Machining and Maintenance Worker III

Oakland, CA posted on November 5

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Mark Martin Oakland, CA (94615)
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Machining and Maintenance Worker III (MMWorker III) is a semi-skilled, sub-journey position which performs a wider variety of repair work in the operation and maintenance of pumps, valves, motors, and mechanical processes involved in water treatment and distribution systems.

Assignments at this level involve corrective and preventive maintenance, as well as general repair and rebuilding of water treatment and distribution plant facilities including the use of a variety of stationary and portable machine tools.

MM Worker III receives classroom training, on-the-job (OJT) training and experience in a variety of EBMUD treatment plants and facilities. Meeting requirements for advancement to the full journey-level, Maintenance Machinist, is a requirement of employment.

The most competitive candidates for this position will have:

  •   Skill, precision and high degree of knowledge of mechanical maintenance and machining of equipment and components

  •   Strong math and mechanical skills

  •   Strong study habits and discipline to successfully advance up to journey-level

  •   Strong ability to work from drawings, designs and sketches

  •   Strong ability to maintain records and reports as it pertains to work assignments

  •   Good work ethics, ability to communicate effectively and work well with diverse individuals

Hiring Process

All applicants who meet the job requirements will be invited to a comprehensive shop test which includes a written test, blueprint reading, shop work on the lathe and welding. Candidates successful in the testing process will be placed on a hiring list.


A typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge, skills and abilities for this position is:

  •   Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent and twelve months of experience* equivalent to EBMUD’s MM Worker II** AND:

  •   Must advance to the Maintenance Machinist within 18 months of appointment.

  •   Ability to lift and carry tools and equipment weighing up to 110 pounds

  •   Ability to work outdoor in a variety of weather conditions.

  Ability to climb ladders to get on top of reservoirs.

*Three years of relevant experience may be substituted for the required experience of which one of those years may be the completion of an accredited community college or comparable certificate program in machine tool technology or closely related field, acceptable to EBMUD.

**EBMUD candidates (current EBMUD employees in the classification of MM Worker I)must have achieved satisfactory completion of the OJT, vocational school, and self study courses specified in the District's Maintenance Trades Training Program for MaintenanceMachinists, and upon supervisory certification of proficiency.

EAST BAY MUNICIPAL UTILITY DISTRICT EBMUD is one of the largest independent water and wastewater utilities in the nation, supplying water and providing wastewater treatment for parts of Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Headquartered in Oakland, our mission is to provide reliable, high-quality water and wastewater services for our customers, to exercise responsible stewardship over the natural resources with which we are entrusted, and to protect the environment for future generations.


EBMUD is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities,veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for job opportunities.

EBMUD staff maintains ongoing partnerships with local community college skilled trades trainingprograms to attract qualified diverse student graduates for EBMUD jobs.

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