The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate in addition to a minimum of 6 years in an electrical maintenance position in a pump plant, treatment plant, hydroelectric or conveyance and distribution facility or similar environment.

OR

High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate in addition to the attainment of journey level skills through a recognized electrical 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 electrical systems in treatment or pump plants, conveyance and distribution, power generation systems, and related apparatus. 

Required Knowledge of: Theories and practices of mechanical systems and their application to large-scale electrical systems and equipment related to hydroelectric power plants, water treatment and distribution systems, as well as general and utility facility mechanical systems, applying methods, practices, machine shop equipment for metal fabrication, and tools to ensure reliable operations for the movement and treatment of water, generation of power, and optimization of assets and equipment to meet operational demands within established limits and standards, contemporary maintenance reliability analysis and troubleshooting methods including determination of failure causes, diagnostic analysis through failure mode, and root cause analysis, using traditional analog and precision digital instruments to ensure critical measurements and alignments as part of diagnostic and predictive maintenance, including laser alignment equipment, analog and digital meters, calipers and other tools related to close tolerance analysis and work, and safety practices and regulations for operating or working near electrical and/or mechanical equipment, high voltage systems, hazardous materials, and associated tools and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Understand and interpret electrical engineering data necessary to effectively implement predictive, preventive, corrective, and improvement activities. Frequently perform or assist in the drafting, design, layout and development of procedures, manuals, orders and similar documentation to ensure safe operating techniques and/or for training, to interpret complex schematics, blueprints, electrical diagrams, instructions, manuals, operating and maintenance procedures, and specifications related to water treatment, conveyance and distribution and pump plant, as well as building, facility and hydroelectric power systems/equipment, and experience to utilize tools and diagnostic equipment to test and monitor equipment and asset condition, as well as repair, install and replace equipment necessary to meet water and electrical generation demand and/or capacity, use and maintain mechanical/electrical tools and equipment traditionally used in hydroelectric plants, pump plants, treatment plants, and within water and power control and distribution infrastructure and facilities, apply and guide others in adhering to safety practices and regulations for operating or working near electrical and/or mechanical equipment, high voltage systems, hazardous materials, and associated tools and equipment.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES and REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS:
Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
• Crane Certifications
• Forklift Certification
• Manlift Certification
• MWD High Voltage Switching Certificate
 
License required: Valid Driver’s license from state of residency, equivalent to a California Class C is required at time of application.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT
Expectations of Hours of Service, Emergency and Stand-by Service:
Employees in this position may be required to work off-shift hours and/or rotating stand-by service to address operational needs and emergencies as required. May be required to work extended periods away from the normal reporting location. Requires participation in plant and system shutdowns and special projects.

Physical Demands: Heavy tasks may require lifting and carrying items weighing up to 50 pounds, with intermittent need to lift and carry materials and/or equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with assistance. Frequently requires pushing, pulling, turning and positioning parts, assemblies, equipment and tools weighing as much as 100 pounds with assistance. May be required to lift and move heavy items with the assistance of others and with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists and cranes of varied types and capacities. Physical effort includes frequent walking, stooping, bending, reaching, standing, crawling, climbing, kneeling and sitting for long periods of time. At times may be required to use Self Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) or other respiratory filtration and personal protection devices.

Work Environment: Work is performed indoors and outdoors at large pumping, treatment, hydroelectric or control facilities, or associated assets, under all types of conditions including extreme temperatures, open and confined spaces ranging from crawl spaces to sub-structures as well as varied types of terrains. Job tasks frequently require working from heights and functioning from elevated platforms suspended by lifts, hoists, scaffolds and cranes over surfaces ranging from earthen materials to concrete, steel and water. Work frequently is conducted in close proximity to high volume/pressurized water, as well as exposed, electrically energized equipment including high voltage systems. The work environment often involves exposure to equipment and tools producing high levels of noise, as well as potentially dangerous materials, chemicals, and machinery that require careful adherence to extensive safety precautions, rules and regulations.

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