The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Aqueduct Pump Specialist (Millwright)

Job Locations US-CA-Parker Dam
Job ID 2023-2610
Posted Date
3 weeks ago(11/15/2023 11:56 AM)
Application Filing Period
November 15, 2023 - December 13, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $45.94/Hr.
USD $60.51/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)
Modified 4/10

As a part of the Pump Maintenance Team, the Aqueduct Pump Specialist (Millwright/Industrial Mechanic) has an active role in maintaining an 9 pump readiness for the Desert Region's Pumping Plants.

This position utilizes specialized advanced journey level mechanical skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, and methods of maintaining and operating pumping units and associated large-scale water conveyance and distribution systems and infrastructures.

This position performs predictive, preventive, and corrective maintenance and installation of large conveyance and distribution pumps and related equipment including, motors, compressors, small to midsize pumps and equipment associated with cooling and lubrication systems, control and measurement equipment, cranes, gates, penstocks, valves, reservoir infrastructure and other large conveyance and distribution equipment and appurtenances.


This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Aqueduct Pump Specialist




Education and Experience: 
High school diploma or high school equivalency certificate in addition to a minimum of 5 years in a journey-level mechanical maintenance position in a pump plant, treatment plant, hydroelectric or conveyance and distribution facility or similar environment.


Specialized advanced journey level experience and knowledge as demonstrated by practical application of techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance, and repair of aqueduct infrastructure, pump plant, power generation systems, and related systems and apparatus. Skills necessary include predictive and diagnostic evaluation of complex utility pump and power equipment using analog and digital test as well as computer equipment. Also requires advanced journey-level skills in preventive and corrective maintenance practices related to aqueduct equipment and infrastructure, pump plant and hydroelectric plant maintenance generally obtained through applicable training and experience.



License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.



60% Technical knowledge of and skill in operations, maintenance and repair of large-scale water conveyance and distribution pumps and related equipment  including welding, pipefitting and alignment; and safety practices related to the industry.
15% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position) 

10% Interpersonal / Teamwork 

10% Leadership
05% Oral Communication 

100% Total




• 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 


For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following linkBenefits 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


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


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. 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).


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