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Central Arizona Project Maintenance Worker, Pumping Plants in Phoenix, Arizona

Maintenance Worker, Pumping Plants

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Maintenance Worker, Pumping Plants


$29.30 Hourly


Tucson, AZ

Job Type


Job Number



Twin Peaks-Sandario

Opening Date


Closing Date

11/29/2023 11:59 PM Arizona

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  • Benefits

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Overview & Purpose

Note: This position is based at the Twin Peaks and Sandario Pumping Plant in Tucson, AZ.

About the Pay

Note: The starting pay is $29.30 per hour. Your pay can increase up to $31.00 per hour (top pay typically reached within two years with proven mastery of skills and good performance).

As of 1/1/24, the starting pay will increase to $32.28 and the full range will increase to $35.87 per hour.

About Central Arizona Project

Central Arizona Project (CAP), a 336-mile system that brings Colorado River water to central and southern Arizona, delivers the state's single largest renewable water supply and serves 80% of the state's population.

Compensation & Benefits Package includes:

  • Competitive Salaries

  • Arizona State Retirement System - Pension

  • 401(k)

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Life insurance, LTD, Short-term disability

  • 4-10 (Mon-Thur) work schedule

  • Paid training & tuition reimbursement

  • 9 paid holidays

  • Paid vacation & sick time

  • Wellness programs

  • No benefits waiting period

  • Relocation benefits

  • Significant training and development opportunities

  • Public Student Loan Forgiveness eligible

    About the Position

As aPumping Plant Maintenance Worker ( , you would perform manual labor and craft helper associated with operation and maintenance of three pumping plants and associated aqueduct facilities. Some of these functions will involve carpentry, concrete, protective coating, pest management, welding, environmental compliance, coordination with outside vendors, equipment operations or equipment repair, and janitorial work. You would load, unload, and move materials within or near plant, yard, or work site following guidance of written work order or oral instructions. This work contributes to the efficient and reliable operation of CAP pumping plants, aqueduct, related facility, and supports the reliable delivery of water to CAP customers. Some specific responsibilities include using small hand and power tools to perform routine maintenance tasks, performing data entry into data base for storage, driving and/or operating vehicles, overhead bridge crane, & man lifts. Additional job functions include performing vehicle and equipment pre-maintenance and safety checks.

About the Qualifications

A successful candidate will have a high school diploma or GED plus three (3) years of craft training or experience in a "semi-skilled" helper classification. If you have experience in the use of hand and power tools; some knowledge of construction labor work processes, terminology, and related safety rules; as well as knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety requirements, then we highly encourage you to apply for this position. Note: This is a safety-sensitive position and requires pre-employment physical testing and a valid driver's license with a good driving record.

To see the full position description and more details about physical requirements, qualifications, and essential job functions, clickHERE ( .

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If you are looking for a diverse role with the opportunity to make a difference in Arizona while enjoying a great work/life balance, APPLY today! Your water, your future.

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I understand this position will report to the Twin Peaks and Sandario Pumping Plant in Tucson, AZ. (Note: Successful candidate will need to reside within a one hour drive to plant for emergency response purposes).

  • Yes


    I have reviewed the hiring range for this position. I understand that the starting pay for this position is $29.30 per hour. The starting pay does not reflect the full range which currently goes up to $32.55 per hour (typically reached within two years with proven mastery of skills and good performance). I understand that in addition to pay, CAP provides employees with a generous benefits package including pension, 401(k), excellent health insurance with $0 employee-only premium, dental, vision, life, disability, 4-10 work schedule with most Fridays off, paid training, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, paid time off, wellness programs, and more.

  • Yes


    Which best describes your highest level of education?

  • Less than High School Diploma or Less than a GED

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Associate's degree

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Master's degree

  • PhD or JD


    How many years of craft training or experience in a "semi-skilled" helper position do you have?

  • Less than 1

  • 1 - 2

  • 3 - 4

  • 5 - 6

  • 7+


    Please indicate which of the following you have at least six months of work experience with. (Select all that apply)

  • Carpentry

  • Operating a fork lift

  • Welding

  • Protective coating

  • Operating cranes

  • Operating man lifts

  • Vehicle safety checks

  • Industrial janitorial work

  • Small hand tools

  • Basic power tools

  • Pest management

  • None of the above


    If you have experience with hand and/or power tools, please list those you are competent using.


    Do you have some knowledge of construction labor work processes, terminology, and safety rules?

  • Yes

  • No


    Are you familiar with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) safety requirements?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have working knowledge of (material) safety data sheets (MSDS/SDS)?

  • Yes

  • No


    I understand that this position may require me to work occasional overtime and engage in some in-state travel.

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you understand that this position is considered safety sensitive, and pre-employment physical testing is required?

  • Yes

  • No


    This position requires that an employee be available to respond to occasional emergency call-outs. Emergencies can happen 24/7. Are you willing and able to respond to emergency call-outs?

  • Yes

  • No


    Do you have a valid driver's license and a good driving record?

  • Yes

  • No


    Please briefly explain what most interests you about this position.

    Required Question


Central Arizona Project


23636 N. 7th Street

Phoenix, Arizona, 85024



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