Electrician/Mechanical Technician (WA)

Washington Water Service
Gig Harbor, United States of America
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California Water Service Group invites you to pursue a career in the water industry with the third largest publicly traded water utility in the United States. Our mission is to be the leading provider of water and wastewater services. We’re committed to improving the quality of life for our customers, communities, stockholders, and employees. To achieve that, we align our hiring strategies with the company’s core values of integrity, service, value, health and safety, respect and collaboration, and corporate citizenship so that we can provide quality, service, and value to all of these groups.

Our commitment to our employees is evident, as we have been named a Top Workplace in the Bay Area for nine years in a row and designated as a Great Place to Work®, and Cal Water was ranked “Highest in Customer Satisfaction Among Water Utilities in the West” by J.D. Power in its inaugural water utility satisfaction study.


The Electrical Mechanical Technician participates in the construction of pump stations, storage facilities and central control systems and is responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting all electrical service work.  This position is located in Gig Harbor, WA.



  • Participates in above ground construction, including pump house building, plumbing and electrical, setting hydro tanks, and pouring slabs for tanks, generators, and propane cylinders

  • Maintains and repairs automatic control valves in the distribution system

  • Installs new pumps and necessary operating equipment

  • Installs and maintains radio control systems

  • Installs and maintains central and remote control equipment

  • Installs and maintains various types of control valves, both electrically and hydraulically operated

  • Installs and repairs all electrical systems

  • Installs and maintains water treatment equipment

  • Checks elevated tanks and appurtenances

  • Repairs and tests meters, including flow and production meters

  • Completes necessary paperwork

  • Participates in the Company’s Continuous Improvement Process

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Extensive electrical experience working with motor and pump controls for water and wastewater

  • State of Washington Water Distribution Specialist certification within 1 year of employment

  • First Aid certificate

  • Washington state Electrical License EL03 or EL01 Journeyman

  • Valid State of Washington Driver’s License with clean driving record

  • Upon hire, must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination status


  • Knowledge of all machines and tools used in the job

  • Basic to advanced knowledge of electrical pumping plants

  • Knowledge of safety regulations, protocols, principles, practices and procedures for water systems

  • Basic math skills

  • Ability to recognize potential dangers when installing and maintaining electrical equipment and controls that could result in injury to other employees or damage to Company equipment or customers residence plumbing

  • Ability to communicate well with others, both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and/or written policies, procedures and instructions

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or verbal instructions

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines

  • Ability to regularly interact with employees, public, and customers, requiring common sense, tact and diplomacy in order to accomplish assignments

  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service

  • Ability to work after hours and remain on-call

Salary Range: $62,100 - $113,000

Deadline to submit resume is Tuesday, September 21, 2021.


The Equal Opportunity Policy of the Company is based upon the philosophy that all people should be treated fairly and with dignity.  California Water Service, Hawaii Water Service, New Mexico Water Service and Washington Water Service do not discriminate against any applicant or employee because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other protected class.  The Company makes all employment decisions in a non-discriminatory manner. EOE, VET, DISABILITIES.