Maintenance Worker I/II

City of Bonney Lake | Bonny Lake, WA

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Posted Date 6/28/2021
Description

The City of Bonney Lake has an open position for a Maintenance Worker I/II (depending on qualifications) in the Water Division of Public Works. Bonney Lake’s Water System encompasses approximately 20 square miles, providing for the communities of Bonney Lake and areas extending outside the City Limits into portions of Auburn and East Pierce County. Comprised of over 215 miles of water mains, 4 groundwater sources (5 wells and 2 spring collection systems), 7 booster pumping stations, 5 reservoirs, and 7 interties with neighboring jurisdictions including one wholesale intertie with Tacoma Public Utilities, the water system serves a population of approximately 38,000 residents through 15,000 connections.
The Public Works crew currently works a 9/80 schedule which allows for a 3 day weekend every other week, along with a generous benefits package, and is covered by the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement. The Public Works team will be moving into their brand new Public Works Center facility in early 2022!

Maintenance Worker I
Hiring Range: $4,003.32 - $4,645.70
Salary Range: $4,003.32 - $5,288.07
Maintenance Worker II
Hiring Range: $4,669.08 - $5,411.42
Salary Range: $4,669.08 - $6,153.75

GENERAL PURPOSE  
MAINTENANCE WORKER I 
To perform general labor and semi-skilled work in the construction, maintenance, repair, and replacement of the City's streets, storm, water, sewer system, parks and facilities.

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
Performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City facilities, water, sewer, street, and storm drainage infrastructure. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED
Works under the day to day supervision of the assigned Public Works Crew Lead and general direction and supervision of the assigned Assistant Superintendent of Public Works.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED
None. May provide guidance to temporary staff assigned to the division.

Duties

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS
The Maintenance Worker I is the entry-level position in the Maintenance Series. Incumbents are expected to have general knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair procedures and practices and once trained, the incumbent performs routine level maintenance work in the division to which they are assigned.

The Maintenance Worker II is the intermediate-level position in the Maintenance Series. Incumbents are expected to have sufficient knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair procedures and practices and once trained, the duties require a high level of accuracy and knowledge of maintenance procedures and policies in which consequences of an error would be of great detriment. The incumbent independently performs routine to somewhat complex level of duties and maintenance work in the division to which they are assigned and requires the exercise of considerable independent judgment and action within the policies and procedures of the department.

For specific details please the job descriptions linked below:
Maintenance Worker I
Maintenance Worker II 

In addition to the above, employees assigned to the water section have more specialized duties described as follows:

WATER SECTION
Assists in the installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of various components of the public water distribution and treatment system including, but not limited to: water mains, service lines, hydrants, reading, setting and testing water meters, wet wells, storage reservoirs, emergency generators, booster pumps, check valves, and various other components; . Works closely with the billing office to accomplish shut-off and turn-on activities in a timely and professional manner; Assists with utility locates for both city and developer/builder use.

PERIPHERAL DUTIES
May serve as a member of various committees as assigned.

Able  and willing to work any day or time during emergencies for snow/ice control work, natural disaster response and recovery or for other unscheduled emergencies. Assist other departments or divisions, as assigned.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
MAINTENANCE WORKER I 
Education and Experience:

  1. High School graduate or equivalency, and;
  2. One (1) to three (3) years' experience in the construction trade related to the position;

MAINTENANCE WORKER II
Education and Experience:

  1. High School graduate or equivalency, and;
  2. Five (5) years' experience relating to construction, maintenance, and repair or with a public utility in a similar position OR five years' experience as a Maintenance Worker I with the City of Bonney Lake.

