Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District

Utility Worker

Onsite - Fairfield, CA
Application Deadline: 5/6/24

Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) is seeking a candidate to fill a full-time position as a Utility Worker.

If you are looking to start a career in the Wastewater Industry, this may be a great opportunity for you! Our utility worker does a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled work throughout the plant to support the overall plant, facilities, and grounds. This is an entry-level position with several opportunities for growth and learning.

The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • A desire to work in the wastewater industry.
  • A strong drive to learn and further develop skills to allow opportunities for growth and progression.


Over several decades, the District has evolved from a technical engineering entity to a valuable resource manager, partner in local economic development, and active member of the watershed community. The District has taken numerous actions to shift conventional thinking about the way wastewater utilities are run.

  • We are an award-winning facility, including the winner of the 2022 California Water Environmental Association (CWEA) California Plant of the Year Award and the 2022 National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) Platinum Peak Performance Award.
  • Over the years many of our employees have been recognized as operator of the year, laboratory person of the year, and mechanical technician of the year (to name a few).
  • We are always looking for innovative solutions and often participate in various research pilots, which offer unique opportunities for our staff. 
  • We strive to obtain as much energy as possible from waste products and renewable energy through solar power, wind turbines, and cogeneration engines.
  • We have a history of creative partnerships to address the issues we face, such as our partnership with Lystek International, which constructed a biosolids-to-fertilizer processing plant at our wastewater treatment facility. 

At the Fairfield-Suisun Sewer District, we work together and break down barriers to accomplish major projects and facilitate the successful daily operations of the facility. The District is a highly collaborative organization. By fostering a relatively flat organizational structure, minimizing bureaucracy, and promoting employee empowerment, the District achieves a high degree of cooperation and partnership between departments to seek out the best overall solutions to shared challenges. At the heart of the District’s progress is an organizational culture that continues to embrace positive change. We have a leadership team that supports the growth and needs of the employees and encourages ongoing feedback to make the District an employer of choice. 

Here at the District, we are dedicated to providing what we believe to be an excellent work environment. We strive to maintain good wages and benefits, open communications, and opportunities for creativity, ownership, and fun. Apply today!


The Utility Worker performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks related to the routine maintenance and repair of the wastewater treatment plant, facilities, grounds, pump stations, and vehicles to ensure clean, orderly, and safe operating conditions in compliance with applicable regulations, codes, and standard operating procedures. The duties of this classification involve work that is physical and requires familiarity with general laborer tasks. This classification may be required to operate some types of mobile and general construction equipment and vehicles.

 The Utility Worker is a stand-alone class. Incumbents may work independently or within a team to perform work that primarily involves landscaping maintenance of the plant facility, as well as performing preventative maintenance on equipment and plant facilities, forklift/tractor operation, and assisting operations and maintenance staff as required.

To review the complete job description click HERE.


The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.

QUALIFICATIONS: (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for entry into the classification.)


A high school diploma or equivalent is preferred.



Six months of employment in laboring work which has provided some familiarity with the operation and uses of light construction equipment, and/or hand power tools common to a mechanical, metal, or building Trade.


  • Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license and safe driving record.

Failure to possess and maintain the required license(s) and/or certificate(s) may be cause for discipline up to and including termination.


  • Background Checks: The District may conduct a background check and a reference check on candidates before appointment to a position within this class.
  • Independent Travel: Incumbents are required to travel independently, for example, to perform work at other work sites, to attend meetings with other District employees, to attend meetings with community organizations, etc.
  • Hours of Work: Incumbents may be required to work weekends, holidays, irregular hours, and after normal business hours.


A completed FSSD employment application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted. This recruitment will close at 5:00 pm, on Monday, May 13, 2024, or once 100 applications are received, whichever is sooner.

IMPORTANT: Contact with candidates will primarily be via email. Make sure you list a current email that you check regularly with your application.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application packet.

Recruiter Information:

Kimberly Young