2021-08-20 2021-09-23

Engineering Intern

Walnut Valley Water District
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Walnut, California
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Job ID: 70709
  • Organization Website
  • Organization Type: Public Water/Wastewater Agency
  • Location: Walnut, California
  • Job Status: Part-time
  • Job ID: 70709
  • Organization Website

SALARY RANGE: $16.00 per hour

Under general direction of the Engineering Manager: to perform responsible technical engineering support work in the design and construction of District structures and facilities; to review maps and plans; to maintain various engineering files and records; and to do related work as required.

This is the entry level class in the engineering series. Work is supervised while in progress and fits an established structure or pattern and is not expected to function with the same amount of program knowledge or skill level as Engineering Technicians.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Use AutoCAD software to assist with the preparation of designs, plans, maps, and exhibits for the construction and development of District structures and facilities.
  • Assists and participates in production drafting, which includes drafting of water systems from design layout and various tract development maps, including calculating street stationing and system leakage.
  • Assists with maintaining “as-built” record drawings and databases.
  • Reviews maps, plans, and specifications for compliance with District engineering and legal standards.
  • Performs drafting and map drawing assignments.
  • Participates in fieldwork including obtaining "as-built" measurements of installed pipe and field measurements.
  • Makes field inspections of job sites to verify the accuracy of drawings and profiles.
  • Prepares right-of-way maps, depicting properties in detail.
  • Provides assistance to the public on a variety of subjects such as the location of District facilities, topographical maps, availability of services, and District design requirements.
  • Assists in preparation of cost estimates, specifications, and reports for water system expansions and/or private development.
  • Use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) software for projects and exhibits and to perform data analysis; map editing; perform computerized hydraulic modeling on pressurized and gravity pipeline networks for engineering analysis; maintains system model from system drawings/record drawings.
  • Performs miscellaneous drafting duties, including special projects and production of record charts.


  • Occasionally operates District vehicles in conducting District business.
  • Communicates orally with District management, co-workers, and the public in face-to-face, one-on-one, and group settings.
  • Regularly uses a telephone for communication.
  • Uses office equipment such as computers, software, multi-functional copiers., plotter, and large-format copier and scanner.
  • Frequently walks on uneven terrain, in an outdoor environment, making inspections of District facilities and construction projects.
  • Sits for extended time periods.
  • Must be able to able to carry, push, pull, reach, and lift supplies/equipment weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Hearing and vision within normal ranges.



  • Basic principles, practices, methods and materials of civil engineering.
  • Engineering mathematics.
  • Principles, methods, instruments, and techniques used in engineering drafting, data collection and analysis.
  • Computer aided drafting programs and techniques. (AutoCAD 2000 or above preferred).


  • Perform a variety of technical engineering support work.
  • Gather data and make a variety of engineering computations.
  • Perform drafting assignments.
  • Read tract maps and sewer, storm drain, grading, and street plans.
  • Use computer systems and software packages related to engineering analyses and functions, including Microsoft Excel, Word, AutoCAD, and GIS.
  • Perform freehand printing.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate and complete records and reports.
  • Effectively represent the District's engineering functions with the public, other government agencies, contractors, and developers.
  • Issue, receive, and comprehend oral and written communications.
  • Communicate diplomatically and knowledgeably with District employees and the general public.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
  • Drive a vehicle safely.

Any combination of education and experience which would likely provide the necessary knowledge and abilities is qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Two years full-time or equivalent accredited college or university work in engineering or a related field.

Continued study for professional water works certification desired.


  • Ability to pass a pre-employment physical.
  • Valid California Driver's License - Class "C". Must maintain an acceptable driving record as determined by the District's insurance carrier.
  • Reliable telephone in service at all times.
  • Reliable personal transportation.

Up to 20 hours per week.
Tentative schedule: Monday- Thursday- hours may vary.

The purveyance of water is a vital service to the community and as such requires the availability of District personnel at all times. Consequently, Engineering employees, including the Engineering Intern, will be required to respond to emergency calls, accept periodic overtime assignments, and perform any and all other duties deemed necessary by the District. Lacking a bona fide excuse satisfactory to the District, a failure to report when called could result in termination.

For the purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Engineering Intern shall be considered a "non-exempt" employee.

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