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Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Annual Salary
Associate: Step I $112,886.60
Step II $119,526.98
Step III $132,807.76

Senior: Step I $124,175.26
Step II $131,479.68
Step III $146,088.54

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering or a closely related engineering field;
  • At least 3-10 years relevant experience for an Associate Engineer and
  • 10+ years of relevant experience for a Senior engineer.
License/Certificate/Registration Requirements:
Drivers License: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License may be required at the time of appointment. Failure to obtain or maintain such required license(s) may be cause for disciplinary action. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to a physical disability will be considered for accommodation on a case-by-case basis.
Possession and proof of a good driving record as evidenced by freedom from multiple or serious traffic violations or accidents for at least two (2) years duration. The driving record will not contribute to an increase in the Authority's automobile insurance rates.

Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Mechanical Engineer issued by the California State Board of Registration.

Abbreviated Job Description: The duties listed are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification. Under general direction of the Engineering Manager, the Mechanical Engineer performs a wide variety of technical field and office engineering work associated with various activities, programs and facilities. Responsible for all mechanical design and engineering support associated with the installation, modification, maintenance and testing of mechanical systems and equipment associated with Authority facilities. Coordinates major mechanical repairs, modifications, or testing with various government agencies, Member Agencies, and divisions within the Authority. Provides administrative duties, including the coordination of departmental maintenance and operations as assigned; and related duties as required.

Examples of Duties: The duties listed are illustrative only and are not meant to be a complete and exhaustive listing of all of the duties and responsibilities of the classification; Develops preliminary and final cost estimates, designs, plans, and develops technical specifications for the repair, maintenance, monitoring and construction projects on Authority structures, and facilities; Reviews troubleshooting or test data and makes recommendations for equipment repairs; Updates electronic drawings, and technical documentation when equipment or system modifications are performed; Prepares requests for proposals and contract/bidding documents for work performed by outside contractors/consultants; Provides project inspection/coordination/management and contract administration functions on assigned projects/programs; Prepares comprehensive reports/studies, budget estimates, informational data for assigned engineering projects; Meets with outside engineers/consultants to discuss concepts and general requirements on for new projects; Prepares material specifications and orders materials for assigned projects; Participates in the development and management of the Authority 10-Year Extraordinary O&M and Capital Improvement Projects/Programs; Serves as Authority engineer on repair, maintenance, and rehabilitation projects; Prepares and files Authority designs, plans and drawings in accordance with Authority file management structure; Participates and represents the Authority in coordination with other utilities, regulatory agencies, governmental bodies, planning agencies, trade and professional associations, technical groups, and developers; Represents the Authority at meetings and conferences as delegated; Prepares correspondence related to engineering projects; Provides support to the department manager in making presentations regarding engineering project/issues to the Board of Directors; Participates in continuous improvement by developing and documenting standards, guidelines, and productivity indicators; Attends evening public meetings as required; Performs related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of: Principles and practices of mechanical engineering with an emphasis on the design and maintenance of mechanical systems for pumping/generating plants, canal systems, pipelines, water storage tanks and maintenance facilities; Principles of mechanical engineering economics and their practical application to typical power generation and pumping plant equipment repairs; Practices and procedures related to project budget development, fiscal controls and planning; AutoCAD drafting and design software; Principles of project management which includes planning and scheduling; Principles and practices of contract administration and management; Applicable codes, regulations, standards, and safety practices; Computer software applications as applied to the solution of engineering problems; Engineering mathematics

Ability to: Read and interpret equipment blueprints, technical manuals and troubleshooting diagrams; Design, plan, organize, manage, and develop mechanical engineering related projects; Perform detailed and complex engineering analysis of designs, specifications and plans; Analytically solve unique engineering problems and make viable and sound technical recommendations; Analyze complex engineering data and reports, evaluate alternative and reach sound conclusions; Participate in the development of plans, specifications, and maintenance activities for assigned projects; Create and modify drawings/models utilizing the Autodesk programs AutoCAD and Inventor; Perform contract administration/management functions for assigned projects; Follow instructions, work independently and cooperatively with others, establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers, outside agencies, and the public; Prepare clear, concise and accurate reports and correspondence; Effectively prepare and present technical engineering information; Prepare and manage project budgets; Exercising sound judgment within established guidelines; Communicate effectively orally and in writing; Regularly and consistently meet attendance/punctuality requirements; Use computer systems and software packages related to engineering analysis and functions at an intermediate or advanced level; Work under pressure towards time deadlines.

Required Application Materials: San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority Application must be submitted and received no later than the final filing date and time in order to be considered for this recruitment.

Meeting the minimum qualifications for this position does not guarantee that you will be selected for further consideration. Only those individuals most suited to our particular needs will advance to any skills and/or oral interview.

Should you need special accommodations for any skills and/or interview, due to a qualifying disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 826-9696.

Verification of Employment: The Authority conducts verification of a candidate's employment history, education and training and other information contained in the Employment Application and any other materials submitted by a candidate in an application packet.

Conditional Offer of Employment: An offer of employment will be conditional upon legal ability to work in the United States and verification of a candidate's employment history, education and training, other information contained in the Employment Application, and any license requirements. This organization participates in E-Verify.


Retirement Benefits: 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan: A 401(a) Defined Contribution Plan is funded by the Authority contributing equal to 8% of your gross base annual salary. 457 Deferred Compensation Plan: The 457 Deferred Compensation Plan is up to a 5% match of your contributions by the Authority based on gross base annual salary The total potential combined contributions for the 401(a) and the 457 plans by the Authority may amount to a maximum of 13% of your gross base annual salary. All contributions under both plans vest immediately to you. Upon retirement, a Retirement Health Savings (RHS) Plan is available.
NOTE: You should be aware that the Authority does not participate in Social Security.
This may affect Social Security benefits you have already earned upon retirement.

Health Benefits: Three medical benefit plans offered through ACWA-JPIA (an Anthem Blue Cross PPO, Anthem Blue Cross HMO, and Kaiser HMO). The Authority contributes 100% of the premium for the employee and 75% for the employee's eligible family members.

Dental & Vision Benefits: The Authority contributes 100% of the premium for the employee and the employee's eligible family members.

Holidays: Employees receive eleven (11) paid holidays, including one (1) floating holiday.

Vacation & Medical Leave: Vacation leave is accrued at the rate of 80 hours per year up through year 4. At year five, leave increases to 120 hours per year. At 10 years of service, vacation leave is accrued at the rate of 140 hours and at 15 years of service, vacation leave increases to a maximum of 160 hours per year. Medical leave accrues at the rate of 8 hours per month.

Employee Assistance Program: Available to employees and their household members.

Optional/Voluntary Benefits include access to:
  • Life Insurance
  • Short/Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Credit Union
  • Compressed Work Week (contingent upon individual work group needs)
Byron, CA, 94514, US