Water Employee Services Authority

WESA was established as a joint powers authority between the Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District (EVMWD) and Meeks and Daley Mutual Water Company (Meeks & Daley) in western Riverside County, California. The purpose of WESA is to provide professional water and wastewater service to both agencies. It is expected that as the area develops from its rural roots into a modern suburban community, WESA will need to continue to grow its staff of motivated, exceptional employees.

As a joint powers authority, WESA is better positioned to recruit and retain high quality employees with benefits that surpass what was available through either of its member agencies independently. Primary among the benefit improvements is adoption of a 2.7% at 55 retirement plan through the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS).

It is also important to note that WESA will be providing the same high quality labor-related services to both EVMWD and Meeks & Daley at lower cost than either agency would have experienced had WESA not been formed. Such savings are passed on to customers through reductions in future water rate increases.

The WESA Board of Directors and executive staff are progressive and looking to the future in many areas of endeavor. Their long view of continuous improvement gives WESA employees opportunities to be directly involved in initiatives that are pushing technology and management advances in the water industry.

WESA employees are highly qualified water industry professionals that care about their customers and the environment. The WESA team is made up of plant and field operators, construction crews, engineers, accountants, customer service professionals, electricians, mechanics, executives and a host of trades workers and other professionals. Many of WESA’s employees are industry-certified in their fields of expertise.

 

1 job(s) at Water Employee Services Authority

Water Employee Services Agency (WESA) Lake Elsinore, CA, United States
Dec 14, 2020
Full Time
Summary Description The Mechanical Technician I/II is responsible for the more complex and difficult duties relating to the installation, maintenance, inspection and servicing of mechanical equipment. The selected candidate will perform preventive and corrective maintenance on a wide variety of pumps, engines and other equipment related to wastewater treatment plants, water treatment plants, wells, booster stations, sewer lift stations and other equipment common to a large wastewater and waterworks system; diagnoses and repairs equipment relating to the District's sewage lift stations, collection system, and related support equipment, ensuring compliance with the general waste discharge orders issued by the California Water Quality Board. Representative Duties Immediate Impact: The successful candidate will be given the following objectives upon hire: • Within three (3) months become familiar with the District facilities, locations and equipment control methods. • Within six (6) months demonstrate sufficient knowledge of the operation and maintenance of the District's facilities and equipment to participate in the Mechanical Maintenance Section Standby. • Within twelve (24) months become licensed to operate the District's crane by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO). • Within twelve (12) months become Confined Space Entry Rescue qualified. Qualifications The Ideal Candidate: • Has the ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with internal and external customers. • Is an engaging team player, looking out for the common good of the organization as well as seeking to bring new ideas and innovative thinking to the Mechanical Maintenance Department. • Possesses a mechanical skill set that will successfully transition into a public water authority. • Can operate a variety of vehicular and stationary mechanical equipment (e.g. cranes, trucks, tools, pumps, generators) in a safe and effective manner. • Possesses an education equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by additional courses or training in a maintenance related field required. • Possesses 2 years of increasingly responsible experience in the maintenance and mechanical repair of equipment used in the collection and treatment of water or wastewater systems. • When assigned to a Mechanical Technician I, must have or will be required to obtain possession of a valid Grade 1 Mechanical Technology certificate, Grade 1 Collection System Maintenance certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association and Grade 1 Water Distribution Operator License issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within 18 months of employment. • When assigned to the Mechanical Technician II, must have or will be required to obtain possession of a valid Grade 2 Mechanical Technology certificate, Grade 1 Collection System Maintenance certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association, and Grade 2 Water Distribution Operator License issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board within 18 months of employment. • Must be able to respond within a thirty (30) minute time period to the District's corporate yard while on standby duty as well as communicate by telephone while on standby duty. • Must have or will be required to obtain a valid California Class B Driver's License with Air Brakes and Tank endorsements within 12 months of employment. This position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin on Monday, January 4, 2021. Closing Date/Time: