MAINTENANCE WORKER III
3/97; 11/03, 10/11, 4/22
Under direction, perform a wide variety of sanitation maintenance tasks.
Incumbents function either as a lead worker directing a small crew performing
routine sanitation maintenance tasks or as an expert in a specific area of
sanitation maintenance performing specialized projects, and perform other
duties as required.
Sanitation Maintenance Worker III is the specialist and lead
worker level in the Sanitation Maintenance Worker series. Positions in this
classification are assigned to function either as a lead worker or as an expert
in a specialized assignment. The former involves assignment as a lead worker
for one of the following: a small Pump Maintenance Crew performing routine
maintenance on pump stations or special projects related to pump station and
wastewater and water treatment plant maintenance or a small Line Maintenance
Crew performing routine maintenance and repair of wastewater collection
systems. Specialized assignments include the following: administrative/main
facility, responsibilities for the Sanitation Maintenance Division and special
projects related to pump station and wastewater and water treatment plant
maintenance. This classification is distinguished from the lower-level
classification of Sanitation Maintenance Worker II by the lead worker and
specialized assignments of the former. This classification differs from the
next higher classification of Sanitation Supervisor in that the Sanitation
Supervisor is the first full supervisory level in the Sanitation Maintenance
- Perform journey level sanitation maintenance work alone or as a
lead worker on a crew;
- Determine equipment and supplies needed for daily work;
- Plan the work methods and assignments for crew members;
- Conduct tailgate meetings to communicate the assignment of each
worker and the method that will be followed to accomplish the job;
- Train new employees on various sanitation maintenance assignments;
- Ensure that proper safety procedures are performed;
- Maintain detailed written records and reports of daily activities;
- Initiate requests for specific parts and supplies as required;
- Solve problems at a job site in the absence of the supervisor and
recommend long term solutions to supervisor;
- Initiate improved work methods; and
- May perform supervisory functions in the absence of a supervisor
on an as-needed, rotational basis.
Pump Maintenance Crew
Preventative Maintenance Crew:
- Lead worker on a small crew performing routine preventive
maintenance on pump stations, including: testing alarms; checking the fluid
level in equipment where needed; inspecting for leaks; inspecting, testing,
lubricating and cleaning pumps and making any necessary repairs;
- Checking, cleaning, adjusting and repairing motors, vent systems,
scrubber systems, bubble tubes, tanks, gauges, and compressors; and cleaning
and maintaining the inside and outside of the stations;
- Diagnosing operating difficulties and making adjustments and
repairs on site.
- Work alone or as a lead worker on a small crew performing special
projects related to pump station and wastewater and water treatment plant
maintenance, such as: overhaul and repair sewage pumps, repair and replace
equipment, upgrade and modify equipment, and construct and install special
- Perform carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, welding and/or
mechanical projects as assigned.
Maintenance Crew Assignments:
- Lead worker on a crew performing routine maintenance and repair of
wastewater collection systems, including: operating a hydra-flush truck and power
jetter nozzle to clean grease and roots out of sewer lines;
- Operating a television van to video the inside of sewer lines to
check for cracks and breaks;
- Reading maps to locate and mark sewer and water line locations;
- Cleaning, repairing and replacing air relief valves on force
- Operating equipment and performing manual labor to dig up sewer
and water lines to make necessary repairs.
Facility, Administration Assignments:
- Work with supervisors and managers to determine needs and order
supplies, equipment, parts and tools needed for the entire Sanitation
- Investigate options for purchasing, such as vendors, availability,
- Prepare requisitions;
- Process bills and invoices for payment;
- Maintain computerized and hard copy records of requisitions,
purchase orders, bills, and invoices;
- Communicate with vendors regarding outstanding orders;
- Maintain computerized records for stoppages, alarms and various
system failures, work orders and completed projects;
- Prepare reports as needed;
- Monitor budgetary accounts for the Division;
- Maintain inventory of all Division equipment and tools;
- Lead facility crew performing various building and grounds maintenance
tasks including rebuilding small pumps and compressors;
- Monitor alarms and dispatch crews as needed; and
- Perform a variety of special administrative projects as assigned.
Working knowledge of:
methods, procedures, tools, equipment and materials used in the
maintenance and repair of one or more of the following: wastewater
collection lines, wastewater transmission equipment and facilities.
practices and procedures relevant to sanitation maintenance
principles of supervision and training.
and understand maps, blueprints, diagrams and manuals.
detailed records and prepare written and oral reports.
clearly orally and in writing.
to store and retrieve information using a personal computer.
and interpret gauges and perform chemical tests.
materials and equipment needed to perform a job.
cooperative relationships with coworkers and others contacted through the
course of work.
effectively with the public.
items weighing up to 75 pounds.
tasks requiring strength, such as shoveling, lifting equipment onto
trucks, climbing over rough terrain, pulling hoses up embankments, positioning
a hose full of sludge or climbing three flights of stairs up to ten times
tasks requiring manual dexterity, such as calibrating equipment,
assembling tools and machinery and pouring chemicals.
vehicles, such as pickup trucks, utility trucks, vacuum trucks, flush
trucks, and dump trucks.
colors, such as color-coded wires and chemical test guides.
in low light conditions, such as in access holes.
on, wear, and use a respirator, a self-contained breathing apparatus and
other safety equipment, such as hard hats, gloves, and ear and eye
protection and safety shoes.
and distinguish various sounds, such as the voices of workers in noisy
environments and the sounds of operating equipment.
Education and Experience:
combination of education and experience which would provide the required
knowledge and abilities is qualifying, unless otherwise specified. A typical
way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Sanitation
Maintenance Worker II in Santa Cruz County which would demonstrate
possession of the knowledge and abilities required for the
Requirements/Conditions: License Requirements:
Possession of a valid California class B driver license, with Tank Endorsement.
Requirements: Within one year of appointment, must obtain either a Grade I
or higher Collection System Maintenance certificate, a Grade I or higher Mechanical
Technologist Certificate, or equivalent certificates issued by the California
Water Environment Association.
Working Conditions: Exposure to: variable temperatures and weather conditions;
confined work spaces, such as being lowered into and performing work in access
holes; heights, such as on ladders; high levels of noise; strong, unpleasant
odors; electrical hazards; raw sewage; dust; the possibility of experiencing
burns, bodily injury or contact with toxic substances or chemical irritants;
possible exposure to infections which might cause chronic disease or death; and
working alone in isolated areas.
Other Special Requirements:
- Alcohol and drug tests will be
administered to all candidates prior to final selection for positions requiring
class B driver licenses upon entry and to employees in positions requiring
these licenses, as mandated by Department of Transportation federal
regulations. In addition, all candidates must provide specific employment
history for up to the past ten years for all jobs they have held which required
operation of a commercial motor vehicle
- Availability to work irregular hours,
including responding to twenty-four hour emergency call.
PREVIOUS CLASS TITLES: None.
Bargaining Unit: 43
EEOC Job Category: 08
Occupational Grouping: 39
Workers' Comp Code: 1160