The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical

Job Locations US-CA-Yorba Linda
Job ID 2024-2670
Posted Date
1 month ago(2/1/2024 1:20 PM)
Application Filing Period
February 1, 2024 - March 1, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $41.17/Hr.
USD $54.24/Hr.
Work Schedule (Days/Hours)

The Operations & Maintenance Technician IV Mechanic will utilize journey level mechanical skills, experience and knowledge to maintain, repair or install large complex water utility equipment and systems at the Diemer Water Treatment Plant in Yorba Linda, CA. You will perform preventive maintenance, corrective troubleshooting and process improvements on pumps, valves, valve actuators, geared driven equipment, screw conveyors, chemical feed systems (to include liquid chlorine, ozone, alum, polymer, caustic soda, liquid ammonia, fluorosilicic acid, sulfuric acid, and peroxide), compressors, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, mixers, agitators, piping, fittings in order to sustain or improve plant capacity or operational reliability. This position utilizes specialty tools and equipment to perform precision shaft alignment, predictive diagnostic vibration testing and lube oil sampling that assists in determining the severity of equipment wear, providing input to mitigate potential failures and giving recommendations for the appropriate follow-up action in order to reduce equipment downtime.


You will perform maintenance welding, fabrication and machining, operate heavy equipment such as dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, overhead hoists and mobile cranes, perform safe rigging procedures, adhere to proper use of Personal Protective Equipment and respiratory protection. You will be using computer programs for individual time entry, maintenance work order tracking, work planning and estimating and general professional communications.


To further view the job duties of this position, please refer to the "Treatment Plants" section under "Job Duties" in the job description. This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification/job.


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: Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical


Education and Experience: High school diploma or Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position in a pump plant, treatment plant, hydroelectric or conveyance and distribution facility or similar environment.




High school diploma or Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to the attainment of journey level skills through a recognized mechanical trade training program.

Journey level experience as demonstrated by practical application of general and advanced techniques and practices specific to the operation, maintenance, and repair of mechanical systems in treatment or pump plants, conveyance and distribution, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.

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


Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:
• Valid Driver’s license from state of residency equivalent to a California Class A and/or B with appropriate commercial license endorsements.
• Forklift Certification
• Chemical Responder Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Crane Certifications
• Welding Certification



• 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 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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