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Assistant Engineer I - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - La Verne, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Assistant Engineer I position is within the Water Purification Unit and will be part of the Engineering Compliance Team. This entry-level position will be responsible for assisting groups within Metropolitan to ensure 100% compliance with primary drinking water standards in the design and operations of Metropolitan’s water systems.

The duties of this position include learning and assisting in reviewing engineering design drawings and specifications; assisting with developing and documenting process design criteria to be used for treatment plant and distribution system upgrades; assisting with technical support to Water Treatment and Conveyance & Distribution Sections; assisting on treatment plant and/or distribution Quality Assurance Teams; assisting with the development of test plans and bench, pilot, demonstration, and full-scale plant testing to analyze water quality issues and optimize treatment processes.

In this position you will learn and assist to analyze water quality and operational data, complex water chemistry calculations, participate in field investigations, and preparing memoranda, reports, and documenting results.

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: Assistant Engineer I


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by hire date.

A related field is defined as a discipline within Chemical, Civil, and Environmental Engineering.


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

25% Technical Skills, and Knowledge
20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
15% Written communication skills
20% Planning and Organization
10% Interpersonal Effectiveness
10% Oral Communication
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


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, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 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).

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