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Operations & Maintenance Technician

 Experienced Water Treatment and Distribution Operator Wanted! Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District is the regional water wholesaler for Humboldt County, providing drinking water to over 90,000 county residents through our water sales to seven different municipalities. Due to the retirement of a long-term employee, we are currently seeking an experienced water operator for an Operations & Maintenance Technician (O&M Tech) position. We are a small team with huge responsibilities. As such, our team members must excel in multi-tasking and be willing to be cross-trained in multiple areas. The ideal candidate will have the ability to work under general supervision to operate, maintain and control the District’s water pumping, distribution and water treatment facilities, as well as perform basic laboratory testing and sample collection. Additionally, this candidate should be able to perform preventative maintenance checks and repairs of the District water pumping, distribution and treatment facilities, machinery, structures, and grounds. Our current job opening is not an entry level position. Applicants must have prior water operations and treatment plant experience; T-3/D-3 Certification strongly preferred. Salary range is $5,585.66-$6,789.65/month depending on experience, plus an excellent benefit package. This job offering is open until filled.  For an application, please see the link at the side of this page or come by our Eureka office at: 828 7th Street, Eureka, CA. Resumes are only accepted when included with an application. Please call 707-443-5018 with questions.

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 ManagerAssistant General ManagerDistrict SuperintendentAssistant 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 WorkerAccounting Specialist IAccounting Specialist IIRegulatory Analyst IRegulatory Analyst IIExecutive Assistant and Board SecretaryAccounting Tech IAccounting Tech IIRelief Hydro Operator and Ruth Representative Internship GIS CAD Tech

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