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Operations and Maintenance Training Center

4201 Sabodan Street
Bakersfield, CA 93313

Phone: (661) 858-5652
Fax: (661) 858-5655

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The Department of Water Resources Operations and Maintenance Training Center is the gateway to a career as a:

  • Hydroelectric Plant Electrician
  • Hydroelectric Plant Mechanic
  • Hydroelectric Plant Operator
  • Utility Crafts Worker

2017 Apprentice Exam Bulletins:

If you are interested in applying for the Apprenticeship Program, please click on the links above for the phone number containing a recorded message with the information on how, when and where to apply for the examination, and the minimun qualifications.

Link to State Application STD 678


Apprentice Hiring Process:

Once a year, normally in the spring, we hold a one-day File-In-Person to apply to take the apprentice exam. Identification will be required. The application can be filled out online and brought to the File-In-Person, or they will be provided.

If qualifications are met you will be given an exam date and time.

  • HEP Qualification - High School Diploma or GED
  • UC Qualification - Ability to Communicate (Special License Requirement -Valid CA Driver's License)

Dates for our 2017 Apprentice hiring process:

  • Bulletin Release Date - April 19, 2017
  • File-in-Person - May 11, 2017 between 7:30am & 3:30pm
  • Written Apprentice Exam - June 10, 2017