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Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Yorba Linda, CA


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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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This journey-level position performs preventative, predictive and corrective maintenance on all Orange County Team Conveyance and Distribution system pipelines, feeders, reservoir, control structures, hydro-electric plants, pumping plant, and other related equipment including but not limited to: manual, hydraulic, pneumatic, electric motor operated valves, actuators, air-compressors, pumps, hydraulic control pilot valves, overhead hoists and cranes. Includes operations: weekly pump/hydro-electric plant readings, reservoir Ops, pump plant, distribution and hydro-electric plant onsite operator duties (OSO), flow changes, planning, calculating and participating in large diameter pipeline shutdowns, dewatering, disinfection, refilling and trouble call response for treated and untreated water distribution system. Will also

participate in a preventative maintenance program including, but not limited to: exercise and lubrication of small and large diameter valves, trouble shoot and repair equipment failures, repair and install valves, piping and other related appurtenances. Troubleshoot large diameter valves which include operations and maintenance of limit switches and valve operators.

This position monitors and inspects Metropolitan’s pipelines, feeders, facilities, appurtenances, right of ways, easements and fee properties for encroachments, encumbrances, and trespassing for both authorized and unauthorized activities. This includes reviewing, coordinating, and field marking for DigAlerts. The incumbent in this position will regularly deal with the public and a large internal support group within Metropolitan and must have both strong oral and written communication skills. This O & M Technician IV position is performed with minimal and at times intermittent on-site supervision. Broad direction is given in terms of operations and maintenance objectives that will require self-initiated work planning, sequencing and coordination and prioritization of assigned work. There will be extensive driving of a light utility vehicle throughout the OC Distribution area of responsibility, which includes driving through rough terrain; utilize computer technology, online maps, digital documentation, online document retrieval and record retention filings; read and interpret blueprint design details, plans and specifications; and participate in field inspections and meetings of a variety of contractor construction projects.

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

Education and Experience:

High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a pump plant, treatment plant, and hydroelectric facility or similar environment; OR

High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalencyin 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 a conveyance and distribution facility such as a treatment plant, pump plant, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


Job Related Selection Criteria:
10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
50% Technical knowledge of and skills in:
o Corrective and preventative maintenance
o Troubleshooting and repair of industrial equipment and systems
o Operational and maintenance practices of water treatment equipment and systems
o Read and interpret blueprint/drawings and instructions
o Safety practices related to the industry
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 announcement. 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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