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Assistant Engineer I (Fabrication or Materials Testing)

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
La Verne, California 91750
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

There are two open positions as an Assistant Engineer I available on the following teams: Construction Management Team (Fabrication) (1 opening located at our Weymouth Plant in La Verne, California); and the Construction Management Team (Materials Testing) (1 opening at our Weymouth Plant in La Verne, California). Your application will place you into consideration for each position.

As an Assistant Engineer I on the Construction Management Team (Fabrication) you will learn and assist with reviewing technical submittals, including design drawings, manufacturing procedures, quality assurance plans, welding procedures, testing, and coating procedures. The successful candidate will assist with inspections of manufactured items and write detailed reports in support of ongoing construction projects. Inspections include fabrication/manufacture of large diameter steel pipe (up to 144 inches), valves, pumps, structural steel, pressure vessels and other equipment typically used in the water industry. You will use your knowledge of basic manufacturing means and methods to assist with fabrication inspections to American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Welding Society (AWS), American Water Works Association (AWWA) and other applicable codes and standards.

As an Assistant Engineer I on the Construction Management Team (Materials Testing) you will be responsible for learning and assisting with quality assurance materials sampling, testing, and analysis of soils, concrete, asphalt, filter media, and other construction materials; field inspection duties on heavy public works construction contracts; and on-site contract administration.

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: Assistant Engineer I



Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field by hired date.

Related field is defined as: Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering, Manufacturing engineering, or Industrial Engineering, Civil engineering, Geotechnical engineering or Construction Management.

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


  • 10% Interpersonal Effectiveness / Teamwork
  • 15% Written communication skills
  • 15% Field Knowledge / Problem Solving
  • 20% Technical Skills and Knowledge
  • 20% Job Preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
  • 20% Oral communication skills
  • 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).


Posted: 2020-03-17 Expires: 2020-04-16

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La Verne, California 91750

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