CITY OF WENATCHEE: Wastewater Treatment Plant Maintenance Technician - Wenatchee, WA

Employer: City of Wenatchee

Job Description:
Essential Job Functions
Maintains, repairs, rebuilds and cleans plant infrastructure and Sewage Lift Station systems and equipment including but not limited to environmental control, ultraviolet light disinfection, chemical metering, mechanical bar screens, air blowers, centrifugal and positive displacement pumps, submersible pumps and mixers, pump control, clarifiers, gravity belt thickener, belt filter press, anaerobic digesters, gas mixing, boiler, heat exchanger and electrical motors.
Provides skilled maintenance and technical support of utility wastewater collections, processing and reclamation control systems.
Develops, plans, prioritizes, implements and documents effective preventative maintenance programs.
Operates equipment. Troubleshoots and repairs electrical components such as programmable logic controllers (PLC), Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS’s), safety system components, telemetering and monitoring systems.
Installs, calibrates, maintains, troubleshoots, diagnoses and modifies (as needed) the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System (SCADA).
Procures parts and maintains inventory. Researches, verifies and ensures parts and materials are available for timely equipment maintenance.
Coordinates work with supervisor and operators to maintain process balance with an understanding of treatment plant operating procedures.
Monitors and maintains an organized, clean and safe work environment. Performs general clean up.
Adheres to established safety procedures and utilizes safety equipment as required.
Maintains current documentation of procedures and tasks to explain position responsibilities.
Creates, updates and implements process improvement procedures, tasks, workflows and systems.

Qualification Requirements
Must possess a current WA State Driver License and maintain throughout employment.
Must obtain a WA State Class B CDL (tanker endorsement/air brake restriction removed) within six (6) months of hire and maintain throughout employment.
Must obtain a Wastewater Plant Operator Class II certification within three (3) years of hire and maintain throughout employment.
Knowledge of computer operation and a variety of software including Microsoft Office suite of products and database systems including Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), PLC Logic and other electrical, instrumentation and controls systems.
Ability to diagnose and repair plumbing, electrical and electronic systems. Troubleshoot and program PLC’s. Proficiently fabricate using various welding techniques.

Excellent Benefits
The City provides a comprehensive benefits package that is largely employer paid including Medical/Dental/Vision, FSA/HSA, WA State PERS, Life/AD&D and generous paid Vacation, Holiday and Sick Leave Programs. The City also offers optional 457 (up to 2% City match), LTD and Supplemental Life plan participation.

City of Wenatchee Government
The City of Wenatchee is a full-service City employing 180 employees. In addition to Public Works, other services provided include Police Department, Community Development, Executive Services, Finance, Information Systems and Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. The City operates under a Strong Mayor form of government with seven council members serving at large. Active boards and commissions advise the City Council with governance.

The Community
The City of Wenatchee is home to 33,921 people with approximately 70,000 living in the greater Wenatchee urban area. Located in a beautiful valley at the confluence of the Wenatchee and Columbia Rivers and on the east slopes of the Cascade Mountain Range, the city enjoys wonderful abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The average rainfall is a mere 10 inches per year making the region a focal point of Washington State for outdoor recreation. Wenatchee is the largest city in rural North Central Washington and thus provides a small-town atmosphere with big city amenities striking a great balance between rural and urban qualities of life. Furthermore, the city is only 30 minutes from the renowned resort towns of Leavenworth and Lake Chelan. For those desiring occasional amenities of major metropolitan areas, Seattle is a short scenic 3 hour drive or 30 minute flight away making Wenatchee very attractive to many people and families relocating from the Puget Sound area.

Find out more about the City at Some of the tourism highlights of the region can be viewed at and Our historic downtown is a nationally recognized Main Street with an active downtown association

Must See:
“We are Wenatchee Part I”
“We are Wenatchee Part II”
“We are Wenatchee Part III”

How to Apply
Please visit the City of Wenatchee website to view the employment opportunity, job description and complete an online application:

Open until filled.

Contact Person: Human Resources
Phone: 509-888-3623
Location: Wenatchee, Washington
Application Method: Application
Base Pay: $5,671 - $6,565 per month + Excellent Benefits

Posted on February 21, 2023

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