1+ months

Associate Engineer

La Verne, California 91750
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

This position requires a strong understanding of operating principles of rotating equipment and other mechanical equipment and systems used in water treatment plants, pumping plants, hydroelectric plants and water distribution systems; determining asset condition and reliability, performing necessary calculations to assess their performance and providing guidance in business decision making to repair or replace these assets.


This position's responsibilities include detailed analysis of equipment/systems maintenance, operational problems, development and testing of improved processes and practices to improve equipment and/or system reliability and refinement of operational and maintenance criteria for new projects. This position is also responsible for assisting senior engineering staff within the team in the planning, development and deployment of industry best practices in maintenance management and reliability engineering; development of innovative techniques to diagnose impending equipment problems, with an emphasis on rotating equipment and flow measurement devices and systems. This position also requires the candidate to be familiar with principles of predictive maintenance tools such as: vibration monitoring, oil analysis, and other diagnostic technologies used to track the condition of equipment.


The successful candidate may lead engineering efforts in analyzing flow meter uncertainties at various service connections by performing complex flow meter accuracy investigations, preparing a test plan, conducting the field test, analyzing test results, and providing a final report with findings and recommendations. Will also assist in development of equipment maintenance policies and procedures to assist maintenance staff in optimizing maintenance.


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: Associate Engineer

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and four years of relevant experience, of which two years must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level; or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and two years of relevant experience which must have been at the Assistant Engineer II level.

Related field of study is defined as: Mechanical Engineering


Relevant Experience is defined as: general engineering work experience of which two years’ experience must be within any two of the following fields: Flow meter selection and application; Fluid system design, application or analysis; Machine Design; Pump, Turbine or valve (greater than 24”) design and/or manufacturing; Commissioning of rotating equipment and systems (greater than 500hp); Stress Analysis; Treatment Plant System design; Reliability Engineering; and Maintenance Engineering and maintenance management.

• Valid California Class C Driver License or equivalent (required at time of application)
• Engineer in Training (EIT)

40% Technical knowledge/skills in: Rotating equipment, fluid dynamics, complex fluid systems, flow meters, & maintenance management and reliability.
10% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
20% Analytical Skills
10% Teamwork/Interpersonal Skills
10% Written Communication
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 and van pools



For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

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).



  • General Construction
Posted: 2020-08-05 Expires: 2021-06-19

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Associate Engineer

Metropolitan Water District
La Verne, California 91750

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