Water Service Technician I

Job Details



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Job Type

Full Time/Hourly


$27.97-$32.87 per hour, depending on qualifications

Job Description

Reporting To: Water/Wastewater Superintendent
Department: Water Operations
Schedule: Monday – Thursday 6:30 am – 5:00 PM, occasional overtime, evenings & weekends

Kitsap Public Utility District (KPUD) is interested in adding a motivated Water Service Technician to our team. Qualified applicants will possess the skills necessary to perform a variety of activities related to the operation and maintenance of KPUD owned and managed water systems.

Examples of Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure safe and adequate drinking water is delivered to KPUD customers by performing routine water system checks, monitoring water quality, and responding to customer inquiries.
  • Identify operation and maintenance deficiencies and make adjustments/repairs as needed.
  • Perform various operational maintenance activities with limited supervision.
  • Climb elevated storage tanks and enter confined spaces.
  • Read, repair, and replace water meters.
  • Responsible for the preventative maintenance of water system infrastructure. Examples include: valve exercising, flushing, inspection of control valves, fire hydrants, pressure tanks and standpipes.
  • Operate vehicles and small power equipment including generators, cutoff saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Use computer equipment and related software including, but not limited to: PC, iPad, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Perform related work as required.
  • Participate in an on-call rotation, responding to emergency calls outside of normal work hours.
  • The work environment is 95% outside manual labor and 5% office/shop facility duties, requiring frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds and occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

Job Related Qualifications

  • Ability to understand and retain new concepts and ideas (i.e. Water system hydraulics)
  • Ability to receive feedback and communicate thoughts clearly and professionally
  • Ability to work with hands to diagnose, disassemble and repair water related infrastructure and equipment
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team to identify and repair problems in a safe and efficient manner
  • Ability to demonstrate a strong commitment to KPUD’s core values when working alone, within a team, and with customers
  • Must be self-motivated and possess a strong work ethic to help meet KPUD’s mission of “Strengthening Kitsap communities through responsive and sustainable utility services.”
  • Experience in a maintenance related field
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions when performing utility work

Special Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Valid Washington State driver’s license
  • Ability to obtain a Water Distribution Manager 1 within one year of hire
  • Applicants must pass a background check and drug screening.

Benefits Information

Excellent benefit package including the following:

  • Medical and Dental Insurance, *KPUD pays 100% of premiums for employee and dependents*
  • Basic Life and Long-Term Disability
  • Washington State Retirement (PERS)
  • Washington State Deferred Compensation (Match up to $3,336.00 annually)
  • HRA VEBA Account, PUD funded monthly
  • Paid Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Notice of Equal Opportunity Employment

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or genetic information.