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The City of Lynnwood Public Works' departments are hiring up to six (6) temporary, non-benefitted General Laborers! These are entry level positions, perfect for someone who wants to learn a new skill or trade! Here's a breakdown of what each department is looking for:

The Utilities team is seeking two General Laborers. An ideal candidate is:

  • An individual who can consistently show up on time, takes directions well, works hard and is willing to work out in all kinds of weather. Experience with an iPad and Microsoft Office is a plus.

The Streets/Stormwater team is seeking three General Laborers. An ideal candidate is:

  • An individual that enjoys working in the outdoor setting on a diverse team performing seasonal maintenance within Lynnwood city limits. The ideal candidate must possess knowledge of basic landscaping tool maintenance and upkeep as well as be able to take orders and perform assigned tasks. The ideal candidate arrives to work on time, has a positive attitude as well as a go get it mentality.

The Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) team is seeking one General Laborer.  An ideal candidate is able to:

  • Operate and maintain a gas weedeater and a gas leaf blower.
  • Neatly paint parking lines and curbing.
  • Remove blackberry canes and stickery weeds.
  • Use a pressure washer.
  • Drive a city vehicle.
  • Work around bad odors at times.
  • Lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Understand “Chain of Command”.
  • Exhibit professional behavior.
  • Work around an active construction site.
    Note for WWTP: work days are either Friday through Monday or Friday through Tuesday.
    Saturday and Sunday are regular workdays.  No exceptions.

The General Laborer position performs a variety of semi-skilled street and/or storm, utility maintenance duties. This position utilizes hand and power tools and operates light vehicles.  The position is within the Public Works Department and works under the supervisory direction of the Supervisor, Foreman or Lead Worker.

Job Location and Equipment Utilized
Work is performed in an outdoor environment, with exposure to seasonal heat, cold, and extreme weather conditions.  Exposure to traffic noises, bad odors, traffic fumes and other traffic hazards.  Equipment utilized includes jack hammers, weedeaters and power tools.


Essential Functions

Includes but is not limited to such essential functions as listed below:

  • Digs ditches, holes and trenches; assembles simple plumbing arrangements and assists in installing pipelines under the direction of regular staff.
  • Clears debris and plant matter from streets and utility sites and prepares surfaces for work.
  • Operates, cleans and carries hand and power tools including jack hammers and power washers.
  • Shovels materials including dirt, debris and landscape materials; assembles simple plumbing arrangements and assists in installing pipelines under the direction of regular staff.
  • Prepares asphalt areas for repair and shovels and rakes asphalt.
  • Flags traffic and ensures safety of street crews and the public.
  • Installs pavement markings.
  • Assists in spreading and finishing concrete and asphalt work.
  • Assists in operating catch basin cleaning equipment.
  • Cleans work areas, tools and clears brush.
  • Paints buildings, fire hydrants, pavement and other objects.
  • Assists in operating utilities equipment.
  • Locates flushes and operates utility infrastructure.
  • Performs routine maintenance on City vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs routine data input and research.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Other job related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

Must be at least 18 years old, knowledge of operation and maintenance of hand tools, knowledge of construction techniques and possess a valid Washington State Drivers License and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Prior experience in construction is preferred. Must obtain flagging and traffic control certifications at earliest convenience.

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