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Hydroelectric Specialist I (Mechanical/Millwright) - 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 Hydroelectric Specialist I (Mechanical/Millwright) position is responsible for maintaining equipment at the District’s hydroelectric plants, treatment plants, and pumping plants. Positions in this classification are distinguished by their responsibility to perform mechanical maintenance and to develop electrical maintenance work/skills related to power systems equipment, while working under close supervision and performing progressively higher skilled functions as experience develops. Incumbents holding this position are journey level mechanics.

The primary responsibility for this position is to perform onsite mechanical maintenance and repairs to power generation equipment. The work also includes disassembly and overhaul of turbines, generators and balance of plant equipment, and fabrication and machining of replacement parts and assemblies.

Successful candidates must have thorough knowledge in the areas of machining, welding, alignment, assembly and repairs of rotating equipment. Thorough knowledge of machining, welding, alignment, assembly and repairs to and of power generation equipment is preferred.

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

This position will require travel to various District facilities throughout the service area, often requiring overnight stay in the project area.

This position is located in the Water System Operations Group, Operations Support Services Section, within the Power and Equipment Reliability Unit at our Weymouth Facility in La Verne, CA.

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: Hydroelectric Specialist I



Education and Experience: High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate with a 4 year mechanical apprenticeship AND 2 years of journey level experience; OR Six (6) years progressive experience related to industrial/utility mechanical maintenance.

Experience and knowledge as demonstrated by practical application of techniques and practices specific to the operations, maintenance, and repair of hydroelectric plants, pump plants, treatment plants and other facilities. Skills necessary include predictive and diagnostic evaluation of complex utility pump and power equipment using analog and digital test equipment. Also requires basic skills in installation and commissioning, utilizing predictive, preventive and corrective maintenance practices related to industrial/utility maintenance generally obtained through applicable training and experience.


Employees in this position will 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 during the course of your employment is required at time of application.)
• MWD High Voltage Switching Certification
• Crane Certification
• Forklift Certification
• Respirator Certification


62.5% Technical knowledge/skills including maintaining and repairing mechanical equipment and systems in a largely industrial environment (Technical knowledge, analytical skills, Safety awareness/application)
10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Planning and Organizational Skills
10% Oral and/or Written Communication Skills

7.5% Interpersonal 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 PT 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).