Maintenance Machinist

Oakland, CA posted on November 5

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Mark Martin Oakland, CA (94615)
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EBMUD Maintenance Machinists perform skilled mechanical maintenance and repair work in the shop and at waterworks facilities, and sets up and operates a variety of machine tools used in fabricating repair parts and fittings. Machining work at EBMUD relies on the manual use of machine shop equipment rather than CNC machines.

The ideal candidates for this position are skilled, journey-level Machinists with shop and field experience; knowledgeable insetting up, using and operating such equipment as a drill press, lathe, key-seater, surface grinder, mill and bolt threading machine in order to modify and fabricate parts by hand; experience and strong aptitude in shop math, blue print reading, interpreting, and working from drawings and specifications.


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

1. Completion of the twelfth grade, or its equivalent and EITHER:

2a. Sixteen months experience comparable to the EBMUD's Machining and Maintenance Worker III classification, including satisfactory completion of the appropriate courses and advanced on-the-job training, as specified in the EBMUD’s Maintenance Trades Training Program for Maintenance Machinists; * OR

2b. 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.

* Two years and ten months of recognized sub journey level status as a Maintenance Machinist or Millwright performing more specialized mechanical maintenance and repair and machine tool operations requiring greater skill, more precision, and a higher degree of trade knowledge with greater independence of action.

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

Additional Requirements:

  •   Sufficient strength to lift heavy parts and tools weighing up to 90 pounds, sufficient agility to climb ladders to a height of 40 feet, and sufficient stamina to perform strenuous work for an extended periodof time.

  •   Must possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.

  •   Must be willing to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions and work overtime as needed.


All applicants who meet the job requirements will be invited to a two step testing process:

Step 1: Written test based on mechanical drawings with some trigonometry.

Step 2: Hands-on shop test which includes work on the lathe, mill, grinder, welding, shaft alignment and pipefitting.

Candidates successful in the testing process will be placed on a hiring list.

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 training programs to attract qualified diverse student graduates for EBMUD jobs.

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