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A career with us is more than just a job. It is an opportunity to serve the public, protect and preserve public health, and enhance the quality of life of our ratepayers. We offer challenging and fulfilling careers for talented individuals who are passionate about their work, committed to making a difference, and interested in working in a team environment.

From our competitive benefits program and comprehensive training program to a Health and Safety program whose goal is zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a career with us to be the best opportunity of your life.

We invite you to join our team and grow with us!

Application Process

Employment applications are accepted for current openings only. Interested applicants should submit a completed application, cover letter, and resume. Failure to submit a completed application may lead to disqualification from the selection process. All applications will be reviewed and the most qualified candidates will be invited to interview for the position. All employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check and drug screening (safety-sensitive positions).

Click on the link below to access our employment application.

 All positions are open until filled unless indicated otherwise. Please submit your application materials to:


Mail:     6830 NE 185th Street, Kenmore WA 98028

FAX:     425-398-4433 


  • Type:Regular Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$6,894 to $9,238 per month
  • Posted Date:01/08/2019
  • Deadline to Apply:01/31/2019


Leads and supervises one or more work crew(s) to carry out various programs for fuel supply, operations and maintenance of the vehicle fleet, equipment, buildings and grounds maintenance.  Works under general direction with minimal supervision.  Reviews and creates work orders and develops reports on progress.  Supports established priorities, goals and effectively communicates objectives.  Emphasis of this position is on planning, organizing, managing, supervising, and prioritizing for maximum efficiency.  Makes recommendations for hiring/firing and conducts performance reviews.  Communicates with, coaches and counsels assigned staff.  Provides technical advice; assesses situations and conditions for recommendations to superiors and regularly responds to more complicated situations.  Manages service providers used for SAOR.


Carry out various programs to acquire, maintain and manage the District's fuel supply, vehicle fleets and equipment of the District and other contract agencies by:

  • Determines work priorities for scheduling by reviewing work order, crew, equipment and material availability
  • Trains crew on proper work methods and techniques
  • Supervises, recommends hiring, training, monitors and evaluates work performance of assigned staff
  • Provides technical consultation, selects and manages contracted services for the SAOR
  • Schedules, oversees, and implements ongoing preventative maintenance programs for District fleet, equipment, buildings and grounds
  • Instructs, trains and observes crew members in safety procedures and practices
  • Participates in the development of goals, objectives, policies, procedures, guidelines, specifications, schedules and priorities relating to the SAOR
  • Primary responsibility for the development of the overall annual budget and administration of the approved annual budgets as related to the SAOR
  • Prepares and presents long-range plans and forecasts for space, operational, maintenance needs in the SAOR
  • Generates reports for billable work
  • researches materials and equipment and makes recommendations for purchases
  • Performs all other duties as assigned


Knowledge of:

  • All aspects of the SAOR in their current mode and manner of operation
  • Operations, services, and activities of a facilities and fleet maintenance program
  • Operations of a water and sewer district and related facilities and fleet utilized in carrying out day to day activities
  • Methods, practices, materials, techniques, tools and equipment used in carrying out facilities and fleet maintenance
  • Government procurement and budgeting rules, practices, and techniques
  • Facilities engineering management techniques including energy conservation
  • Applicable federal, state, and local laws, codes and regulations including those related to facilities and maintenance and safety standards
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety procedures

Skills in:

  • Expert understanding of all aspects of the method and procedures for the maintenance and operations of vehicle fleet and equipment used by a water and sewage utility
  • Proficiency in planning for project, equipment, manpower and material needs
  • Ability to coach, train and supervise one or more work crew(s)
  • Comprehensive understanding of appropriate safety rules and safe working methods
  • Knowledge of current federal, state, and local laws governing the District's operations
  • Thorough understanding of the District's policies and procedures
  • Analyzing problems, identifying solutions, and proposing actions
  • Operating office equipment and tools such as phones, fax machine, copiers, computers, software and databases
  • Communication (written and oral, and interpersonal) skills as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to give/receive work directions


  • High school diploma or GED
  • Minimum two years of post-secondary education preferred - four years of formal position-related experience may be substituted for each of post-secondary education
  • Five years experience as Senior Mechanic or proven skill level as validated by the M&O Director or his designee
  • Ten years of increasing responsibility related to fleet, facilities, buildings and grounds management and maintenance experience; supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Completes a minimum of 40 hours of leadership training
  • College-level coursework or formal training in related fields preferred

Licensing Requirements:

  • Valid Washington State Driver's License
  • ASE - Automotive (or Truck) Service Excellence Certification (Master Level) - required
  • Washington State Emissions Tester Certified within one year of employment in this position
  • Washington State Commercial Driver's License - Class A with Tanker endorsement
  • EVT - Emergency Vehicle Technician - preferred
  • Boaters Card - preferred

Other Requirements:

  • Reliable and regular attendance, and the ability to work harmoniously with other employees.


Most work is performed in a typical office and mechanic shop environment, may be exposed to fumes, odors, dusts, workspace restrictions, and intense noises when working in the field or mechanic shop.  Some work will be performed at high elevation (height) or deep underground.  Working nights and odd hours during emergencies may be required.  This position typically requires: fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.  Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally to move objects.

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and application to .


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