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Posting Date : 5/13/2014
Job Number : 4444410
Job Title : Associate Engineer (Mechanical or Chemical)
Location : Los Angeles, CA
Work Schedule : 9/80
Application Filling Period : May 13, 2014 - July 31, 2014 4:30pm PST. The application filing period 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
Salary Range : $40.11 - $52.66 per hour
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts. Our water is treated in California and distributed across 6 counties, providing nearly 19 million of Californians with multiple award-winning high quality water. Metropolitan's success is derived from our talented and diverse workforce whose efforts jointly drive the organization toward excellence. By joining our team, you will be faced with a challenging and exciting work environment allowing opportunities for training and career advancement. We offer excellent benefits and perks. Let's embark on creating a sustainable future together. 

                                                              ASSOCIATE ENGINEER

The Engineering Services Group, Facility Development Section currently has one (1) opening for an Associate Engineer (Mechanical or Chemical) within the Treatment Plant Design Team.

This position will be responsible for the design of water treatment plant facilities with an emphasis on process design. The work typically includes process design calculations for chemical feed systems including ozone, sulfuric acid, caustic soda, polymers, alum, chlorine, ammonia, fluoride and other chemical systems; preparation of process flow diagrams and preparation of design details and specifications for water treatment facilities and water distribution systems projects; and testing/commissioning of treatment plant equipment. Some drafting and field work may be required.

Other responsibilities include:
• Performing technical analyses and providing recommendations to support planning, design, construction, infrastructure reliability and/or operational issues.
• Preparing and reviewing design criteria, plans, specifications, submittals, cost estimates, and budgets.
• Performing site and construction inspections and other related Engineer job duties as required.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday (Alternate Fridays off)

• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.

• Knowledge of Engineering principles, practices and applications in specific discipline (Mechanical or Chemical); project schedules and budgets; applicable federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations related to area of responsibility; and current office technology and equipment. Manufacturing and construction means, methods and equipment; applicable engineering design software.

• Engineer in Training (EIT)

• Valid California Class C Driver License that allows you to drive in the course of your employment 

Job Related Selection Criteria: 
 25% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
 40% Technical Skills and Knowledge
 20% General Competencies 
 15% Oral and Written Communication Skills
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent Medical, Dental, Life, Vision, Retirement plans including Pension plan and 401K (with matching employer contribution), tuition Reimbursement, and more
• Training and advancement opportunities
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Work location near public transportation Hub: Rail, subway, buses and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. To receive a copy of the complete job description, please send an email to

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Reasonable accommodation for people with disabilities may be requested by calling (213) 217-7738 at least 5) working days in advance of the scheduled examination date(s).

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

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