Wastewater Industrial Electrician (Wastewater Maintenance Specialist - Electrical)

Pierce County | University Place, WA

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Posted Date 5/26/2020
Salary: $33.58 - $42.46 Hourly
Are you a dedicated professional that puts customers first, thrives in a demanding environment, and displays solid teamwork? Are you interested in being part of an energetic organization that strives to deliver timely, reliable and consistent service using the latest technology, and have fun while you're doing it?

Join the team at Planning and Public Works, and help us build a livable Pierce County for people to Live, Work, and Raise a Family. Come work for a department that develops, trains, and promotes their employees. We are seeking a highly motivated, customer service driven, detail oriented individual to join our team as a Wastewater Treatment Specialist – Electrician. If you believe you have what it takes to be a part of our team, then look no more!
Learn more about our dynamic department at www.piercecountywa.org/ppw
As a condition of employment, the applicant will need to authorize and complete a background check. Information received from the background check is reviewed case-by-case and will not necessarily remove an applicant from consideration.
Core Daily Responsibilities
  • Monitor power distribution voltages, power consumption and demand utilizing portable and system power monitoring equipment.
  • Repair and perform maintenance on motor controllers consisting of electro-mechanical, variable frequency, magnetic drives, power conditioners and related equipment.
  • Install, adjust, reconstruct and inspect all components of electrical systems, controls, lighting, wiring, motors and electrical power distribution systems to 15kV, and power generator to 1.25MW.
  • Research and order parts for repairs, new projects or modifications of existing electrical systems or equipment. Provide pre-bid and construction review of engineering drawings, specifications, and submittals for improvement projects with outside firms.
  • Provide oversight of electrical installations for compliance with prevailing codes.
  • Lead, train, provide direction and instruct other employees as required.
  • Provide red line updates of changes to design plan schematics, wiring diagrams, and service manuals.
  • Assist in the preparation of annual power budget for all associated sites. Work closely with power utility provider customer service, dispatch, and engineering to provide cost- effective and reliable electrical power source.
A classification description with a more detailed list of essential functions can be found here.




  • A high school diploma or GED and have served a four-year apprenticeship in the electrical field. 
  • Formal schooling from a vocational technical school with a certificate as an electrician and coursework in electronic controls and instrumentation is desirable.
  • A current ELO1 license as a journeyman electrician issued by the State of Washington is required. However, a State of Washington MEO1- Masters license may be considered along with the applicants work experience.  Physical assessment by a County-approved examination may be required prior to employment. 
  •  Must have a valid Washington State Driver's License.
NOTE:  A safe driving record is critical for this position.  Applicants who are selected for interviews will be required to provide a current drivers abstract prior to your interviews.  


Supplemental Information

To be considered for this opportunity please:

  • Complete and submit an online Pierce County Employment Application by selecting "APPLY" above or go to:   www.piercecountywa.org/jobs
  • Upload a copy of your resume and a cover letter.
  • This position either supports essential functions of Pierce County and/or essential recovery functions for the future.  Interviews may be conducted remotely to comply with social distancing directives and start dates may need to be flexible.
  • If you do not have internet access, you may visit your local public library or any WorkSource location and use their computers.
  • Individuals needing accommodation in the application, testing process or need this job announcement in an alternative format may call Human Resources at (253) 798-7480, at least two days prior to the need. 
At Pierce County, diversity, equity, and inclusion means commitment, not a single step. We strive to foster an inclusive environment that supports equitable access to opportunities throughout your career. We want to recruit, develop, and maintain a talented workforce from various backgrounds, cultures, lifestyles, and perspectives, committed to our vision.  Employees of the County have local, direct, and visible impact in our diverse community. Will you join us in keeping Pierce County a great place to live, work, and raise a family?


Pierce County
Pierce County Human Resources
4301 S Pine St, Suite 200
Tacoma, Washington, 98409
(253) 798-7480
For Sheriff's Department positions: 253-798-6250



Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Mid Level

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