City of Tracy

Utility Mechanic I/II

Onsite - Tracy, CA
Application Deadline: 7/23/24

Utility Mechanic I/II


City of Tracy


Salary: $77,761.32 – $104,147.94 Annually


Job Type: Full Time


Job Number: 24-034


Location: Tracy, CA


Department: Public Works


Closing: 7/23/2024 3:00 PM Pacific




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Under direct to general supervision, performs a variety of routine to complex duties in support of the Department, including semiskilled and skilled work in the repair and maintenance of the City’s water and wastewater treatment plants, wells, lift and booster stations, storm drain stations, and related mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment; and performs related duties, as assigned.


Essential and Marginal Duties




Receives direct (Utility Mechanic I) to general (Utility Mechanic II) supervision from assigned supervisory or management staff. Exercises no supervision over staff.




Utility Mechanic I: This is the entry-level classification in the Utility Mechanic series. Initially under close supervision, incumbents with basic mechanical maintenance experience learn City infrastructure, systems, operations, practices, and procedures. As experience is gained, assignments become more varied and are performed with greater independence. Assignments may vary with the skill and training of the incumbent. Positions at this level usually perform most of the duties required of the positions at the II-level but are not expected to function at the same skill level and usually exercise less independent discretion and judgment in matters related to work procedures and methods.


Utility Mechanic II: This is the journey-level classification in the Utility Mechanic series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the I-level by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Positions at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. Work is normally reviewed upon completion and for overall results.


Positions in the Utility Mechanic class series are flexibly staffed and positions at the II-level are normally filled by advancement from the I-level after gaining the knowledge, skill, and experience which meet the qualifications for and after demonstrating the ability to perform the work of the higher-level class.


Minimum Qualifications



Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

• Performs preventive maintenance on, repairs, and replaces equipment involved in the operation and support of water and wastewater treatment plants and related facilities, storm drain stations, lift and collection systems, and water booster stations; performs basic carpentry, and electrical duties as required.

• Troubleshoots and diagnosis problems with industrial-type mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic equipment; recommends time, equipment, and materials required to effect repairs; reads and interprets blueprints, construction drawings, and mechanical drawings when troubleshooting breakdowns.

• Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains electrical and electronic systems that include a variety of equipment such as generators and motors.

• Maintains a regular inspection schedule of water and wastewater treatment systems and plant facilities; performs preventative maintenance tasks on pumping and electrical equipment and machinery.

• Maintains a variety of tools and equipment, including pipe cutters and threaders, welding equipment, and drills and grinders; tests equipment after repair; conducts safety lock and tag outs when using electrical equipment and other machinery.

• Performs routine to complex maintenance and repairs of pumps, motors, drive systems and chemical feeders; cleans and maintains the boilers and related equipment; cleans and checks valves, bubbling lines, regulators, compressors, and filters; calibrates feeder systems and other plant equipment such as meters, pumps, valves and samplers.??

• Maintains accurate records and files of work performed and materials and supplies used; requisitions parts and supplies as needed.

• Attends training and safety sessions as assigned; observes safe work methods and makes appropriate use of related safety equipment as required.

• Maintains work areas in a clean and orderly condition, including securing equipment at the close of the workday.

• Operates a variety of hand and power tools and equipment related to work assignment as instructed.

• Performs other related duties as assigned.


Additional Information



Some knowledge, skills, and abilities may be performed by positions at the entry (I) level in a learning capacity:


Knowledge of:


• Principles, practices, methods, equipment, tools, and materials used in the maintenance, and repair of facilities and equipment as found in water and wastewater treatment plant operations, storm drain stations, lift and collection systems, and water booster stations.

• Procedures, equipment, materials, and tools used in the operation, maintenance and repair of pneumatic systems, motors, engines, pumps, compressors, disinfection equipment, and other related equipment.

• Practices and techniques related to basic carpentry and electrical work.

• Principles of operation of City water production, treatment, wastewater and collection systems.

• Methods and techniques for operation, maintenance, and calibration of a wide variety of equipment, hand, shop, and power tools used in the work.

• Principles and practices related to basic troubleshooting and repair estimation.

• Principles and practices related to basic crane operations.

• Safe work methods and safety practices pertaining to the work, including CAL OSHA rules and standards.

• Confined space entry procedures, and related safety equipment.

• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes, and ordinances relevant to the area of responsibility

• Recordkeeping principles and procedures.

• Basic shop arithmetic.

• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, contractors, and City staff.

• The structure and content of the English language sufficient to perform the work assigned.

• Modern equipment and communication tools used for business functions and program, project, and task coordination.

• Computers and software programs (e.g., Microsoft software packages) to conduct, compile, and/or generate documentation.


Ability to:


• Perform a variety of semiskilled and skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair of City facilities and equipment related to water and wastewater treatment plant operations, storm drain stations, lift and collection systems, and water booster stations.

• Inspect, operate, diagnose problems and perform preventive maintenance and repair work on electric pumps, compressors, and power generation equipment.

• Read and interpret instruction manuals and diagrams.

• Accurately estimate time, materials, and supplies necessary to complete repairs.

• Safely and effectively use and operate hand tools, mechanical equipment, power tools, and equipment required for the work.

• Observe appropriate safety procedures and complies with applicable codes and guidelines.

• Maintain manual and automated logs, records, reports, and charts.

• Organize, maintain, and update clear and accurate office database and records systems.

• Make basic arithmetic computations.

• Perform work in confined spaces, following required confined space entry procedures.

• Understand, interpret, and apply all pertinent laws, codes, regulations, policies and procedures, and standards relevant to work performed.

• Independently organize work, set priorities, meet critical deadlines, and follow-up on assignments.

• Effectively use computer systems, software applications, and modern business equipment to perform a variety of work tasks.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Use tact, initiative, prudence, and independent judgment within general policy, procedural, and legal guidelines.

• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience:

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth (12th) grade.


Utility Mechanic I: Two (2) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical machinery.


Utility Mechanic II: Three (3) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical machinery including one (1) year of experience in a Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant facility with specific knowledge of hydraulic pump repair.


Licenses and Certifications:


• Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid California Class C Driver’s License upon appointment.

• May be required to complete National Incident Management System (NIMS) Training.


Utility Mechanic I:


• Possession of California Water Environment Association Mechanical Technologist Grade I certification is required within two (2) years of employment.

• Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board is desirable.


Utility Mechanic II:


• Possession of California Water Environment Association Mechanical Technologist Grade II certification is required at time of application.

• Possession of a Grade I Water Distribution Operator certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board is required at time of application.


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