Equipment Technician 2 (06296) - Lacey, WA

Employer: State of Washington Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Job Description:
State of Washington
Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
invites applications for the position of:
Equipment Technician 2 - Permanent - *06296
SALARY: $3,987.00 - $4,509.00 Monthly
CLOSING DATE:09/27/20 11:59 PM

Lacey, Washington

This recruitment is essential to maintain operations and fulfill WDFW’s legal obligations: Repair and maintain critical infrastructure and facilities.

More than just a Paycheck - Washington State offers one of the most competitive benefits packages in the nation.

Are you seeking excellent benefits, Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), deferred compensation and a professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust? Would you enjoy only working 4 days a week, having 11 paid holidays a year and accruing paid vacation/sick leave?

If work life balance is important to you and your family, then we have an opportunity for you! The Capitol and Asset Management Program (CAMP) within the Department of Fish and Wildlife is looking to fill a Permanent Equipment Technician 2 position.

The Equipment Technician 2 assists in the performance of journey-level inspection, diagnoses, mechanical repairs and preventative maintenance on all types of equipment/motorized vehicles used in construction and maintenance on statewide fish hatcheries and wildlife lands.

Our ideal candidate is a team player who respects and values the opinions of others, creating an inclusive cohesive team environment where every member feels they contribute to the project.

Strong candidates are hard-working, result-oriented and are passionate about assessing the needs and establishing resolutions related to equipment repair and preventative maintenance and repairs.

•Inspect, diagnose and repair equipment such as:
◦ Vehicles over 15,000 GVW, mechanical equipment such as specialty trucks, graders, backhoes, dozers, heavy trucks and accessories.
• Inspect and repair industrial/commercial equipment such as:
◦ Pumps, generators, including major overhauls, tune-ups, relining and adjusting brakes, transmission and differential replacement and repair.
• Inspect and make minor repairs to electrical wiring.
• Perform general inspection of vehicles and reports deficiencies to lead technician.
• Perform spot and other minor body and fender work.
• Independently perform minor preventative maintenance work on equipment and vehicles, such as: ◦Lubrication and servicing crankcases, transmissions, gear boxes, tire rotation and balancing.
• Safely operate a variety of shop equipment, such as:
◦Vacuum gauge, voltage and regulator testers, wheel balancer, drill press, wheel pullers, jacks, pneumatic tools, diagnostic scanners, digital volt meters and various hand tools.
• Road test vehicles and equipment.
• Use a computer to create and update maintenance records.

• Work Setting, including hazards:
◦ Work is performed in a vehicle maintenance shop and occasionally on construction sites, hatcheries and wildlife areas.
◦ May be performed in all weather conditions on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes and other surfaces.
◦ Must be able to bend, stoop, squat, push, pull and lift 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project sight.

• Schedule & Travel Requirements:
◦ 6:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. – Monday – Thursday.
◦ Overtime as needed/requested, this may include overnight stays and evening and weekend work.
◦ Travel is required 20 - 40% depending on the season.

◦ High school diploma or equivalent.
◦ A valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.
◦ Three years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs to diesel, gasoline and small engines while assisting a journey-level mechanic. (Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair may substitute year-for-year for experience up to two years).

Knowledge of:
◦ Rules of safe operation of equipment, state motor vehicle laws, materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment.
◦ Rules governing operation of state vehicles, methods and tools.

• Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
• Tanker Endorsement
• Forklift Certification
• Valid First Aid and CPR Certification
• Two years of welding experience
• One year of heavy equipment operation experience

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

In order to successfully apply for this position you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:
• A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position. (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
• A current resume
• Three professional references

The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. Many of our staff are currently working from home; we have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

Pursuant to the Governor’s Directive, 20-08, this position will be subject to one furlough day per month: October 1, 2020, through November 30, 2020.

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 professionalism, accountability, empathy, integrity, service, and respect.

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:
- Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s)
- Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)
- Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*
- 11 Paid Holidays per year*
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver
- Long Term Disability & Life Insurance
- Deferred Compensation Programs
- Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP)
- Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA)
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commute Trip Reduction Incentives (Download PDF reader) Combined Fund Drive
- SmartHealth


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).

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
• Subject line should include recruitment number, position and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
• Include your name as it appears on your application in

To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:
• Notify us of your military spouse status by email at
• Subject line should include recruitment number, position and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
• Include your name as it appears on your application in

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 may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Contact Person:
Location: Lacey, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $3,987 - $4,509 MO

Posted on September 16, 2020

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