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Maintenance Mechanic

We want your mechanical skills!  Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is seeking a new member for our maintenance team.  We are a small team with huge responsibilities so the ideal candidate must be able to use their skills with minimal supervision.  You will be very busy with maintenance, repair, trouble shooting, and maintaining vehicles as well as various facilities.   This maintenance position is unlike others, so familiarity with water treatment and distribution is helpful but not required at time of application.  Our ideal candidate will have prior experience operating large equipment (backhoes, forklifts, mobile and bridge cranes), general construction equipment and hand tools and be familiar with hydraulic / mechanical systems in general.  Having welding and fabrication skills would definitely be a bonus.  You need to be able to obtain Grade T-2 and D-3 Treatment and Distribution Certification, and NCCCO Crane Certification within two years, but we are willing to help the right candidate accomplish this.  Possession of a Class-A driver’s license with Haz Mat highly desirable, but not required at time of application.  We have a terrific compensation ($4,870 - $5,920 /mo.) and benefits plan.  If you are highly motivated and ready to start a new and challenging position, we have a spot for you!

Employment applications are available online at, or at the District Main Office (828 7th Street, Eureka). MASKS ARE REQUIRED at the District Office. Completed and signed applications can be dropped off in person at the District Main Office, emailed to, or mailed to HBMWD, PO Box 95, Eureka, CA 95502-0095.

While this position is open until filled, the first round of interviews is anticipated to be scheduled the week of October 11th, with qualified applications scheduled in the order received.

Contact HBMWD at (707) 443-5018 or visit for a complete job description and application.


Located in the heart of the Redwood Empire on California’s northwest coast, the District provides water to the cities and communities in the greater Humboldt Bay area.

The District operates two water systems:

A regional water wholesale system that supplies drinking water to seven municipal customers, serving over 90,000  people in Humboldt County, and delivers untreated water to industries located on the Samoa Peninsula.

Additionally, the District operates a hydroelectric generating facility, dam and reservoir at Ruth Lake


Equal Opportunity Employer

The District is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit. District policy prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, sex, religion, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, medical condition including genetic characteristics, or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws.

The District is committed to complying with all applicable laws providing equal employment opportunities. This commitment applies to all persons involved in the operations of the District and prohibits unlawful discrimination by any employee of the District.


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General ManagerDistrict SuperintendentBusiness ManagerMaintenance/Electrical SupervisorWater Operations Supervisor (Chief Operator)Assistant Maintenance/Electrical SupervisorAssistant Water Operations Supervisor (Back-Up Chief Operator)Water Operations SpecialistElectrician/Instrument TechOperation & Maintenance Techinician (Shift Operator)Maintenance MechanicOperations /Customer Service SpecialistHydro Operator/Ruth Representative Maintenance WorkerSenior Regulatory Analyst Accounting and Human Resource SpecialistRegulatory AnalystExecutive Assistant and Board SecretaryAccounting and Human Resources AssistantCustomer Service and Accounting AssistantRelief Hydro Operator and Ruth Representative Internship GIS CAD Tech

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