Industrial Maintenance Mechanic (West Point Treatment Plant)

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on March 12, 2020

WHO MAY APPLY:  This position is open to all qualified applicants.  Please note that first priority will be given to S.E.I.U., Wastewater Local 925 transfer and internal candidates. This ad is to fill two (2) vacancies at the West Point Treatment Plant. The first is a career-service role and the second is a term-limited temporary role expected to last approximately one (1) year.

Additionally, this job posting may be used to create a list of qualified candidates to fill vacancies that may occur during the following six months, including any additional Career Services or Term-Limited Temporary positions as they occur at either West Point Treatment Plant or at the South Treatment Plant.
WORK SCHEDULE: The treatment plants are operated 24 / 7. This position currently works a 4 x 10 schedule. Applicants must be available to work any assigned schedule. This position is overtime eligible.

WTD is committed to the principles of equity and social justice. We value diverse perspectives and life experiences in our workforce and are committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive environment. WTD strives to provide equitable services to residents and businesses across King County.

JOB SUMMARY: The responsibilities of this classification include repairing, maintaining, overhauling and installing a variety of machinery, including pumps, motors, grinders, blowers, compressors, presses, injection systems and hydraulic and pneumatic equipment to a journey level.

Job Duties

  • Maintain, repair, troubleshoot and overhaul a variety of complex machinery.
  • Install, repair, maintain and design piping and plumbing systems for sewage, water, gases, chemicals and solids using appropriate materials.
  • Design, fabricate and repair plant piping, equipment guards and bases using welding equipment, metal inert and tungsten inert gases, arc, cutting, torch and plasma cutter and plastic welder.
  • Install, design and fabricate a variety of metal fixtures including vents, air ducts, doors, louvers, containers, equipment covers, machinery bases and support members.
  • Plan equipment repairs using blueprints, engineering drawings, computer-aided design, Maintenance Information Management System (MIMS) , operations and maintenance manuals, vendor data, catalogs, internet or intranet information, work with Computer Aided Design (CAD) personnel to provide as-built drawings to facilitate parts and material ordering, equipment assembly and modifications.
  • Operate, maintain and inspect mobile/overhead cranes and forklifts (up to 40 tons) to remove, maintain and install multi-ton industrial machinery using safe rigging techniques.
  • Operate a variety of machine shop equipment including fusion machines, hot saws, band saws, mills, lathes, radial drill, hydraulic press and surface grinder to fabricate parts, sleeves, shafts, bushings, cutters. Make tools and repair threads to meet design specifications according to manufacturer's blueprints.
  • Use testing equipment and software, measurement, vibration and ultrasonic techniques in the evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment problems.
  • Lead the work for assigned crew involved in the repair, overhaul, installation, and maintenance of equipment as determined by the supervisor.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • Journey level of the mechanical maintenance trade which is typically found in four-plus years of working experience as a millwright or related occupation which includes a broad scope of mechanical maintenance responsibilities
  • Journey level of the application of plumbing techniques and principles; journey of all types of welding techniques and principles; Vibration analysis techniques, measurements, test equipment and software in troubleshooting and/or maintaining rotating machinery; Journey level of the application of pump/motor overhaul techniques and principles
  • Advanced knowledge of packing, bearings, and mechanical seals; Advanced knowledge of in reading schematic drawings and PID's
  • Correct use and care of power and hand tools and their safe operation; knowledge of carpentry techniques to build supports for the repair and overhaul of machinery
  • Chemical safety procedures associated with handling hazardous materials such as raw sewage
  • Skilled in using an automated maintenance work order system; demonstrated skill in using a computer and associated software
  • Application of lubrication principles and techniques to a journey level
  • Demonstrated skill in the use of troubleshooting equipment, machinist measuring techniques and tools and the operation of mills, lathes and drill press
  • Excellent oral and written communication techniques and principles and to apply these skill in reading, writing and following oral and written instructions; Skill in working with diverse group of individuals in varying occupations and varying skill levels; Skill in working in a team environment

Supplemental Information


  • A current Driver's License
  • CDL - highly desired
  • CPR and first aid certification - highly desired
SELECTION PROCESS: Transfer candidates will be selected based on the CBA. Reviews of performance appraisals, personnel files, internal reference, BT / Vacation usage logs, etc. will also be conducted prior to any final job offer. External candidates will be selected based on their interview, field test and reference checks.

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

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Rijul Bhaskar
Senior HR Analyst


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 currently a Wastewater S.E.I.U. Local 925 member?
  • Yes
  • No
Are you currently in the Industrial Maintenance Mechanic classification?
  • Yes
  • No
What is the largest size pump capacity you have serviced? (i.e., MGD, CPM, etc.)
  • None
  • Less than 10 GPM
  • 10 - 20 GPM
  • 21 - 50 GPM
  • 100 GPM or more MGD
Do you have experience working in the Wastewater or Heavy Industrial environment?
  • Yes
  • No
Do you have experience using vibration and ultrasoinc techniques in the evaluation and troubleshooting of equipment problems?
  • Yes
  • No
I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
  • Yes
  • No

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