Thurston Public Utility District Seasonal LaborerThurston Public Utility District
Laborer- Water Thurston Public Utility District Seasonal Laborer
Pay: $12.74 - $16.73 DOE May - September
Fill out an application at www.thurstonpud.org (360) 357-8783 College students encouraged to apply.
Work Environment: Work is primarily performed outdoors in all weather conditions.
Level of Authority: Receive close to moderate supervision, depending on individual’s experience and task complexity.
Expected to perform most assignments independently.
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE OF JOB:
The position works, under the general direction of the Superintendent, will perform a broad range of manual and technical
labor in keeping the approximately 306 owned and managed small water systems, the PUD operates, in operational order.
This position is not eligible for the standard benefits packages with the exception of state or federally mandated
• Ground maintenance including the use of lawn mower, weed eater, chainsaw, pressure washer and hand tools.
• Desire and ability to work hard in outside weather.
• Ability to perform skilled labor.
• Provide manual labor to support field staff including, but not limited to digging, installing water meters and
carrying up to 50 lbs.
• Operate work trucks in picking up and delivering materials or supplies, and collecting and removing debris as
• As directed, perform pressure washing and painting.
• Proficiently operate all assigned equipment and vehicles to perform operations within the capacity of the machine
to accomplish required work.
• Work in accordance with safety practices.
• Responsible for keeping vehicle and equipment in good working order and clean.
• Other duties as required.
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Team player with ability and desire to accept direction from others.
• Prompt and time sensitive,
• Safety conscious and committed to safe work practices.
Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is
qualifying. A typical way to qualify is:
• High school diploma or GED
• Prior experience in operations of water systems highly desired
• First Aid certification
• Valid Washington State Driver’s License with a driving record acceptable to the PUD’s insurance carrier
Primarily work in a field environment; may travel from site to site; exposure to extreme temperatures and adverse weather
conditions, excessive noise, and hazards; stand, walk, and bend; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; see and
hear with sufficient acuity to successfully perform all aspects of job; use telephone and write or use a keyboard to
communicate through written means; lift up to 100 pounds.