 
Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (for I/II):

  1. Basic knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair procedures and practices; knowledge and skill in the operation of a variety of light equipment, hand tools and portable equipment; knowledge of safe principles and practices of traffic control and flagging; knowledge of safety standards and precautions related to work; and
  2. Skill in operation of the listed tools and equipment; and
  3. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to communicate clearly and concisely; ability to perform heavy manual labor in all weather conditions and in dirty, uncomfortable conditions; ability to work independently and to complete daily activities according to work schedule; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, employees and the public.
  4. A key value of the City is customer service. This position requires considerable knowledge, ability and skill in the principles and practices of excellent customer service as practiced in both the private and public sectors.  It requires the ability to effectively meet and deal with internal customers and the public; the ability to handle stressful situations; the ability to greet and respond to customers in a friendly, pleasant and professional manner using appropriate inflection, grammar and syntax; the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, and the general public; the ability to maintain a professional, courteous, and pleasant demeanor in difficult and stressful situations; and the ability to diplomatically deal with difficult people.  A willingness to expend extra effort to help the public find answers or information relative to their inquiry or complaint is expected.

 

Supplemental Information

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Maintenance Worker I
Valid Washington State Driver's License endorsed for CDL Class A (or must have ability to obtain CDL within six (6) months from date of hire) and driving record acceptable to City's insurance authority, Valid CPR/First Aid certification and Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Card at date of hire; and trained in proper confined space operational requirements within one (1) year from date of hire.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Basic Computer Skills; and
Ability to obtain and maintain one or more of the appropriate certifications for the assigned division, which could include: CDL Tanker Endorsement;
Water: Water Distribution Manager I or Water Treatment Plan Operator In Training  
The certifications listed are preferred and not required for initial employment, but will be required within one (1) to two (2) years.

Maintenance Worker II
Valid Washington State Driver's License endorsed for CDL Class A and driving record acceptable to City's insurance authority; Valid CPR/First Aid certification; Washington State Traffic Control Flagger Card; Confined Space Entry; Competent Person; and Asbestos Pipe.

One or more of the appropriate certifications for the assigned division and career track within that division, which could include:
Water: Water Distribution Manager II or Water Treatment Plant Operator I; Cross Connection Control Specialist.

 
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Pickups, one yard loaders or less, tractors and implements, rollers, jackhammers, air compressors, concrete saws, chain saws, rakes, shovels, mowers, blowers, leaf machines, hand tools, chippers, small power equipment, generators, pressure washers, sprayers and spreaders, forklifts, computers, personal protection equipment, and various other tools and equipment.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Frequently works on uneven and steep surfaces that are often wet and slippery.
 
Physically/mentally capable of working up to 15 hours at a time.
 
Physical ability to walk, climb, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch and must be able to work in confined spaces. Talking, hearing, using hands to handle, feel, operate objects, tools or controls and reaching with hands and arms.  Vision abilities required include close, distance and peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
 
Employee must have the physical strength and ability to sufficiently perform manual labor for extended periods of time under dirty and uncomfortable situations. Ability required to push, pull, lift and/or carry up to 51 pounds repeatedly in the normal course of duties.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
The work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and requires heavy physical labor.  Work may be in hazardous areas, including street surfaces, rights-of-way, medians, ditches, pits and underground vaults; and around heavy equipment or potentially dangerous tools.  Assignments may occasionally require work in inclement weather and/or dirty, wet noisy or cramped work sites. This position requires the physical ability to perform manual tasks, and mobility to navigate all types of surfaces and terrain.
 
CORE VALUES OF THE CITY OF BONNEY LAKE
We are a team of dedicated professionals who respect our community and one another. We serve the public need with integrity, and will be held accountable for our actions. We choose to be united in our service to each other and our citizens. Below are a list of six core values that we encourage all our employees to embrace.
 
Professionalism – Being ambassadors of the City by providing expert service delivery.
Service – Giving helpful assistance or advice to our customers.
Accountability - Performing the duties of my position in a responsible way.
Respect – Fairly considering the rights, opinions and ideas of others.
Integrity – Acting in harmony with the laws and values of the City.
Teamwork – Working together to best serve the community.
 
It is our intention that the qualified applicant will embrace these values as well.
   
SELECTION GUIDELINES
Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
 
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
 
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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