Valve Maintenance Technician (Temporary – Full Time)

Website Helix Water District

Any applications received after Sunday, April 7, 2024, will only
be considered if the position is not filled.

HELIX WATER DISTRICT is seeking a Full Time, Temporary (up to 1 year) Valve Maintenance Technician to join our field operations team. This position is based out of our Operations Center in El Cajon, CA.


Benefits for this temporary position include the following:

Medical Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Sick Leave
Enrollment in the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS)

Placement in the job classification is dependent on your experience and skills.

Overview of Responsibilities

Will be required to work flexible hours and/or extended work shifts including weekends and holidays. Will be required to work a rotating one-week standby shift which includes being available 24/7, weekends and holidays. May be required to work a rotating one-week duty response which includes being available 24/7, weekends and holidays.

Lays out, coordinates, leads and participates in the maintenance, service, repair and rebuilding of pressure-reducing valves, pressure-relief valves, altitude valves, plug valves, air valves, gate valves, butterfly valves, meters and temporary meters/backflow devices; locates and exercises small and large water main valves, fire hydrants, blow offs and air valves as part of an ongoing valve maintenance program.

Provides on-the-job training in the proper and safe performance of the crew’s work and in the use of tools, equipment and safety devices; inspects and evaluates the work of assigned personnel; provides input to the supervisor on individual crew member performance and assists in the preparation of employee performance evaluations; counsels and advises regarding individual performance and development needs.

Responds to emergency calls as necessary, including those occurring outside normal work hours and determines the nature and extent of the emergency; makes emergency repairs, when possible, to mains, service lines, meters, valves, pumps, hydrants and related facilities and appurtenances; notifies appropriate authorities, individuals or crews responsible for making repairs.

Performs scheduled and emergency shutdowns; notifies customers affected by shutdowns; when necessary, sets up temporary water services for affected customers; responds to pipeline breaks in residences and businesses; determines the cause of damage and potential district responsibility; advises customers on needed repairs.

Reactivates mains; flushes mains; monitors, tests and samples in accordance with the Regional Water Quality Control Board National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and Best Management Practices procedures; takes bacteriological samples to the laboratory for testing.

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Qualified candidates must have a minimum of one year of work experience in construction, maintenance or technical related field.

Training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent.

Must hold or have the ability to obtain a valid Class B California driver’s license with tanker endorsement within 12 months of employment and continue to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.

Possession of or ability to obtain valid CPR/AED and First Aid certification within six months and maintain valid certification thereafter.

Application Process

To be considered for the Temporary Valve Maintenance Technician position, please visit and select the APPLY button at the top of the page to complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire.

Resumes are not accepted in lieu of an online application. For a complete list of job responsibilities, please visit our careers page (

Any applications received after Sunday, April 7, 2024, will only
be considered if the position is not filled.

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