Maintenance Mechanic 3- Yakima, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT has an exceptional opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic 3 in Area 2 of South Central Region. This Maintenance Mechanic will provide year-round support to our Area, Region, & Statewide Facilities Program and our Maintenance & Operations program. This position will perform skilled work in more than one trade or craft. This position typically specializes in one trade or craft but perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines. This position will perform construction, maintenance, sign installation repair/maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, machinery, and specific apparatus and utilize a working knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work. This position supports the mission of the WSDOT by providing necessary roadway maintenance of State Highways, roadsides, infrastructure and right of way. Along with keeping up with facilities and buildings, the incumbent will also be responsible for maintenance and repairs at three (3) Safety Rest Areas

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
- Perform work independently, prioritizing their workload.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance and corrective maintenance on the facility buildings.
- Repair and remodel buildings.
- Install and maintains plumbing, electrical, and mechanical fixtures; to include pipes, valves, drains basins, faucets, lavatories, air condition, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gates, and hydrants.
- Develop preliminary cost estimates.
- Read and interpret plans.
- Order supplies.
- Keep detailed records.
- Identify and resolve problems.
- Construct and repair concrete structures; to include pouring concrete, build concrete and wood cribbing.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High school graduation, possession of a GED certificate or equivalent.
- Two (2) years of experience in Highway Maintenance, Bridge Maintenance, Roadway Construction, or equivalent combination of experience.
- Valid Commercial Driver's License Class A (CDL), with Endorsement N without air brakes and a current medical card.
- Washington State Traffic Control/Flagging Card with experience performing traffic control per M54-44 or MUTCD including planning, setting signs and cones or barrels and flagging or ability to obtain within 6 months.
- Ability to obtain First Aid Certification within 6 months.
- Demonstrate a basic knowledge of heavy equipment used for road maintenance.
- Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Must have temperament and skills to communicate with the public as a positive representative of WSDOT on a daily basis. Must also be able to communicate and work successfully with coworkers and leadership on a daily basis.
- Basic computer skills and ability to learn Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Word, Excel. Effectively operates computer, iPads, and other electronic equipment for maintenance accountability, timekeeping, project estimates, damage/theft estimates, 3rd Party Damage estimates, and facilities maintenance data/records documentation.
- Regular use of two-way radios and communication headsets, landline telephones, and cellular phones for communication purposes.
- Ability to read warning labels for materials and/or equipment being used in the workplace. Capability to access MSDS information.
- Respond to emergency call out situations from the WSDOT Central Washington TMC in a reasonable time frame, communicating and coordinating on scene with law enforcement, fire departments/medical aid, other local/state/federal agencies, and media.
- Experience providing excellent customer service.
- Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
- Experience leading and/or supervising crews, providing clear direction, and making good decisions under stressful conditions.
- Live within 45 minutes of Selah Shop.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
- Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled field.
- Experience as a journey-level worker in building, equipment maintenance, construction, or repair trade.
- Knowledge of state highways, roadsides, and right of ways of the surrounding area.
- Willingness to encourages development.
- Willingness to mentor.
- Understanding of TEF owned Equipment.

Important Notes
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. Compliance with this mandate 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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

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.

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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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-SCR-50110 in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $55,524 - $64,332/ YR

Posted on March 24, 2022

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