Maintenance Lead Technician - Greenwater, 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
The Maintenance office in Greenwater, WA is looking for someone to take on the Lead Technician responsibilities, provide direction and support to safely coordinate work activities for their team. This experienced technician leads by example and has a personal commitment to safety while working actively with the crew to perform required maintenance, often in close proximity to high volume, high speed traffic. Along with the proven ability to fill in as the supervisor during the supervisor's absence, we need someone to take ownership and use experience with technology for completing daily reports of events that occur.

Due to the nature of this work, the Maintenance Lead Technician must also be able to perform hard physical labor such as moving and transporting heavy objects, negotiating rough and steep terrain, working in confined spaces, operating heavy equipment, and working in extreme weather conditions to perform snow and ice removal functions during winter months. Maintenance activities include pothole repair, vegetation control, guardrail repair, roadside residual program, inventory control and all ESA issues.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Maintenance Lead Technician will:

Patrol and inspect assigned highway and perform a variety of maintenance tasks to help keep roads usable and safe for the traveling public.
Operate trucks 22,000 and 48,000 GVW equipped with snowplow and sanding equipment and other related highway maintenance equipment.
Lead, supervise, and train assigned employees in safe and efficient highway maintenance operations.
Maintain roadways and drainage systems, clean and maintain culverts, sweep roadway shoulders.
Interact with the traveling public in a professional and positive manner.
Design and set up traffic control for road and bridge closures following departmental and MUTCD standards.
Plan, layout, and establish and perform traffic control functions.
Other duties as assigned.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
At least two (2) years of experience performing roadway maintenance or heavy equipment operation.
High School Diploma or GED.
Possess a CDL Class A with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions.
Hold a Washington State Pesticides Applicator’s License.
The ability to move or transport up to 50lbs, work in all weather conditions, in hazardous road conditions, and stand for long periods of time performing traffic control.
The ability to traverse uneven terrain, work in confined spaces, and climb in and out of equipment.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Hold a Washington State Flagging Card.

Important Notes
The salary listed for this position includes assignment pay in accordance with collective bargaining agreement.
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 offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
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. Employees in this position enjoy a standard daytime schedule, working Monday-Friday only, with weekends off.
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 a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
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:
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

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at ShullCo@WSDOT.WA.GOV. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-10711 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Greenwater, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $56,813.00 - $69,224.00/year

Posted on August 09, 2021

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