documents and in accordance with the National Electric Code. Installs electrical conduit and wiring for power, controls, lighting and similar applications. Maintains electrical and mechanical equipment associated with gas or diesel engine driven generators (co-generation and emergency portable generators). Facilitates, coordinates and supports repairs and maintenance. Performs a variety of other ancillary maintenance tasks, such as disconnecting and removing motors and pumps, maintaining and repairing solenoids and regulators on co-generation system and other related electrical and mechanical maintenance at the wastewater treatment facilities and pumping stations. Operates motorized and mechanical equipment to maintain an effective wastewater treatment system. Prepares reports, documentation and correspondence as required utilizing a personal computer.

Performs related work as required.


Knowledge of: electrical principles, low voltage alternating current and troubleshooting electrical equipment; National Electrical Code standards, including standards for conduit and wiring practices; basic electronics and electronic test equipment (CMM/process meters, meggers, amprobes, etc.); basic hand tools and their safe use; safe work practices working with voltages of 480 volts and below and working around medium voltage equipment up to 4160 volts; water systems or wastewater treatment equipment and operations; machine shop equipment and welding equipment.

Ability to: read, interpret and draw mechanical and electrical schematics; instruct others in the performance maintenance function; work effectively alone and unassisted or as a member of a crew; skill in operating motorized equipment (boom truck, crane, hoist, etc.); skill in operating machine shop equipment (lathe, shaper, drill press, mill, pipe threading machine, electric conduit bender, etc.); some assignments require skill in operating both gas and electric welding equipment.



  • Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license is required.
  • Within six months of employment, must obtain and maintain the following licenses:
  • In Water: Valid California State Class B license with the allowable Auto Transmission and Air Brakes restrictions.
  • In Wastewater: Valid California State Class A license with Tanker endorsement and allowable Auto Transmission restriction.
  • According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), drug testing is required.


Environment: works in wastewater or water treatment plant and field environment, in seasonal climate and weather conditions; works with slippery surface conditions where dust, dirt and odors are frequently encountered; drives vehicles and heavy equipment; works in confined spaces, near moving mechanical parts, and with frequent interruptions; and subject to call-back and on-call status after hours. Physical Abilities: hearing and speaking sufficient to exchange information in person or on the telephone; vision sufficient to read computer screens, printed documents and to operate assigned equipments; ability to distinguish colors; sits, stands, or walks for prolonged periods of time; reaches with arms; bends, stoops, squats; kneeling or crouching; repetitive hand movements; lifts, carries and pushes tools, equipment and supplies weighing 25 pounds or more; climbs ladders, uses power and noise producing tools and equipment; dexterity of fingers and hands to operated assigned equipment; and mental capability to perform under intensive deadlines. Hazards: exposed to raw sewage with communicable diseases; toxic chemicals and solvents, noise, grease, oils, electrical energy, and traffic.


A combination of education, training and experience equivalent to three years experience performing electrical and mechanical repairs and installation on a variety of electrical equipment and working with low electrical voltages up to 480 volts are required. Experience or safety training working around medium electrical voltage (4160 volt) is desirable.

CLASS: A23; EST: ; REV: 12/15/2014;