Maintenance Mechanic 3- Seattle, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic 3 to join the SR99 Tunnel Maintenance Team. We are looking for an individual that is mechanically focused, innovative and enjoys new challenges. This role is responsible for various mechanical, piping, and fire systems within and related to the SR99 Tunnel. These systems include air, foam, and water lines, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators, sprinkler systems, mechanical valves, heating boilers, piping insulators, piping drains, and sewage and drainage lift pumps. Work is done independently and under the supervision of journey level trades workers.

What to Expect
The person in this position may need to work up to 50 feet above land or water and/or in confined spaces and needs to be able to operate equipment to perform such work. The individual will need to be able to move tools and materials weighing up to 50 pounds. In addition, you will need to be able to maneuver around scaffolding, ladders and other heavy machinery.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Maintenance Mechanic 3 will:
- Clean and repair various equipment and facility related hardware.
- Install new water service lines, pneumatic airlines, pumps, air compressors, and plumbing fixtures.
- Perform and assist with maintenance, repairs and testing of piping, plumbing, valves, pumps, fans, bearings and motors.
- Operate hand and power tools to accomplish assignments.
- Operate motor vehicles and equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts and other equipment as needed.
- Provide estimates for time and materials and place orders.
- Review and revise system prints and drawings.
- Test and repair backflow devices and fire extinguishers.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High School diploma or GED
Valid WA State Driver’s License with CDL Class B with auto transmission without air brakes restriction or the ability to acquire it within 6 months of employment.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanical trade and one year of experience as a journeyman level worker in a building, fire system or mechanical trade.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
4 or more years working in trades responsible for maintenance of fire systems, diesel engines, pipefitting, millwright, boilermaker, or related mechanical trades (i.e. Plumbing, HVAC, Pipefitting, Mechanical systems, Fire systems, Boiler systems)
Licensed backflow tester

Important Notes
The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County and assignment pay.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
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 (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
Application review will begin on January 11, 2022. Candidate selection may take place at any time thereafter. It is to your advantage to apply as soon as possible.

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:
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.

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

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Cori Shull, at Please be sure to reference #12728 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $63,853 - $73,982/ YR

Posted on March 09, 2022

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