Public Works Technician (Wastewater Division)

City of Stanwood   Stanwood, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 4, 2022
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Department: Public Works 

Salary Range: $50,064 to $68,724/year, plus generous benefits 

Closes: Open Until Filled – First Application Review - Friday, January 21, 2022 


Position Summary: Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled maintenance work, and operates a variety of equipment in the construction, operation, repair and maintenance and replacement of wastewater facilities and systems.

Examples of Job Duties:

  1. Inspects, maintains, operates and/or repairs malfunctions at the wastewater treatment plant; repairs gauges, pumps, filters and other controls and equipment at frequent intervals to ensure that all aspects of the system are functioning properly.
  2. Works with assigned crews in installing new wastewater lines and collection systems.
  3. Assists the Wastewater Treatment Plant Lead in maintaining a variety of records relating to inspections, maintenance activity, lab work, etc.;
  4. Determines the locations of gas, telephone, power, television, and water and wastewater lines from the appropriate sources prior to excavation.
  5. Responds to complaints regarding wastewater problems, evaluates situations, and explains findings to supervisor.
  6. Ensures the proper maintenance of equipment and tools by cleaning and checking equipment and tools after use.
  7. Drives trucks of various sizes and weights related to the operations and maintenance of the wastewater collections system.
  8. Operates a variety of power construction and maintenance equipment used in the wastewater department.
  9. Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance on assigned equipment and refers defects or needed repairs to supervisor; cleans equipment.
  10. Performs all duties in conformance with appropriate safety and security standards.
  11. Performs required labor involved in construction and maintenance projects as part of a crew, including pavement cutting, ditch digging, main and pipe repair, laying and backfilling.
  12. Assists wastewater treatment plant operator with sampling and laboratory analysis, when necessary.
  13. Makes purchasing recommendations on any material or equipment needed to carry out the duties of the division and makes purchases upon approval;
  14. Perform all duties in conformance with appropriate safety and security standards;
  15. Standby duty may be required for this position. 


Minimum Qualifications:

Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, including at least one (1) year experience performing a majority of the essential duties and functions of the position; or any combination of education and experience. 


Special Requirements: 


Tech I

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and clean driving record
  • Flagger certification, Confined Space Entry, First Aid/CPR Certification within one (1) year of hire 
  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator In-Training (OIT) within one (1) year of hire


Tech II

  • Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator I Certification
  • CDL Certification with Tanker Endorsement
  • Standby Duty Required at this Level
  • Ability to Reach Stanwood Within Forty (40) Minutes of Call-Out

The City of Stanwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce