Northshore Utility District
6830 NE 185th St., Kenmore, Washington
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Full-Time: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
2021 Hourly Salary Range: $29.41 to $39.41 depending upon qualifications
To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and application to
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Regularly works independently under general supervision to maintain and operate all components of the
District’s water distribution and sewage collection systems. An incumbent of this journeyman-level position is
expected to have developed skills for all or most facets of the SAOR. Serves as crew leader in the absence of
more senior staff. Provides technical advice; assesses situations and site conditions to make
recommendations to superiors and regularly respond to non-routine inquiries or service calls.


  • Performs/constructs/maintains/repairs the following under general supervision:
    • Electrical control systems (telemetry)
    • Meters: reading, installations, and inquiry response
    • Fire hydrants
    • Water and sewer pump stations
    • Control valves
    • Cross-connection control
    • FOG program
    • Inflow and infiltration program (smoke and die testing)
    • Water quality program – sampling and flushing
    • Water service and water main installations
    • Manhole and valve program
    • Water and Sewer mainline cleaning
  • Video pipeline inspections
  • Assists in scheduling and research of major purchases and stock-out material usage planning
  • Assists in skill training of junior crew members
  • Practices safety in traffic control and work practices
  • As-built preparation, plan review and mapping
  • Proper operation of tools/equipment used in SAOR
  • Emergency repairs and response
  • Responds to all customer service calls
  • Stand-by and/or other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of almost all aspects of the SAOR including:
    • Set-ups, layouts, practices, and industry procedures for water/sewer systems maintenance/repairs;
    • Defensive driving practices and precautions.
    • Meter setting, reading, maintenance and repair.
    • Concrete and asphalt work, landscaping, paving and erosion control.
    • Safety rules, confined space entry rules, trenching and shoring regulations, procedures and practices,
      and standards/regulations used in the installation of water and sewer systems.
    • Operating equipment and tools such as tapping machine, generator, jetting and vacuum truck,
      pavement roller, backhoes, boring machines, jackhammers, cut-off saws; and hand tools.
    • Operating and maneuvering single and double-axle dump trucks and trailers (including instructing,
      assigning, and monitoring of work crews).
    • Ability to competently assess the quality of sewer and water system installation and repairs.
    • Ability to use computers/tablets and electronic devices to accurately log and track work activities.
    • Performing basic mathematical computations.
    • Reading and accurately interpret mapping systems, draw as-built sketches, blueprints, and maps.
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision
  • Communication (oral and interpersonal) skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor & public
  • Speaks fluent English


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Satisfy requirements of the District's requirements of a Utility Worker
  • Three year as Utility Worker at the District or proven skill level as validated by the M&O Director or his designee
  • Two-year industry-related experience
  • A minimum of 20 hours of leadership training

Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • Washington State Commercial Driver's License - Class A with Tanker endorsement
  • WDM-II - Water Distribution Manager - Washington State
  • WWC-II - Wastewater Collections Certification - Non State
  • Cross-connection Control Specialist Certification - obtained within one year of employment in position

Other Requirements:

  • Reliable and regular attendance, and the ability to work harmoniously with other employees
  • Must reside within 30 miles of District Headquarters

Working Conditions:

Most work is performed outdoors exposed to traffic hazards and may be at high elevations or deep in underground
vaults. Nights and odd hours in response to emergencies is required. This position typically requires: fingering,
grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, bending, crawling, lifting, pushing and pulling and repetitive motions. Lifting in excess
of 90 pounds of weight to move and operate necessary tools and equipment.