Oiler - King County, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
Salary: $28.49 Hourly
Location: King County - Multiple Locations, WA
Job Type: On-Call
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 20DOT-WSF-Oiler
Closing: 9/10/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

NOTE: Recruiting efforts for this opportunity may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a competitive candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will begin on September 8, 2020. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a selection at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to apply as soon as possible.

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 to fill multiple USCG Documented Marine Oilers to join our fleet. Oilers ensure vessels operate efficiently and perform maintenance on all engine room machinery. These positions will be responsible for the monitoring, inspecting, maintenance and repair duties on a routine basis. Oilers must have knowledge of various power/hand tools and equipment as well as standard engine room equipment such as motors, pumps, gauges, indicators, compressors, main power plants, steering mechanism, electrical system, fuel system, sewage system and emergency equipment.

What to Expect:
These positions require the ability to work on-call, without guarantee of full time employment until promoted by seniority into a full time assignment. On-call Oilers are expected to always be available for dispatch to reach by phone and work the jobs that they are assigned.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Oiler will:
- Check all fuel, lubrication points and water levels, inspect the water pressure and flow to all systems, and determine whether the bilge needs attention.
- Monitor temperature and pressure readings; and inspect all operating equipment on a regular basis.
- Repair fixtures and inventory consumables.
- Maintain proper lighting in all the engineering spaces, shaft alleys, control and steering compartments.
- Clean and paint machinery spaces as designated.
- Serve as a mechanical and electrical aide for other repairs and maintenance as requested.
- Assist licensed engineering officer(s) in emergencies, such as fire or abandon ship.
- Remain cognizant of security risks and/or mitigating measures identified in Fleet Advisories and Quick Notices; critically observe workplace surroundings; and report anything out-of-the-ordinary, suspicious, or that is an obvious breach of security.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- Minimum 1-year experience working as an Oiler or equivalent training.
- Hold a valid STCW certificate on the international route.
- MMC with endorsement as Oiler.
- TWIC card.
- Medical Certification - National.
- Current valid DOT drug clearance.
- Must be able to be fit-tested and don SCBA.
- Ability to work a rotating work schedule of seven 12-hour days on, seven days off, rotating between days and nights.
- Ability to read, write and understand English.
Knowledge of the layout of the plant, the normal operating pressures and temperatures of the machinery, and be able to recognize when equipment is not operating in a proper manner.
- Must be able to fully participate in the firefighting and lifesaving of passengers and crewmembers.
- Must be able to climb steep stairs or vertical ladders.
- Ability to move 60 pounds and crouch or kneel in small spaces.
- Pass an agility test

Once on board the following requirements need to be fulfilled:
- Respirator fit testing
- SCBA medical clearance
- Firefighting school
- First aid and CPR
- Baseline hearing test
- Acquire knowledge of Safety Management System procedures
- Be available to work when called by dispatch and accept assignments

Important Notes:
- This recruitment may be used to fill multiple on-call positions.
- 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 September 8, 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.
- Prior to a new hire, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant’s suitability and competence to perform in the position.

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.

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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, Renee Mason at MasonR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-WSF-Oilers in the subject line.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Contact Person:
Location: King County, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/2848250/oiler?keywords=oiler&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $28.49 HR

Posted on August 31, 2020

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