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Maintenance Worker II-Utilities and Facilties

Full Time • Posted Feb. 26

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Company Description

The City of Pittsburg is a General Law city operating under a Council-Manager form of government. The City’s Council is composed of five members who are elected at-large for four-year overlapping terms. The Mayor and Vice-Mayor are selected from the Council and each serve a one-year term. Pittsburg is currently organized into the following departments: City Management, Community Development (Building, Engineering, and Planning), Community Services (Housing Authority, Pittsburg Power Company, and the Successor Agency to the former Redevelopment Agency), Economic Development and Recreation, Human Resources, Finance, Police, and Public Works (Operations/Maintenance, Utilities, Facilities, Parks, and Water Treatment). Fire Protection services are provided by the Contra Costa County Consolidated Fire Department. The City has over 260 full-time employees with total revenues of $200,704,000 and General Fund revenues of $40,500,000 for 2017/2018.

Job Description

The City of Pittsburg seeks a MAINTENANCE WORKER II - FACILITIES AND UTILITIES for its Pittsburg Power Company.
Pittsburg Power Company ("PPC") conducts business both in the City of Pittsburg and on Mare Island, Vallejo.  PPC is a publicly owned electric and gas municipal utility company that provides electricity and natural gas services at Mare Island.  Though the PPC utility is small compared to investor owned utilities, staff is available to work at a personal level to meet the needs of customers who range from residential to large commercial and industrial companies and entrepreneurs.
The Maintenance Worker II-Facilities and Utilities incumbent will support and assist with the utility natural gas system and provide "on-call" coverage for natural gas service or events on Mare Island located in Vallejo, CA.  Although this position will primarily support the natural gas distribution system operations, the incumbent will provide support on projects related to the electrical distribution system as required.  The ideal candidate will have direct experience in the construction and/or maintenance of residential and commercial natural gas distribution systems.  The successful candidate will have opportunity to train for and learn the skill sets of the "Utility Technician" job classification for career development and growth.
The standard work hours are from 7:00am – 3:30pm but employees must be able to work standby shifts, after hours, holidays, and weekends to respond to outages, scheduled or emergency work.
Successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Experience in constructing and maintaining natural gas distribution systems
  • Experience in large diameter plastic pipe, pipefitting and arc welding
  • Experience with small equipment operation such as a bobcat, jack hammer, and other related equipment
  • Strong teamwork attitude and skills
  • Operate vehicles and equipment in a safe manner
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with staff and the public
  • Have relevant computer skills in the use of Microsoft Outlook and Word for electronic communication and to create/update a variety of reports and documents
  • Ability to work outdoors under various weather and environmental conditions for extended periods of time
  • Eagerness to learn and develop career
  • Ability to adapt to changing work priorities
  • Ability to work standby shifts, after hours, weekends, and holidays


Education/Experience: Qualified applicants must possess the equivalent of a high school diploma supplemented by at least two (2) years of work experience similar to the duties performed by the Maintenance Worker I – Facilities and Utilities with the City of Pittsburg.

License: Possession of a valid class A or B California state driver's license with air brake and tank vehicle endorsements and one (1) of the following certifications (or equivalency in training/coursework) as specified by assigned area of responsibility:


• Department of Health Services D-1 Distribution Operator Certification

(required for Maintenance Worker II's assigned to water distribution activities)

• California Water Environmental Association - Collection System Maintenance, Grade 1 certification

• Pipefitters Journey Level Union Certificate

• Plumber Journey Level Union Certificate

• Electrician Journey Level Union Certificate
• Other, relevant, OQ or industry certification

Qualified applicants must also possess:

Knowledge of:

Standard and accepted practices, techniques and materials used in the maintenance, construction, mechanics, and repair of one or more of the following functional areas of responsibility: streets, building facilities, sewers, water meters, concrete work, and/or water distribution systems; basic traffic control procedures.

Ability to:

Understand and follow a variety of oral and written instructions in an independent manner; operate a variety of light to heavy motorized and power equipment utilized in the maintenance, repair, and construction of the City's public works operations and facilities in a safe and effective manner; grade, trench, and perform other methods of excavation in a safe and effective manner; organize and prioritize assigned work in an effective and timely manner.

Applicants must complete an online employment application which may include a supplemental questionnaire and other required documentation submitted by the final filing deadline.  Employment applications will be disqualified if a resume is submitted in lieu of completing the application or if sections of the applications are left blank that related to the minimum qualifications of the job such as education and work history.  Applications will be evaluated to determine if it meets the minimum qualifications of the job.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase in the process.  All communication regarding your application status will be sent via email only.

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