Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Union Gap, 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 mechanic who wants to utilize their skills to work on a variety of motor vehicles and highway maintenance equipment in our Union Gap shop in a non-permanent position. We are looking for a mechanic to perform preventative maintenance, inspections, repairs, and other services on all inventoried equipment including passenger vehicles, dump trucks, heavy equipment, and a variety of highway maintenance equipment. This position is critical in ensuring that equipment is ready to roll to keep our highways free of hazards and open to the traveling public year-round. If you are a reliable, safety-minded mechanic, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

What to Expect
This position works a 4/10 schedule, with opportunity for overtime. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
•Perform preventative maintenance, inspections, and repairs on all WSDOT equipment, both in the shop and in the field.
•Troubleshoot, overhaul, and repair gas, diesel, and electric engines, electrical & electronic systems, brakes, hydraulic systems, suspensions, steering and fuel systems.
•Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot, all types of gear boxes such as manual, computer controlled and automated or automatic transmissions, differentials, angle boxes, reduction boxes, transfer cases, torque converters, hydrostatically driven, etc.
•Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot all types of hydraulic and control systems.
•Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot various braking systems of all types including include air, mechanical, hydraulic, ABS, pilot operated, power assist of all types and the related components.
•Repair miscellaneous & various parts and components used in light and heavy equipment such as body parts, front end, tires & wheels including tire pressure sensor systems, steering, cooling systems, air conditioning, heating, mobile ventilation, power train components.
•Detect and repair safety items on equipment to reduce field down time and extend service life of equipment used by WSDOT.
•Use fabrication skills to repair equipment by the use of welding, cutting, grinding.
•Maneuver in, on, around and under various pieces of equipment for the purpose of inspecting, servicing, diagnostic testing, and repairing in an efficient manner.
•Operate a computer to maintain shop records.
•Keep shop safe, clean, and orderly.
•Operate shop equipment such as welders, drill press, grinder, press, hoist, air tools, forklifts, saws, computerized diagnostic equipment, hand tools, and jacks for the purpose of repairing equipment, designing and fabricating one of a kind specialty parts, tools or accessories.

We are looking to fill this position at either the Equipment Technician 2 or Equipment Technician 3 level. Qualifications for both levels are below:

Equipment Technician 2 Qualifications:
•At least two (2) years' experience assisting a journey-level mechanic; OR an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Trade School certificate in •Automotive, Diesel Technology, Heavy-Duty Equipment, or related field.
Equipment Technician 3 Qualifications:
•At least (3) years' experience preforming preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey-level mechanic; OR journey-level standing as a heavy equipment mechanic, demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship, OR by journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union, OR one year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.
Qualifications at either level:
•Valid driver’s license.
•High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
•Basic computer skills with the ability to operate Microsoft Office Suite and the maintain equipment records.
•Ability to communicate verbally and in the written form with internal and external customers.
•Ability to listen, follow instructions, work safely, be punctual, and dependable.
•Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 75lbs from one location to another in safe manner, which may include replacing plow bits, loader bucket bits, big tires, and wheels.
•Experience operating computerized diagnostic testing equipment, welders, drill presses, hoists, air tools, and jacks.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
•Class A CDL with N (cargo/tanker) endorsement without airbrakes restrictions and the ability to operate all motor vehicles designated under •Class A CDL specifications.
•Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment, light vehicles and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair, including welding/fabrication.
•ASE certifications in Automotive or Heavy Truck or equipment.
•DOT brake certifications.
•A/C certification.

*You may be asked to provide copies of transcripts, certifications, or other related credentials you have.

Important Notes
•This is a non-permanent opportunity, expected to last 7 months.
•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.

•Career Possibilities – Great way to get your foot in the door and see if a career in State Service is something you would enjoy.
•Utilize Expertise – Share your knowledge and experience with others.
•Build Your Resume – Learn new transferable skills to add to your resume.

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.
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 21DOT-SCR-51271n-1 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Union Gap, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $3,986.34 - $5,101.68 Monthly

Posted on July 15, 2021

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