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Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Electrical (Iron Mountain) at Metropolitan Water District Southern California

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full Time
Location: Earp, 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, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The MWD's Water System Operations Group, Operations Support Services Section has one (1) opening for an Operations & Maintenance Technician IV-Electrical in the Conveyance & Distribution Section, Desert Unit, Iron Mountain Pumping Plant located in Earp, California. Positions at Metropolitan's Iron Mountain Pumping Plant are eligible for an incentive pay program.

Within this role, 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.

Work is performed with minimal and at times intermittent on-site supervision. Broad direction is given in terms of operations and maintenance objectives that may require self-initiated work planning, sequencing and coordination of material and tool resources. Limited detailed guidance and advice is available which may result in the modification of work in varied situations. As a lead you may exercise technical and/or functional direction over assigned staff.

This position comes with Metropolitan Water District Housing.


1. Performs journey level electrical maintenance tasks and activities at treatment plants, hydroelectric plants, pumping plants, and other facilities with electrical equipment, to ensure ongoing water and power reliability.

2. Performs a wide variety of journey electrical preventive and corrective maintenance on water related electrical systems within treatment plants, along and within conveyance and distribution system right-of-ways, structures, and facilities. PM and CM activities include electrical work on valves, hydraulic control systems, pumps, turbines, and associated electrical systems; pressure regulating equipment; varied transformers, circuit breakers, meters and panels; key lighting; and power systems necessary for effective water treatment, distribution, and hydroelectric generation.

3. Performs preventive and corrective maintenance on electrical systems necessary for standby power generators and associated control systems.

4. Improves electrical systems associated with construction and maintenance projects as well as building and facility operations including communications and facility comfort and power systems such as heating, cooling, electrical convenience and lighting.

5. Completes complex predictive and preventive, and corrective electrical maintenance associated with large motors, generators, turbines, valves, turnouts, circuit breakers, variable frequency drives, associated with treatment, pump and hydroelectric plants, and the conveyance and distribution system.

6. Utilizes instrumentation to test and monitor the capabilities, limits, and effectiveness of electrical systems, equipment, and processes of power and water systems, to measure the ongoing effectiveness of electrical systems and to assure the quality of maintenance and/or improvements.

7. Inspects, tests, calibrates, and records readings for a variety of electrical systems and equipment to meet reliable equipment life and service expectations, motors, pumps, valve controllers, and chemical feed systems, to assure uninterrupted power and delivery of high quality water.

8. Assists with the planning and coordination of scheduled PDM, PM, and CM, as well as unplanned outages, shutdowns, and other emergency situations, to minimize equipment downtime and interruption of service to member agencies or other customers.

Work Schedule: Modified 4/10 schedule

Job Related Selection Criteria:

5% Adaptability/Flexibility

10% Interpersonal/Teamwork Skills

15% Oral Communication Skills

15% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)

55% Technical Skills in corrective and preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of industrial electrical equipment and systems; Knowledge of safety practices related to the industry

100% Total

High school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate 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 High School Equivalency Certificate 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. 

Required Knowledge of: Theories and practices of mechanical systems and their application to large-scale electrical systems and equipment related to hydroelectric power plants, water treatment and distribution systems, as well as general and utility facility mechanical systems, applying methods, practices, machine shop equipment for metal fabrication, and tools to ensure reliable operations for the movement and treatment of water, generation of power, and optimization of assets and equipment to meet operational demands within established limits and standards, contemporary maintenance reliability analysis and troubleshooting methods including determination of failure causes, diagnostic analysis through failure mode, and root cause analysis, using traditional analog and precision digital instruments to ensure critical measurements and alignments as part of diagnostic and . . . To apply for this position, please copy and paste the following link into your browser address bar: