Engineering Technician (WA)

Washington Water Service
Olympia, Washington
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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 Engineering Technician is responsible for providing support to Engineering and Operations departments primarily in AutoCAD and GIS environments; public record searches and information exchanges with public, and regulatory agencies; provides and evaluates data for routine regulatory reports and provides technical proofreading. This position is located in Olympia, Washington until mid-2022 at which time the Olympia and Puyallup offices will merge.



  • Provides support to Engineering staff

  • AutoCAD drafting support of Project Engineers

  • GIS support for mapping requests and data collection

  • Performs data transcription, evaluation, error checks, charting, scanning, and filing

  • Develops and maintains Excel spreadsheets and Access databases for data evaluation and manipulation

  • Searches public record and exchanges information with public and regulatory agencies

  • Maintains and improves records retention process

  • Responds to requests for information

  • Performs certain routine regulatory reports/updates

  • Provides data for routine reports and provides technical proofreading

  • Maintains water system records and organizes archives

  • Assists with exhibit preparation, assembly and publishing of Water System reports

  • Commitment to the Company’s Continuous Improvement process

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree or vocational certificate in a related field or equivalent work experience

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel and Access

  • Proficient 10 key and data entry skills

  • Strong computer skills and/or programming experience desirable

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License

  • AutoCAD drafting experience desirable

  • GIS/database experience desirable

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of algebraic calculations and scientific terminology

  • Knowledge of contemporary office equipment (scanners, copier, plotting, etc.)

  • Process and basic computer troubleshooting skills

  • Excellent hardcopy/electronic filing and data retrieval skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Organized and detail-oriented

  • Deadline driven with high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to be cooperative, effective, professional and discreet

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service

Salary Range: $52,000 - $93,400

Deadline to submit resume is Friday, August 27, 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.