Senior-Level Pump Lead - Construction & Maintenance Project Lead - Permanent - *03857-24

Washington State Department of Fish & Wildlife

Lacey, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $5,479.00 - $6,349.00 Monthly
Deadline Apr 22, 2024


Capital and Asset Management Program – Lacey Construction Shop
Lacey, Washington – Thurston County

Please note: This recruitment is posted until April 22, 2024, with a first review of applications to take place on April 8, 2024.  Application review will be ongoing, and therefore, we encourage you to submit your application materials as soon as possible.  This recruitment may be closed at any time.

Deliver technical and professional engineering, construction, and maintenance to sustain facilities, infrastructure, and ecosystems under the Department’s care. 

Provide ongoing scheduled, unscheduled/emergency, and quick response maintenance, repair, and construction and to address the continued operation and production at state agency owned facilities, structures, equipment, and lands statewide. 

Responsibilities include fabrication, installation and removal of vertical turbine, submersible, and centrifugal pumps and related rotating equipment at our hatchery facilities state-wide.

With your experience, you will perform journey-level work specializing in complex hatchery production pumps and motors, filtration systems and water systems, as well as performing journey-level to semi-skilled work in the machinist field.

We are seeking a candidate to support the sustainability of recreational and commercial fishing opportunities at over 80 hatcheries across the state.

Here are some things you will be doing in this role,

Pump Repair and Replacement: 

  • Responds to emergencies after business hours and at times weekends when fish loss is imminent.
  • Lead in the assessment, troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing, and replacement of fish hatchery production pumps up to 300 horsepower, as well as performs these tasks on domestic submersible, end suction, centrifugal pumps, valves, manifolds, and flow meters.  
  • Prioritize and schedule upcoming work by severity of issue, program priority, and/or geographical location to develop a schedule of tasks for the pump preventative maintenance program.
  • Break down pumps to component level, assess wear, purchase parts or machine parts on lathe and milling machines.

Project Leadership: 

  • Effectively communicates project scope and expectations to a crew by translating general work requirements into a prioritized plan for individual/team tasks and assignments.
  • Analyzes prints, records, and engineering notes to develop pump technical specifications to include the curve, measurements, and materials to be advertised for acceptable bids.
  • Identifies needs and deficiencies in the plan/schedule and reports these to the Construction and Maintenance Project Supervisor.
  • Provides onsite oversight for the execution of the work, including quality, production, and safety, by ensuring that crews work to job specifications and follows all agency standards.

Budget and Administrative Duties:

  • Prepares cost estimates, purchase requisitions, and purchases materials from suppliers.
  • Tracks detailed monthly expenditures including travel, vehicle mileage, purchases, and hours by composing Excel based reports for submission.
  • Composes monthly credit card transaction records for the Lacey Shop pump crew.
  • Monitor incoming work orders pertaining to pump related needs in order to determine and implement the pump crew work schedule and budget. 


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Duties are performed on construction sites in the Hatcheries and Wildlife areas and at times in an office setting. Hazards include working on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces, confined and difficult to reach spaces, and in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or show.  Bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, and lifting of 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project site.
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations. 
    • Office hazards include working under fluorescent light, repetitively entering data into computer, looking at computer monitor for long periods of time, sitting or standing for long periods of time. 
  • Schedule:
    • Monday-Thursday, 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM.
    • Work overtime as needed/requested. This may include overnight stays and evening and weekend work.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Travel required 60-80% depending on season.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, roto hammers, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, chainsaws, and/or powered motors; automotive equipment and trailers.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.


  • Four (4) years of journey-level work experience with pumps or rotating equipment.


  • Valid driver’s license accepted in the state of Washington and acceptable driving record.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to perform basic machining for the purpose of parts modification.
  • Intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Skillful working knowledge of pumps, motors, wells, electricity, controls, piping, riggings, and well rehabilitation tools.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and verbal instruction and order parts, materials, and equipment.
  • Ability to respond to occasional, critical emergencies after normal business hours to include weekends.

In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: 

  • Valid Boom Truck Certification.
  • Valid Rigging and Signaling Certification.
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with current Medical Examiner’s Certification.
  • Follow State and Agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) Training, for systems with up to 480v 3 phase power.

Supplemental Information

Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification. 

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable/listed on your application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A completed online application that shows your experience as it relates to this position.
  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (a generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 


All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following Benefits:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave types. 

Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year and one (1) personal holiday if the employee is scheduled to be, or has been, continuously employed by the State of Washington for at least four (4) months. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), and an Employee Assistance Program.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  This recruitment may be used to fill positions in addition to those listed.  

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer


To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or USDVA signed verification of service letter to Cheri.Weld@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.


To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at Cheri.Weld@dfw.wa.gov.  
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers.

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.  Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer.  We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity.  Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply.  

Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format please contact Jayme Chase by phone 360-902-2278 or email JaymeChase@dfw.wa.gov, or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

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