Cathodic Protection Technician

  • Mission Support Positions
  • La Mesa, CA
  • $34.98 - $44.64/hourly

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Salary ranges for all full-time classifications are scheduled to increase by 2% effective July 1, 2023 and July 1, 2024.  In addition, the district will provide cost-of-living adjustments between 2-4% effective July 1, 2023, July 1, 2024 and July 1, 2025.  Read more to find out about our amazing benefits and one-of-a-kind culture!



HELIX WATER DISTRICT, La Mesa, CA (located in East San Diego County) is seeking a Cathodic Protection Technician to join our team.  Helix is a progressive industry leader with a culture of customer focus, open communication and teamwork.  We value each employee’s unique contributions and are committed to providing a positive environment that encourages personal and professional growth.

Cathodic Protection Technician is a non-exempt, technical-level class responsible for installing and maintaining corrosion and cathodic prevention systems for water treatment, storage, transmission and distri­bution systems and facilities; performs detailed inspections of multi-disciplined public works and waterworks construction projects; and performs related duties as assigned.

Overview of Responsibilities 

Plans, installs and maintains corrosion-prevention systems, such as cathodic protec­­­tion and protective coatings for water pipelines, storage tanks, reservoirs, pump stations and treatment plant facilities.

Reviews detailed designs for corrosion prevention systems, cost estimates and bid documents; assists in the evaluation of bids and the selection of contractors; serves as project manager for corrosion-related capital improvement projects.

Inspects district pipelines, storage tanks, reservoirs and facilities on a regular basis as part of the corro­­sion prevention program; oversees and coordinates underwater inspections of storage tanks and reservoirs.

Collects, compiles and analyzes data from corrosion prevention test stations to determine the need for maintenance, repair and/or replacement.

Diagnoses, troubleshoots, adjusts and repairs corrosion prevention and testing devices, equipment and systems.

Researches and reviews recommendations regarding interior and exterior protective coatings for water treatment, storage and distribution tanks, reservoirs, pipelines and related facilities.

Conducts complex, technical soil sample analyses on capital improvement, construction and repair projects.

Coordinates the use of consultants to review and evaluate corrosion control parameters of pipelines and flow control facilities; perform pipeline condition assessments and service life analysis.

Participates in the as-needed and programmatic inspection of the transmission pipeline system.



The successful candidate will have training and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school or GED equivalent, minimum six units of college-level course work in the physical sciences, mathematics, water sciences, engineering, and/or related fields and four years of sub-professional engineering or increasingly responsible experience in public works construction or equivalent.


A valid State of California State Water Resources Control Board Water Distribution Operator Certificate, Grade 2 (D2), or ability to obtain within two years.

Successful completion of Association of Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) Cathodic Protection Fundamentals course or ability to obtain within one year.

AMPP Certified CP 1 (Cathodic Protection Tester) or ability to obtain within two years.

AMPP Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 1 or ability to obtain within two years.

AMPP Coating Inspector Program (CIP) Level 2 Certification or ability to obtain within four years.

A valid Class C California driver’s license and ability to maintain insurability under the district’s vehicle insurance policy.


Application Process 

To be considered for the Cathodic Protection Technician, please complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire and view a complete list of job responsibilities by visiting our career section at  Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the online application.

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