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MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN - City of Gig Harbor ( Job # 19-0013)

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Minimum Salary: $22.15 per hour
Maximum Salary: $34.48 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works - Shop
Open until filled.
(Open to current employees and the general public.)


THE CITY OF GIG HARBOR is currently seeking a Maintenance Technician.  This is an entry level to journey level classification in Public Works.  Performs manual labor involving maintenance and repair of City streets; water, sewer, and storm system facilities; open spaces, parkways, parks; and building facilities. Operates of a variety of hand and power tools and vehicles.  Operates a range of light to heavy equipment.  Constructs and/or installs new facilities and infrastructure. Provides support for special events.  Performs snow and ice removal; debris clean up; shoulder maintenance; pothole repair and patching; storm, water, and sewer system maintenance; and sign inventory, repair, and installation.  All positions in this classification may be exposed to heavy lifting and strenuous physical activity.  Performs administrative work as assigned.  Trains employees to be able to perform the same duties. 

Because of the small size of the City staff, each staff member is expected to perform a wide range of office and field duties as may be required from time to time.  This is an FLSA non-exempt position and eligible to earn overtime for hours worked over forty (40) per work week. 

Hiring Wage: Minimum $22.15/hour - Maximum $28.31/hour



Works under the direction and supervision of a Field Supervisor and/or Public Works Superintendent.  Often serves in a project or job site lead capacity.  Ability to take initiative and work in a self directed manner is often required for accomplishing tasks. Assignments are received in the form of oral instruction, work orders, established maintenance and service schedules, blueprints, sketches, and rough notes.  Work requires the application of sound judgment and the application of crafts and trades techniques in a wide variety of public works activities.  Work is reviewed for quality and timeliness of completed projects as well as the ability to get along with others and work well as a member of a team.



  • Performs street, storm system, water system, sewer system, and park and building facility maintenance and repair functions.
  • Performs custodial work including but not limited to restroom cleaning.
  • Operates hand tools, compressors, pneumatic tools, paint equipment, power tools, snow/ice removal equipment, and other tools needed to complete tasks.
  • Operates a wide variety of light to heavy equipment such as light duty trucks, mowers, backpack blowers, weed eaters, sod cutters, edgers, chain saw, water truck, bucket truck, vactor truck, street sweeper, dump truck, backhoe, skid steer, and flatbed.
  • Aids in the maintenance and repair of power and automotive equipment.
  • Ensures that City infrastructure is in compliance with the City’s level of service requirements including landscaping, traffic control devices, litter, and structures. 
  • Tracks needed repairs and servicing in City limits.  Performs inventories of City property and assets and keeps records accordingly. Requests and coordinates assistance for maintenance projects.
  • Performs parks maintenance functions.
  • Plants, transplants and maintains trees, shrubs and flowers.
  • Mows, waters, fertilizes and applies pesticides to lawns and athletic fields.
  • Installs, maintains, and troubleshoots irrigation systems and controls.
  • Maintains, repairs, and constructs Parks and Recreation facilities.
  • Operates, repairs, and maintains water system facilities, such as wells and valves. Installs new water and/or sewer flow meters.
  • Performs utility locates.
  • Performs flagging and traffic control.
  • Constructs and/or installs new structures and facilities.
  • Provides support to special events.
  • Serves as a project and/or crew lead.
  • Documents activities and performs administrative duties.
  • Acts as a liaison between the City, citizens, and subcontractors working for the City.
  • Serves on standby duty and is available for call outs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of material, methods, and techniques commonly used in construction, maintenance, and repair activities as related to assigned areas of specialization.
  • General principles of street, parks, water, storm, and sewer system operation, repair, and maintenance.
  • Standard construction practices.
  • Work hazards, safety standards and procedures, and OSHA and WISHA regulations.
  • Utilization and care of materials and equipment used.
  • Interact with the public in an effective, customer friendly manner and establish and maintain effective working relationships with members of the community, co-workers, and people other organizations. 
  • Get along with others and work as a member of a team.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Foster collaborative group process and efficiently use resources.
  • Work independently and make appropriate decisions regarding work methods and priorities, while demonstrating a strong sense of personal ethics and professional judgment and discretion.
  • Operate compressors, pneumatic tools, hand tools, paint equipment, power tools, snow/ice removal equipment, and other tools and equipment used in street, park, facility, and utility maintenance.
  • Operate flatbed, light duty trucks, backhoe, street sweeper, dump truck, grader, skid steer, bucket truck, vactor truck, and other vehicles and heavy equipment as needed.
  • Maintain and make minor repairs to power and automotive equipment.
  • Perform carpentry and minor electrical work related to facilities maintenance and construction.
  • Assist others to comply with standards and/or contract terms.
  • Show ability to quickly adjust priorities as new issues and/or assignments arise. 
  • Meet schedule and legal time lines.
  • Perform a variety of physical tasks and heavy labor.
  • Show initiative in performing job functions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Work is primarily performed in a field setting (outdoors).  Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of equipment.  Position requires the ability to transport oneself to a variety of locations, primarily in and around Pierce County. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to stand, walk, use of hands to finger, handle, feel, operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is required to talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to sixty (60) pounds. 

Work is primarily performed outdoors and may involve travel to a variety of locations to perform site visit work or to attend meetings.  Work may also involve moderate risks, discomfort, or unpleasantness such as a high level of noise, dust, grease, mud, moving vehicles or machines, and cold and/or wet weather.  Normal safety precautions are required, and the incumbent may wear some protective clothing and equipment such as rain and snow gear, boots, goggles, and gloves.  Work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing, walking over rough and uneven surfaces, and lifting moderately heavy items.  Work requires physical agility and dexterity.  

Employee will be exposed to noise from machine operation.  Employee may also be exposed to conditions and hazards associated with construction sites and potentially hazardous materials and equipment, fumes, or vapors.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and the ability to adjust focus. 

Duties are performed indoors and outdoors both individually and as part of a work team.  The work environment is fast-paced and moderately noisy.  Attendance at night meetings and community events may be required.  Meeting project deadlines may require working more than forty hours per week. 

Employee may be called out on evenings, early mornings, and weekends. Employee will need to respond with little or no notice to City emergencies and disasters, and will likely work long and/or irregular hours during emergencies and disasters.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED and;
  • Two (2) years experience as a laborer, maintenance worker, construction worker or closely related maintenance/construction experience and;
  • General experience with hand tools and equipment is required and;
  • Must have or obtain within 6 months of hire: Valid Commercial Class "B" Washington State Drivers License with a tanker endorsement, state flagging card, and First Aid/CPR card.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Equipment such as a light duty or flatbed truck, vactor truck, backhoe, dump truck, shovel, rake, posthole digger, compactor, chain saw, hand tools, etc. 
  • Occasional use of a personal computer, including word processing and database software, phone system, calculator, copier, and fax machine. 

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to conform to drug and alcohol testing requirements under the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991. 
  • Post offer candidate will also be subject to pre-employment drug and alcohol tests, background check, physical examination, functional assessment test, and past driving record review.


City of Gig Harbor Public Works Shop
5118 89th NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98335