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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Fleet - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Riverside, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As an Operations & Maintenance (O&M) Technician IV (Fleet), you will utilize journey-level automotive light, medium and heavy-duty equipment mechanical experience. You will be required to have journey-level experience in electrical systems, diagnosing and repairing hydraulic systems, air brakes systems, ABS systems, manual standard and automatic transmission systems, emission systems, regulatory 90 day inspections, HVAC systems, suspensions and steering systems. Knowledge in the practices, procedures and methods of servicing and maintaining fleet related vehicles is also required. The ability to diagnose and repair complex computer related systems found in light, medium and heavy on-road, off-road and stationary equipment will also be required. Experience in maintaining and repairing mobile and stationary emergency generating equipment systems is part of the job duties. This includes gasoline and diesel powered equipment. Our fleet vehicles and equipment incorporates a variety of cars, sport utility vehicles, hybrids and alternative fuel pickups and trucks, on-road heavy duty tractor and trailers, backhoes, skip loaders, graders, bulldozers, tankers, cranes, excavators and other construction-related heavy equipment.

You will use a detailed Maintenance Management System (MMS) database necessary for a work order, inventory control, fuel management, service records, and regulatory entries. You will also support the operational core of water and power reliability by effectively maintaining, repairing, and improving the quality of fleet equipment and services for all core and supporting operations and maintenance functions, including shutdowns. You will provide and maintain fleet equipment reliability, quality, and efficiency through a mix of general and advanced predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance skills.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: O&M Tech IV - Fleet


Education and Experience: High school diploma or certificate of high school equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in an automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repair position.


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

Experience and knowledge as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the inspection, diagnosis, maintenance and repair of automotive equipment including pumps, compressors, automotive, and heavy. Skills necessary include mechanical, hydraulics, electrical, welding, and computer/electronics, and handheld diagnostic systems.

Relevant Experience is defined as: heavy equipment mechanic maintaining and repairing a variety of automotive, heavy equipment, and systems. Experience should also include gas, diesel and hybrid vehicles such as cars, sport utility vehicles, pickups and trucks of varied size and configurations, graders, (stationary and portable), bulldozers, tractor-trailers, tankers, cranes and other construction-related heavy equipment.



  • Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.
  • Ability to obtain valid Drivers license from state of residency equivalent to a California Class A with appropriate commercial license endorsements (Tanker & Hazmat)


• 70% Technical Skills, including testing, preventative and corrective maintenance, troubleshooting, and repair of light and heavy-duty gasoline, diesel powered vehicles, sedans, trucks, construction equipment, and emergency generators using hand tools, power tools, and lifting devices commonly used in the industry as well as computerized diagnostic equipment such as lab scopes, scanners and dynamometer diagnostics including smog inspections. Knowledge of computer operating systems related to the fleet industry. Knowledge of safety practices related to the industry.

• 10% Written Communication Skills

• 5% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)

• 5% Decision-Making
• 5% Interpersonal/Teamwork Skills

5% Oral Communications

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. 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).