San Diego Reader Network
Sign In
 [New User? Sign Up]


City of San Diego

San Diego, California 92101
Job Code:
City of San Diego
Apply on the Company Site
  • Save Ad
  • Email Friend
  • Print
  • Research Salary

Job Details

Plant Technicians III positions lead the work of an assigned crew; perform skilled repair, maintenance, overhaul, and installation of wastewater treatment plant and pump station machinery and equipment including: Air compressors, high pressure hydraulic systems, pumps and piping systems, chemical feed equipment (including but not limited to sodium hypochlorite, sodium hydroxide, ferrous and ferric chloride), boilers, heat exchangers, and diesel and gasoline powered engines; install and align heavy motors and equipment; provide training and lead group work in repair activities; manage work orders in computer system; maintain records; complete forms and reports; procure wastewater system repair supplies, materials or equipment from various vendors; and perform other duties as assigned. 



  • Plant Technician III employees must remain clean shaven and be able to pass a respirator fit-test for entry into confined spaces and chlorine environments.
  • Plant Technician III employees will be required to obtain and maintain confined space entry certification.
  • Plant Technician III employees may be required to work overtime including weekends and holidays.
  • Plant Technician III employees may be required to work on an on-call basis for which they may receive 5% additional pay.
  • Work involves exposure to noxious chemicals and other hazardous substances.
  • Plant Technician III positions may also require work in a sewerage or chlorine environment, in high places, tanks or channels, and confined spaces.


You must meet the following requirements on the date you apply, unless otherwise indicated.


EXPERIENCE: Three years of full-time experience maintaining, overhauling, repairing, and installing mechanical equipment at a water treatment facility, wastewater facility, major pump station, or industrial processing facility employing similar technology. Qualifying experience MUST include working on pumps, valves, and piping systems. 



  • Preventive maintenance work only (e.g., changing oil, lubing, or removing and replacing parts) is NOT qualifying.
  • City of San Diego employees using Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA) experience to qualify must submit written documentation signed by their appointing authority or payroll specialist, detailing the work performed, dates, and total number of qualifying OCA hours.  OCA experience without the required documentation will NOT be considered.


LICENSE: A valid California Class C Driver License is required at the time of hire.   



  • Some positions may require a valid California Class B Driver License by the end of the probationary period.



  • Experience maintaining, overhauling, repairing, and/or installing dewatering centrifuge, compressors, gear drive units/speed reducers, chemical feeders, small gasoline/diesel engines and blowers.
  • Experience and training in Predictive Maintenance Technologies.
  • Experience and training with computer programs/software.
  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Plant Maintenance Mechanical Technology Grade II or higher certification.



  • For City of San Diego employees, proof of Out-of-Class Assignment (OCA), if utilized to meet the minimum requirements.


Required documents should be attached electronically to your application.  If you are unable to attach at the time of application submittal, you must submit them as soon as possible via fax: (619) 533-3337; or to the Employment Information Center: City of San Diego Personnel Department, 1200 Third Avenue - Suite 300, San Diego, CA 92101.  Include your name and the title of the position for which you are applying.



Please ensure all information is complete and accurate as the responses you provide on the supplemental questions will be reviewed using an automated evaluation system. If you are successful in this initial screening process, your application will be reviewed for applicable education, experience, and/or training to ensure all minimum requirements have been met. Successful candidates will be placed on a list which will be used to fill position vacancies during the next one year. For each vacancy, only those candidates with the most appropriate qualifications will be contacted by the hiring department for an interview.



PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: Employment offers are conditional pending the results of all screening processes that are applicable to this job, which may include but are not limited to the following:  Confirmation of citizenship/legal right to work in the United States; completion of a pre-employment medical review/exam (which may include drug/alcohol testing); reference checks; and a fingerprint check.  The fingerprints will be submitted to the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the California Department of Justice for a conviction record report.  Certain positions may require additional screening processes which may include a polygraph examination and/or background investigation.  All of these processes must be successfully completed before employment begins.  A positive test for alcohol, illegal drugs, including marijuana, or inadequately explained prescription drugs, misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in any step of the screening/selection process may be cause for disqualification and/or termination of employment. Nothing in this job posting constitutes an expressed or implied contract for employment with the City of San Diego. Applicants must notify the Personnel Department of any changes in their name, address (home, email), or phone number or they may miss employment opportunities.


Rev. 3 – June 1, 2018 (New Recruitment Date)

Apply on the Company Site
Powered ByLogo