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Production Planner - 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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This position in the Manufacturing Services Unit (MSU) takes engineering concepts, contract drawings, and/or user requests, and translates them into detail shop drawings that are ready for shop production. This position will independently prepare and review shop drawings to support component part manufacture for the MSU production shops. The work generally includes manufacturability evaluation and review of conceptual design, followed by preparation of shop-ready drawings, bills of materials, inspection and test plan, material calculations, and project estimates. This position requires work experience with a computer-aided design software to create detailed shop drawings to manufacture and repair water related equipment, such as: large pipes, gates, pump and valve components, using journey-level knowledge in machining, fabrication and industrial coating.


This advanced journey-level position is a technical specialist. Additional responsibilities include: review engineering design drawings and sketches, coordinate incomplete work scopes, attend contract review meetings, and produce fully documented work. Project work goals are to produce accurate and timely shop detail drawings, bills of materials, inspection and test plan ready for manufacturing. The successful candidate will be given the scope of work to clarify all deliverable items through engineered design drawings, design sketches, and where practical, photographs of existing conditions. This position may perform reverse engineering using available technology or tools when drawings are not available.


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Education and Experience: High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency and five years journey level experience in a relevant trade or craft.


Relevant trade or craft is defined as: machining, general steel fabrication, and pipe fabrication; and the ability to use computer aided design software to create shop detail drawings.


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


• Forklift
• Aerial platform
• Overhead crane


• 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
50% - Technical Skills and Knowledge in machining, fabrication and industrial coating; computer-aided design software; creating detailed shop drawings to manufacture and repair water related equipment such as large pipes, gates, pump and valve components; project estimates.
15% - Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
15% - Planning and Organization
10% - Customer Service
5% - Oral Communication
5% - 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

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 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).

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