Maintenance Machinist

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland

Salary Range: $86,580 - $100,236 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits
Open Date: 10/03/2016
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Position Description

Highly-skilled professionals with experience in machine tool operation are invited to apply for East Bay Municipal Utility District’s (EBMUD’s) Maintenance Machinist. 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.

Position Qualifications

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

2a. 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

2b. Eighteen 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; OR

2c. 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.

Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered. For more information, see our FAQ page at

How to Apply

1. Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m. on the following cut-off dates: October 21, 2016, January 20, 2017, April 21, 2017 and July 21, 2017. 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 written test tentatively scheduled for November 5, 2016, February 11, 2017, May 6, 2017 and August 5, 2017. These test dates will be confirmed once there are a reasonable number of qualified candidates identified as of the application cut-off date. If the number of qualified applications is low, candidates will be scheduled for the next subsequent test date. 3. Candidates who pass the written test will be invited to the performance test. The performance test is tentatively scheduled for a date within the weeks of November 28, 2016, February 27, 2017, May 22, 2017 and August 21, 2017. These test dates will be confirmed once there are a reasonable number of candidates who pass the written test. If the number of passing candidates is low, candidates will be scheduled for the next subsequent test date. The performance test is a hands-on shop test that covers work on a lathe, mill, grinder, welding, alignment and other shop related tasks. 4. 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 next 12 to 24 months. 5. All employment offers are conditional, pending the results of a Live Scan background screening. All selected finalists must participate in the Live Scan background screening process to remain in consideration for EBMUD employment.
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