Water Worker I

Spanaway Water Company
PO Box 1000, Spanaway, Washington
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Spanaway Water Company is seeking applicants for a Water Worker I (or experienced ‘Water Worker II’) position to perform public water system operation, maintenance and installation work. Must be self-motivated with the desire and ability to work within an active team environment.

Water Worker I Position Summary:

This is an entry-level development position that serves as a member of the Company’s field staff for all field operations and maintenance functions. Primary duties that will be developed with training include installation and maintenance of public water distribution system components, leak repairs, system flushing, lock-up functions, and possible system emergency response. This position also assists with utility locates, inventory and tool maintenance, vehicle and equipment readiness and maintenance, and well site operations. Reports to the Field Operations and Maintenance Manager .

Job Requirements:

Possess and maintain a valid Washington State Drivers. Must possess or obtain a Class ‘A’ Commercial Driver’s License (air brakes) prior to the end of 2022.

Obtain and maintain a valid L & I Flagging and First Aid certification. (Company sponsored)

Demonstrate the knowledge and skills to properly operate and maintain construction equipment.

Maintain a high level of physical fitness to meet the demands of the job that requires the ability to work outdoor in cramped, wet, awkward, and often difficult conditions and may require lifting of up to seventy five pounds.

Obtain and maintain Washington State Department of Labor and Industries competent person status; attend training for confined space and asbestos concrete pipe. (Company sponsored)

Participate in the Federal (CDL) random drug and alcohol testing program.

Must reside within 20 minutes of utility service area within one year of hire date for on call rotation purposes.

Water Worker I – abbreviated wage and benefits summary:

Starting hourly pay range is currently $23.53 to $31.41, depending on existing experience, skill, knowledge and certifications. Pay incrementally increases for 5 years for those employees showing satisfactory development and performance. At the end of 5 years, having completed required training and obtained required certifications, the position pays $39.31.

The Company pays medical/vision/prescription coverage in full for the employee and family.  Coverage begins on the first of the month after 3 months of working at least 80 hours per month.  Example:  If you began work in April and you worked 80 hours in April, May & June, coverage would begin July 1.  Dental is also covered in full and has the same requirements, except there is 1 addition month of work required, meaning coverage would start August 1 given the previous time frame.  Staff can select from either an Aetna PPO plan or a Keiser Permanente plan.

SWC has 11 paid holidays.  Sick leave is accrued at eight hours per month.  Paid vacation for the first 3 years is accrued at the rate of 80 hours (2 weeks) per year, third through ninth year is accrued at 120 hours (3 weeks) per year.  Other small incremental steps are in between, vacation caps at 200 hours (5 weeks) after 19 years of employment.

The Company fully funds a pension through our union. Employees would be fully vested after 7 years of employment.  SWC also has a 401k program that staff can contribute to, the Company currently offers a 2% match on base salary.

SWC offers a clothing allowance of $340 per year for boots, jeans, rain gear, etc. The Company provides SWC logo shirts, sweatshirts, high visability safety apparel, and hats.  All staff are issued a Company cell phone.

This position, and all field crew, work a flex schedule.  First week is 7 am – 4:30 pm (9 hour days) Monday through Thursday and 8 am – 4:30 pm (8 hours) Friday.  The following week works the same Monday through Thursday, but has Friday off.  Basically, field staff work 9 hour days and have every other Friday off.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25.53 – $31.41 per hour