Aug 08, 2020

Assistant Chemist

  • Construction Jobs Inc
  • La Verne, CA 91750, USA

Job Description

This entry level position will assist in applied research projects and conduct analysis of emerging chemical constituents in water. This position conducts routine chemical, physical, and microbiological tests; prepares reagents and standards; operates, maintains, and troubleshoots laboratory instruments; assists in improving and/or implementing testing techniques and procedures; and learns and assists to evaluate data and prepare technical reports. In addition, this position may provide back up to the Assistant Chemists at any one of the treatment plant laboratory locations and/or at the main Water Quality Laboratory in La Verne, as needed.  This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

To view the full job description click here: Assistant Chemist


Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field.


Relevant Experience is defined as: Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Microbiology, Environmental Sciences or Engineering.


License(s): Valid California Class C Driver’s License or equivalent (required at time of application) that allows you to drive during your employment.


40% Technical knowledge/skills
15% Job preparation (education, experience and training relevant to the position)
15% Analytical skills
10% Organizational/planning skills
10% Interpersonal skills/teamwork
10% Oral communication skills
100% Total

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical, dental, life, vision plans.
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Tuition reimbursement
• Training and advancement opportunities
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools



For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link: Benefits Regular Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email:


MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.


Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.


Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).



Job Requirements

Metropolitan Water District

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