Station Maintenance Machinist- Seattle, WA

Employer: City of Seattle

Job Description:
Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) has multiple opportunities for Pump Station Maintenance Machinists within the Shared Services Utility Operations & Maintenance Division. These two (2) positions are responsible for maintaining Drainage & Wastewater equipment and facilities to ensure that SPU follows the EPA consent decree and NPDES permitting requirements.

About Seattle Public Utilities: Seattle Public Utilities (SPU) is a Community Centered Utility whose mission is to foster healthy people, environment, and economy by partnering with our community to equitably manage water and waste resources for today and future generations. We deliver high quality, vital services, across four major lines of business: providing water, solid waste, drainage and wastewater services for Seattle residents and businesses. In addition, SPU provides drinking water for 1.5 million regional customers in Seattle and other municipalities. Our customers depend on us to deliver high quality, reliable, and cost-conscious utility services and to achieve the highest benefits possible for every investment we make.

SPU commits to Our City Values and Race and Social Justice as core principles that guide our work. We actively take steps to dismantle systemic racism and increase service equity. We value diverse life experiences and strive to create a workplace that is welcoming to all. We take steps to be inclusive and equitable in our recruiting, hiring and promotional opportunities.

Pump Station Maintenance Machinists enjoy these attractive benefits which the City of Seattle offers (and more):
Opportunities for career advancement
Family- friendly multi-cultural work environment
Competitive health care plans
Free public transportation options
10 paid holidays and two (2) additional personal holidays
12 paid days of vacation per year
12 paid days of sick leave per year
Deferred compensation plan
Employer/employee contributions to City pension plan

Job Responsibilities
- Install, maintain, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair wastewater mechanical equipment including all motor-driven pumps and motor operated valves.
- Machine precision parts for pumps, compressors, and valves; manufacture custom-made shafts, shaft sleeves, wear rings, packing glands, bore and sleeve housings and repairs impellers using lathes, milling machines, grinders, drill presses, welders and cutting torches.
- Conduct preventative maintenance and inspection activities on motor driven pump, compressors, and motor operated valves.
- Order parts and supplies utilizing system generated work orders.
- Report and document daily activities, maintenance, and repairs performed on system equipment.
- Respond to system emergencies to provide services during storm events to restore normal operations.

Please note this job advertisement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Two (2) years of journey-level machinist/millwright experience; OR
Four (4) years of machine work/mechanical repair experience; OR
A combination of education and /or training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the work of the class.

License, Certification, and Other Requirements:
At the time of appointment must hold a valid Washington State Driver License.
Confined Space, Fall Protection, and Traffic Control Certifications are required within one (1) year of employment.

The ideal candidates should possess some or all the following:
Ability to work from blueprints.
Ability to make decisions concerning appropriate repair, maintenance, or design needs of specialized parts or tools.
Ability to use good judgment in recommending cost effectiveness of designs.
Knowledge of and commitment to City of Seattle’s Race and Social Justice (RSJI) Initiative

Additional Information
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Requires considerable physical exertion.
Requires working around potentially hazardous equipment, chemicals, raw sewage, toxic gases, rotating machinery, high voltage, high water pressure, and heavy equipment.
Work will be performed outdoors in all weather conditions and sometimes in heavy traffic.
Occasionally requires working at heights, depths (up to 60 feet), or in confined and awkward workspaces, inclement weather conditions, fall, slip and trip hazards, and live traffic.
May occasionally be required to be on-call 24 hours a day, and to work extended shifts, as required.
Employee may be required to work any shift or schedule.

Job offers are contingent upon the following:
Completion of a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle’s Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.
Passing the pre-employment physical exam.
Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Failure to submit proof of vaccination or qualify for a reasonable accommodation will result in withdrawal of a job offer.

Who may apply: The City of Seattle encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience. This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $40.65 - $42.38/ HR

Posted on April 12, 2022

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