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PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN

CITY OF STANWOOD   Stanwood, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on January 10, 2022
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PUBLIC WORKS TECHNICIAN
(Wastewater Division)

Department: Public Works
Salary Range: $50,064 to $68,724/year, plus generous benefits
(Application can also be downloaded from website)

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