Case Studies

Large Private Water Utility

About This Case

A large investor-owned utility was having trouble finding a qualified electrical-mechanical and SCADA technician who had experience with water distribution and treatment systems. waterTALENT‘s electrical mechanical technician helped them accomplish in weeks tasks they anticipated to take months and supported operations across multiple service areas for the company.

Operator Experience

  • 23 years experience
  • Certified in Water Treatment and Distribution
  • Final position: Water System Operator III


  • Saw large projects come to successful completion well ahead of deadline, effectively fulfilling all of the major needs with plenty of room to spare
  • Used this time to help out another branch/region with their projects.


  • Transitioned to an entirely different municipality in need of strong electrical/mechanical skills to help facilitate and operate a full SCADA system overhaul.


“I had a very pleasant experience with Tom as our temporary technician in Livermore and Stockton. I remember the first time I talked to Tom on the phone, he talked to me in a very courteous manner which made me think that maybe this was his only strength, and that I had to spend time training him on the various electrical systems and water systems in the company. To my surprise, he was able to quickly learn the water systems in our company, understood safety procedures and completed tasks in a timely manner. Overall, it was a good experience and a great resource for us” – Agustin, Electrical Mechanical Superintendent