Maintenance Worker III

November 20, 2022
Milpitas, CA
Job Type




To serve as Lead Worker over a crew within assigned area of responsibility, including either streets, facilities, recreation, utilities, parks or street landscape; to perform a variety of semiskilled and skilled tasks in the construction, maintenance and repair of public facilities including the areas of streets, recreation, facilities, utilities, parks and/or street landscape; and to perform the more complex and responsible tasks within the work unit including the training of less experienced staff.

This is the advanced journey level class in the maintenance worker class series. The Maintenance Worker Ill is distinguished from other classes in the maintenance series by the responsibility assumed by leading a crew and by the performance of the more complex and responsible duties assigned to positions in this series. Incumbents at this level typically possess specialized skills, knowledge and abilities, and work independently.
Examples of Duties

  • Serve as lead worker over an assigned crew in the areas of either street, utility, parks, street landscape maintenance, recreation, and/or facilities.
  • Provide guidance and training to less experienced personnel.
  • Assist assigned supervisor with daily supervision of personnel and the timely completion of assigned duties.
  • Check work of assigned crew.
  • Maintain timesheets and other records as appropriate.
  • Ensure that safety measures and practices are utilized at all times.
  • Oversee and participate in the performance of maintenance duties; heavy manual labor, operate construction and maintenance equipment such as trucks, tractors, sweepers, highranger, and skip loaders for a variety of construction and maintenance operations involving the maintenance of either streets, recreation, facilities, utilities, parks, and/or street landscape.
  • Perform emergency maintenance work as required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

When assigned to utilities or utilities stand-by:

  • Repair water and sewer line breaks;
  • Dig ditches to lay and/or expose water and sewage lines;
  • Cut and replace damaged pipes;
  • Perform minor plumbing and electrical repairs;
  • Clean and remove blockages from sewage in storm drain lines;
  • Operate, exercise, repair, or replace water valves;
  • Install, repair, or replace fire hydrants, water meters, backflow devices, water main and service lines;
  • Flush water distribution system;
  • Collect water samples for analytical purposes;
  • Respond to water quality complaints;
  • Maintain records of system performance, maintenance, and repairs;
  • Respond to after hour calls;
  • Disinfect water mains and service lines after pressure reductions;
  • Install meter boxes.

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Typical Qualifications
Knowledge of:

  • City policies and procedures related to maintenance.
  • Training and communication techniques, including oral and written skills.
  • Use and purposes of general construction tools and equipment.
  • Operating mechanical equipment for the use of the construction and maintenance of public facilities in the areas of streets, utilities, parks, landscape, recreation, and facility maintenance.
  • Procedures and techniques relative to assigned area of responsibility.
  • Purpose and use of variety of vehicles, equipment, power tools and hand tools including motorized, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.
  • Properties of back fill materials, construction materials, asphalt, hot patch, cold patch, oil, paints, and a variety of other material materials used in maintenance work.
  • The application of pesticides.
  • All aspects related to pool and pond maintenance including how to balance and maintain water chemistry, calibrate chemical probes, monitor filtration system, etc.
  • Organize and oversee the work of a crew.
  • Provide training and guidance to less experienced personnel.
  • Maintain neat and accurate records.
  • Work without supervision; exercise sound independent judgments.
  • Perform skilled maintenance, construction, and repair work, in assigned area of responsibility.
  • Operate a variety of vehicles and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Use and operate required hand tools, mechanical equipment, and power tools in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Work safely and adhere to principles of safety when working near traffic or in other environments.
  • Establish effective work relationships with city staff and the general public.

Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Three years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and repair of public facilities including the areas of streets, utilities, parks, street landscape maintenance, facilities, and/or recreation, comparable to that of the Maintenance Worker Il in the City of Milpitas.


  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain an appropriate, valid California
  • Commercial Driver's License with Class B and tanker endorsement within 1 1 months of appointment.

When assigned to the Utilities Section:

  • Must meet and maintain State of California water distribution operator D3 certification requirements within 24 months of appointment.

Other Requirements:

  • Visual Requirements: Discern colors
  • Auditory Requirements: 100-decibel hearing

Physical exam, and drug and alcohol screening.Work is mainly performed outdoors; ability to stand, walk, sit, climb, balance, squat, kneel, crawl, bend, and stoop at any given time; ability to lift, carry, push, and pull up to 75 pounds of weight throughout the day and occasionally up to 90 pounds; exposure to outdoor elements in all weather conditions throughout the year, confined spaces, hazardous waste, sewage, chemicals, herbicides and pesticides; ability to walk on uneven surfaces; ability to travel to various locations within and outside the City of Milpitas.
Supplemental Information


  • Receives general supervision from assigned Senior Public Works Lead, Maintenance Supervisor or Public Works Manager.
  • Exercises indirect supervision over assigned maintenance personnel.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Milpitas will provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the Human Resources Department.

The City of Milpitas is requiring proof of vaccination status for COVID 19. If you have a disability or religious objection to receiving the vaccine and require accommodation, you will be given the opportunity to request an accommodation.

The City of Milpitas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Membership in CalPERS (2% at 60 or 2% at 62 with three year average salary). City of Milpitas employees do not participate in Social Security, but do contribute to Medicare.Additionally, members pay $2.40/per hour to the LIUNA pension fund.

Choice of CalPERS Medical Plans. City pays coverage up to the Kaiser rate (currently $2,228.36/mo. for family). Employees who waive health coverage are eligible to receive $125 per month in lieu of medical plan coverage with proof of other coverage.

Employees are eligible upon CalPERS retirement from the City to receive up to 100% retiree medical coverage (currently based on the Kaiser health rate), based on years of service.

City provides full family coverage for Delta Dental and MES Vision at no cost to the employee.

City provides $50,000 term policy. Supplemental employee-paid life insurance is available up to $500,000, based on carrier acceptance.

City provides a Short-Term Disability plan similar to State Disability Insurance (SDI) coverage. Employees do not participate in SDI. Long-Term Disability coverage of 60% of base salary up to $1,500 per month is available after a 60-day waiting period. Additional buy-up options for LTD are available up to $6,000 per month.

Hourly employees earn 11-31 days of vacation per year based on years of service.

Employees receive 12 paid holidays and one (1) floating holiday per year.

Employees earn 12 days annually.

Employees are eligible to receive up to $1,400 per fiscal year in tuition reimbursement.

Employeesare offered free access to City-sponsored sports and fitness programs.

The City also offers a flexible spending benefits plan, employee assistance program, and other voluntary insurance. Contact Human Resources (HR) at 408-586-3090 or for more information on employee benefits.

Closing Date/Time: 12/9/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

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