Water Maintenance Worker

City of Bellevue
Full time Full day
$52,766 - $66,296 / year
Clinton, WA
Job Summary

Bellevue Utilities is a future-focused, agile, and knowledgeable organization providing valued, sustainable services to the community, for current and future generations. Our Mission is to actively support public health and safety, quality neighborhoods, a healthy and sustainable environment and economy by effectively managing drinking water.

We are currently accepting applications a Water Maintenance Worker. This position performs a wide variety of water maintenance-related tasks, primarily in a training capacity. Tasks include the repair and maintenance of equipment, facilities, utility lines, etc. Work is often strenuous and repetitive and is performed on the basis of clear instruction or direct supervision.

The Water Maintenance Worker job classification is an entry level position. Upon successful completion of a training matrix, employees in the Maintenance Worker classification will advance to the Skilled Worker classification: Salary Range: $4,943.38 - $6,212.474/month; $28.52 - $35.84 per hour plus benefits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, performs general duties necessary to the repair, installation and maintenance of the water infrastructure and facilities, and maintains and services the lines. Work is often strenuous and repetitive.

  • Use backhoes, hydro excavators, combination jet/vacs, dump trucks, truck and trailer combinations, air hammers, forklifts and trench shoring equipment.

  • Performs maintenance to utility equipment and defective meters and meter boxes.

  • Routinely performs inspection, preventive maintenance and repairs on key operating components of the City's utility infrastructure such as valves, pipelines, hydrants, valves, blow-off assemblies, and air/vacuum release valves.

  • Conducts traffic control / flagging in the city's rights-of-way.

  • Responds to emergency calls after regular business hours (overtime): customer requests, main and service breaks, and water turn off/on requests.


  • Basic mechanic skills/knowledge.

  • Knowledge/experience in construction.

  • Excellent customer service experience with the general public.

  • Basic computer and keyboard skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams.

  • General knowledge and ability to interpret maps, drawings, and records.

  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety procedures, work rules and guidelines.

  • Possess excellent verbal, listening and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Must be able and willing to work overtime (including nights and weekends).

  • Required to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

  • Must possess a valid Washington State Driver's license by date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record by City Standards.

  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement within one year of employment.

  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment flexibility test and physical capacity test.

  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test.

  • Prior to obtaining CDL, selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test(consistent with Federal Laws requiring drug and alcohol testing for all job classifications requiring a CDL).

  • In-house applicants who do not currently possess a CDL will be subject to the pre-employment drug and alcohol test in accordance with DOT rules and regulations.

  • Must meet current eligibility requirements for Washington State-issued CDL/CLP -


Working Conditions & Physical Demands

  • Must be able to lift up to 90 lbs. and engage in considerable pulling, pushing and climbing.

  • Work is done mostly outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Common hazards include traffic, underground lines, chemicals and equipment.

  • Individuals must have adequate hearing and visual acuity to successfully perform the essential job functions and requirements of the position.

  • Individuals must be able to hear, speak and understand verbal communication and other outside sound sources. Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

  • This is a union position.

  • Required to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Additional Information

For further information about the job, please contact Kipp Fockler at 425.452.2923.

Questions or issues regarding the on-line application process in NEOGOV should be directed to 855-524-5627.

Job site: Bellevue Service Center, 2901 115th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004

This is a non-exempt, union position.

Payroll Title: Maintenance Worker

The City of Bellevue supports workplace diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, marital status, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status. Persons needing assistance in the application process may call the Human Resources Office, at 425-452-6838.

Benefits include 10 paid holidays per year, 16 hours of personal time per year, 8 hours of paid sick leave per month and 8 hours of paid vacation per month. In addition to paid time off employees have many opportunities for paid overtime or conversion to comp time earned up to 60 additional hours of paid time off per year. For more details about medical, dental, vision and multiple retirement options for benefits refer to the Benefits link when you apply.

At the City of Bellevue you'll be part of a team committed to providing exceptional customer service, upholding the public interest and being a part of the community vision. Our people bring unique skills and qualities to the table, embrace the values of honesty, accountability and commitment to service, and take pride in the work they do. You'll work in an environment where being innovative, collaborative, and future focused are the status quo. Bellevue welcomes the world. Our diversity is our strength. It's what makes The City of Bellevue an exciting place to work, live, and explore.

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