Equipment Technician 3- Pullman, WA

Employer: Washington State University

Job Description:
Title: 600K-YN - Equipment Technician 3
Business Title: Equipment Technician 3
Additional Titles:
Location: Washington State University
Employee Type: Classified
Job Family: Civil Service - OT Eligible
Position Details:

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Vaccine or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

Summary of Duties:
Performs journey-level inspection, troubleshoot, diagnoses, service, and makes major and minor mechanical repairs on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance or heavy and/or industrial/commercial equipment, or motorized farm equipment. Performs preventative maintenance. Operates shop equipment in the performance of duties. May order, requisition and maintain inventory of parts.

Required Qualifications:
- High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate and three years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey level mechanic.
- Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair, including welding may substitute year for year for up to two years of experience, or one year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment, or journey-level standing as a heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship; or by journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union.
- A valid driver’s license is required.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, an Authorized Emission Specialist certification.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire, a Motor Vehicle Air Conditioning certification.

Preferred Qualifications:
- Front end alignment experience using modern alignment machines.
- Possession of, or ability to obtain at time of hire, a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).
- Oxygen/acetylene and Arc and/or wire feed welding experience.
- Three years experience as a heavy equipment mechanic.

About Facilities Services (WSU Pullman):
Facilities Services’ primary mission is the stewardship, maintenance, and operations of the campus buildings, grounds, and utilities on the Pullman campus.

We aspire to be the service provider of choice and the employer of choice. We believe in developing solutions of lasting value through robust dialogue and collaboration with our campus partners and industry. Our staff of skilled trades-people, custodians, architects, engineers, interior designers, and support staff strive to demonstrate our commitment to integrity and professionalism.

Working at WSU
As one of the nation’s top public research institutions, Washington State University (WSU) conducts research that improves the lives of people in Washington, the United States, and across the globe. When you make the choice to join WSU, you are joining a community committed to making a positive difference in the lives of others. You will join a team of faculty and staff dedicated to bringing the world the next generation of innovators, leaders, health care providers, and citizens.

The university offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of its employees including health care and dental care options, retirement plans, long-term disability insurance, paid time off, professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. In addition, eligible employees may apply for a tuition waiver for many academic classes offered on campus. For more information about the benefits and programs available to WSU employees, follow this link

Additional Information:
Department Name: Facilities Services
City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99164
Department Link:
Monthly Salary: Range 48G, $4,398 - $4,974 | Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28 or applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement.
FTE: 100%
This is a permanent position.
Posting Close Date: This position has been re-posted. Screening has begun and will remain ongoing until the vacancies have been filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.

Required Documents:
Cover letter

Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

Contact Person:
Location: Pullman, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $$4,398 - $4,974/ MO

Posted on April 12, 2022

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