2020-10-15 2020-10-29

Facilities Maintenance Coordinator

West Basin Municipal Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carson, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 62109
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Carson, California
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Job ID: 62109
  • Organization Website

West Basin Municipal Water District is a global leader in the water industry in water recycling, conservation, water resource management, youth and adult education, and ocean-water desalination. West Basin provides drinking water and recycled water to eight local retail water agencies including four cities, three private water companies and one county water agency. The District serves a population of nearly one million residents in 17 cities and unincorporated areas along the coastal corridor from Palos Verdes to Malibu. The District is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors and is a member agency of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

West Basin operates the state-of-the-art Edward C. Little Water Recycling Facility and three satellite locations. It is the largest treatment and water purification facility of its type in the world providing nearly 40 million gallons of water each day to over 300 sites. West Basin utilizes various advanced treatment processes to produce five types of high-quality "designer" waters used for commercial, industrial and landscape purposes, including three ultra-pure waters.

West Basin owns and operates over 100 miles of recycled water pipeline, and supplies recycled water to customers for non-potable use. To expand the use of recycled water, the District assists customers with converting their sites to utilize recycled water. In addition, the District conducts site inspections to ensure compliance for the safe use of recycled water.

West Basin is an equal opportunity employer, promoting diversity in its recruitment process and programs. The District is committed to customer service and seeks to provide its customers with the most qualified and exceptional professional services through those they employ, while offering an excellent benefits package to its employees.

West Basin is seeking a journey level Facilities Maintenance Coordinator who will perform building maintenance and construction work for all the District facilities.

Under general supervision, the Facilities Maintenance Coordinator will perform a variety of processes and building maintenance activities which includes: carpentry, painting, minor remodeling, furniture modification and moves, meeting setups, plumbing, roof leaks, electrical, and heating and air condition. The Facilities Maintenance Coordinator must be skilled in the construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, structures and equipment; and is responsible for operating, monitoring, repairing and maintaining the following: the heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), plumbing and electrical systems, and other equipment related to the operation of District facilities. The position will also perform general maintenance and repair duties including lighting repair, replacement, and retrofitting, and door maintenance and repair. When the services of an outside contractor are required, the Facilities Maintenance Coordinator will oversee their work. This position will also coordinate and perform staff office relocations, cubicle construction and reconfiguration.

Key responsibilities are:

  • Performs a variety of tasks involved in the maintenance, servicing and repair of heating, ventilation and evaporative cooling systems and machinery.

  • Diagnoses equipment failures and repairs, maintains and replaces equipment and ventilating fans; and inspects, cleans and replaces filters, pumps and equipment controls.

  • Operates and calibrates controls on cooling and heating units; and schedules and performs preventative maintenance on heating and evaporative cooling equipment.

  • Performs skilled maintenance and repair work and minor construction on buildings, structures, and equipment.

  • Constructs or reconditions office furniture; and maintains and repairs District equipment such as stationary boilers, small electric motors, fans, filters, compressors, evaporative coolers and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

  • Performs basic electrical work on non-energized lines, receptacles and light fixtures; repairs floors; installs and plasters walls and ceilings; locates and maintains drains; and operates equipment, hand and power tools.

  • Performs a variety of general maintenance and repair work involving carpentry, plumbing, painting, and roofing work.

  • Performs skilled tasks and repairs on valves, piping, toilets, urinals, sinks, faucets, water lines, and roof drains.

  • Determines maintenance levels for various facilities.

  • Plans, organizes, and schedules general maintenance and repair services.

  • Makes on-site inspections in response to service requests or complaints; causes corrective action; and checks work in progress and verifies proper and timely completion.

  • Keeps and maintains records related to work activities.

  • Maintains records of work conducted and recommends needed maintenance.

  • Updates the asset management database.

  • Ensures compliance with policies, procedures, safety guidelines, schedules and work specifications.

  • Updates operations and maintenance manuals.

  • Responds to after-hours emergency conditions as required.

  • Performs related duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will have:

  • A high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent supplemented by specialized training in the building trades. Universal Refrigerant Certification and a California Electrical Journeyman Certification are preferred.; and four years of progressively responsible experience in building and facility maintenance and repair including electrical, air conditioning, plumbing, general building repairs, and installation.

  • Knowledge of operating principles of carpentry, plumbing, electrical, heating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; plumbing and painting.

  • Knowledge of the tools, methods, and materials used in building construction, maintenance, and repair fields.

  • Knowledge and skills in the use of construction, repair, and maintenance tools.

  • Knowledge of safe work practices and policies, including knowledge of OSHA safety standards related to all aspects of work.

  • Knowledge of practices and procedures of traffic control.

  • Knowledge of operating principles of office procedures.

  • Knowledge of related federal, state and local building, fire and other laws and codes.

  • Knowledge of methods and equipment including computers and applicable software applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.

  • Ability to operate basic machine shop equipment.

  • Ability to read, interpret, and understand plans, schematics, technical manuals, and diagrams.

  • Ability to compile information and data from multiple sources; prepare clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

  • Ability to collect and analyze technical data; conduct a variety of technical field inspections.

  • Ability to learn District policies and procedures affecting departmental operations and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative within general policy guidelines.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, the public, and those encountered in the course of work.

  • Ability to intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; and bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when performing repair/maintenance activities.

  • Ability to perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; lift or carry weight up to 50 pounds; and use various hand and power tools and equipment.

  • Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License, proof of insurance and an acceptable driving record are required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continued employment. Employee is required to use their own vehicle with mileage reimbursed at the standard IRS rate.

There is one (1) vacancy currently available for this position. The salary range is $76,556 to $105,263 annually, depending on qualifications. This position is eligible for benefits.

Application deadline: October 29, 2020

Apply online at: www.westbasin.org.

For questions or additional information, please contact: West Basin Municipal Water District, Human Resources Department, 17140 S. Avalon Boulevard, Carson, CA 90746, (310) 660-6228. Email: hr@westbasin.org.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed West Basin Online Application. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate further in the screening process, which will include a panel interview and possible written exercise.

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