Water Distribution Operator Apprentice

Kitsap Public Utility District #1
Job Description
The Kitsap PUD invites applications for the position of: Water Distribution Operator Apprentice
An Equal Opportunity Employer
  • Apprentice starting wage $17.05 - 25.01 (depending on experience & certifications) 
  • Journeyman wage ranges from $23.75 - 32.78
  • WA State Retirement & Deferred Comp with matching, Medical & Dental, PTO & Holiday pay 
  • Mon-Fri: 7:30AM - 4:00PM
  • Periodic night, weekend and on-call overtime
  • 18 years of age and High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to obtain a WDM certification within 1 year of hire
  • Possession of a valid Washington State Driver’s License, auto insurance with a satisfactory driving record
  • Applicants must pass a background check and drug test screening
  • Ensure safe and adequate drinking water is delivered to District’s customers by performing routine water system checks, monitoring water quality, and responding to customer inquiries.
  • Identify operation and maintenance deficiencies and make repairs as needed.
  • Perform various maintenance activities with limited supervision.
  • Climb elevated storage tanks and enter confined spaces.
  • Read, repair and replace water meters.
  • Operate vehicles and small power equipment including generators, cutoff saws, lawn mowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Use computer equipment and related software including, but not limed to PC, iPad, Excel, Word, Outlook, etc.
  • Perform related work as required by supervisor.
  • Experience in a maintenance related field.
  • 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 alone or as part of a team to identify and repair problems.
  • Ability to work with hands to diagnose, disassemble and repair water related infrastructure and equipment.
  • Ambitious, committed, confident, detail-oriented, enthusiastic, hard-working, honest, humble, positive, proactive, reliable, self-manager, self-motivated, team player, thorough

Work Environment: 10% in office or shop facilities / 90% outside which may include driving

Physical Requirements: The essential functions of the job require sitting approximately one 1-3 hours per day, standing approximately 4-8 hours per day, and walking up to 4 hours per day. The work requires frequent bending, grasping, kneeling, pulling, pushing, reaching, repetitive motion, lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 15 pounds, occasional lifting/carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Position open until filled.              Submit completed Kitsap PUD job application by email to HRFinance@kpud.org
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