Job Details

East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Position Number: 3067606
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management
Opens online at on Monday, May 9, 2022
Online applications must be received by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022
Internal Reference # 22-083

A Power Plant Mechanic/Operator operates, maintains, and repairs diesel engines and gas turbine generator sets at East Bay Municipal Utility District's (EBMUD's) Power Generation Station (PGS) located at the main wastewater treatment plant.

EBMUD's PGS includes large industrial stationary engines that run on multiple fuels and produce a total of 10 megawatts: a mix of 6 megawatt diesel and a 4.5 megawatt gas turbine. The power plant operates continuously, 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Typical duties include:
Operating or maintaining switch-gear, dual-fuel engines, generators, gas compressors, gas storage and delivery system, centrifuges and supporting auxiliary equipment.
Operating computer control interface systems for engine and load control.
Starting up and shutting down power plant systems and machinery.
Regulating electrical loads in the power plant according to standard operating procedures.
Inspecting, adjusting, and repairing various engine, machinery and equipment parts.
Testing and troubleshooting equipment and machinery.
Responding to audio and visual alarms concerning plant conditions.
Writing detailed repair and inspection reports

The salary range for Power Plant Mechanic/Operator is $9,094 per month increasing to $9,549, $10,026, and $10,527 after 12, 24 and 36 months, respectively. All off shifts receive 10% or 15% shift differentials.

EBMUD offers an excellent benefits program that includes: paid vacation, holidays and sick leave; family health insurance coverage; family dental and vision care plans; retirement plan (reciprocal with CalPERS); 401(k), 401(a) and 457(b) tax-deferred retirement plans; transit subsidy; tuition reimbursement; and opportunities for professional growth including training and career development.

1. A high school diploma or its equivalent.
2. Two years of experience operating or maintaining mechanical and electrical equipment similar to that utilized in a diesel-driven power plant.
3. Valid California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record.

Other requirements: Willingness to work weekends and various shifts, including graveyard. Willingness to work overtime on short notice. Willingness to work for long periods in an environment where noise levels are greater than 85 dB while wearing hearing protection devices and where temperatures reach over 100°F.

Please note: EBMUD requires all employees to provide written proof of vaccination. Those employees with sincerely held religious beliefs or valid medical reasons, as determined by EBMUD, will be exempt from vaccination requirements. Contact EBMUD Human Resources for additional questions.

Submit a completed EBMUD application and the required supplemental question responses online at by 4:30 p.m., Friday, May 27, 2022. Only application materials submitted online during the filing period will be accepted.

EBMUD is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

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