Water Distribution Plumber I

Oakland, CA posted on July 20

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Mark Martin Oakland, CA (94615)
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Water Distribution Plumber I works as a crew member performing physically demanding outdoor work and assisting in the installation, repair and maintenance of underground water distribution pipelines, valves and meters. Assignments may be anywhere within the EBMUD service area (North-South Crockett to San Lorenzo, East-West Oakland to San Ramon).

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have:

  •   Twelfth grade aptitude in math, reading comprehension, mechanical and spatial concepts

  •   The ability to learn the methods, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used to perform the critical duties of the job

  •   The ability to work cooperatively as a crew member

  •   Experience performing outdoor manual labor using construction tools and equipment


Water Distribution Plumber I is the entry level classification in this series. Individuals participate in EBMUD’s Plumber Training Academy and normally advance to the Water Distribution Plumber II classification after gaining experience and achieving proficiency which meet the requirements for that classification.


  •   Applications must be turned in online by the due date

  •   Only the first 1,000 online applications will be accepted

  •   Applicants will be invited to a written test that may include math, reading comprehension, mechanical and spatial concepts (tentatively scheduled for August 13)

  •   Those passing the written test will be invited to a physical abilities test that includes lifting material/equipment, shoveling and assembly/disassembly (tentatively scheduled for late August)

  •   Those passing the written test and physical abilities test will be invited to a hiring interview (tentatively scheduled for mid-September)


A typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and abilities for this position is:

  •   Completion of the eighth grade, or its equivalent

  •   Valid Class C California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record

  •   Ability to lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 110 pounds

  •   Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions

  •   Ability to work overtime, extended shifts or off-hours as needed

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    EBMUD is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for job opportunities.

    EBMUD staff maintains ongoing partnerships with local community college skilled trades training programs to attract qualified diverse student graduates for EBMUD jobs.


    EBMUD values our employees and maintains competitive pay and benefits, provides meaningful and challenging work, maintains a safe, well-equipped workplace, uses current technologies, encourages innovation, implements organizational practices that value employee contributions, encourage learning, and promote employee wellness and work/life balance.

    EBMUD full time employees are eligible for fully paid Kaiser medical coverage, Delta Dental Plan, Vision Service Plan, Flexible Spending Account and Retirement plan. EBMUD will reimburse employees100% of tuition and textbook cost upon satisfactory completion of an approved course to the maximum amount of $3,500 per fiscal year. EBMUD provides employees 12 days vacation and 13 holidays plus 2 floating holidays.