Utility Systems Technician -Wastewater - Redmond, WA

Employer: City of Redmond

Job Description:
Salary: $68,892 - $89,556 YR
Job Type: Full-time

The City of Redmond is a thriving, culturally diverse community and home to over 72,000 residents. Redmond is the hub to an array of commerce and industry ranging from technology, aerospace and gaming to biomedical and innovation start-ups.

The Public Works Department is responding to the growing needs of the City. The fast-paced nature of our municipality drives innovation and efficiency. The successful candidate will possess strong values that align with the City’s values, which include being welcoming, having integrity, showing accountability, and demonstrating a commitment to service. Additionally, the ideal candidate should find satisfaction in providing exceptional customer service, and thrive in a collaborative, high-volume work environment.

Please review the Utility Systems Technician classification description for more information about the knowledge, skills, abilities, working conditions, and physical requirements.

ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES -
The ideal candidate will have knowledge of:
Practices and procedures relating to the repair, maintenance and operation of industrial process equipment.
Electrical systems, pumping equipment, check valves, motors, transducers, generators, variable frequency drives, motor starters, solid state soft starts, and pressure reducing and other control valves.
A/C D/C power control and signal circuitry with emphasis on process measurement and instrumentation.
Instrumentation and control, telemetry, SCADA, PLC programming, and field devices.
Water/Wastewater system hydraulics, treatment equipment, water metering system, and online water quality monitors is advantageous.
Wastewater lift station experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:
Trouble shooting and repair with the following: water treatment equipment, instrumentation and controls, telemetry, A/C D/C power control and signal circuitry, pumping systems, motors, generators and security systems.
Ability to work in wastewater system environment
Able to program, maintain and record documentation on automated systems & PLCs.

QUALIFICATIONS -
Education and Experience:
High School Diploma or equivalency and a minimum of three (3) years of experience in operation, maintenance and repair of industrial facilities in any of the following areas: industrial process control systems, distribution, collection and treatment systems, pump stations, industrial treatment plants, electrical/power generating plants or three (3) years of journey level experience in water system operation and maintenance,
Two (2) years of college course work in industrial plant maintenance, electrical, hydraulics, programmable logic controllers, or similar desirable,
Or any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, abilities and skills.

Licenses and Certificates:
Valid Washington State Driver’s License and a driving record that meets city standards; remain insurable by the City
First Aid/CPR card (may be obtained after hiring, but will be required)

The following licenses and certificates may be required after being hired depending on the division/duties assigned:
CDL Class A or B
Confined Space Entry and Attendant Certification
Washington State Department of Transportation Traffic Flagging Certification
Water Distribution Manager II or III or Water Treatment Plant Operator Certification with Department of Health (desirable within 1 year of hire)
Valid Cross Connection Control Certification (required within 1 year of hire)
Washington Wastewater Collections Personnel Association WWCPA Level 1 or 2 (desirable within 1 year of hire)

This position is currently covered by AFSCME.

Selection Process:
All applicants will be notified of their application status.
Top candidates will be contacted to participate in the next phase of selection process, which may include testing and/or an interview.
Note, the City may review existing application pools to fill this position or use this pool to fill future vacancies.

BENEFITS:
Our employees earn competitive wages and enjoy an exceptional benefits packet.
The City pays for all regular, full-time employee healthcare premiums.
Learn more about our medical, retirement, and other perks like tuition reimbursement and transportation subsidies including a free bus pass by visiting https://cityofredmond.benefithub.com/.

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Location: Redmond, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/redmondwa/jobs/3111205/utility-systems-technician-wastewater
Base Pay: $68,892 - $89,556 YR

Posted on June 14, 2021

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