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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Desert Center, CA


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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As an O&M Tech IV (Mechanic), you will utilize journey level mechanical skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, and methods of installing, maintaining, and repairing complex and general water utility and facility mechanical systems. You will monitor and inspect mechanical equipment and related systems for reliable operating condition and performance, including predictive and diagnostic testing; preventive and corrective maintenance; improving equipment and asset capacity and upgrading systems to meet treatment, conveyance and distribution operating and service demands.

You will maintain and improve mechanical/electrical equipment related to Metropolitan’s significant revenue-generating assets, systems, processes, supporting facilities, and infrastructure including those within treatment plants, pump plants, chemical unloading and transfer facilities, conveyance and distribution structures, reservoirs, hydroelectric plants, and right-of-ways. Employees in this title ensure ongoing reliability and capacity primarily through maintenance activities, to ensure the operational service necessary to convey, store, treat, and distribute water and hydroelectric power effectively to member agencies and other customers.

You will be responsible for: operating and maintaining large equipment such as generators and motors, overhead hoists and cranes, compressors and pneumatic systems, hydraulic power units, domestic water systems in plant and residential facilities and other associated pump plant mechanical equipment and systems. Preventive and corrective mechanical maintenance duties include, but are not limited to: lubricating bearing, rebuilding various pumps and valves, repairing and installing piping, troubleshooting and repairing water system equipment failures, lubricating and exercising small and large diameter valves and actuators, rebuilding, replacing and installing pumps, refurbishing and/or rebuilding valves and associated piping, operational duties and high-voltage switching operations.

Work tasks in treatment and pump plants, and conveyance and distribution involve collecting a wide variety of operational process and maintenance data including equipment readings, treatment and conveyance flow information, and water quality samples, to ensure effective operations, equipment/asset maintenance, and protection/security of public health and District assets on a routine and emergency response basis.

The successful candidate for this position is eligible to rent Metropolitan Water District housing.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: O&M Technician IV (Mechanical)

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position in a pump plant, treatment plant, hydroelectric or conveyance and distribution facility or similar environment.

OR

High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in addition to the attainment of journey level skills through a recognized mechanical trade training program.

Journey level experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems in treatment or pump plants, conveyance and distribution, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • Crane Certifications
  • Welding Certification
  • Forklift Certification
  • Manlift Certification
  • Water Treatment Certification Grade II
  • MWD High Voltage Switching Certification

JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA

  • 50% Technical knowledge of and skills in:
    • Corrective and preventative maintenance
    • Troubleshooting and repair of industrial equipment and systems
    • Operational and maintenance practices of water treatment equipment and systems
    • Read and interpret blueprint/drawings and instructions
    • Safety practices related to the industry
  • 10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
  • 10% Interpersonal/Teamwork Skills
  • 10% Planning & Organizing
  • 10% Decision Making Skills
  • 10% Oral Communication Skills
  • 100% Total

CLOSING

Benefits:

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link:Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

ABOUT MWD

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email [email protected].

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

Job Status:

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