The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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STUDENT INTERN (Operations Support Services)
The Water System Operations Group, Operations Support Services Section, currently has one (1) opening for Student Intern within the Power & Equipment Reliability Unit.

This part-time temporary Student Intern position will receive training and mentoring from the Maintenance Engineering Team, under the direction of the Team Manager and Engineers, learning and assisting staff members in the following areas: field equipment investigations including collection of test data on service connection and meter problems and other process equipment; equipment failure investigations and aggregating information needed to analyze equipment faults; and provide miscellaneous support to users of Maximo software.
The functions of this classification include, but are not limited to:

1. Performs research as assigned and applies academic theory, training and education to real life work situations and environments.

2. Participates on project teams as required.

3. Learns and assists with tasks related to their areas of discipline and assigned area of responsibility.

4. Learns and assists to plan, conduct studies and research, and compile information from various sources; provides updates and prepares reports.

5. Learns and assists to collect and analyze statistical data, generates and maintains records and report findings, makes recommendations.

6. Learns and assists in inputting, maintaining, and verifying data.

7. Learns and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives.

8. Learns and assists in identifying opportunities for improving processes to optimize efficiency.

9. Performs office duties and activities as required.

10. Performs other related Student Intern job duties as required.

Work Schedule: Average of 18 hours per week.

Job Requirements

Minimum Qualifications
Current enrollment in an accredited four-year college or university carrying a minimum of 12 semester units or 8 quarter units with junior or senior standing in a related major and maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale, or current enrollment in an accredited graduate degree program in a related major with a grade point average of 2.75 or higher.

License Required: Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent that allows you to drive during the course of your employment is required at time of application.

Proficiency in oral and written communication
Excellent math skills through Calculus
Grounding in basic science disciplines - physics
Knowledge of basic engineering and scientific principles
Proficiency in MS Office Suite 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items such as paper, books, or small parts; driving an automobile, etc. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.

Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts that require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, libraries, and residences or commercial vehicles, e.g., use of safe work practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, observance of fire regulations and traffic signals, etc. The work area is adequately lighted, heated, and ventilated.

Vision Requirements: No special vision requirements.


This job description 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

If the position requires a college/university degree, said degree must have been issued by an educational institution recognized as accredited by the United States Department of Education. Degrees issued by educational institutions outside the United States must include documentation validating the equivalency of that degree to the same degree in the United States to be considered acceptable for Metropolitan purposes.

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).

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