Journey-Level Maintenance Technician - Wastewater

City of Lacey | Lacey, WA

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Posted Date 7/24/2019

Deadline: August 9, 19

Salary: $4,929 to $5,859 Monthly

Perform skilled journey level maintenance, repair, and equipment operation for the City's Public Works Operations Wastewater Divisions. Employees may perform work in other sections of the division, as assigned, based on short and long-term operation requirements.

The Wastewater Utility consists of a collection system of sewer pipelines, sewage pump stations, STEP systems, community on-site septic systems, grinder pumping systems, and corrosion/odor control systems. These facilities serve to collect, initiate treatment, and transport wastewater to the regional LOTT Treatment Facilities. Lacey's Wastewater Utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of over 220 miles of wastewater lines, 48 lift stations, nearly 4,000 residential and community STEP systems, and various other city owned wastewater facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities of this position and should not be considered an all-inclusive listing. The incumbent is also expected to meet the City's standards for interpersonal and team behaviors, customer contacts, and supervision. Incumbents may also perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or to meet current workload needs.


  • Inspects pump stations, removes pumps that are clogged with debris, troubleshoots system malfunctions and/or breaks, and performs major pump and mechanical repairs as needed.


  • Cleans mains and makes repairs involving the use of hydraulic cleaning equipment and TV equipment.


  • Raises manholes to grade.


  • Locates wastewater lines.


  • Maintains step and septic systems throughout the City.


  • Operates mobile equipment such as vactors, septic trucks, CCTV inspection equipment, backhoes, cranes, dump trucks, loaders, and other machinery including jackhammers, standby generator, cut-off saws, and other powered/non-powered equipment.


  • Performs minor electrical diagnostic tests.


  • Performs overall building and facility maintenance to include pressure washing, cleaning and painting of all exterior and interior surfaces, equipment and plumbing, lubricating locks, and lighting element replacements.


  • Troubleshoots system emergencies and/or malfunctions, and performs mechanical repairs as needed.


  • Works with Senior Maintenance Technicians to resolve the more complex and/or complicated problems.


The typical qualified applicant will have two or more years' experience in the water and/or wastewater maintenance field, including waterlines and flushing programs, equipment operation, and training, OR any combination of experience, education, and training that would provide the level of knowledge and ability required.


  • Must have a high school diploma or G.E.D.


  • Must pass a background investigation and a pre-employment physical, including drug testing, to determine the ability to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Must maintain a level of physical and mental fitness necessary to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Must have a valid Washington State driver license and a driving record acceptable to the City and the City's insurance carrier.


  • Verification of identity and United States work authorization must be complete as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.


  • Must have or ability to obtain a commercial driver license endorsement Class A, with air brake and tank endorsement within twelve months of hire.


  • Obtain flagging certification and first aid/CPR certification within 12 months of hire.


  • Obtain Water Distribution Specialist, Wastewater Collection Specialist, or Water Treatment Operator Certification when prerequisites have been met.


  • Obtain crane operator qualification as required by operations section assignment.


Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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