Position Available

Utility Worker-Senior

Kenmore, WA

Salary/Pay Rate

$29.41 to $39.41 per hour

Depending upon qualifications

Job Type

Regular Full-Time

Job Posted

6 months ago


October 30, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccinations are a job requirement. NUD will consider accommodation requests as required by law. 


Regularly works independently under general supervision to maintain and operate all components of the District’s water distribution and sewage collection systems. An incumbent of this journeyman-level position is expected to have developed skills for all or most facets of the SAOR. Serves as crew leader in the absence of more senior staff. Provides technical advice, assesses situations and site conditions to make recommendations to superiors, and regularly responds to non-routine inquiries or service calls.


  • Performs/constructs/maintains/repairs the following under supervision:
    • Electrical control systems (telemetry)
    • Meters: reading, installations, and inquiry response
    • Fire hydrants
    • Water and sewer pump stations
    • Control valves
    • Cross-connection control
    • FOG program
    • Inflow and infiltration program (smoke and die testing)
    • Water quality program – sampling and flushing
    • Water service and water main installations
    • Manhole and valve program
    • Water and Sewer mainline cleaning
  • Video pipeline inspections
  • Assists in scheduling and research of major purchases and stock-out material usage planning
  • Assists in skill training of junior crew members
  • Practices safety in traffic control and work practices
  • As-builts preparation, plan review and mapping
  • Proper operation of tools and equipment used in SAOR
  • Emergency repairs and response
  • Responds to all customer service calls
  • Stand-by and/or other duties as assigned


  • In-depth understanding of almost all aspects of the SAOR including:
    • Set-ups, layouts, practices, and industry procedures for water/sewer systems maintenance/repairs
    • Defensive driving practices and precautions
    • Meter setting, reading, maintenance and repair
    • Concrete and asphalt work, landscaping, paving and erosion control
    • Safety rules, confined space entry rules, trenching and shoring regulations, procedures and practices, and standards/regulations used in the installation of water and sewer systems
    • Operating equipment and tools such as tapping machine, generator, jetting and vacuum truck, pavement roller, backhoes, boring machines, jackhammers, cut-off saws, and hand tools
    • Operating and maneuvering single and double-axel dump trucks and trailers (including instructing, assigning, and monitoring of work crews)
    • Ability to competently assess the quality of sewer and water system installations and repairs
    • Ability to use computers, tablets, and electronic devices to accurately log and track work activities
    • Perform basic mathematical computations
    • Reading and accurately interpret mapping systems, draw as-built sketches, blueprints and maps
  • Ability to work independently with general supervision
  • Communication (oral and interpersonal) skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor & public
  • Speaks fluent English


  • High School diploma or GED
  • Satisfy the District’s requirements of a Utility Worker
  • Three years as Utility Worker at the District or proven skill level as validated by the M&O Director or his designee
  • Two years of industry-related experience
  • A minimum of 20 hours of leadership training

Licensing Requirements

  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Washington State Commercial Driver’s License – Class A with Tanker endorsement
  • WDM-II – Water Distribution Manager – Washington State
  • WWC-II – Waste Water Collections Certification – Non-State
  • Cross-connection Control Specialist Certification – obtained within one year of employment in this position

Other Requirements

  • Reliable & regular attendance; the ability to work harmoniously with other employees
  • Must reside within 30 miles of District Headquarters
  • Candidate must be at least 18 years of age


Most work is performed outdoors exposed to traffic hazards and may be at high elevations or deep in underground vaults.  Nights and odd hours in response to emergencies is required.  This position typically required:  fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing, bending, crawling, lifting, pushing and pulling and repetitive motions.  Lifting in excel of 90 pounds of weight to move and operate necessary tools and equipment.

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