The Operations and Maintenance Technician IV Welder-Fabricator/Field Services utilizes journey level skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, and methods of design and field welding/fabrication. Performs advanced welding-fabrication and repair of pipelines, feeders, equipment, assets, appurtenances, and parts used in Metropolitan’s large-scale water treatment, distribution, and hydroelectric systems, including design and layout, welding, metal smithing, pipefitting, and advanced knowledge of techniques used in conjunction with a variety of tools, machines and processes to complete welding/fabrication and repair projects.
Performs the practices and procedures of designing, laying out and completing welded/fabricated equipment and parts to repair and maintain a wide variety of water utility assemblies, parts and equipment ranging from large gates, valves, piping systems, pipelines, shafts, impellers and housings to structures, cabinets, vaults, catwalks, guard rails, drain covers, and similar equipment.
Builds, maintains, and improves a variety of equipment and fixtures composed of metal and metal alloys or other related and/or specialized materials including, but not limited to HDPE and PVC. Supports the operational core of water and power reliability by effectively meeting or exceeding internal and external customer expectations through advanced welding and fabrication practices applied to creating, maintaining, repairing, and improving equipment and parts essential to operating and supporting systems within the conveyance and distribution system, treatment and hydroelectric plants as well as other Metropolitan facilities.
Schedule: 4/10, Monday through Thursday, 6:00 am – 4:30 pm
This position will require travel to various District facilities throughout the service area, often requiring overnight stay in the project area.
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Education and Experience: A high school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (HSEC) and 6 years of increasingly responsible relevant experience in a welder or fabricator position.
High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate (HSEC) and attainment of journey level skills through a recognized welder/fabricator trade training program within an industrial environment.
Journey level experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to welding/fabrication, repair and maintenance of equipment and parts in a treatment or pump plant, conveyance and distribution, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.
Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience as a full-time welder/fabricator with experience in welding, pipe fitting, grinding, scarfing, and cutting.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
• Valid Drivers license from state of residency equivalent to a California Class A, B, and/or C with appropriate commercial license endorsements
o Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent is required at time of application
o Must be ABLE to obtain valid California Class B Driver’s license and medical certification
• Forklift Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Respirator Certification
• Welding Certification
• SOOMS-Working Knowledge
Expectations of Emergency and Stand-by Service: Employees in this position will be required to work stand-by, off-shift hours and/or report to different locations for shutdowns, emergencies or large-scale projects as needed.
JOB-RELATED SELECTION CRITERIA
35% Technical Knowledge (knowledge of basic welding processes, fabrication techniques and mathematics)
20% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
15% Teamwork Skills
15% Oral Communication Skills
05% Written Technical/Communication Skills
• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements
For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular FT PT Employees (Represented)
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 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 830 miles of pipeline, and 15 hydroelectric power plants.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.
Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PT on the date stated in the job. However it 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.
Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).