Stationary Mechanic - Journey (LA-230-22E) Whittier

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Aug 19, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $7,186.00 - $8,929.00 Monthly USD

Job Description



(Stationary Mechanic - Journey Level)

The Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County (Districts) are a non-civil service public agency separate from Los Angeles County government with over 1,700 employees. The San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant (WRP) consists of two hydraulically interconnected facilities that are situated on the east and west side of the San Gabriel River (I-605) freeway. It currently provides primary, secondary, and tertiary treatment for a design capacity of 100 million gallons of wastewater per day (MGD) and serves a large residential population of approximately 1,000,000 people.

The Districts is recruiting for Journey level Wastewater Treatment System Mechanics. Current vacancy is in Whittier at our San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant. The essential functions of this position are to perform more skilled preventive repair and maintenance of stationary equipment and machinery in a wastewater treatment facility. Working hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Monday - Friday. After hour, overtime, and weekend callbacks will sometimes be required. This is an excellent career opportunity, with comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, retirement, along with paid vacation, sick leave and holidays. Additional benefit information can be viewed by clicking on the Benefits tab. Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.


Candidates must possess a valid California Class C driver license; - AND - Four years performing directly-related skilled maintenance or craft duties involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of comparable machinery and equipment. Twelve semester units of college coursework or completion of one year of a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for one year of the required experience; or graduation from a two-year trade school in a mechanical technology or closely related program may be substituted for two years of the required experience.


The selected candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Class A or B California driver license within six (6) months of appointment. A crane certification from the State of California is also required. Crane certification involves attendance at training sessions, passing written and/or practical examinations and providing annual evidence of medical fitness. This training will be provided by the Districts and is mandatory for the individual who is selected for this position. In addition, the selected candidate must be medically cleared to wear a respiratory protection device and be able to pass a pulmonary function test annually. Incumbents must not wear contact lenses nor have facial hair that would prevent the safe and proper fit of self-contained breathing apparatus.


The competitive selection process may cover: Knowledge of: Methods, materials and tools used in the repair of large and complex mechanical equipment such as engines, compressors and pumps and their operation; use of precision test equipment and tools; hand tools, welding and cutting equipment, pipe cutters and threaders, valve grinders and various saws; occupational hazards and safety regulations of the trade. The ability to: Diagnose and repair a wide variety of mechanical equipment; read, interpret and work from repair manuals and specifications; use specialized tools and equipment; and instruct apprentices in trade techniques.



Please apply online at within the application period. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed LACSD Employment Application or online application. Check your email regularly throughout the recruitment process as notifications may be sent via email. Please make sure that your registered email address is accurate and current. To ensure proper delivery add to your contact list.

  • Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will be reviewed and evaluated for relevant experience and/or coursework.
  • Candidates considered to have the best qualifications will be invited to the written examination.
  • The selection process will consist of a written test weighted at 50%, and an interview weighted at 50%.
  • Candidates must receive a qualifying score on each selection component to move forward in the selection process.
  • Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.

NOTE: The individual(s) recommended for hire must undergo a job-related pre-employment physical, which includes a drug and alcohol test.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Luz Avila at extension 1329.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Districts strongly encourage qualified minorities, women and disabled persons to apply.


Applications can now be completed and submitted online through the Sanitation Districts' website at . Please click on the "Employment Opportunities" link. By using the online application system, you will receive confirmation via e-mail that your application was received for this position. If you do not have Internet access, you may submit a complete paper "Internal Application" within the application period shown above to the Employment Services Section (JAO, Room 109). All applications will be reviewed to determine if the conditions and qualifications for testing are met.

To learn more about how the Sanitation Districts converts waste into resources, please visit the following video:

Converting Waste into Resources


The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and a ll monthly status new hires will be enrolled in CalPERS. Most new hires will be enrolled in the defined benefit formula of 2% @ 62 in accordance with the Public Employees’ Pension Reform Act (PEPRA) and are required to contribute to the plan ( Effective July 1, 2022 the required contribution will be 7%) . Those who qualify based on current or previous public service may be enrolled in the defined benefit formula in place on December 31, 2012, which was 2% @ 55 and are considered “classic” members. For “classic” members, the Districts pay the “employee share.” In accordance with the current employee unit agreements, “classic” members will be required to contribute ½% of their total CalPERS reportable compensation toward the Unfunded Accrued Liability (UAL) if the District’s employer CalPERS cost (as published in the CalPERS Actual Variation Report), as a percentage of payroll, is 25% or greater. If the cost is 30% or greater, the contribution from “classic” members will be 1%. Pending contract negotiations, on July 1, 2022, all “classic” members will no longer be required to contribute toward the UAL. Please contact the Human Resources Department for more information regarding contribution rates. Although Districts employees are exempt from Social Security, employees are required by federal law to contribute a percentage of their salary for Medicare coverage.


Employees receive annual salary increases and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements.


  • MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2021, the Districts contribute $1,758.83 per month for medical insurance. Depending on the choice of health plan, the Districts contribution covers all or a large portion of the premium for family coverage.

  • DENTAL: Districts paid. The Districts pay the full premium for employee and dependent coverage for a prepaid dental program which provides for most routine dental care through a panel of contracting dentists with no deductibles. Employees are eligible to enroll in an indemnity plan if requested within thirty days after completion of three years of employment, or during subsequent open enrollment periods.
  • VISION: Employee paid.
  • LIFE: The Districts pay for a term life policy. Employees can buy additional types and amounts of life insurance coverage at group rates.
  • VACATION: Employees receive 88 hours of paid vacation after one full year of service, increasing up to 128 hours per year after five years, 168 hours per year after 15 years and up to 208 hours after 25 years. Prior to one year of full service, employees are given partial vacation time on January 1, based on the time worked in the preceding year.
  • SICK LEAVE : Eight hours of full-pay sick leave per month.

  • PERSONAL LEAVE: Employees may use up to 24 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons. Confidential Unit employees may use up to 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.

Twelve paid holidays and one-half paid holiday depending on the employee's work schedule.

Employees may be eligible for tuition reimbursement for approved accredited course work.

  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Carpool opportunities with monetary incentives depending on the worksite.
More detailed benefits information can be found here: Districts Benefits

NOTE: The provisions of this posting do not constitute an expressed or implied contract. Any provision contained in this posting may be modified and/or revoked without notice.

Updated January 6, 2021

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

Whittier, California United States View Map