Heavy Equipment Mechanics- Multiple Locations

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

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 to fill multiple Equipment Technician positions throughout the Eastern Region. We are looking for mechanics who wants to utilize their skills to work on a variety of motor vehicles and highway maintenance equipment. You will 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. These positions are 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.

We are looking to fill positions at the Equipment Technician 2 and Equipment Technician 3 levels depending on qualifications. The salary wages for each level are:

Equipment Technician 2 ($47,844 – $55,524 Annually)
Equipment Technician 3 ($52,776 – $61,224 Annually)

What to Expect
These positions work a 4/10 schedule, with opportunity for overtime. Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you may:
- 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.
- Preform preventive maintenance to include performing regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment as needed.
- Complete seasonal mounting, repairs and metal fabrication to sanders, snowplows, self-propelled brooms, weed sprayers, tractor mounted mowers and other specialized seasonal equipment.
- Prepare newly delivered equipment for service.
- Road test equipment before and after repairs are made.
- Repair and Maintain fuel dispensing sites.
- 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 positions at both the Equipment Technician 2 and Equipment Technician 3 levels. Qualifications for both levels are below:

Equipment Technician 2 Qualifications:
At least two (2) years of 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 three (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 one year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment, OR by journey-level standing as a heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship or recognized labor union.

Qualifications at both levels:
- A valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a Washington State Commercial Driver’s (CDL), Class A, with “N” and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction and DOT Medical Certification within 12 months of hire.
- 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 50lbs 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:
Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment or automotive.
ASE certifications in Automotive or Heavy Truck or equipment.

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

Important Notes
This recruitment may be used to fill positions in multiple areas throughout the Eastern Region which includes Spokane, Colfax, Colville, and Davenport. (Specific locations are listed in the supplemental questions).
The recruiting efforts for these positions may be extended beyond the displayed closing date until all available positions have been filled.
Applications will be evaluated weekly throughout this recruitment process, with the first review date on October 20, 2021. The hiring authority reserves the right to offer positions at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes, however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.
This position is 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 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 11 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum of 14 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.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information may 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, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-ER-EquipmentTechPool in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Multiple Locations
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3261314/heavy-equipment-mechanics?category[0]=Automotive&&keywords=mechanic&pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Base Pay: $47,844 - $61,224/ YR

Posted on December 13, 2021

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