Water Technician Journeyman (Closes at midnight May 28, 2013)
Chelan County Public Utility District - Wenatchee, WA

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$33.23 per hour with exceptional benefits which include 11 paid holidays per year, 21 days of personal leave (initially), Public Employees Retirements System, 457 Deferred Compensation and 401a matching company savings (up to 5%), short and long-term disability, life insurance and medical/dental/vision for covered dependents.


Construct, operate and maintain waterworks and related systems consistent with District policies and procedures, and local, state and federal regulatory requirements.

JOB FUNCTIONS : To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Essential functions (EF) are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position. Secondary functions (SF) are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.

1. EF (60%) Operate, monitor, inspect and maintain water distribution systems, booster pump stations, storage reservoirs, groundwater wells, chlorine injection and water quality monitoring equipment, and supporting components.

2. EF (15%) Construct, install, repair and replace water system components.

3. EF (10%) Maintain workplace and vehicles in clean and organized condition; Keep vehicles stocked with inventory; Perform or coordinate maintenance of vehicles, tools and equipment.

4 .EF (5%) Support construction, operation and maintenance of District-owned Wastewater, Parks, Hydro and Distribution utility systems.

5. EF (10%) Support the job functions of the Water Quality Program Coordinator, Water Technician Serviceman, W/WW Operations and Maintenance Coordinator and Treatment Plant Operators.

6. EF (Ongoing) Will be required to drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

7. EF (Ongoing) Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

QUALIFICATIONS : The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

Must have a minimum of three (3) years experience in waterworks construction and maintenance or related systems, and be proficient in using tools and equipment of the trade.

Specific KSA's : A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Must have a working knowledge of the fundamentals of waterworks and related utility systems. Must have strong communication and active listening skills; must be able to quickly and accurately gather pertinent information and communicate professionally and clearly; must have the ability to carry out written and oral instructions. Must effectively coordinate and communicate with District employees, outside agencies, customers, and the general public.

Must possess or obtain within six months certification as a Water Distribution Manager 2 from the Washington State Department of Health. Tanker endorsement, CPR and flagging cards are required within six (6) months of employment.

Language Skills:
Candidate must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Computers & Equipment : A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:

Heavy equipment such as earthmoving and hauling equipment, snow removal or other power equipment, and hand tools typical of the waterworks trade; knowledge of Microsoft Outlook and GIS viewing software such as Arcmap; ability to operate general office equipment such as desktop, laptop and handheld computers and calculators.

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 frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; pull, push, or exert force and engage in repetitive motion using the hands or arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and 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 is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.


Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening. An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.


A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment. Required to possess and maintain a valid "Class A" Washington State Commercial Driver's License with current medical card.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/H/V