Operations & Maintenance Technician IV - Electrical - Military Veterans

at The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Riverside, California

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 at the Lake Mathews Facility. Your activities will include construction projects, 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 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 water 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.

Expectations of Hours of Service, Emergency and Stand-by Service:
Employees in this position may be required to work off-shift hours and/or rotating stand-by service to address operational needs and emergencies as required. May be required to work extended periods away from the normal reporting location. Requires participation in plant and system shutdowns and special projects.

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

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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 registra...

Riverside, California

Be Part of a Diverse, Inclusive, and Service-Oriented Workforce

Employment with Metropolitan is more than a job. A career with us offers the opportunity to be part of an organization that is integral to the region’s water supply and delivery system, the backbone of Southern California’s economy. A career at Metropolitan gives you the opportunity to be part of the team that ensures reliable and safe water supplies to nearly 19 million people in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego and Ventura counties.
We seek employees from diverse cultural and professional backgrounds. Metropolitan promotes high performance, diversity and equal employment opportunities. We offer careers in a wide range of fields. In addition to our headquarters’ building at Union Station near downtown Los Angeles, Metropolitan owns and operates an extensive range of facilities including: the Colorado River Aqueduct, 16 hydroelectric facilities, nine reservoirs, nearly 1,000 miles of large-scale pipes and five water treatment plants.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, pregnancy, medical condition or disability.

Joining the Metropolitan team requires:

  • Willingness to participate in water industry leadership through commitment and innovation within your field
  • Ability to contribute through teamwork and collaboration
  • Commitment to work diligently, creatively and effectively for a highly competitive salary
  • Participation and desire to focus on your personal career development and training to improve our services to the public

Military Veterans

Your military service to the nation can open a world of opportunities.  Metropolitan has a strong history of recruiting and employing military personnel into successful careers within all types of professions and trades.

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