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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: La Verne, California

Job Description:
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of twenty six 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 conventional water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.6 billion gallons per day; nine surface water reservoirs; 800 miles of pipeline, ranging up to nearly 20 feet in diameter; 16 hydroelectric power plants; and numerous support facilities.


The Water System Operations Group, Operations Support Services Section currently has one (1) opening for a Facilities Maintenance Mechanic in the Power & Equipment Reliability Unit. This position is located at the Weymouth Treatment Plant in La Verne, CA.


Positions at this level are fully competent and apply the full range of specialized skills and job knowledge in area of specialization; adapts procedures, operations, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet needs of area of specialization. Uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The decision regarding what needs to be done depends upon the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each assignment, and the chosen course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves treating a variety of conventional problems, questions, or situations in conformance with established criteria. 
This Facility Maintenance position involves work of a general maintenance nature and will be required to maintain the MSU tool crib. This position will be responsible for repairs and maintenance of a tool crib equipment and La Verne facility structures, which may include coordinating tool repairs and calibrations, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, etc. Responsible for issuing, ordering and stocking materials and tools. physical structures, which may include coordinating tool repairs and calibrations, plumbing repairs, electrical repairs, etc. Requires experience in the building trades (mechanical, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, etc.).

1. Performs general facility basic troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair including carpentry, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and locksmithing.

2. Performs minor facility equipment installations.

3. Performs required facility safety and regulatory inspections.

4. Collects and packages used batteries for disposal.

5. Prepares appropriate forms and/or purchases equipment, parts, and tools.

6. Initiate and tracks repair and maintenance orders.

7. Relocates office contents, including equipment, computers, and furnishings.

8. Assembles and installs office furniture and equipment, cubicles, electrical and communication components, and signage.

9. Fabricates and installs seismic bracing and other miscellaneous materials as needed.

10. Performs special events set up and breakdown including tables, chairs, room dividers, extension cords, sound system equipment, and other aesthetic components.

11. Inspects and verifies emergency supplies and first aid equipment.

12. Transports supplies, parts, and equipment.

13. Performs other related Facility Maintenance Mechanic job duties as required.

Education and Experience: High school diploma or a certificate of High School equivalency and six years of relevant experience. Relevant experience includes: Tool and material procurement, maintenance and repairs: plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and electrical, etc.

Required Knowledge of: Troubleshooting, maintenance and repair, carpentry, electrical and mechanical systems, plumbing, and locksmithing; building safety codes and regulations; and current office technology and equipment.

Required Skills and Abilities to: Use power equipment and hand tools; apply general rules related to facility repair and maintenance; use independent judgment and exercise discretion; problem solve; prioritize and multi-task; communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work independently and in a team environment; and operate current office equipment including computers and supporting applications.

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 C (Must have at time of application).

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met or may be encountered by an employee to successfully perform the job duties of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the job duties.

Physical Demands: The work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as personal computers and record boxes. The work may require specific, but common, physical characteristics and abilities such as above-average agility and dexterity.

Work Environment: The work involves moderate risks or discomforts that require special safety precautions, e.g., working around moving parts, carts, or machines, or irritant chemicals; etc. Employees may be required to use protective clothing or gear such as masks, gowns, coats, boots, goggles, gloves, or shields.

Job Related Selection Criteria:
. 20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
. 40% Technical Knowledge & Skills in: (tool and material procurement, maintenance and repairs: plumbing, carpentry, mechanical, and electrical, etc.)
. 15% Leadership
. 10% Teamwork Skills
. 10% Oral Communication Skills
. 05% Written Communication Skills
100% Total

. Competitive compensation
. Excellent Medical, Dental, Life, Vision
. Retirement plans including Pension plan and 401k (with matching employer contribution)
. Training and advancement opportunities
. Excellent working environment
. Public transportation reimbursements and van pools
. Tuition reimbursement, paid holidays, and more.

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