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Public Works Maintenance Worker I - City of DuPont ( Job # 19-0007)

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Minimum Salary: $19.69 per hour
Maximum Salary: $25.04 per hour
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Public Works
Open until filled.. Applications first reviewed on: Monday, July 8, 2019
(Open to current employees and the general public.)



The Maintenance Worker I performs a variety of unskilled or semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of City streets, storm drainage facilities, water, and park systems. This position works under the immediate supervision of the Public Works Supervisor.


  1. Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, manhole and line cleaning, main and pipe repair, laying and backfilling.
  2. Cuts, fits, lays, repairs, taps, cleans and flushes water mains, pipes, valves and fittings in the repair, maintenance and installation of services, mains, fire hydrants and related water systems infrastructure. Assists in repair of broken sections of water mains.
  3. Maintains a variety of records relating to daily inspections and maintenance activity.
  4. Determines the locations of water and storm drainage from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.
  5. Responds to complaints regarding water leaks, pressure loss or no water; evaluates situation; explains findings to supervisor, and conducts repairs.
  6. As assigned, contacts residents and business owners in area where services will be interrupted, explains when services will be shut off and how soon service will resume.
  7. Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment with daily equipment and tool inspections and cleaning as necessary.
  8. Drives trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and materials.
  9. Operates light and medium-sized construction and power equipment.
  10. Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor.
  11. Reads Utility Meters.
  12. Inspects meters and connections for defects, damage and unauthorized connection or use; reports findings to supervisor.
  13. Assists in the maintenance and replacement of defective meters.
  14. Responds to work orders for utility disconnections, reconnections, new orders, and other Public Works service requests as assigned.
  15. Performs routine maintenance and custodial services for all city buildings.
  16. Performs semi-skilled interior building maintenance such as painting, plumbing, carpentry, and other semi-skilled trade work as needed.
  17. Performs all duties in conformance to appropriate safety and security standards.
  18. Serves on various employee committees as assigned.
  19. Performs other duties as assigned.



Education and Experience: Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, one year of experience working in a public or private utility, and Flagging and Traffic Control Certificate; or any combination of related education and experience or training that in the opinion of the city would provide the level of knowledge and abilities required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work and operate in a water utility system
  • Some knowledge of equipment, facilities, materials, methods and procedures used in maintenance, construction and repair activities.
  • Skill in operation of some of the listed tools and equipment.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual tasks for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to work safely;
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other departments and the public;
  • Ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions.


  •  Certified as a Water Distribution Specialist I, or ability to obtain.
  • A valid Washington State Driver’s License.
  • Commercial Driver License Certification Class B with Air or ability to obtain.


TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED: Motorized vehicles and equipment including dump truck, pickup truck, utility truck, tamper, plate compactor, saws, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, shovels, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phone, and ditch witch.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 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.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand, talk and listen. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

SELECTION GUIDELINE: Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference checks are required. Job related tests may be required. The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City and the employee and is subject to change by the City as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.


Public Works Maintenance & Operations Facility
301 Louviers
DuPont, WA 98327