Welder - Equipment Technician 3 - Seattle, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
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 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; order 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, the following are required:

High School Diploma or GED AND three (3) years of experience in welding, fabrication, or millwright OR have completed a recognized welding/fabricating apprenticeship program.
One year assisting a Journey-level heavy equipment mechanic.
Ability to move in, on, and around equipment for the purposes of servicing, repair, and testing.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another in safe manner.
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.
A valid driver’s license.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Current Class A CDL with endorsement N without Air Brake and Automatic Transmission Only Restrictions and current CDL Medical Examiners Certificate.
Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment, light vehicles and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair, including welding/fabrication.

Important Notes

The listed salary includes the legislative approved Assignment and King County Premium Pay.
This position may subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). 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:

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, Rachel Giese at gieser@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 20DOT-NWR-10871 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/2953454/welder-equipment-technician-3
Base Pay: $60,692 - $70,407/yr

Posted on January 13, 2021

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