Rancho California Water District

Mechanical Services Supervisor

Onsite - Temecula, CA
Application Deadline: 8/2/24

Salary Range: $120,102.94-144,123.53

Rancho California Water District is currently seeking a well-qualified candidate to fill a new position in the Mechanical Services Department.

How to apply…

Interested individuals must submit a resume, cover letter and completed application at http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ranchowater. We will be accepting applications until filled. First look of applications will be Friday, July 12. Applications will be accepted until the position if filled.

The recruitment process will include, but not limited to, an application review, written exam, and panel interview. 



Under general direction, to implement, supervise, participate and coordinate the activities of the Mechanical Services department which includes; Pumps & Wells and Valve & Fire Hydrants work groups. This includes the installation, repair, and maintenance of pumps, motors, wells and valve and fire hydrant maintenance. 


 This is a full first-line supervisory classification within the Operations & Maintenance group that will provide technical assistance and training relating to their direct reports. Incumbents are responsible for assisting other supervisors and managers in formulating and developing unit goals and objectives. Responsible for organizing and assigning duties, evaluating results, developing a departmental budget, conducting performance appraisals and recommending personnel actions such as hiring, promotions, discipline and termination. Duties may include performing the most difficult and complex tasks assigned to the work unit. Positions at this level typically report to an assigned department manager. This job classification is represented by the Rancho California Water District Employees Association (RCWDEA) bargaining unit. 


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews, and supervises the work of assigned staff in the pump repair for wells and booster pumps, valve and hydrant issues and other staff needs as they arise.
  • Selects, trains, and evaluates the performance of assigned staff. Implements disciplinary procedures and establishes high standards for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
  • Prepares the Department’s annual budget; reviews expenditures to ensure they remain within prescribed limits; and justifies budget variances.
  • Communicates with staff and ensures compliance with District policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
  • Trains, coaches and mentors subordinate staff members
  • Participates in formulating long-range planning goals.
  • Adapts and implements new maintenance technologies to existing facilities and equipment.
  • Schedules work to meet long-range objectives and works with other departments to procure necessary services and materials.
  • Directs and inspects contract work.
  • Provides technical advice to other District personnel and for has input on special projects.
  • Participates in the acquisition of materials, equipment, and services for the District by preparing requisitions and, as necessary, securing specifications, cost information, and product availability.
  • Administers District, Federal, State, and County laws, rules, regulations, and standard industrial practices as they apply to personnel within the Department, contract work, or other logistical matters.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and training of District personnel on maintenance and repair procedures for wells, pumps stations, valves, fire hydrants, air vacs and other special projects as needed.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Water Systems Hydraulics.
  • Crane operation and rigging
  • Advanced principles and practices of well and pump maintenance and testing.
  • Applicable laws, codes and regulations.
  • Methods, materials and equipment used in the installation, maintenance and repair of pumps, motors, valves, compressed air systems and fire hydrants
  • Comprehend water system operation and system hydraulics.
  • Pump curves and pump selection
  • District rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Typical water system sites and facilities.
  • Principles of work direction, coordination and training.
  • Knowledge of Vibration analysis.
  • Knowledge of pump and well design.
  • Knowledge of water well rand booster pump rehabilitation.

Ability to:

  • Supervise and participate in a full range of pump maintenance, pump motor, well maintenance services.
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff
  • Interpret and apply laws, codes, regulations, policies, and procedures
  • Diagnose problems (i.e., equipment failure) and provide effective solutions.
  • Coordinate assigned activities with the activities of other departments.
  • Operate a variety of hand and power tools.
  • Operate heavy equipment
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion
  • Work with outside vendors/contractors.
  • Understand and apply advanced concepts of vibration analysis.


The essential functions of this position may require the employee to perform the following physical activities:

  • Operates a District vehicle to travel between job sites and remote facilities
  • Must be able to carry, push, pull, reach and lift equipment and parts up to 50 lbs. and heavier weights with the use of proper assistance
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and climb during regular duties
  • Communicates verbally with District management, co-workers, and the public in face to-face, one-on-one, and group meetings
  • Use office equipment such as computers, copier, and fax machines
  • Regularly uses a telephone or radio for communication
  • Stand and walk for extended periods
  • Ability to speak and hear both in person, by telephone, and radio
  • Vision within normal ranges including color vision with or without correction.
  • Regular attendance

The essential functions of this position may expose the employee to the following working conditions:

  • 50%-100% of work time spent outside a building exposed to the sun
  • Inclement weather
  • Hot and cold temperatures
  • Hazardous materials
  • Electrical hazards
  • Heights
  • Confined spaces
  • Potentially dangerous tools and equipment
  • Traffic hazards and traffic control
  • Trenching and excavations
  • Wildlife


  • The position will be required to work varying hours, weekends and holidays as the day-to-day job duties may require.


The appropriate knowledge, skills, and abilities can be achieved through a variety of combinations of experience and training. A typical example is:


  • Five (5) years of increasingly responsible journey level experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of pumping equipment, well rehabilitations, valves, compressed air systems and fire hydrants. 
  • Two (2) years supervisory experience/capacity or equivalent (i.e., supervisory training, and/or supervising a project or team).


  • Equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade supplemented by specialized training in pumping systems and wells, valves, fire hydrants and water system hydraulics. 
  • Two (2) years of college level courses in water systems or engineering will replace one (1) year of required experience.


  • Valid California driver’s license, required. 
  • First Aid Certified. 
  • Grade D3 Water Distribution Certificate, required. 
  • Grade T2 Water Treatment Certificate, required.