Industrial Maintenance Worker (South Plant)

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time
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The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Industrial Maintenance Worker.  

The responsibilities of this classification include applying entry-level knowledge of mechanical techniques and principles and assisting journey-level mechanics in performing the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a variety of complex mechanical machinery at wastewater treatment plant facilities. 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE:  This position is open to all qualified candidates. First priority will be given to S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 candidates. 

WORK LOCATION:  South Treatment Plant - 1200 Monster Rd SW, Renton, WA 98057

WORK SCHEDULE:  The treatment plants are operated 24/7.  This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. 

Job Duties

  • Assist journey-level workers in the maintenance, repair and overhaul of a variety of complex mechanical machinery including pumps, motors, grinders, blowers and compressors, centrifuges, gearboxes, hydraulic systems, and gravity belt thickener.
  • Assist in the repair, maintenance and installation of large plumbing systems used in a wastewater treatment facility.
  • Assist in repair, design or fabrication of plant piping and other heavy equipment using welding equipment, cutting torches and plasma cutters.
  • Operate a variety of hand, power and pneumatic tools including grinders, drill motors, drill presses, band saws, ironworkers, table saws and hydraulic presses.
  • Assist in the use of overhead cranes, forklifts and hoists; remove and install industrial machinery using overhead cranes.
  • Assist in the planning of heavy equipment repairs using schematic drawings, engineering and computer drawings, operations and maintenance manuals. Use vendor data and catalogs to order parts, repair equipment and make modifications.
  • Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including mills, lathes and radial drills to fabricate sleeves, shafts, bushings, cutters and other parts under the direction of the journey-level worker.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of the use, care and safe operation of basic power and hand tools
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing techniques and principles
  • Basic knowledge of welding techniques and principles and demonstrated skill in flat position welding
  • Basic knowledge of pumps (normal operation, motor components) and types of pumps
  • Basic knowledge of packing, bearings, and seals
  • Basic knowledge of using machinist measuring tools
  • Basic knowledge of rigging and overhead crane use.
  • Skill in oral and written communication techniques and principles and ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions
  • Demonstrated skill in working with mechanical systems
  • Basic Knowledge of machine shop tool operation and equipment I.E. lathes, milling machines, band saws, radial drills and hydraulic presses
The most competitive candidates will also have the following:

  • Knowledge of reading schematic drawings; knowledge of free body diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of math principles and techniques
  • Knowledge of scientific principles and techniques including knowledge of chemical reactions to materials and equipment
  • Knowledge of carpentry techniques and principles to build supports for equipment repair and overhauls
  • Skill in working with a diverse group of individuals in varying occupations
  • Skill in working in a team environment
  • Basic skill in using a computer and associated software
  • Knowledge of troubleshooting techniques and principles
Licensing, Certification and Other Requirements
  • Washington State Driver's License
  • CDL - highly desired
  • CPR and first aid certification - highly desired

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County Application
  • Responses to supplemental questions

This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney O. Dungo
Human Resource Analyst  

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Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement 
As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th.   People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs.  Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
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To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement.  

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant And Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
Are you currently a Wastewater S.E.I.U. Local 925 member?
  • Yes
  • No
Have you worked in an industrial mechanical setting before?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please describe your experience.

Required Question

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