Welder - Equipment Technician 3 - Seattle, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Welder - Equipment Technician 3
Salary: $60,692.00 - $70,407.00 Annually
Location: King County - Seattle - S. Seattle, WA
Job Type: Full Time - Permanent
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 20DOT-NWR-10824

9/7/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

Note: This position is being reopened in order to expand the candidate pool. If you've already submitted your application for this recruitment, there is no need to re-apply.

About WSDOT:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity:
WSDOT is currently seeking an experienced Welder to maintain the motor and equipment fleet at our Northwest Region Main Shop located in South Seattle. This position is ideal for a welder/fabricator who is looking for an exciting opportunity to utilize their valuable skills and knowledge. In this role, you will be responsible for designing, fabricating and customizing parts and repairs for a variety of WSDOT's motor vehicles and highway maintenance equipment. Our top candidate will also have essential mechanic skills to inspect and perform preventative maintenance on all WSDOT vehicles to include heavy and industrial/commercial equipment.

What to Expect:
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Welder will:
Design, fabricate, weld, and install additional equipment to vehicles such as, but not limited to rotating beacons, hydraulic systems, hitches, reinforced bumpers, brackets, guards, etc.
Repair, overhaul, maintain and in some situations design equipment used in maintenance and construction of roadways.
Troubleshoot and repair all electrical systems. Replacing components related to electronic fuel injection, automotive computer controls, ignition, anti-lock brakes, sequential sign boards, and various other electronic systems.
Review vehicle history and draft work orders. Oder parts as necessary for repair.
Utilize M-5 Fleet Management System to write work orders, place parts orders, enter labor, and review vehicle history.
Perform basic and routine shop maintenance.

To be considered for this opportunity, at least one of the following are required:
High School Diploma or GED AND three (3) years of experience as a welder, fabricator, or millwright.
Completion of a recognized Welding/Fabricating apprenticeship program AND one of the following requirements below:
Two (2) years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a Journey-Level Mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship
One (1) year of experience as a Journey-Level Mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.
Journey-Level standing as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship.

In addition to one of the above, the following are also required:
Current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A with endorsement N without Air Brake or Automatic Transmission Only Restrictions and current CDL Medical Examiners Certificate
or the ability to obtain within 6 months.
Ability to lift and safely move objects weighing in excess of 50 pounds.
Ability to stand stationary for period up to 30 minutes at a time and alternate between standing and walking up to 10 hours per work shift.
Effective communication skills in writing, orally, and using a computer for the purpose of leading, instructing, scheduling, and disseminating information concerning the shop’s operation.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Successful completion of vocational technical training in welding/fabricating, heavy equipment, light vehicles and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair.
Recognized welding certification such as WABO, etc.
Experience operating metal machining tools and/or equipment.
Current Class A CDL with endorsement N without Air Brake and Automatic Transmission Only Restrictions and current CDL Medical Examiners Certificate.

Important Notes:
The listed salary includes the legislative approved Assignment and King County Premium Pay.
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted August 10, 2020. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:

An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications, and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

Please click the "APPLY" button to proceed. Note that you will be prompted to either sign in, or create an account. This step is required in order to submit an application to this opportunity.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov

Contact us:
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-10824 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/2824035/welder-equipment-technician-3
Base Pay: $60,692 - $70,407 YR

Posted on August 17, 2020

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