Engineering Tech III (Control Systems/C++)

  • Full Time
  • CA

Engineering Tech III (Control Systems/C++)

California 90013

This position is a journey level programmer with specialized skills in the design, development, fault analysis and support of real-time automatic process control (APC) applications written in C++ programming and IEC-1131 standard languages for Metropolitan’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.


This position requires a high-level of competence and understanding of complex control processes, simplifying them down to a model based on functional control and user requirements, selecting or developing a control method and implementing a real-time APC application utilizing often-complex algorithms and instructions.


In this capacity this individual will regularly confer with Water System Operations (WSO) and Engineering Services Group (ESG) personnel in determining and reviewing APC application requirements, and with WSO and Quality Assurance in obtaining their acceptance of new and updated APCs to automate Metropolitan’s water treatment plants and distribution system.

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: Engineering Tech III


Education and Experience: High school diploma or general education development test (GED), and two years of accredited college or university in engineering and six years of relevant experience, two years of which must have been at the Engineering Technician II level.


Relevant Experience is defined as: work experience with industrial control systems or reviewing design specifications and performing investigations of complex systems with at least two years of work experience with C/C++ programming experience.

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


40% Technical Knowledge
20% Analytical Skills
20% Job Preparation (education, experience & training relevant to the position)
5% Interpersonal Effectiveness and Teamwork
5% Planning & Organizing
5% Written Communication
5% Oral Communication
100% Total


• 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
• Public transportation reimbursements 

• Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis


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, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 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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Are you looking for a graduate of a trade school or trade organization? : No
Do you require current safety certificates?: Yes
Do you require a Special Certificate?: No
Do you require reliable transportation to the project site?: No
Do you require a specialty class driver’s license?: No
How many years of experience are you looking for?: 0-1 years of experience
Do you require the tradesman to have their own tools?: No