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Maintenance Technician II - Water - City of Snoqualmie ( Job # 18-0009)

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Minimum Salary: $4,950.00 per month
Maximum Salary: $5,901.00 per month
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Parks & Public Works
Closes: October 30, 2018 at 12:00 PM. Applications first reviewed on: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


The City of Snoqualmie is currently recruiting for its next team member to join our Parks and Public Works Department!  This is a union position under direct supervision of the Water Division Supervisor and general supervision of the Operations Manager for Utilities.  The incumbent performs a variety of maintenance and repair duties at the fully skilled level in water treatment and irrigation distribution.  Maintenance Tech 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 particular 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.  Tech 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.


Responsible as a team member of the Water Division, to assist in the general maintenance, repair and tracking of the City’s water treatment plants and irrigation distribution system. Assist in maintaining inventory of treatment plants.

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 surface lines.  Relocate, raise or lower services or replace service lines. 

Replace meters and/or meter boxes.  Exercise valves and repair/replace packing 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. 

Ensures all policy guidelines, City codes, plan review processes, Water System Standards, Fire codes and UPC codes are met to meet regulatory compliance.

Cross Connection-Perform cross-connection inspections. Responsible for the development, implementation, regulation, maintenance, inspection, and testing of the City’s Cross-Connection Program. Inventory and entry of cross-connection devices utilizing computer system. Provide contractor support on device requirements, notification and testing.  Ensure the City fully complies with State of Washington and SDWA requirements in maintaining a cross-connection program. 

Incumbent may operate backhoe, loader, forklift, power saw, mower and other equipment such as a concrete mixer.

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 and as such, incumbent may perform a variety of other duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

High school diploma or G.E.D, four years experience performing similar tasks 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. Cross Connection Specialist I and Water Distribution Specialist I certification or ability to obtain within one year.  Valid Flagger Certification, or ability to obtain within one year.  Valid CPR and First Aid Certification.

Preferred: CDL with Class A endorsement.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must have knowledge of:

  • Safety standards and practices in water distribution system maintenance.
  • Pump, water meter, altitude valve, pressure reducing valve, etc. operation.
  • High and low pressure areas in the system.
  • Operation and repair of single and three phase motors and control systems. 
  • 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. 
  • Read maps, blueprints and repair manuals. 
  • Isolate and repair breaks. 
  • Follow effective safety practices and procedures; to use common sense and apply safe work habits when working in dangerous areas or with power equipment.  
  • Work as a member of a self-directed team. 
  • Lift heavy objects and sustain physical activity for long periods of time.
  • Perform basic pipe-fitting work and install meters, hydrants and valves. 
  • Work from and understand oral and written instructions. 
  • Flow test commercial meters 3” and larger; to correct backflow device testing procedures.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public;responding to questions and complaints from the public with tact and courtesy. 
  • 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.
  • Troubleshoot pump stations and plan an effective course for correcting problems. 
  • Select and use tools appropriate for the completion of the assigned tasks. 
  • Work in close and confined spaces.



The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions 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.  This position may require the physical ability to perform manual tasks and mobility to navigate all types of surfaces and terrain. 


Your application packet will be reviewed and those found to be MOST qualified will be invited to participate in a job-related hiring interview.    If selected, prior to the interview, a current Washington State Drivers Abstract must be provided for proof of a driving record free of serious or frequent violations.

  • 100% paid premiums for medical, dental, orthodontia and vision insurance coverage for employees and dependents
  • Deferred compensation investment plan with up to $200.00 a month match by City of Snoqualmie, separate unmatched $50.00 contribution to deferred comp by City
  • Employee assistance program
  • Eight hour accrual on sick leave per month
  • Ten days of vacation per year (increases with longevity)
  • Twelve paid holidays per year (includes two floating holidays)
  • Membership in Public Employees’ Retirement System
  • $50,000 life insurance coverage for employee


City Hall
38624 SE River St.
Snoqualmie, WA 98065