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Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Parker Dam, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I position is located at the Intake Pumping Plant and is an intermediate-level position responsible for performing operational activities at the desert pumping plants, including water flow changes, equipment monitoring and inspection, and assisting with equipment maintenance. Other responsibilities include operating, maintaining, and testing domestic water systems within the pump plants and residential facilities.

This position is eligible to rent Metropolitan Water District housing.

Schedule: 8/6 (8 days on, 6 days off)

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: Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I


Education and Experience: High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate and 2 years’ experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical/low voltage electrical systems in a treatment or pump plant, power generation system, and related facilities.


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

Employees in this position are required to obtain and maintain the following certifications:
• California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Operator Certification Grade II
• Metropolitan High Voltage Switching Certification (Must be obtained within 1 year of entry into position)

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications:
• Forklift certification (required at time of application)
• Manlift certification

• Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) from state of residency that allows you to drive during your employment.


Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


50% Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities relevant to the position including safety practices and regulations

15% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork

10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Ability to learn
5% Oral Communication
5% Planning and Organization
5% Problem Solving
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 Full Time Employee (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).

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