Electrical/Control System Engineer (CM-067-23E) Various

  • LA County Sanitation District
  • Whittier, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $8,862.00 - $12,957.00 Monthly USD

Job Description


invites applications for the position of:
Electrical/Control System Engineer

The Sanitation Districts are currently recruiting to fill an Electrical/Control System Engineer position.

The Sanitation Districts are a non-civil service public agency with over 1,700 employees, including over 200 engineers. We are nationally recognized for innovative engineering practices and leadership in designing, constructing and operating state-of-the-art systems for solid waste and wastewater management.

Our Joint Administration Office in Whittier is conveniently located near the 60/605-freeway interchange, 15 miles from downtown L.A. The Sanitation Districts also have various opportunities to enhance career growth as evidenced through various programs including tuition reimbursement, professional development, mentoring, and professional dues reimbursement. Benefit information can be found on our website at www.lacsd.org by clicking on the Position Title and then the Benefits tab.



Under the direction of the Supervising Engineer, the incumbent will perform electrical and instrumentation engineering related to the design, planning, construction, startup, operation and maintenance of the Districts wastewater treatment facilities and pumping plants industrial automation systems (SCADA and DCS); develop and recommend engineering solutions for the plants related to low-voltage power distribution systems and PLC- and hardwired-based control systems; perform advanced SCADA system programming (ladder logic and function blocks); specialize in Human Machine Interface (HMI) and Operator Interface graphical visualization development; specialize in network development and server virtualization; development and selection of SCADA system optimization/modernization for legacy control systems and standards; development of project cost estimates and economic analysis; review of design reports, including control descriptions, P&ID, and other instrumentation submittals; review of contractor and vendor O&Ms and as-built drawings; provide support for construction inspection and perform functional testing and commissioning for capital improvement projects; respond to emergency calls; and coordination of work with other Districts' sections and outside agencies.

This position will be assigned to the San Jose Creek Water Reclamation Plant in Whittier, CA. *Initial salary placement will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications.

Applicants must possess a valid California Class C driver license -AND- Option A : A bachelor's degree and master's degree both in a pertinent engineering discipline from an accredited and recognized college or university; Option B: A bachelor's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a related science with an Engineer-In-Training Certificate and a master's degree from an accredited and recognized college or university in a pertinent engineering discipline; Option C : Two years of professional engineering experience subsequent to earning a bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited and recognized college or university.

The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years experience as an Electrical Engineer/Control Systems Engineer designing, developing, and troubleshooting SCADA and industrial control systems for wastewater, power generation, petrochemical, or heavy industrial facilities projects for public agencies and more than 5 years experience with the entire suite of Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View software and Logix-based PLC hardware families, as well as experience with OSIsoft Pi System Data Enterprise configuration and administration.

This posting will remain open until vacancy is filled and subject to closure without notice.

The selection process will consist of an eligibility interview weighted 100%.

A candidate hired at a level higher than Engineering Associate must be a registered Licensed Professional Engineer in the State of California as either an Electrical or Control System Engineer. Additionally, if a candidate is hired as an Engineering Associate, or up to and including a Civil Engineer, the candidate must compete in a competitive process for promotional opportunities to the Senior Engineer level.

To be considered, please complete an LACSD Employment Application at www.lacsd.org . You may attach your resume to your online application, but not in lieu of a completed application. Applicants with the most desirable qualifications will be invited to an interview.

Joint Administration Office, Whittier

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


  • CALPERS: The Districts belong to the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS), and all 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 (7% for the 22/23 fiscal year; Effective July 1, 2023 the required contribution will be 7.75%). 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.” 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.

  • DEFERRED COMP MATCH: The Districts provides a matching contribution to an eligible deferred compensation plan pursuant to Section 457 of the Internal Revenue Code. The match with each paycheck will be the lesser of: 3% of the employee's base monthly salary as listed in the Salary Schedule; and the amount the employee is contributing with that paycheck. The annual total combined employee and employer contribution are subject to IRS limits.


Employees receive annual salary increases until reaching step 5 of the salary range and are provided with opportunities to promote. Cost of living adjustments are implemented annually in accordance with labor agreements.

Job classifications are compensated on a 5-step salary range. New employees may receive a 5.5% step increase after successfully completing a 6-month probationary period and yearly thereafter until step 5 is reached. The Districts' typically promote qualified internal applicants before considering outside candidates. For engineering professionals, there are three levels of Engineering Associate (EA) and administrative promotion is possible to an EA II or EA III level after an engineer completes 2 years as an EA I or EA II respectively. Engineers are eligible for administrative promotion to the Civil Engineer level when they obtain registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California and have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university and 6 years of professional engineering experience, a master's degree from an accredited university and 3 years of professional engineering experience, or a PhD and 2 years of professional engineering experience. An employee with four years of experience at the Civil Engineer level may apply to compete for promotion to Senior Engineer. Promotions to the Senior Engineer level are made depending upon the needs of the Districts. Supervising Engineer positions are filled through a competitive selection process. Management level positions may also be filled through a competitive selection process, or by appointment by the Chief Engineer and General Manager.


  • MEDICAL: Districts paid. Employees may choose from several HMO and Indemnity plans. As of January 1, 2023, the Districts contribute $1,833.55 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 (sooner for some bargaining units), 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 40 hours per calendar year from current sick leave for personal reasons.
13 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.

For some bargaining units, the Districts will provide student loan payment reimbursements for principal or interest paid by the employee on a qualified education loan incurred by the employee for the education of the employee. The annual maximum reimbursement is $5,250 and the lifetime reimbursement limit is $21,000.

Engineers can participate in a voluntary transfer program to gain experience in various engineering sections. Transfers are made whenever vacancies and qualifications match. An engineer may apply for transfer after they have served in their assignment for 2 years.

  • A rewarding career contributing to society and the environment.
  • Flexible work schedules (e.g. 9/80 schedule) depending on the worksite.
  • Clear policies and procedures.
  • Health and safety programs.
  • 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 February 8, 2023

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