Maintenance Mechanic 4- Facilities & Scales- Tumwater, WA

Employer: Washington State Patrol

Job Description:
The Facilities Management Section is responsible for maintaining all the facilities which are used to support the core mission of the Washington State Patrol. This position provides facility maintenance at district headquarters, detachment offices, radio communication sites, truck scales, drug scales and other agency portable truck scales, and two training academy’s.

This position is responsible for:
- Providing oversight of maintenance personnel, repair and modification of plant machinery and mechanical equipment, special apparatus, utilities, fabrication and maintenance of scales and facilities.
- Directs Journey–level trade workers and others engaged in maintenance, repair and modifications to building equipment, machinery, power plants, and heavy equipment.
- Reads plans and blueprints, inspects projects to insure compliance with local codes and WSP regulations. Determines scope of work, materials needed, and cost estimates.
- This position provides input to planning staff regarding scope of future projects. Consults with construction staff for direction on installation details. May lead/direct construction crews on site.

Duties Include:
- Scale Certification, Rehabilitation and Assessments.
- Maintenance of buildings and grounds throughout Washington State.
- Carpentry and framing work.
- Other facilities support as requested by supervisor.

Required Qualifications:
- High School Diploma or Equivalent.
- Valid un-restricted, non-probationary Washington State Driver’s license.
- Willing and able to travel statewide for 60-80% of jobs.
- Basic carpentry skills including layout framing, concrete form work.
- Ability to read, understand and apply working drawings and blueprints.
- Demonstrate ability to use basic hand and power tools safely, effectively and efficiently.
- Must be proficient at one additional trade to provide maintenance on buildings and grounds throughout the state. This would include fixing and repairing issues with buildings and property such as correcting HVAC issues, furniture, cabinetry, plumbing/irrigation, electrical, security, welding, fencing, parking lot sealing and striping, curbing, excavations, or other industry trade.
- Must possess basic computer skills for sending email, completing time and travel documentation, documenting and closing work orders.
- Must be qualified to certify fixed and portable truck weigh scales within one year of hire.
- Must obtain a Class A CDL and qualify to certify fixed and portable truck weight scales within one year of employment.

Desired Qualifications:
Background in electronic scale systems, electronics, and/or mechanical lever scale systems.
Ability to understand and perform repairs of common building materials, construction and systems.
Ability to understand and operate heavy construction equipment and machinery to include lifts, cranes, backhoe and excavators.
Additional Physical Requirements:
Able to lift 75 pounds repeatedly, climb a ladder, and sit/stand/walk for extended periods of time.
Work in confined spaces for scale repair.
Able to work in any weather, traffic, electrical hazard, poor air quality, and with extremely heavy test weights, and around high and low voltage currents.

Supplemental Information
Why work for the Washington State Patrol?

An opportunity to be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington
Career growth opportunities
A culture of respect, commitment and trust
Opportunities to impact your community
Employment opportunities that recognize military veterans and/or military spouse per Governor Executive Order 19-01
Work/Life balance opportunities which may include:
Infants at Work
Alternate Work Schedules
Qualification for the Public Loan Forgiveness Program
Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

How to Apply:
To be considered you must apply online at (Click on the APPLY button above). You must complete the entire application to be considered.

Veterans’ Preference:
Applicants wishing to claim veterans’ preference MUST attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. Veterans’ preference will not be applied unless the required documentation is attached to your application.

For additional information on veterans’ preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.
We thank you and are grateful for your service.

Selection Process:
The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.

Polygraph & Background Investigation:
Prior to hire, a polygraph examination and background investigation including criminal record history will be conducted.

Applicants are required to sign a release of information and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict standards relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc. During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal History and Background Questionnaire and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be cause for rejection of potential employment.

Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, all position required or applicant specified education must be verified. If a High School diploma or equivalent is required but the applicant indicates a degree has been earned, the accredited degree will be accepted in place of the High School diploma or equivalent. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide official transcripts at the appropriate time.

Union Notice:
This position is in a collective bargaining unit.

Other Information:
Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in the workplace, and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The WSP strives to create and foster an inclusive culture inspiring everyone to be their authentic selves, speak openly, and be courageous. The WSP continues to focus on equitable hiring, training, and promotional practices and policies through innovative recruitment and retention solutions. Partnering with our communities helps the WSP provide the best in public safety services now and into the future.

Please contact Diana Humes at (360) 704-2293 or e-mail

Contact Person:
Location: Tumwater, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,974 - $5,630/ YR

Posted on April 11, 2022

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