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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Granada Hills, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Operations & Maintenance Technician IV (Mechanical) will utilize journey level mechanical skills, experience and knowledge to maintain, repair or install large complex water utility equipment and systems at the Jensen Water Treatment Plant.

In this position you will be responsible for the following: Inspect, maintain, repair/build and improve the reliability of equipment such as chemical feed systems, ozone generators and related systems, flash mixers, flocculators, filter beds, geared drive equipment, sedimentation basins, tanks, valves, pumps, compressors, piping systems and slide gates, processes such as chemical unloading transporting and transfer systems, reclamation systems, and sludge removal systems; Operate cranes/rigging and heavy equipment; and work on operational activities including those tasks associated with effective water flow and treatment such as operating valves and performing minor adjustments and calibrating chemical feed and similar systems.

To further view the job duties of this position, please refer to the "Treatment Plants" section under "Job Duties" in the job description.

To view the full job description click here: Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a pump plant, treatment plant, and hydroelectric facility or similar environment.


High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency 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 at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a treatment plant, pump plant, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.


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.

• Forklift Certification
• Chemical Responder Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Crane Certifications


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
• safety practices related to the industry
15% Interpersonal/Teamwork skills
15% Adaptability/Flexibility
10% Decision Making Skills
5% Oral communication skills
5% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant
to the position)

100% Total

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written examination. The written exam is a 2-hour examination. The written exam assesses knowledge and principles of mechanical work. Topics may include: bearings; seals; lubricants; mechanical drives; piping systems; pumps; hydraulic systems; rigging; welding and fabrication; and basic machining. The practical exam consists of exercises designed for the candidate to demonstrate journey-level skill in one or more of the following: precision measurement; pump alignment (dial indicator); gear pump assembly; bearings; welding/fabrication; pipe fitting; rigging; print reading; and PVC piping.

A reference manual will be available during the written exam.



• 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
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools


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.

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

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.


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).