The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Mechanical

Job Locations US-CA-Granada Hills
Job ID 2024-2747
Org Data : Descr Linked
Joseph Jensen Filtration Plant
Posted Date
1 month ago(5/13/2024 11:52 AM)
Application Filing Period
May 13, 2024 - June 28, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $43.43/Hr.
USD $57.22/Hr.
Work Schedule
Bargaining Unit Name / Code

The Operations & Maintenance Technician IV (O&M Tech IV) will be part of the Valley Team that reports to the Joseph Jensen Water Treatment Plant located in Granada Hills. This team specializes moving untreated and treated water to/from treatment plants and service connections in MWD’s service area which include both on MWD properties and on public streets. Our O&M Techs will support the maintenance and operations of the pipelines and associated structures.


Operations activities involve flow changes, pressure adjustments, and other member agency (customer) request. Maintenance activities typically involve valve maintenance, but will also include work on all related mechanical equipment within the teams jurisdiction. This team covers the areas of Castaic south to Venice Blvd in Culver City, and east to Eagle Rock and includes the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys, and parts of Hollywood and Beverly Hills. Occasionally, you maybe required to report to a different location, shift work to support projects, being on stand-by or on-call, and working extended hours.


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 a Certificate of High School equivalency in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical maintenance position at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a pump plant, treatment plant, and hydroelectric facility or similar environment.  OR


High school diploma or a 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 at a water agency or in a conveyance and distribution facility such as a treatment plant, pump plant, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus.




License(s): 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 B
. Crane Certifications
. Welding Certification
. Chemical Responder Certification
. Forklift Certification
. Manlift Certification
. MWD High Voltage Switching Certification
. Water Distribution Certification


Expectations of Hours of Service, Emergency and Stand-by Service:

Employees in this position may be required to work off-shift hours and/or stand-by service to address operational needs and emergencies as required. Pump plant personnel assigned stand-by are required to respond within 15 minutes. May be required to work extended periods away from the normal reporting location.





• 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 state-established cooperative that, along with its 26 cities and retail suppliers, provides water for 19 million people in six counties. The district imports water from the Colorado River and Northern California to supplement local supplies, and helps its members to develop increased water conservation, recycling, storage and other resource-management programs.


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:


Metropolitan 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. 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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