Maintenance and Operations Foreman - Water Dept.

City of Tukwila | Tukwila, WA

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Posted Date 9/14/2018


The Maintenance and Operations Foreman performs highly specialized, journey level activities in the water division and serves as a lead for crews working at multiple work sites.  Operates equipment which does require a Class-A Commercial Drivers License and Water Manager II Certification at the time of hire. Driving record verification at the time of interview. Working Monday - Thursday from 6:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
This position is represented by the Teamsters Local Union #763.

A cover letter and resume must be attached to your on-line application to be considered complete. Please note that you cannot attach these items to your application after it has been submitted.

Hiring Salary Range: $5633 - $6209 per month, plus excellent benefits.
NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range requires Mayor's Office approval. 
Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests.
All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:
Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.
Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.
Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Performs a variety of skilled activities in maintaining and repairing City infrastructures, to include sewer, surface water, water, bridges, roads, traffic control systems, right of ways, and easements.  Duties may include installing, repairing, and maintaining mains, pipes, catch basins, ditches, valves, hydrants, stations, pumps, and meters; maintaining and repairing road surfaces, shoulders, and bridges; installing and maintaining pavement markings and street lighting devices; sweeping; and fabricating and repairing traffic signs.

Ensures work projects are completed and carried out in compliance with policies and procedures; monitors crews and inspects job sites; gathers bids for outside services; inventories and orders equipment, tools, materials, and supplies; completes and maintains records and logs for reports, service requests, materials and equipment used; receives and responds to call-out requests; and provides technical assistance on projects with other departments, contractors, and  other City/State/Regional agencies.

Serves as a lead to subordinates by planning, scheduling, assigning, and prioritizing work projects.  Makes recommendations on employee leave requests and performance evaluations.

Responds to inquiries and complaints from the general public; collects information to respond to Public Records Requests; and explains policies and ordinances related to assigned area.

Operates a variety of equipment such as trucks, boom trucks, front-end loaders, backhoes, vactor trucks, forklifts, CCTV and software and/or systems related to the area of assignment.  Performs operational checks and preventive maintenance activities.

Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard work week.

Coordinates maintenance and repair of equipment including scheduling and documenting preventive maintenance activities and inventory management.

May serve as Acting Maintenance and Operations Superintendent.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry): 

• Maintenance and repair methods and techniques in area of assignment;   
• Basic operations and equipment maintenance techniques;     
• Safety precautions applicable to area of assignment;    
• Material management techniques;       
• Tools and equipment used in area of assignment;       
• Laws and regulations applicable to assigned area; and   
• Troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures related to systems maintained. 

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):
• Performing skilled and highly specialized maintenance activities related to area of assignment;
• Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing equipment;     
• Using electronic instruments and hand and power tools;    
• Operating required heavy equipment such as trucks, front-end loaders, and backhoes,
• Applying traffic control techniques;       
• Assigning and monitoring the work of subordinates;       
• Reading and recording information from gauges and meters;   
• Interpreting drawings and sketches;       
• Inventorying and ordering materials and supplies;       
• Organizing staff, equipment, and materials;       
• Applying customer service techniques;       
• Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; and       
• Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.


Education, Experience and Other Requirements



High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) and four years of increasingly responsible skilled maintenance or operations experience in area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Valid Driver's License with a Class-A CDL endorsement;
  • Water Manager II Certification;
  • Flagging Card;
  • First Aid and CPR certification;                   


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.       
Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level

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