Sewer Maintenance Worker

City of Edmonds
Edmonds, United States of America
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This position is open until filled. Priority consideration will be provided to current City of Edmonds employees who are qualified bargaining unit members and apply by Friday, March 15, 2024 at 4:30 PM. If no internal candidate is selected, the first review date for all other applications received will be Friday, March 29, 2024 at 4:30 PM.  

About the Position
Under close supervision and the direction and guidance of more experienced staff and management performs skilled work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s sewer system equipment and facilities; operates a variety of vehicles, specialized equipment and hand and power tools.

To view the full job description please visit the following link: Sewer Maintenance Worker

About the Department
Public Works & Utilities serves a growing population of over 40,000 residents and businesses. The Department is responsible for a wide range of infrastructure maintenance, operations, and civil engineering services to our citizens involving street transportation and traffic control, storm runoff and surface water management, drinking water distribution, sewage collection and conveyance, and wastewater treatment.

The Sewer Division is responsible for the maintenance and operation of 14 sanitary sewer pump stations, 26 residential grinder pumps, 3,200 sanitary sewer manholes, and over 186 miles of sanitary sewer mains serving over 9,800 customer accounts.

About the City
The City of Edmonds is a beautiful community on the Puget Sound waterfront with a population of 43,370 (MRSC, 2023) and is the gateway to the Olympic peninsula via the state ferry system. Edmonds provides a full range of services, including contracted fire services, police services a municipal court, a community pool, a regional performing arts facility, public works and utilities, a regional wastewater treatment facility, along with community events and services through our Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services Department. Six department directors report directly to the Mayor and oversee approximately 279 full–time-equivalent employees.



  • Performs skilled duties in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City’s sewer systems equipment and facilities; operates, inspects and maintains lift stations and assists with minor repairs.
  • Operates a variety of vehicles, specialized equipment and hand and power tools including: a dump truck, vactor truck, backhoe, loader, tractor, air compressor, jackhammer, pipe cutter and other equipment; assists in the operation of a TV sewer truck and cleaner.
  • Assists with installing, raising and repair of manholes and replaces metal rings and covers as necessary.
  • Inspects, operates and maintains lift stations, repairs pumps, floats and controls as necessary; cleans and paints pipes, fittings and related items; removes and replaces pipes as necessary.
  • Mows and trims grass; removes debris; prunes shrubs around lift stations and manholes and performs smoke and dye tests to lines according to established procedures.
  • Performs excavation and repairs; utilizes appropriate shoring and safety equipment; assists in the installation, repair and maintenance of sewer lines.
  • Flushes and removes debris and roots from sewer and drain lines; assists other divisions with projects as necessary including: snow and ice removal, street patching and other projects; utilizes appropriate shoring and safety equipment.
  • Maintains routine records and reports of work performed including equipment usage, preventive maintenance and needed repairs.
  • Ensures availability for 24-hour emergency call-out to perform water watch duties when called upon.



Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED Certificate required and
  • Six months  of experience is required in a construction, maintenance, mechanical, underground, plumbing or similar position where hand and power tools such as saws, wrenches, shovels, drills, jackhammers, etc. have been used.
  • OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment such as loaders, backhoes, dump trucks, and/or vactor trucks is preferred.
  • Experience repairing, installing, and maintaining sewer systems is preferred.

Required Licenses or Certifications:

  • A valid Driver's License at time of hire and a driving record that is acceptable to the City’s insurance requirements. Out of state candidates must obtain their WA State Driver's License within 30 days after moving to WA
  • “Class A” CDL with air brake and tanker endorsements within one year from date of hire.
  • Wastewater Collection Specialist Certification within 2 years from date of hire.
  • CPR, First Aid, AED, and Bloodborne Pathogen Cards within 2 years from date of hire.
  • Flagger Certification within 3 years from date of hire.
  • Other specialty certifications/licenses as required by state and federal law and/or OSHA and WAC regulations may be required within a specified period of time after hire.
  • A criminal background check is required following a verbal offer of employment. Criminal history is not an automatic employment disqualifier. Results are reviewed on a case-by case basis.
  • This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with USDOT requirements.




  • Indoor and outdoor work environment.
  • Driving a vehicle to conduct work.

Physical Abilities:

  • Walking or otherwise moving over rough terrain.
  • Sitting, standing or otherwise remaining in a stationary position for extended periods of time.
  • Hearing, speaking or otherwise communicating to exchange information in person or on the phone.
  • Operating various equipment and tools.
  • Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally, bending at the waist, gripping, kneeling or crouching, stooping, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling and twisting or otherwise positioning oneself to accomplish tasks.
  • Ascending/descending, ladders and inclines.
  • Working at heights, working on a high ladder and working in a confined space.
  • Working over water, working alone and working in remote locations.
  • Working in a noisy work area, working in direct sunlight, working in outside temperature extremes and working in dampness.
  • Heavy physical labor including lifting/carrying or otherwise moving or transporting 50-100 pounds.
  • Operating a passenger vehicle, heavy truck, and heavy equipment and rotating machinery.
  • Reading and understanding printed and electronic messages and related materials.
  • Hearing voice conversation and hearing alarms.
  • Possessing close vision, far vision, side vision, depth perception, night vision and color vision.
  • Ability to wear appropriate personal protective equipment based on required City Policy.


  • Working around and with machinery having moving parts.
  • Working in and around moving traffic.
  • Adverse weather conditions.
  • Exposure to smoke, noxious odors, toxic fumes and chemicals, epoxy chemicals, poison oak or ivy, dust or pollen, insect stings solvents, oil and ink.
  • Working in a cramped or restrictive work chamber.

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