Wastewater Maintenance Worker

City of Bellevue
Bellevue, United States of America
Job Type
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Job Summary

How does working in a fast-paced team environment with a wide variety of benefits and career growth sound? Twelve paid holidays, sixteen hours of personal time off, guaranteed overtime opportunities, annual pay raises, monthly vacation and sick leave accrual. In addition to all of these great perks employees get medical, dental and vision benefits for themselves and family members along with multiple retirement benefits. We also provide an annual allotment to purchase work clothing and boots, Carhartt, .511 and more. All of this on top of the posted hourly wage. For more details about medical, dental, vision and multiple retirement options for benefits refer to the Benefits link when you apply.
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The starting pay is dependent on your experience working with underground utilities, most entry level workers start at step one. After completing a training matrix and demonstrating a journey level of competence (usually between year 1.5 and 2.5) team members are advanced to the Journey Level Skilled Worker.

We are currently accepting applications for a Watewater Maintenance Worker. This position performs a wide variety of water maintenance-related tasks, primarily in a training capacity. Tasks include the repair and maintenance of Wastewater infrastructure. Work is often strenuous and repetitive and is performed on the basis of clear instruction or direct supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under direct supervision, performs general duties necessary to the repair, installation and maintenance of the Wastewater infrastructure and facilities, Work is often strenuous and repetitive.
  • CDL Training provided by employer.
  • Use backhoes, hydro-excavators, 7 yard dump trucks, truck and trailer combinations, air hammers, and trench shoring equipment.
  • Performs maintenance to Wastewater mains, service stubs and MH’s.
  • Conducts traffic control / flagging in the city's rights-of-way.
  • Responds to emergency calls after regular business hours (overtime): customer requests, main and service stub breaks.

Supports other departments during emergency events like snow & ice, flooding and wind storms.


  • Basic mechanic skills/knowledge.
  • Knowledge/experience in construction.
  • Excellent customer service experience with the general public.
  • Basic computer and keyboard skills.
  • Comfortable with technology like iPhone and tablets.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams.
  • General knowledge and ability to interpret maps, drawings, and records.
  • Demonstrated ability to adhere to safety procedures, work rules and guidelines.
  • Possess excellent verbal, listening and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able and willing to work overtime (including nights and weekends).
  • Required to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.
  • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Washington State Driver's license within one month from date of hire. Must have and maintain a good driving record by City Standards.
  • Must be able to obtain a Washington State Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with a tanker endorsement within one year of employment. City provides training.
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment flexibility test and physical capacity test.
  • Selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug test.
  • Prior to obtaining CDL, selected candidate must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test(consistent with Federal Laws requiring drug and alcohol testing for all job classifications requiring a CDL).
  • In-house applicants who do not currently possess a CDL will be subject to the pre-employment drug and alcohol test in accordance with DOT rules and regulations.
  • Must meet current eligibility requirements for Washington State-issued CDL/CLP -https://www.dol.wa.gov/driverslicense/cdlsteps.html


  • Must be able to lift up to 90 lbs. and engage in considerable pulling, pushing and climbing.
  • Work is done mostly outdoors in all types of weather conditions. Common hazards include traffic, underground lines, chemicals and equipment.
  • Individuals must have adequate hearing and visual acuity to successfully perform the essential job functions and requirements of the position.
  • Individuals must be able to hear, speak and understand verbal communication and other outside sound sources. Vision abilities include close, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
  • This is a Teamsters union position.
  • Required to respond to emergencies on a 24-hour basis.

Additional Information
For further information about the job, please contact Nate Dickey at 425.452.7889.
Questions or issues regarding the on-line application process in NEOGOV should be directed to 855-524-5627.

Job site: Bellevue Service Center, 2901 115th Avenue NE, Bellevue, WA 98004.
This is a non-exempt, union position.
Payroll Title: Maintenance Worker