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Wynoochee Project Maintenance Technician
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City of Tacoma | Tacoma, WA
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Job Description

Wynoochee Project Maintenance Technician

Salary : $34.74 - $37.26 Hourly
Location : Tacoma, WA
Department: Power
Job Number: P5302-18
Division: Generation - Wynoochee
Closing: 2/2/2018 5:00 PM Pacific
Position Description

Wynoochee Project Maintenance Technician performs skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and operation of the Wynoochee Hydroelectric Project facilities, equipment, fish handling and recreational facilities. Assures proper operation and maintenance of machinery, equipment, and facilities by performing various routine electrical, mechanical, plumbing, carpentry, fleet maintenance, janitorial, painting and welding work as required.

The Wynoochee River Project is located 36 miles north of Montesano, Washington. Technicians will work a 10-day on/3-day off, 5-day on/3-day off schedule and will be required to perform mandatory standby duty that provides 24-hours coverage for the project by at least one of the staff. Employees must live on site while on standby duty. Housing is provided at the project at no cost to the employee.

For more information about Tacoma Power's Hydroelectric Plants, please go to the Tacoma Public Utilities website atwww.mytpu.org/tacomapower/about-tacoma-power/dams-power-sources/hydro-power.

Technicians will work outside in all weather conditions, day or night, in response to emergencies such as hydroelectric plant load rejections, flood operations, heavy fish runs, and heavy snowfall.

City of Tacoma Recruitment Information:

One of the primary goals of the City of Tacoma Equity and Empowerment Initiative is that the City of Tacoma workforce reflects the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and we welcome candidates with diverse and/or multicultural skill sets and personal experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play.


Graduation from high school or equivalent, certificate of completion from a technical vocational college in an electrical or mechanical trade or industrial maintenance technologies and three years of experience in electrical/mechanical maintenance duties at a hydroelectric plant or industrial facility. Work experience may be substituted for education on a one for one basis.


Certification in the following areas must be obtained prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter: Valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License, Class A, with tank endorsement and air brake restriction removed; First-Aid; CPR; Automatic External Defibrillator; and Flagging.

Crane certification with maintenance thereafter may be required.

Pass a written exam on flood watch and turbine/generator procedures before completion of probation.

Be granted unrestricted respirator clearance prior to completion of probation with maintenance thereafter.

Knowledge & Skills
  • Methods, equipment and materials used in mechanical and electrical maintenance and repair, construction, welding and metal fabrication, carpentry, plumbing, heating and ventilating systems.
  • Safe working clearances for energized conductors.
  • Perform high voltage switching.
  • Health and safety regulations.
  • Applicable laws codes, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Mechanical, hydraulic and electrical principals.
  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Analyze situations accurately and adapt an effective course of action.
  • Work independently with little direction.
  • Work from blueprints, shop drawings, schematics and sketches.
  • Operate a computer terminal.

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their responses to the supplemental questions scored. Applicants must receive a passing score to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration. Interviews may include a practical demonstration of maintenance knowledge and skills.

Appointment is subject to passing a background check, pre-employment medical exam, drug screen, and unrestricted respirator clearance including medical fit. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and Local 483. An employee in this position will be required to join the union within 30 days of hire. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 253.591.5400 before the closing date.

Agency: City of Tacoma
Human Resources Department
747 Market Street
Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764.

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About City of Tacoma

The City of Tacoma was founded in 1868 and is currently the third largest city in the state of Washington, after Seattle and Spokane. Tacoma is situated approximately 32 miles south of Seattle and 29 miles northeast of Olympia. Tacoma operates under the Council-Manager form of government with the City Council consisting of an elected Mayor and eight elected Council Members all serving four-year terms. The Tacoma Public Works Department, Environmental Services Division is responsible for providing wastewater, surface water, and solid waste services to the residents of Tacoma, as well as to several areas outside Tacoma's city limits. These services are provided through three separate utilities, each with their own rate structure. Power and water services are provided through the City Water and City Light Divisions of Tacoma Public Utilities, which are not part of the Public Works Department. Additional information about the City of Tacoma can be found on the City's web site.