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Posted by: City of Yakima 
Hiring entity type: Other 
Work authorization: Existing work authorization required for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Service/Skilled - Technician
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: Rp1kVfFZUY9c8oHYgqjDivsMkfUgrO / Latpro-3796251 
Date posted: Jun-02-2021
State, Zip: Washington, 98901






$5,009.33 - $6,007.73 Monthly

 The Wastewater Treatment Plant needs a licensed electrician with 2yrs of maintenance exp. in an industrial process industry. Must possess Washington State

Electrician’s License EL01 OR EL07 & EL06 w/certification for industrial level up to 600 volt.

 View the job posting and apply online

 Closes 6/17/2021 EOE

Job Summary:

Under limited supervision, the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead Maintenance Technician organizes, schedules, coordinates, and participates in the installation, maintenance, repair and operation of mechanical and electrical equipment, instrumentation, and industrial process control systems associated with a wastewater and stormwater collection and treatment system.

 Essential Functions:

Schedules and performs preventative maintenance which includes equipment inspections and minor adjustments, equipment lubrication and oil changes, pump and motor alignment, and equipment rotation.

Performs corrective maintenance, which includes equipment rebuilds, instrumentation, troubleshooting; pump, compressor, and motor repair; minor heating and air conditioner (HVAC) repair.

Performs predictive maintenance, which includes vibration analysis, bearing analysis, and electrical measurements.

Maintains an inventory of parts and supplies, and maintains shop.

Prepares written reports and records using a computerized maintenance management system.

May coordinate mechanic duties and responsibilities with the work performed by contractors, vendors, and other wastewater work units.

Under limited direction provides leadership to mechanical technicians to assure organized and safe approach and operation of a crew that maintains, repairs, replace, troubleshoot, and adjust machinery and equipment including, but not limited to the following:

  • Electric motors varying in size from precision fractional through 400 horsepower (HP), including variable speed drive, electric controls and switch gear.
  • Pumps varying from small chemical metering pumps through large capacity wastewater pumps; also aerators, screens, level and flow controls, air compressors, auxiliary engines and diesel generators, pneumatic, hydraulic and electric control systems.
  • Piping networks for chemical feed and control equipment.
  • Instrumentation and control systems including calibration, adjustment, and repair of telemetry equipment, remote machine controls, chemical feed equipment and machinery, laboratory apparatus, computer-based remote terminal units and related devices..
  • Cathodic protection systems for transmission of wastewater.
  • Technical tasks for data systems.

May evaluate and develop preventative and corrective maintenance measures and requirements; evaluate equipment operation.

Design and fabricate using machine tools, mig and tig welders, lathe, computer numerical control (CNC) machine, mill, and various hand tools.

Maintain and use a computerized maintenance database including: inventories for equipment, tools, 

Review and comment on design plans and specifications related to mechanical, electrical, and instrumentation systems.  May design and fabricate special electrical and mechanical systems as required.

Provides input to supervisor for performance evaluations of crew members; communicates technical and complex issues clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing to supervisor, co-workers, employees, and other divisions and agencies.

Requires regular and reliable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Major Worker Characteristics:

Must possess Knowledge of:

  • General operating principles of electrical and mechanical equipment and the practices, methods, tools, and materials used in maintenance and operation of industrial process equipment.
  • Leadership best practices including coordination of multiple work tasks and projects
  • The maintenance of complex industrial equipment; hydraulics; welding techniques; machining tools and equipment; metals and metal working tools; pipefitting; electricity; and carpentry; occupational hazards and safety precautions in the operation and maintenance of industrial machinery and equipment.
  • Current electrical/electronic maintenance practices, troubleshooting, calibration, repair and the technical application of electrical/electronic theory
  • Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to the mechanical and electrical maintenance and operations work.

Must possess the Skills and Ability to:

Inspect, test, remove, disassemble, repair, replace, reassemble, install, align, and restore to operation a variety of wastewater mechanical equipment and systems including, but not limited to the following: pumps, motors, engines, power transmission equipment, valves and piping appurtenances, tanks, screening devices, generators, heating and air conditioner (HVAC) systems, pressure lines, pressure regulating valves, chemical feed systems, auxiliary equipment and complex process control systems.

Maintain a safe and clean work area; clean and maintain tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.

Safely and efficiently operate and use a variety of hand and power tools in the performance of assigned duties.

  • Provide effective leadership; troubleshoot and analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action
  • Prioritize workload to meet usage/production needs

Maintain and use computer terminals, software programs, and computer systems standard to the wastewater maintenance work unit used for inventories, work orders, preventive and corrective maintenance systems, and work histories.

  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data

Read, understand and follow technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and related materials.

Add, subtract, multiply, divide and perform basic algebra; demonstrate a knowledge of basic physics and science.

Understand and follow written and oral directions of a complex nature.

Work safely with electrical equipment, toxic chemicals, and in unpleasant and/or dangerous conditions.

Work safely and in compliance with federal, state and local state laws, regulations, policies and standards.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing with appropriate use of business English including correct grammar, letter composition, spelling, punctuation
  • Establish and maintain effective and courteous relationships with city officials, employees, and the public
  • Work independently and make decisions within broad guidelines

In addition, must be able and willing as necessary to perform any duties listed in the Wastewater Industrial Maintenance series.


Work is performed outside in all weather extremes and may be exposed to water, mud, dust, smoke, asbestos cement pipe, noxious odors, fumes, or chemicals, raw sewage and/or traffic.  Continuous use of both hands in reaching/handling/ grasping/fingering while performing duties operating computers and other machinery.  May be required to lift  up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 100 pounds occasionally with the assistance of others and/or mechanical devices. Operates heavy vehicles, equipment and machinery. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining balance. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods. Frequent bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck while performing mechanical repairs, maintenance items and other duties as assigned. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in confined spaces and awkward positions. Must be able to wear safety harness and be lowered and raised with cable winch in confined spaces.  May work at heights, alone, with others, or in noisy work area.  May require continuous moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear when necessary. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.  

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