The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty-six 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 conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

Job Summary

ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN I

The Engineering Services Group, of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California currently has one (1) opening for an Engineering Technician I within the Corrosion Engineering Team. This position is located at Metropolitan’s Weymouth Plant in La Verne, CA and requires travel to various District facilities based on project assignments.

In the position of an Engineering Technician I you will be responsible for assisting with performing infrastructure condition assessments and protection measures, including pipeline condition assessment and cathodic protection; performing calculations; reading plans, specification and drawings; problem solving; prioritizing and multi-tasking.

This Engineering Technician I position will learn and assist with: installing, monitoring, and operating field corrosion testing equipment; performing infrastructure condition assessments and protective measures; and performing testing, evaluation and analysis of materials performance, selection, and metallurgy for infrastructure reliability.
 
JOB DUTIES
1. Learns and assists with conducting analyses and investigations of technical issues and preparing reports.
2. Learns and assists in conducting technical studies, tests, inspections and research for area of responsibility.
3. May serve on a project team.
4. Learns and assist to maintain databases within area of responsibility.
5. Performs other related Engineering Technician job duties as required.
6. Learns and assists with performing infrastructure condition assessments and protection measures.

Job Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS  

Education and Experience: High School diploma or High School Equivalency certificate, and two years of accredited college or university in engineering and two years of relevant experience.

Relevant experience is defined as experience in one or more of the following areas: general electrical testing, pipeline condition assessment, cathodic protection, or corrosion science.

 

General Required Knowledge of: Arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry; design principles; technical research, analysis and report preparation; and current office equipment and technology.

 

Corrosion Required Knowledge of: Corrosion science.


General Required Skills and Abilities to: Perform calculations; read plans, specifications and drawings; use current office equipment and technology; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships and those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

 

Corrosion Required Skills and Ability to: Learn to test and assess infrastructure and equipment.


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS

• Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent from state of residency that allows you to drive in the course of your employment (Required at time of application).

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS, WORK ENVIRONMENT, AND VISION REQUIREMENTS
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 environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress that require a range of safety and other precautions, e.g., irritant chemicals, electrically energized equipment including high voltage systems, working at great heights under extreme outdoor weather conditions, or similar situations where conditions cannot be controlled.

Vision Requirements: No special vision requirements.

Working Schedule: 4/10 Monday - Thursday


Job Related Selection Criteria: 
40% Technical Knowledge and Skills
30% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
10% Teamwork and Interpersonal Effectiveness  

10% Written Communication

10% Oral Communication

Closing

BENEFITS
• 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
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: http://www.mwdh2o.com/PDF_Careers/benefits.pdf
 
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
jobs@mwdh2o.com.

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 jobs@mwdh2o.com.

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

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