Industrial Lubrication Systems Specialist (South Plant)

King County   Renton, WA   Full-time     Manufacturing / Production / Operations
Posted on May 10, 2022
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The King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) has a staffing need for an experienced and technically proficient Industrial Lubrication Systems Specialist.  

The responsibilities of this classification include performing a wide variety of highly skilled technical journey level duties to design, construct, maintain, troubleshoot pneumatics, hydraulics and related instrumentation. 

WHO MAY APPLY:  This position is open to all qualified S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 candidates.  This posting may be used to establish a list of qualified candidates for any Career Service, Special Duty Assignment or Term Limited Temporary openings in the following six months. 

WORK LOCATION:  South Treatment Plant — 1200 Monster Road SW, Renton WA.  

WORK SCHEDULE:  The treatment plants are operated 24/7.  This position works a 4 day/10 hours per day schedule. Candidates must be available to work any assigned schedule, and be able to work in emergency situations and be part of an on-call standby rotation. This position is covered under the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and is overtime eligible. 

Job Duties

  • Develop, manage and maintain a proactive lubrication program; Develop lubrication schedules and routes by using machinery trend analysis and technical data; Establish schedules for shutdowns and coordinate with other maintenance and operations staff.
  • Develop lubrication maintenance procedures using blueprints, engineering drawings, operations and maintenance manuals, vendor data, catalogs and as-built drawings.
  • Modify machinery lubrication and filtration systems after thorough research of new technology; analyze and report on the cost-effectiveness of these modifications. Troubleshoot and isolate abnormal noise, vibrations and temperature increases in bearings through sensory analysis and various preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Process oil samples from various lubrication and hydraulic systems for analysis; interpret and update oil analysis reports and act on the proper lubrication response for a particular contaminant. Select and consolidate appropriate lubricants to enhance industrial machinery operation. Maintain multiple oil supply rooms and satellite waste oil collection sites in accordance with all applicable local, state and federal regulations.  Inventory and order lubricants.
  • Operate overhead cranes and forklifts to remove, maintain and install multi-ton industrial machinery using safe rigging techniques.
  • Work with other mechanical staff to perform maintenance or essential reports to reduce machine downtime and to determine the root cause of failure through established analysis procedures.
  • Act as subject matter expert on lubrication. Train other staff in proper industrial lubrication techniques and principles. Perform lubrication duties on machinery that include oil servicing, oil sampling, greasing, oil changes and filter changes and oil flow rate adjustment; Perform other mechanical preventative maintenance tasks such as changing and adjusting belts, installing piping systems associated with lubrication systems, installing grease fittings, oil drains, oil fill systems and oil level sight-glasses.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Knowledge of and the ability to apply fundamentals of hydraulic theory and industrial applications
  • Knowledge of the application of predictive and preventive maintenance techniques and their effects on equipment performance
  • Knowledge of bearings, pumps, gearboxes, compressors and other related heavy industrial machinery
  • Knowledge of the characteristics and use of various oils and lubricants including proper handling, storage, disposal and reactivity with other chemicals including handling and disposal of hazardous wastes; Knowledge of lubricant storage and handling and related fire codes
  • Knowledge of the application of the industrial safety procedures and standards for occupational hazards and the use of protective safety equipment associated with operating heavy industrial machinery
  • Skill in identifying, troubleshooting and analyzing defective bearings by machinery sounds, and temperature increases; Demonstrated skill in the application of industrial mechanical maintenance techniques and principles; Demonstrated skill in the application of pipefitting and piping systems techniques and principles
  • Skill in the use of power and hand tools; Demonstrated skill in operating equipment associated with overhead rigging and lifting, material handling and communication equipment
  • Skill in using a computer and associated software applications including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases
  • Communication skills. Skill in establishing and maintaining a working relationship with a diverse group of individuals from varying occupations and working in a team environment

Supplemental Information

Application and Selection Process: Application materials will be screened for clarity, completeness including online application, cover letter and resume, and responsiveness to the list of qualifications, skills, and abilities. The most competitive candidates may be invited to participate in one or more panel interviews. Applications without the following required materials may not be considered for this position.

  • King County Application
  • Responses to supplemental questions

UNION MEMBERSHIP: This position is represented by S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925. 

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rodney O. Dungo
Human Resource Analyst     

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

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To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible current or previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant? Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff? Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County and I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. Additionally, the position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff
Are you a current SEIU Wastewater Local 925 member?
  • Yes
  • No

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