City of Manhattan Beach, CA

The City of Manhattan Beach is actively seeking an experienced, energetic, and self-motivated Sewer Maintenance Worker to join our dynamic team in the Public Works Department – Utilities Division.* If you have a passion for excellence service, come join our team and enjoy the Manhattan Beach City ocean view!*
Under general supervision, the incumbent installs, maintains, and repairs sewers, pumping stations, storm drains, and related structures; operates light and heavy equipment; and does other related work as required.The Department of Public Works maintains 120 centerline miles of streets, 15,000+ traffic signs, and 175,500 square feet of City buildings. The City’s 10 parks cover 47.88 acres. The City also maintains 15 public parking lots containing 1,688 metered spaces and an additional 440 street parking meters. The City’s three water storage facilities have a combined capacity of nearly 10 million gallons. Additionally, the department maintains 110 miles of sewer mains and lines serving 12,000 connections. The City contracts for the ongoing maintenance of 46 traffic signals, solid waste and recyclables collection, and street sweeping.
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the class.

Inspects, maintains and/or repairs drainage, and sewer systems to insure that systems are functioning properly.
Checks and cleans equipment and tools.
Monitors equipment for correct calibration settings.
Drives trucks of various sizes and weights while loading, hauling, and unloading various equipment, gravel, and sand.
Performs routine inspection and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment referring defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
Operates construction and power equipment used in the sewer department.
Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging (using air tools), manhole and line cleaning, main and pipe repair, laying and back-fitting.
Services sewer lift and other pumps.
Cleans and maintains storm drains according to the City’s maintenance schedule.
Operates video equipment in order to check sewer mains and storm drains.
May assist City electrician or other maintenance crews when needed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Graduation from high school or equivalent AND two (2) years of construction and maintenance experience related to sewers, storm drains, storm or sewer lift stations OR two (2) years of experience working in the allied trades.
Possession of or ability to obtain within one (1) year of appointment the Collection System Maintenance Grade 1 Certificate from the California Water Environmental Association (CWEA).

Licenses/Certificates/Special Requirements:

A valid Class A California driver’s license with Tanker Endorsement within six (3) months of employment.
Employees on “stand-by” status shall be required, at all times, to carry a functioning cell phone and be able to respond to calls within 30 minutes of being called/texted.
May be required to work shifts, weekends, and or holidays.
In accordance with California Government Code Section 3100, City of Manhattan Beach employees, in the event of a disaster, are considered disaster service workers and may be asked to protect the health, safety, lives, and property of the people of the State.

Knowledge of: Tools, equipment, pumps, basic traffic control and methods used in sewer maintenance work; basic traffic control methods.Skills in: Operating motorized vehicles/equipment safely and effectively; including dump, pick-up, and utility trucks, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, generators, hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, sewer video equipment and telephone.Ability to: Perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time, use equipment safely and properly; receive training/ work in confined spaces; communicate effectively orally and in writing, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with City staff and public.
APPLICATION & SELECTION PROCESSApplication filing deadline is Sunday, September 18, 2022.
All applicants will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement. Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate further in the selection process. Meeting the minimum requirements listed in this job announcement does not guarantee advancement in subsequent phases of the selection process. The selection process may be changed as deemed necessary by the City Human Resources Department.
The selection process will consist of the following component and weight: Oral Interview (100%).
If you need special assistance in the recruitment process please contact the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258.
NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam. The provisions of this brochure do not constitute a contract, express or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: $58,584.00 – $74,748.00 per year

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