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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Granada Hills, CA - EXPIRED

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Jensen Water Treatment Plant has the capability to treat 750 million gallons daily. As the Operations & Maintenance Technician IV Mechanic you will contribute to the success of this treatment plant by performing operational support, including preventative and corrective maintenance to maintain and repair the equipment and structures of the water treatment plant and related facilities, including all mechanical systems used in the treatment process

You will utilize your journey level mechanical skills, experience and knowledge to maintain, repair or install large complex water utility equipment and systems at the Jensen Water Treatment Plant. You will perform preventive maintenance, corrective troubleshooting and process improvements on pumps, valves, valve actuators, geared driven equipment, screw conveyors, chemical feed systems (to include liquid chlorine, ozone, alum, polymer, caustic soda, liquid ammonia, fluorosilicic acid, sulfuric acid and peroxide), compressors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mixers, agitators, piping, fittings in order to sustain or improve plant capacity or operational reliability. This position utilizes specialty tools and equipment to perform precision shaft alignment, predictive diagnostic vibration testing and lube oil sampling that assists in determining the severity of equipment wear providing input to mitigate potential failures and gives recommendations for the appropriate follow-up action in order to reduce equipment downtime.

You will perform maintenance welding, fabrication and machining, operate heavy equipment such forklifts, overhead hoists and mobile cranes while performing safe rigging procedures adhering to proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and respiratory protection. You will be using computer programs for individual time entry, maintenance work order tracking, work planning and estimating and general professional communications.

To further view the job duties of this position, please refer to the "Treatment Plants" section under "Job Duties" in the job description.

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


High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a pump plant, treatment plant, and hydroelectric facility or similar environment.


High school diploma or a Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to the attainment of journey level skills through a recognized mechanical trade training program.

Journey level experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a treatment plant, pump plant, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.



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

Employees in this position may 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 and/or B with appropriate commercial license endorsements.

• Crane Certifications
• Welding Certification

• Chemical Responder Certification

• Forklift Certification
• Manlift Certification


50% Technical knowledge of and skills in:
• corrective and preventative maintenance
• troubleshooting and repair of industrial equipment and systems
• operational and maintenance practices of water treatment equipment and systems
• safety practices related to the industry
15% Interpersonal/Teamwork skills

10% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
10% Adaptability/Flexibility
10% Decision Making Skills
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).