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Operations & Maintenance Technician II - Welder/Fabricator - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Welder/Fabricator learns and utilizes skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, and methods of design and welding/fabrication.

In this role, you will perform and/or assist in the practices and procedures of laying out and completing welded/fabricated equipment and parts to repair and maintain a wide variety of water utility assemblies, parts and equipment ranging from large gates, valves, pipelines, shafts, impellers and housings to structures, cabinets, vaults, catwalks, guard rails, drain covers, and similar equipment.

You will perform and/or assist with building, maintaining, and improving a variety of equipment and fixtures composed of metal and metal alloys or other related materials. You will also support the operational core of water and power reliability by effectively meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations through advanced welding and fabrication practices applied to creating, maintaining repairing and improving equipment and parts essential to operating and supporting systems within the conveyance and distribution system, treatment and hydroelectric plants as well as other Metropolitan facilities.

This opening for the Operations & Maintenance Technician II Welder/Fabricator is located in the Manufacturing Services Unit of our Operations Support Services Section at our Weymouth Facility in La Verne. To view the full job description click here: O&M Tech II - Welder / Fabricator


Education and Experience: High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency and 2 years of experience as demonstrated by practical application of general techniques and practices specific to welder/fabricator.

High school diploma or GED and attainment of skills through a recognized welder/fabricator trade training program within an industrial environment.

Relevant experience is defined as: a combination of experience performing at least 3 of the following different types of welding: plasma arc, shielded metal arc, carbon arc, gas metal arc, flux-core arc, gas tungsten arc, submerged arc, Oxygen acetylene processes, MIG, or Tig.


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

• Valid Driver’s license from state of residency equivalent to a California Class A, B, and/or C with appropriate commercial license endorsements. (Valid Driver’s license from state of residency equivalent to a California Class C that allows you to drive in the course of your employment is required at time of application.)
• Forklift Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Respirator Certification
• Welding certificates

45% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of basic welding processes, fabrication techniques and mathematics)
25% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
10% Leadership
10% Teamwork Skills
05% Oral Communication Skills
05% Written Communication Skills
100% Total



• 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

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)


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).

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