Treatment Plant Maintenance Specialist

City of Puyallup
333 S Meridian, Puyallup, Washington
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The City of Puyallup is hiring a Treatment Plant Maintenance Specialist. There are three maintenance specialists and a total of 19 employees at the Treatment Plant.

It is impactful to join Team Puyallup and provide meaningful work in support of public service and the wellbeing of our community. We value our culture of demonstrating excellence in our work, being service focused, supporting collaboration and having integrity in all that we do. We encourage those that share these values to apply to our open positions and/or forward to colleagues who may be ready for their next career advancement opportunity.

This is an experienced, journey level position with technical duties troubleshooting, maintaining, and repairing complex mechanical equipment. Mechanical equipment includes, but is not limited to, pumps, motors, mechanical drives and gear reducers, rotating fine screens, centrifugal blowers, centrifuges, belt press, heat exchangers, compressors, large diesel generators, conveyors, and other related wastewater treatment plant equipment.

The successful candidate will have familiarity and working experience with 480 volt, 3-phase motors and control circuits as well as familiarity with computerized industrial automation networks and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)systems. Because of the skilled nature of this position, the incumbent will significantly draw upon past work skills, experience, training, and education to perform journey level work.

Work is performed at the City’s activated sludge wastewater treatment plant including all buildings, structures, appurtenances, off-site pump stations, and the City’s closed landfill gas migration systems.


Salary is $78,526 - $83,958 annually and the city offers a generous benefit and retirement program.

Requirements include:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent; two years of experience strictly in a maintenance capacity at a secondary wastewater treatment plant; or, significant industrial mechanical repair experience; or, graduation from a post-secondary vocational, or other program of training where skills and knowledge related to this position may have been learned; or, military experience and work in a specialty related to this type of work; or, some combination of education and experience that would suggest the ability to successfully perform the duties of this position.
  • Possession of or the ability to obtain, and maintain throughout employment, a valid Washington State driver’s license.
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical examination.

The City of Puyallup is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values a diverse, inclusive workforce.