The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I

Job Locations US-CA-Earp
Job ID 2023-2612
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(11/17/2023 12:11 PM)
Application Filing Period
November 17, 2023 - December 15, 2023 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $31.31/Hr.
USD $41.17/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

The Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I position is located at the Iron Mountain Pumping Plant and is an  intermediate-level position responsible for performing operational activities at the desert pumping plants, including water flow changes, equipment monitoring and inspection, and assisting with equipment maintenance. Other responsibilities include operating, maintaining, and testing domestic water systems within the pump plants and residential facilities.


This position is eligible to rent Metropolitan Water District housing.


Schedule: 8/6 (8 days on, 6 days off or 4/4/8)


Desert Incentive Program:

Should you become a regular full-time employee at one of the remote Desert locations (Eagle, Iron Mountain, Hinds), you would be eligible for Desert Remote Location Pay:
$6,000 upon completion of one year's continuous service at a Remote Location.
$8,000 upon completion of a second consecutive year of continuous service at a Remote Location.
$10,000 upon completion of a third consecutive year of continuous service at a Remote Location.



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: Pump Plant Maintenance Operator I


Education and Experience: High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate and 2 years’ experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical/low voltage electrical systems in a treatment or pump plant, power generation system, and related facilities.  


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


Employees in this position are required to obtain and maintain the following certifications:
• California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Operator Certification Grade II
• Metropolitan High Voltage Switching Certification (Must be obtained within 1 year of entry into position)


Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications:
• Forklift certification
• Manlift certification


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


Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors)


50% Technical Knowledge, Skills and Abilities relevant to the position including safety practices and regulations

15% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork

10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Ability to learn
05% Oral Communication
05% Planning and Organization
05% Problem Solving
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 link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee (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 PT 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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