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Associate Engineer (Mechanical Engineering) - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Operation Support Services Associate Engineer is a mechanical engineering position requiring considerable independent judgement and field knowledge. This position requires a strong understanding of operating principles of rotating equipment and other mechanical equipment and systems used in water treatment plants, pumping plants, hydroelectric plants and water distribution systems; determining asset condition and reliability, performing necessary calculations to assess their performance and providing guidance in business decision making to repair or replace these assets. This position also requires the candidate to interact with other groups including Engineering design staff to ensure design compliance with the strategic priorities of high reliability and ease of operation and maintenance.

The Associate Engineer’s responsibilities include detailed analysis of equipment/systems maintenance, operational problems, development and testing of improved processes and practices to improve equipment and/or system reliability and refinement of operational and maintenance criteria for new projects. This position will require performing Root Cause Failure Analysis to determine the root cause of asset failures in order to maximize asset availability. The Associate Engineer is also responsible for assisting senior engineering staff within the team in development of innovative techniques to diagnose impending equipment problems, with an emphasis on rotating equipment and flow measurement devices and systems. The successful candidate shall assist the senior engineering staff to query the Computerized Maintenance Management System software (MAXIMO) to identify maintenance trends and deployment of industry best practices in maintenance management and reliability engineering using SQL or other compatible platform.

This position also requires the candidate to be familiar with principles of predictive maintenance tools such as: vibration monitoring, oil analysis, and other diagnostic technologies used to track the condition of equipment.

Additionally the Associate Engineer will also be responsible for leading efforts in responding to member agency requests to evaluate performance of existing service connection installations by performing complex flow meter accuracy investigations and pipeline studies and testing.

Successful candidates must have a thorough knowledge in the areas of fluid dynamics; complex fluid systems; flow meters, system integration; system testing; machine design. Successful candidates must also possess working knowledge of manufacturing principles and processes; maintenance management and reliability engineering.

Work Schedule: 4/10, 6:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday

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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Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.

A degree in a related field is defined as: a Mechanical Engineering degree

Relevant Experience is defined as: general engineering work experience of which two years’ experience must be within any two of the following fields: Flow meter selection and application; Fluid system design, application or analysis; Machine Design; Pump, Turbine or valve (greater than 24”) design and/or manufacturing; Commissioning of rotating equipment and systems (greater than 500hp); Stress Analysis; Treatment Plant System design; Reliability Engineering; and/or Maintenance Engineering and maintenance management.

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

  • Certificate(s): Engineer in Training (EIT)
  • License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

40% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Analytical Skills

10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Teamwork/Interpersonal
10% Oral Communication
10% Written Communication
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 PT 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).