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Electrical Mechanical Technician I


To perform skilled electrical and mechanical work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical systems, equipment and fixtures in a Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Well pumping stations, Traffic Signals and Street Light systems, and related facilities.

This classification is assigned to the Miscellaneous bargaining unit for labor relations purposes and is subject to overtime, call-back and standby assignments.


General supervision is provided by the Electrical Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Install plant-related conduits, wires, relays, pull boxes, switch boards and switches required in making additions, extensions or alterations in electrical systems. Perform maintenance on Traffic Signal light heads and Street lights.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on Wastewater Treatment Facilities, Water Wells, Sewer and Storm pumping systems, Traffic Signal and Street lighting systems.
  • Repair and replace defective parts in motors, generators, pumps, relays, switches and other systems pertaining to Wastewater Treatment Facility plant fixtures, Water Wells, Sewer and Storm pumping systems and appliances.
  • Inspect, diagnose and perform major and minor repair work on motors, pumps, boilers, hydraulic equipment, generators, filters, automatic sprinkler systems, and other plant equipment.
  • Fabricate, weld and modify parts and equipment as required.
  • Maintain records and logs of work performed.
  • Use of Computers for logging work completed, record keeping, equipment data retrieval using Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS).
  • Assist in all general maintenance activities at the plant as required.
  • Respond to emergency work requirements 24 hours per day seven days a week.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, materials, tools and equipment used in the mechanical, plumbing and electrical repair of major and minor mechanical equipment systems.
  • Basic knowledge of electrical and mechanical systems in all assigned areas.
  • Metal fabrication and welding.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety rules and precautions of the trade.
  • Operation of internal combustion engines and electrical pump motors and water pumps.

Ability to:

  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Use electrical test equipment.
  • Work with high voltage and equipment and machinery.
  • Demonstrate safe boom/ladder truck operation.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches and diagrams.
  • Work in confined and high places with all OSHA safety rules and regulations.
  • Work while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Use and care for tools and equipment of the electrical and mechanical trade.



High School diploma or GED certificate.


Three years of experience involving skilled mechanical or electrical maintenance on major equipment and systems.



Possession of an appropriate, valid California Driver's License at the time of appointment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment. Ability to obtain a Class B Driverís License within nine (9) months from date of employment, to be maintained as a condition of continued employment.


Possession of a Mechanical or Instrumentation Technology Grade I Certification within 24 months from date of hire.

Possession of a Traffic Signal Technician Level I Certification within 24 months from date of hire.

Possession of a Roadway Lighting Level I Certification within 24 months from date of hire.

Possession of a Work Zone Safety Certification within 24 months from date of hire.


Maintain the following physical abilities: see well enough to read, write and make observations, operate hand and power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment; hear well enough to converse on the radio, telephone and in person; bodily mobility to walk, bend, stand, crouch or climb for extended periods of time, operate assigned equipment and vehicles and perform heavy manual labor for extended periods; ability to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing essential functions and be able to lift equipment as necessary.

    For questions about City employment, please contact:

    Human Resources
    156 S. Broadway, Ste. 235
    Turlock, CA 95380-5454
    (209) 668-5150
    Monday - Friday, 8AM - 5PM

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