The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Job Details

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 2.6 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants. 

Job Summary

As a Reprographics Technician I with the Metropolitan Water District (MWD) you will assist other reprographics professionals as you work with customers to ensure that the print production needs of MWD are being met in an exceptional manner.

You will learn and assist with scanning and converting hard copy original files into digital files. This will also involve learning and assisting with the operation of various high speed and volume commercial digital reprographic equipment such as a color digital press, black and white publishing devices, and high volume wide format copier and scanner. You will learn and assist with finishing, bindery, and packaging using equipment such as power cutters, automatic comb binding machine, padding machine, folder with right angle, stitching and thermal taping machines, power paper drills, and compact disc and digital video disk duplicators.

1. Learns and assists to operate and program high speed and volume commercial digital reprographic equipment, such as engineering and wide format copier and scanner, color digital press, and black and white publishing devices.  Accepts and sends digital files to print server, store and restore digital files to permanent storage.

2. Learns and assists to perform prepress functions such as cropping, masking, stretching, rotating, restoring, merging, shading, image quality adjustments, color conversion, image, and corner shift, and creating halftones.

3. Learns and assists to operate and program equipment to scan and convert hard copy originals to digital files. Learns and assists in preparing hard copy and digital files for automated and manual metadata capture and indexing.

4. Learns and assists to perform finishing, bindery and packaging using equipment such as power cutters, automatic comb binding machine, padding machine, folder with right angle, stitching and thermal taping machines, power paper drills, and compact disc and digital video disk duplicators.

5. Learns and assists to enter data in the billing system.

6. Learns and assists to perform minor maintenance or adjustments to equipment.

Work Schedule: 9/80, Alternate Fridays off

Job Selection Criteria
• 10% Technical Knowledge and Skills (Microsoft Office)
• 10% Ability to follow instructions
• 15% Organization
• 15% Interpersonal Effectiveness
• 25% Oral Communication
• 25% Customer Service

Job Requirements

Education and Experience:  High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate

Required Knowledge of:  Current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to:  Understand and follow instructions; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

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


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 requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes.  The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment:  The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc.  Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

Vision Requirements:  No special vision requirements.


• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision and retirement plans, including pension plan and 401k (with matching contribution), tuition reimbursement, and more
• Training and advancement opportunities
• On-site fitness center
• Excellent working environment
• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link:

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

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

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

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