Women in Trades Open House

January 7, 2023

Are you a woman interested in a trade at the City of Tacoma? If so, please join us in person or virtually for this open house!

Join us in a non-formal setting to:
• Hear from female leaders within the City of Tacoma
• Discuss a career within a trade
• Learn about career advancement
• Hear first-hand accounts of what it's like to be a female journey-level employee
• Understand our hiring process, salaries and benefits
• Ask questions you might otherwise be hesitant to ask

If you are interested in attending this free event, register and reserve your spot at

This event will be taking place on January 19, 2023, from 3:30-7 PM, on the Tacoma Public Utilities campus (3628 S. 35th St, Tacoma, WA 98409). You have the option to attend in person or virtually using Zoom. Upon registering you will receive an email with the details and instructions for both versions.

About the Event:
This is an open house forum where you will have the opportunity to discuss a potential career path of Trades! Here at the City of Tacoma we have many amazing opportunities within Power, Water, Rail, Environmental Services, Planning Development Services & Public Works! This will be a chance to discuss the recruitment process, get interview advice, and talk to women currently in these roles.


3:30-3:45 PM Welcome to Women in Trades 2023
3:45-4:15 PM Overview of Trade Offerings at City of Tacoma
4:15-4:30 PM Interview Preparation
4:40-6 PM Q&A Panel
6:00-7 PM Networking Hour

Trade opportunities at the City of Tacoma:
• Line Electrician
• Wire Electrician
• Water Utility Worker
• Railway Track Worker
• Railway Conductor
• Meter Relay Technician
• Fleet Mechanic
• Heavy Equipment, Mechanic
• Building Inspectors
• Construction Inspectors
• Engineering Technicians
• Permit Technicians
• Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators (OIT)
• Wastewater Treatment Plant Assistants
• Solid Waste Collector Drivers,
• Equipment Operators
• Biosolids Distribution Officers
• Sewer Workers
• Source Control Representatives
• Solid Waste Workers
• Heavy Equipment Operators
• Street Maintenance Workers
• Grounds Maintenance Workers
• Road Use Compliance Officers
• Signal and Lighting Electrician, Apprentices
• Vehicle Equipment Shop Attendants
• Facilities Maintenance Mechanic
• Carpenters
• Parking Enforcement Officers

•Interesting: Trades provide the option to work with your hands in a fast-paced environment in a job that can vary daily and add a challenging element.

•Less Time in School: The path to working in the trades can be a shorter that other career paths but with salaries comparable to jobs that require a four-year degree. This can mean less time in school (or none) and less student loan debt.

•Advancement Opportunity: There are opportunities in the trade industry for upward mobility. While some jobs have less room for advancement than others, there are often many opportunities for senior positions, cross-training, management, and supervisory positions in many skilled trade occupations.

To learn more about job opportunities at the City of Tacoma, visit