Water Maintenance Technician I - Trainee

  • City of Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Scottsdale, Arizona
  • Apr 01, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance Engineering Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $20.57 - $29.90 Hourly USD

Job Description


Is sitting behind a desk not for you? Do you like working with your hands? Working outdoors? Want a hands-on training opportunity with starting pay at $20.57 an hour at a great organization, with great benefits and promotional opportunity within your first year of hire? Then this is the opportunity for you!

About The Position:
The Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technician I position primarily perform s a variety of skilled work in maintaining and repairing the City's water or wastewater reclamation transmission, regulatory and related equipment. Click here to review the entire W/WW Maintenance Technician I job description.

Click here to be directed to the Scottsdale Water Careers webpage.

Please Note:
  • There are three positions available, two in Wells & Boosters and one in Water Treatment Plant Maintenance. Candidates will be considered for either assignment.
  • This position is being posted as a training opportunity ("underfill") to the Water/Wastewater Maintenance Technician II position. Successful candidates m ust meet performance and certification requirements and be eligible to promote to W/WW Maintenance Technician II position within one year of hire.
    • Click here to review the entire W/WW Maintenance Technician II job description.
  • Pay starts at $20.57 an hour.
  • Based on the needs of the City, this posting will close when the positions have been filled.

Selection Process:
The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See Resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of the position may be invited to participate in a selection process that may include a panel interview.

Successful candidates will receive a post-offer, pre-employment background screening that may include:

  • Fingerprinting search of the national FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Screen
  • 39-Month Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time, potentially without advance notice.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:
  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • There is no experience required for this position.
  • Preferred: Experience and/or knowledge of water pump operation, water distribution/reclamation systems.
Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements
All Assignments:
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date.
  • Complete all necessary safety training as written in performance plan and/or assigned.
  • Must maintain performance level achieving all performance expectations to be promoted to the position of a Water Maintenance Technician II.
  • Individuals in this classification must possess, or obtain within one year of promotion or hire, a valid, unrestricted Arizona Class "B" Commercial Driver License (CDL). Water assignment requires with air brake and hazmat endorsement. As a condition of continued employment, an individual of this classification must maintain a valid Arizona Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements, and will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing, as required by law.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire - 40 hour HAZWOPER certification.
  • Must possess, or obtain within one year of hire a general backflow device tester in the State of Arizona.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.
Depending on the job discipline obtain one of the following:
Water Assignment:
  • Must possess or obtain within one year of hire or promotion a Grade I operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality within the discipline of Water Treatment or Water Distribution.
Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

All Assignments :
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of:
  • Water system operations, methods, procedures, principles and related mechanical components.
  • Computer literacy including Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies.
Ability to:
  • Maintain, repair and diagnose any problem affecting the entire water system; perform mechanical repairs, service and repair pumps and motors.
  • Prioritize schedule and work tasks and complete work within specified time periods and deadlines.
  • Provide thoughtful and thorough analysis.
  • Listen, communicate and work effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Prepare, write and edit professional documents utilizing a computer.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff, supervisors and the general public.
  • Complete OSHA/Safety training as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Functions

  • Maintains pumps, piping, tanks, valves, switches, diesel and natural gas generators at City well sites, booster stations, reservoirs and sewer lift station. Adjusts system to meet specific demands; replaces pump packing and mechanical seals; repairs hydrostatic drives for pumps; repairs and troubleshoots air compressors and vacuum pumps; maintains voltage and oil supply in the City's pumps and auxiliary equipment.
  • Installs and makes repairs on water lines, valves, sewage stations and other components of pump stations.
  • Performs construction and fabrication at work sites. Investigates complaints regarding loss of water pressure and quality of water and makes necessary adjustments and responds to water related emergencies.
  • Adjusts telemetry system to meet water usage demands; makes program adjustment on main computer for telemetry system.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to travel to various worksites in order to maintain and repair the City's water or wastewater reclamation transmission, regulatory and related equipment.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Most work is performed in plant/field settings, with occasional work done in an office environment.
  • Operate a variety of equipment and machinery requiring continuous or repetitive arm and hand movements.
  • Access paved, gravel, or turf areas.
  • Moderate exposure to dust, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant odors.
  • Lift and carry heavy objects (50 pounds or more with assistance) both short and long distances.
  • Walk up and down stairs, climb ladders and walk over rough terrain.
  • Operate motor vehicle to travel to/from various locations.
  • Work rotating weekend shifts, holidays and a call-out schedule.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: It is the policy of the city to provide employment opportunities to all persons based solely on ability, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability.
When advised, reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR at (480) 312-2491.
This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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