Apprentice Electronic Instrumentation Technician I, Water Pollution Control (7304)

  • 750 Phelps St, San Francisco, CA 94124, USA
  • Full-time
  • Fill Type: Permanent Exempt
  • Work Hours: Regular
  • Job Code and Title: 7304-Apprentice Electronic Instrumentation Technician I, Water Pollution Control

Company Description

Apprentice Electronic Instrumentation Technician Program (EIT)

The Apprentice EIT Program is a paid 4-6 year apprenticeship leading to the journey level 7336 Electronic Instrumentation Technician, Water Pollution Control.  Apprentices will perform on the job training of the work typical of the 7336 Electronic Instrumentation Technician.  In addition, Apprentices will attend college classes at City College of San Francisco for the classroom portion of this Program. 

Apprentices must satisfactorily perform all work tasks and training requirements which includes passing all required classes to progress and ultimately graduate the Program and become a journey level EIT.

Starting pay for this Program is $65,572 per year along with City medical, dental, retirement and other benefits.  Apprentices receive pay increases every 6 months as long as you make satisfactory progress in your training and educational classes.  Failure to meet satisfactory progress in the Program will result in dismissal from the Program.

About Apprenticeships in the City & County of San Francisco

ApprenticeshipSF is the City's apprenticeship program.  Apprenticeships are a City-Union partnership using an "earn and learn'' model using a unique combination of structured classroom learning with on-the-job training from an assigned journey level mentor. Apprenticeships are multi-year training programs, upon completion of an Apprenticeship program, participants receive an industry issued, nationally recognized credential that certifies occupational proficiency, is portable, and provides a pathway to a fulfilling career.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.

About Wastewater Enterprise (WWE)

The Wastewater Enterprise (WWE) is responsible for the operation and maintenance of San Francisco’s combined sewer system that collects, treats, and discharges once treated, sanitary sewage (toilet flushing, bathroom & kitchen sinks, showers) and stormwater runoff (rainwater) falling on our roofs, sidewalks and streets within San Francisco, parts of Daly City, the Bayshore Sanitary District, Brisbane, Treasure Island, and Yerba Buena Island. This work is crucial for the protection of public health, and for the environmental safety of the San Francisco Bay and Pacific Ocean.

The WWE Maintenance Division ensures safe and reliable service by performing preventative and corrective maintenance at multiple facilities across the City. This includes 3 treatment facilities, 27 pump stations, 36 discharge points, and massive underground transport/storage structures around the City that have storage capacity up to 200 million gallons.

Job Description

Under immediate supervision, assists the electronic instrumentation technician in the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of complex machinery and equipment in a water pollution control sewage treatment plant or pumping station; and performs related duties as required.

  1. Assists with the operation of testing apparatus such as Diagnostic Test Equipment (DTE), using established testing procedures to produce, regulate and record effects of actual or simulated conditions; prepares reports interpreting test data to usable terms; may direct other technical personnel assisting in test procedures.
  2. Supports with diagnostic, corrective and preventive maintenance on complex electronic systems and instruments, including analog pneumatic and digital electronic equipment; install, test, troubleshoot and repair programmable logic controller interfaces located at a wastewater treatment facility.
  3. Aids with maintenance records of work performed; develops documentation for the maintenance, installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.
  4. Supports the installation and inspections of new equipment, evaluation of performance under operating conditions; assists in the design, fabrication or modification of fixtures, instruments and related apparatus; and verifies and evaluates dimensional and functional acceptability and performance of such devices.
  5. Assists with the operation of special power or hand tools and measuring equipment including soldering equipment, oscilloscopes, multi-meters, analyzers, calibrators, hand generators, power suppliers and other instruments used in operating, testing, calibrating or repairing electromechanical and electrohydraulic apparatus.


1.       Applicants must have either a High School Graduation Diploma, Graduation Equivalent Degree (G.E.D.), or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND

2.       Possession of a current valid California Driver's License

ACTION REQUIRED: Complete Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (in addition to this job application)

Additional Information


Thursday, September 16, 2021 - Job Announcement Opened

Sunday, October 3, 2021 (11:59pm PST) - Job Application and Supplemental Questionnaire Submittal Deadline

October 6, 7, 8, 2021, Exam:  Qualified candidates will be invited to take an assessment on one of these dates to assess your ability in Algebra 1 level math which Apprentices will need for the classroom portion of this Program.  

October 14 - 22, 2021, Final Interviews:  Selected Finalists will be invited to interview during this week.  Those selected for the Program will be notified shortly after interviews are completed to begin pre-employment background checks and application for enrollment for City College SF to start classes in the Spring, 2022 semester that starts in January.

November 1, 2021, Deadline to apply for enrollment at City College of SF:  Application for enrollment is required to register for classes that will start in January 2022.  

Human Resources Analyst: Tina Siu ([email protected])

Information About the Hiring Process 



Equal Employment Opportunity

Conviction History

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Carol Isen - Human Resources Director

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