Maintenance Mechanic 3 - HVAC Technician - Vancouver, 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 a Maintenance Mechanic 3 to join the Southwest Region Facility team. The Maintenance Mechanic 3 will perform corrective and preventative maintenance on HVAC equipment region-wide to ensures WSDOT’s facilities and HVAC systems are operating safely and efficiently. The selected candidate will also perform other trades maintenance activities throughout the Region, to include the rest areas and radio sites. In addition, you will perform general facilities maintenance to include a variety of work in the operation, maintenance and repairs, remodeling and construction of buildings, grounds, water systems, and equipment. This individual must be able to think quickly and have the desire to conduct complete research, arriving at the best solution for repair work.

What to Expect
The Maintenance Mechanic 3 must be available to travel throughout the Southwest Region and stay out of town overnight as needed. The incumbent will be required to respond to emergency call outs and work weekend shifts if needed. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

Inspect, install, maintain, and repair heating system components and related equipment including heat pumps, gas heaters, boilers, chillers, cooling towers, pumps, vents, valves, furnaces, hot water heaters.
Conduct checks on equipment, change filters, clean equipment, program control systems, install and modify ductwork, balance system air flow, verify efficient operation, document discrepancies and services performed.
Perform electrical work associated with HVAC including both high and low voltage circuits.
Drive trucks, operate man-lifts, operate a wide variety of hand and power tools to complete work assignments.
Make repairs and perform preventive maintenance to building structures to include roofing repairs, plumbing repairs, carpentry, window replacement, overhead doors, etc.
Assist with remodels as needed during structural alterations.
Make repairs and modifications to potable and non-potable water systems, water/sewage systems and hot water systems; repair and replace plumbing, piping, fixtures and related mechanical devices.
Maintain yard and office lighting equipment and systems.
Perform maintenance of fire alarm systems, security systems, and power gate systems region-wide.
Make repairs and perform preventive maintenance on heating, lighting and water supply equipment that support the highway system and at highway safety rest areas.
Radio tower maintenance, climbs, inspections, preventative and corrective maintenance on Region-wide radio towers and State-wide guy towers.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

High School Graduation or GED.
At least 2 two (2) years journey-level experience working in the HVAC trade.
EPA Class 2 Refrigeration license or EPA Universal Refrigeration License.
EL-06 Limited Energy electrical license.
Valid driver’s license.
Ability to work at elevated heights up to 300 ft.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another.
Ability to be available 24/7 to work day or night in adverse weather conditions and respond to non-scheduled, call-out emergent work activities as needed.
Ability to travel to various Regional locations for up to a week at a time.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

Completion of an accredited Apprenticeship or Trade School program.
Four (4) or more years journey-level experience working in the HVAC trade.
Building Operators Certification (BOC) level 1-2.
Class A CDL license.

Important Notes

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.
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 are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn up to 25 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
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.

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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

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese at Please be sure to reference 20DOT-SWR-40070 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Vancouver, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $55,524 - $64,332/yr

Posted on January 13, 2021

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