Maintenance Machinist

East Bay Municipal Utility District | Oakland, CA

Salary Range: $92,268 - $106,812 Annually, Plus Excellent Benefits + Retirement
Open Date: 03/12/2018
Close Date:

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 position. 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, electric motors, valves, evaporators, compressors, generators, chemical feed equipment, plumbing systems, and related mechanical equipment. The work requires considerable independent judgment.

The primary responsibilities will be machining unique replacement parts, 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.

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

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.

The salary range is $7,689 per month increasing to $8,073, $8,477 and $8,901, after 12, 24, and 36 months, respectively.

Starting salary may be at a higher level as commensurate to experience.

Relocation assistance may be provided.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

Position Qualifications

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

a. 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.

How to Apply

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted. EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability Job Hotline: (510) 287-0742
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