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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Equipment Operator - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Earp, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Performs journeyman level work which requires skills, experience, and knowledge in the practices, procedures, methods, and use of light and heavy equipment operation and transportation. The operating equipment ranges from standard vehicles and multiple axle trucks and trailers, to varied types of heavy equipment such as excavators, bulldozers, backhoes, loaders, tractors, dump trucks, water trucks, tanker trucks, and cranes. This equipment is used in the construction, improvement, and repair of Metropolitan's water treatment, and large scale distribution, and hydroelectric systems. Skills must include the proper and safe use, transportation, and minor maintenance of the above listed equipment, as well as advanced knowledge of construction techniques associated with heavy equipment. Performs general and advanced practices and techniques of manipulating equipment with a constant attention to safety to personnel and MWD assets, including: a wide variety of water utility equipment, assemblies, large gates, valves, pipelines, structures, vaults, drain covers, high voltage power lines, pump houses, and residential homes. Builds, maintains, and improves a variety of Metropolitan's assets, appurtenances, structures, and roadways that support the operational core of water and power reliability, by meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations through advanced equipment operations.

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Education and Experience:
High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a heavy construction equipment operation position.


High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate and attainment of journey level skills through a recognized equipment operator trade training program and/or applicable related experience within a industrial environment.

Experience and knowledge as demonstrated by journey-level practical application of techniques and practices specific to heavy equipment operations. Skills necessary include effective, legal and safe operation of a variety of motorized equipment including light and heavy construction equipment. Also requires journey-level skills in preventive and corrective maintenance practices related to general construction that are normally associated with equipment operation, and are generally obtained through applicable training and experience

Employees in this position are 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, with tanker endorsements (required at time of application).

• Crane Certification
• Forklift Certification
• Hazardous Materials Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Respirator Certification

• 70% Technical Skills and Knowledge including:
o Operation and knowledge of job-related heavy equipment including, but not limited to, motor grader, loader, backhoe and dump truck
o Construction practices and equipment operations
o DOT requirements for transporting oversized permit loads
o Construction survey staking and related blueprints and drawings
o CAL-OSHA Safety Orders relating to operating equipment and general construction, including trenching and shoring
o CA Commercial Driver’s License requirements
o Safety practices related to the industry
• 15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
• 10% Interpersonal Effectiveness / Teamwork
• 5% Oral 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

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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