Operations & Maintenance Technician IV – Mechanical

  • Full Time
  • CA

Operations & Maintenance Technician IV – Mechanical

California 92501

As an Operations & Maintenance Technician IV (Commercial Driver & Mechanic) you will be responsible for transporting chemicals to Metropolitan facilities in addition to performing a wide range of mechanical work at Metropolitan’s Chlorine Unloading Facility and Henry J. Mills Treatment Plant. Proficiency and recent experience as a Class A Commercial driver with Tanker and Hazmat Endorsements in addition to journey level Mechanical proficiency is critical to your success in this position.


In addition to your highly critical driving responsibilities you will also perform mechanical activities in treatment including: inspecting, maintaining, and improving the reliability of equipment such as complex chlorine and various other chemical feed systems, ozone generators and related systems, flash mixers, flocculators, filter beds, geared drive equipment, sedimentation basins, tanks, valves, pumps, compressors, piping systems and slide gates, as well as processes such as chemical unloading transporting and transfer systems, reclamation systems, and sludge removal systems. 

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 high school equivalency certificate in addition to a minimum of 6 years in a mechanical 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 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 in treatment or pump plants, conveyance and distribution, and/or power generation systems, and related apparatus. 

License(s): Valid California Class A Driver’s License or equivalent from your state of residency with HAZMAT and Tanker endorsements (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.

60% Technical knowledge/skills
20% Interpersonal Effectiveness

10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)

10% 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



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: jobs@mwdh2o.com.


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
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