Journey-Level Machinist - Kitsap, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
The Opportunity:
Washington State Ferries (WSF), division of Washington State Department of Transportation, is actively seeking experienced machinists to work in our facility at Eagle Harbor on Bainbridge Island. You will perform skilled machinist work on the many terminals and vessels that make up the Washington State Ferry System so trips to various job sites are required. To be successful in this position you will need strong experience maintaining and repairing marine vessels with a focus on marine propulsion engines (including EMD, GE, Cummins, Cat and Detroit). You will also need to be very adaptable and willing to work within a highly active team. Your work will help maintain a vital fleet that provides a dynamic transportation system that helps serve the livelihood of the Puget Sound communities.

The Eagle Harbor machine shop is looking to fill two permanent positions and one nonpermanent position anticipated to last for 90 days.

The Eagle Harbor facility is located within walking distance of the WSF ferry terminal.

The ferry system is represented by uniquely skilled maintenance team which supports the largest ferry system in the United States. Serving eight counties within Washington and the Province of British Columbia in Canada the system has 10 routes and 20 terminals that are served by 22 vessels and approximately 1,800 fantastic employees

At WSDOT, 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 perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:
Troubleshoot, repair, and overhaul marine propulsion engines, reduction gears, steering systems, generators, outboard motors, pumps, boat davits, and other miscellaneous auxiliary machinery.
Precision alignment of pumps with dial indicator and laser alignment tooling.
Diagnose and repair hydraulic systems.
Respond to equipment failures around the clock to sustain service reliability.
Machine Shop work including operation of lathes, milling machines, drills, and other common shop equipment.
Maintenance of terminal equipment including winches and hydraulic systems.
Organize and inventory shop tooling, consumables and various parts as needed.
Other duties as required.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Journey-level status as a machinist or completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a machinist.
Experience with maintenance of marine vessels and propulsion systems.
Knowledge and experience operating basic office equipment and applications.
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B or better (preferred).
Ability to work at different job sites.
Candidates for this position must have a valid driver's license and possess, or be able to acquire a Transportation Worker's Identification Credential (TWIC, within 90 days of their hire date.

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click on the large "apply" button at the top of this announcement. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Employment, Education and Criminal History Verification:
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.

Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Cori Shull at Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-WSF-C0210.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. 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 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 Person:
Location: Kitsap, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: DOQ

Posted on July 18, 2019
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