While City government is focused on protecting the unique character of Snoqualmie and its surrounding environment, economic development initiatives are vigorous. Snoqualmie is one of the fastest growing cities in Washington state with a current population of approximately 14,000 residents. To build economic sustainability, the Mayor, City Council and community are working together to encourage thoughtful and measured growth and development. Snoqualmie is dedicated to being a leader in small city livability and business growth. The City operates under a Mayor/ Council form of government, with the City Administrator serving as the Chief Operating Officer.
Maintenance Tech II - Water Division
$5,544.00 - $6,609.00/month
A union position under the direct supervision of the Water Division Supervisor and general supervision of the Operations Manager, performs a variety of maintenance and repair duties at the fully skilled level in the water distribution, treatment, and irrigation systems. Maintenance Technician II is expected to be fully skilled in the tasks of a particular maintenance function and is expected to operate all necessary hand/power tools and equipment with sufficient skill to independently perform tasks. Some incumbents may receive assignments focused on one or two areas of skill, ability or work needs. Employees are expected to notice potential improvements in procedures and make correction recommendations to senior staff. Incumbents implement the overall goals and mission of the project and take initiative to complete work in a safe, orderly, and high-quality manner. The Maintenance Technician II is often called upon to share knowledge and teach necessary skills to co-workers and/or organize the work of a particular assignment or project involving others. Some positions may be regularly assigned to more than one section/division.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITES
Water Distribution - Responsible for the general maintenance and repair the City’s water distribution system. Repair broken water mains. Isolate breaks by locating and closing valves; expose main and determine extent of damage; secure necessary parts, clamps, and pipe; repair damage; flush lines to remove air; backfill over line; and open all closed valves. Repair broken lines or leaks in the surface lines. Relocate, raise, or lower services or replace service lines. Replace meters and/or meter boxes. Exercise valves and repair as necessary. Install and maintain water hydrants. Check hydrants for leaks and proper operation. Check foot valves, bleeders, O-rings, packing lubricate and paint hydrants. Perform cross-connection inspections. Inventory and entry of cross connection assemblies’ requirements utilizing computer system. Provide contractor support on assembly requirements, notification, and testing. Ensure the City fully complies with State of Washington and SDWA requirements in maintaining a cross-connection program. Ensures all policy guidelines, City codes, plan review processes, Water system Standards and Fire codes are met. Operate and maintain source wells, springs, water treatment facilities, reservoirs, disinfection systems, injection pumps, booster pumps and all related responsibilities.
Irrigation System - Responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of the City’s irrigation system both Class “A” and Domestic. Data base and program “Maxicom” control systems, troubleshoot issues using the data base. Repair and maintain CCU’s, SAT controllers, master, and control valves, read and review blueprints and plan sets. Locate and repair communication cables, as well as repair all forms of pipe and irrigation spray heads.
Treatment – Assists in maintaining water pumps, equipment, and facilities, collecting samples, performing basic lab testing and other routine plant operations.
Maintenance Tech II is accountable for performing all assignments in a timely, effective, and efficient manner.
The above duties are not inclusive of all duties; may perform a variety of other duties as assigned., including assisting other Parks and Public Works Department divisions in the event of an emergency.
Education and Experience:
High school diploma or G.E.D., five (5) years of experience performing similar task and maintaining similar equipment. Demonstration of skill level may be required. Any combination of related education and experience may be considered that demonstrates the knowledge, skill, and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.
Licensing and Certification
Valid Washington State Driver’s License with driving record free of serious or frequent violations. CDL with minimum Class B endorsement. Valid Water Distribution Specialist I or ability to obtain certification within one (1) year and Water Treatment Plan Operator 1 certifications or ability to obtain certification within two (2) year. Valid Flagger Certification. Valid CPR Certification. Valid certificate of vaccination against COVID.*
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge experience working with “Maxicom” irrigation control systems preferred or the ability to be trained in this system. Must have knowledge of safety standards and practices in water distribution, treatment maintenance. Knowledge of pump, water meter, altitude valve, pressure reducing valve, etc. operation. Knowledge of high and low-pressure areas in the system. Knowledge of the operation and repair of single and three phase motors and control systems. Knowledge of pump and generator station operation. Skill in the operation of various vehicles, equipment, and tools. Ability to assess water distribution problems and recommend sound solutions. Ability to read maps, blueprints and repair manuals. Ability to isolate and repair breaks. Ability to follow effective safety practices and procedures; to use common sense and apply safe work habits when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment. Ability to work as a member of a self-directed team. Ability to lift heavy objects and sustain physical activity for long periods of time. Ability to perform basic pipe-fitting work and install meters, hydrants, and valves. Ability to work from and understand oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public, responding to questions and complaints from the public with tact and courtesy. Ability to maintain all data relative to the cross-connection program; to assess water distribution, backflow and fire demand problems and recommend solutions within regulatory and code guidelines; to operate service testing equipment accurately. Ability to troubleshoot pump stations and plan an effective course for correcting problems. Ability to select and use tools appropriate for the completion of the assigned tasks. Ability to work in close and confined spaces.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS and WORK ENVIRONMENT:
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Working conditions will vary depending upon assignment. The Maintenance Technician II may be assigned to hazardous work areas such as street surfaces, right of ways, medians, in ditches, pits and underground vaults, confined spaces, around heavy equipment and operating potentially dangerous tools. Typical assignments are out of doors, occasionally requiring work in inclement weather at dirty, wet, noisy, or cramped work sites. The work involves strenuous physical labor, requiring physical dexterity and mechanical aptitude.
HOW TO APPLY:
Applications may be downloaded from the City’s web site: https://www.snoqualmiewa.gov. Completed applications and a resume can be emailed to HR Assistant, Kim Johnson, email@example.com, or mailed to the Human Resources Department, City of Snoqualmie, P.O. Box 987, Snoqualmie, WA 98065. Applicants also have the option of applying online at governmentjobs.com. Position Open Until Filled. The City of Snoqualmie is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Your city application and resume will be reviewed and those found to be MOST qualified will be invited to participate in a job-related hiring interview. A test may be administered to assess relevant skills. After a selection is made, all applicants not selected will be notified.
Fully Paid Medical/Dental/Vision Plan
Deferred Compensation up to $200 month
Paid Sick Time
Job Updated 5/4/2023
* (City Council removed vaccine requirement 3/27/2023.)