Maintenance Machinist

Oakland, CA posted on August 18

East Bay Municipal Utility District (EBMUD) is an industry-leading water and wastewater utility providing high-quality drinking water for 1.3 million customers in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, with award-winning wastewater treatment that protects San Francisco Bay and services 650,000 customers. This is a career opportunity for highly-skilled professionals with experience in machine tool operation.

Maintenance Machinists work both in the shop and field performing highly skilled mechanical maintenance, fabrication, repair and installation work on a variety of industrial plant equipment such as pumps, valves, evaporators, compressors, generators, chemical feed equipment, plumbing systems and related mechanical equipment. The work requires considerable independent judgment.The one current job opportunity is based in the Facilities Maintenance and Construction Division, Maintenance Support West (FMC West). The primary responsibilities will be troubleshooting, repair and maintenance of pumps, regulators, valves and all other mechanical equipment located in the water treatment plants, pumping plants and other facilities. The position also supports construction projects through shop fabrication and field installation of water system and building components.

Ideal candidates are skilled, journey-level Machinists with shop and field experience. 

Typical duties include:

• Setting up and operating machine tools (lathe, key-seater, grinder, horizontal boring mill, etc.).

• Diagnosing and repairing mechanical problems.

• Conducting failure or poor performance analysis to determine design modifications.

• Performing field and shop welding, rigging and fitting, and preventive maintenance.

• Using measuring instruments, layout tools and diagnostic equipment with accuracy and precision.

• Preparing drawings and sketches.

• Planning and estimating material and labor requirements.

• Directing the work of others as needed.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disabled status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of such protected category.

REQUIREMENTS:

A typical means of acquiring the essential knowledge and abilities is:

1. A high school diploma or its equivalent; AND either:

Sixteen months of experience comparable to EBMUD's Machining and Maintenance Worker III classification, including satisfactory completion of the appropriate courses and advanced on-the-job training, as specified in EBMUD's Maintenance Trades Training Program for Maintenance Machinists; OR

b. Attainment of recognized journey-level status as a Maintenance Machinist or Millwright with work experience primarily in maintenance/repair, rather than limited to production machine tool operations.

NOTE: EBMUD's Maintenance Machinists are not comparable to Machine Operator or Production Machinist positions with most firms.

THE SELECTION PROCESS:

1. Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, August 28, 2015. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

2. All qualified applications and supplemental responses will be competitively evaluated, with those candidates demonstrating the strongest qualifications for the position to be invited to a performance test tentatively scheduled for September 16 and 17, 2015.

3. Successful candidates will be placed on the hiring list, based on rank, for further consideration to fill the current regular vacancy, as well as others occurring over the next12 to 24 months.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS:

As the first step in the selection process, responses to the supplemental questions must be submitted online with the regular EBMUD application. Please provide thorough, accurate descriptions of assignments you have personally performed.

1. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter): Cast Iron

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

2. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter): Welded Steel

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

3. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter): PVC

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

4. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter): Copper

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

5. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter): Stainless Steel

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

6. Please indicate your level of skill with Pipework (2" to 16" diameter):

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

7. Describe "other" type of Pipework listed in question 6 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 1 - 5.

8. Please indicate your level of skill with Plant Equipment: Pumps/Motors (greater than or equal to 200+ HP)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

9. Please indicate your level of skill with Plant Equipment: Conveyor Systems (screw type, belt type)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

10. Please indicate your level of skill with Plant Equipment: Compressors (reciprocating type, floating screw type, turbine type)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

11. Please indicate your level of skill with Plant Equipment: Gear Boxes (large)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

12. Please indicate your level of skill with Plant Equipment:

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

13. Describe "other" type of Plant Equipment listed in question 12 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 8 - 11.

14. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Lathes (10"-48" swing)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

15. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Universal Mill

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

16. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Overarm Mill

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

17. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Horizontal Boring Mill

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

18. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Surface Grinder

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

19. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Drill Presses (including radial arm)

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

20. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Hydraulic Presses

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

21. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: Precision Measuring Instruments

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

22. Please indicate your level of skill with Machine Tool Operation: 

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

23. Describe "other" type of Machine Tool Operation listed in question 22 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 14 - 21.

24. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: Arc

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

25. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: MIG/TIG

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

26. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: Oxy-acetylene Cutting/Welding/Brazing

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

27. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: Carbon Arc

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

28. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: Plasma Cutters

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

29. Please indicate your level of skill with Welding Equipment: 

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

30. Describe "other" type of Welding Equipment listed in question 29 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 24 - 28.

31. Please indicate your level of skill with Balance and Alignment: Laser

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

32. Please indicate your level of skill with Balance and Alignment: Dial Indicator

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

33. Please indicate your level of skill with Balance and Alignment: Static Balance

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

34. Please indicate your level of skill with Balance and Alignment: Dynamic Balance

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

35. Please indicate your level of skill with Balance and Alignment: 

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

36. Describe "other" type of Balance and Alignment listed in question 35 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 31 - 34.

37. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Lockout/Tagout

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

38. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Confined Space Entry

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

39. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Hazardous Materials

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

40. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Welding Safety

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

41. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Rigging

Experience

Familiar

No experience

42. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety: Personal Protective Equipment

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

43. Please indicate your level of skill with Safety:

Experienced

Familiar

No experience

44. Describe "other" type of Safety listed in question 43 or any related experience in addition to those listed in questions 37 - 42. 


Wage

42

Experience

Any

Type

Full-time