The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Operations and Maintenance Technician IV - Electrical

Job Locations US-CA-Desert Center
Job ID 2024-2758
Org Data : Descr Linked
Hinds Pumping Plant
Posted Date
2 weeks ago(7/3/2024 11:08 AM)
Application Filing Period
May 31, 2024 - July 17, 2024 @ 4:30 p.m. PST
# of Openings
USD $43.43/Hr.
USD $57.22/Hr.
Work Schedule
Bargaining Unit Name / Code

The Metropolitan Water District's Water System Operations Group has one opening for Operations & Maintenance Technician IV-Electrical. One (1) position is located at Hinds. 


This recruitment will be used to build an Eligibility List for the following locations: Eagle Mountain, Hinds, Iron Mountain, Gene Camp, and Intake. This list will be valid for 6 months from the date a candidate accepts the position.


As an Operations & Maintenance Technician IV – Electrical you will utilize journey level electrical skills, experience and knowledge in the practices, procedures, and methods of installing, maintaining, and repairing complex and general water utility and facility electrical systems. Your activities will include maintaining and improving electrical systems in and associated with pumps, turbines, generators, transformers, motors, and associated facilities and processes, including high voltage overhead and underground electrical distribution systems.

You will monitor electrical equipment and systems for operating condition and performance, including predictive and advanced diagnostic testing; preventive and corrective electric maintenance; improving electrical capacity and upgrading systems to meet treatment, conveyance, and distribution electrical operating demands.

You will be responsible for: maintaining and improving a variety of electrical components and equipment related to Metropolitan’s revenue-generating assets, systems, supporting facilities, and infrastructure including those within treatment and pump plants, conveyance and distribution structures, reservoirs, hydroelectric plants, and right-of-ways; and ensuring ongoing reliability and uninterrupted electrical service necessary to convey, store, treat, and distribute water and hydroelectric power effectively to member agencies and other customers.

Employees in this position will 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.


This position is eligible to rent Metropolitan Water District housing.

The Incentive Pay program will be setup to provide a Desert Branch Assignment Premium to qualifying employees as follows:
5% for all employees assigned to Gene Camp or Intake.
15% for all employees assigned to Hinds Pumping Plant, Eagle Mountain, or Iron Mountain.


Schedule: 8/6; 8 Days On (Wed – Wed 6:00am – 4:30pm), 6 Days Off (Thu - Tue)


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 AND MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN IV (ELECTRICAL)


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


High school diploma or a certificate of high school equivalency in addition to the attainment of journey level skills through a recognized electrical 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 electrical systems in treatment or pump plants, conveyance and distribution, 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 A and/or B with appropriate commercial license endorsements.
• Crane Certifications
• Forklift Certification
• Manlift Certification
• Chemical Responder
• MWD High Voltage Switching Certificate

• 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 an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other protected characteristic(s).


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.


Qualifying Experience: Your resume must at a minimum include the month and year you began and ended employment, name of the organization, your title, and a brief description of your experience. If your employment was part-time, make sure you identify it on your resume next to the month/year. Your experience may be obtained through paid employment, internships, and/or volunteer activities in industry, academia, charity, community service, government, unless otherwise defined above under relevant experience. If you are providing volunteer activities to be considered for qualifying experience, you will be asked to provide the number of hours per month, organization name, contact information and other information in the questionnaire. In addition, for volunteer activities to be considered you must include it in the application under work history and in your resume.


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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