Water Operations Maintenance Person - Grounds

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District   Federal Way, WA   Full-time     Maintenance
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Posted on April 23, 2021

Water Operations Maintenance Person - Grounds

POSITION TITLE: Water Operations Maintenance Person - Grounds
UNION: International Union of Operating Engineers
RESPONSIBLE TO: Water Operations Supervisor or Designee
POSTING DATES: Open Until Filled (first review of applications will be 05/07/2021)

Accepting applications from internal and external applicants.

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District has an immediate opening for a Maintenance Person in the Water Operations Department.  Applications will be accepted for any level in the position range shown below. 

Position Range                                Pay Level                                     Hourly Pay Range
MAINTENANCE PERSON I                        7                                              $25.67 - $38.66
MAINTENANCE PERSON II                       8                                              $26.95 - $40.58
MAINTENANCE PERSON II                       9                                              $28.33 - $42.61

As a Lakehaven Maintenance Person, you will be part of a team that has been recognized by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies for its environmental stewardship and has been a long-standing member of the American Water Works Association.  Lakehaven has a service area population of over 135,000 people living across a 35 square mile area in south King County, makings us the second largest special-purpose water and sewer district in the state.  Our water system includes 450 miles of water mains, 25 active wells and 12 storage tanks, which allows us to meet a current annual average water demand of 10 million gallons per day (MGD) from the community.  Lakehaven also has two (2) wastewater treatment plants, 27 sewer lift stations, and 350 miles of sewer mains capable of collecting and treating up to 15.6 MGD.  Our employees work hard to produce and treat high quality drinking water and to ensure treated wastewater adheres to EPA standards which safeguards the local ecological system of Puget Sound.  If you want to work for an award-winning, innovative utility with competitive pay rates, career advancement and training opportunities, this is the right opportunity for you.

Our Water Operations team performs field data collection, maintenance, and construction work throughout the District.  Operates hand/power tools, equipment, and machinery to accomplish assigned duties such as, but not limited to; grounds/building maintenance, operating and maintaining valves/pumps, pipe cleaning, installation and repair of water facilities, flagging, excavating, and erosion control work.  This position will be assigned to grounds maintenance.  Duties include, but are not limited to, mowing, trimming, pruning, weeding, raking, planting, spraying, watering, and general site cleanup/hauling/disposal activities.  Position placement and pay is dependent upon experience and qualifications.

The successful candidate should have some of the following:

  • Practical experience performing routine grounds maintenance and general repair of grounds maintenance equipment.
  • Proficient in the safe operation of gas engine equipment (i.e. large deck mowers, brush hogs, chainsaws, line trimmers, blowers and pressure washers).
  • Experience in the safe operation of a 1- ton dump truck and hauling and backing up trailers with backhoes, tractors, and/or chippers.
  • Familiarity with irrigation maintenance and repair, pruning techniques (i.e., the appropriate seasons to prune trees and shrubs), application of herbicides and pesticides using spray equipment.
  • Commercial Drivers License desired but not required at time of hire.


  • State of Washington Department of Retirement Systems PERS Plans
  • Central Pension Fund Retirement Plan
  • State of Washington Health Care Authority’s Medical, Dental, Vision benefit programs
  • Paid Time Off
  • Holiday Pay

Does this sound like the job for you?  Visit our website at www.lakehaven.org for the position descriptions and application.  (Note: please identify which Maintenance Person position you are applying for on your application – MPI or MPII.)

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals interested in applying for this position must submit a completed Cover Letter, Resume, and District Application no later than 4PM 05/07/21 to cpeters@lakehaven.org (preferred) or by mail to Lakehaven Water and Sewer District, c/o HR, 31627 1st Avenue South, Federal Way, WA  98003.  Incomplete application materials will not be accepted. 

If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please enquire directly with the Human Resources Manager. 

Lakehaven Water and Sewer District

31627 1st Avenue South
Federal Way , WA