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Plant Mechanic
Water Pollution Control Plant
City of San Jose, South Bay


For more info contact:
(408) 635-2003
Close Date: Jan 1, 1900
Salary: $56,763.20 - $69,035.20 Annually

About the Department

The mission of the Environmental Services Department (ESD) is to work with our community to conserve natural resources and safeguard the environment for future generations. The department provides services for wastewater management, garbage and recycling, drinking and recycled water, and watershed protection. ESD is compromised of a staff of more than 450, boasting a diverse set of skills and specialties among our team's treatment plant operators, administrative professionals, biologists, chemists, engineers, inspectors, environmental program specialists, accountants, trades personnel, and more. The department and its personnel demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, environmental protection, and building good partnerships.

Position and Duties

The San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant is an advanced wastewater treatment facility that treats water from homes and businesses in the cities of San Jose, Santa Clara, Milpitas, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Saratoga and unincorporated areas within the Santa Clara County . The facility occupies 160 acres of land, consisting of over 20 buildings on site.

The Plant Mechanic is responsible for repairing, overhauling, and maintaining the Plant's industrial mechanical equipment that are located above and below ground including some machinery housed in various buildings. Plant Mechanics also perform the following:

  • Installation, repair, and inspection of pressure-piping systems.

  • Preventive maintenance and inspections of all industrial equipment on site to prevent breakdowns.

  • Various welding disciplines (such as arc, tig, mig) as well as oxy-acetylene and plasma cutting. - Rigging, shoring and confined-space entry.

  • Interpret drawings and follow specifications to complete work orders.

  • May operate drill presses, bridgeport, lathe, and surface grinders as well as forklifts, backhoes, man lifts, front loaders, and all terrain forklifts.

  • Related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of training and experience equivalent to: 

  • Education: Successful completion of high school, G.E.D. Certificate, or California Proficiency Certificate.

  • Experience: Two (2) years experience as a journey level mechanic, including background in hydraulics, and sewage treatment plant or closely related equipment.

  • Acceptable Substitution/s: Four (4) years experience equivalent to a Plant Attendant with the City of San Jose performing duties assisting Plant mechanics in the maintenance and repair of Water Pollution Control Plant equipment may substitute for the two (2) years of journey level experience.

  • License/Certificates: Possession of a valid California state driver's license.

To Learn More and Apply

To view the full announcement for this exciting opportunity with the City of San Jose and to apply online, please visit the City of San Jose’s employment page by clicking on the link below. Then click on the Prospective Employees link.  


City of San Jose Employment Page


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