Equipment Technician 3 - Wenatchee, WA

Employer: WSDOT

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 motivated and hardworking individuals to fill the role of Equipment Technician 3 positions in Ephrata and Wenatchee. These positions support the mission of the TEF agency by maintaining equipment and vehicles used by WSDOT staff to keep roadways safe for travel. These Equipment Tech 3’s will perform journey-level inspections, diagnose, make major and minor repairs, and perform preventative maintenance on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance. May lead or train other Equipment Tech 2's or 3's as needed and is involved in the WSDOT Safety program.

What to Expect
These positions will perform preventative maintenance, diagnoses, repair and maintain all types of equipment used in the maintenance and construction of roadways. They will also troubleshoot and repair all electrical/electronic systems, automotive and specialized.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:

Maintain and repair all types of diesel, gasoline, electric and alternative fuel type of motors or engines to maintain and restore to reliable condition.
Maintain, repair, trouble shoot, all types of gear boxes.
Maintain, various braking systems, trouble shoot, repair brake systems of all types.
Repair miscellaneous & various parts and components used in light and heavy equipment.
Perform diagnostic and repair work on various snow and ice removal equipment.
Maintain re-fueling sites.
Repair and replace components related to electronic fuel injection, automotive (light & heavy) computer controls, ignition, anti-lock brakes, sequential sign boards, speed trailers, auto flaggers and various other electronic systems.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Three (3) years of experience performing preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey-level mechanic.
Journey-level standing as a heavy equipment mechanic, demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship, or by journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union.
One (1) year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.

Ability to maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with "N" and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction and DOT Medical Certification or obtain this license within 12 months of hire date.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High School Diploma or GED
Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment, light vehicles and/or industrial/commercial equipment repair, including welding/fabrication.
ASE certifications in Automotive and/or Heavy-duty equipment.
DOT brake certifications.
A/C certification.
Class A with "N" and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions throughout the Region 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.
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 24, 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 11 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.
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 at Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NCR-20274mr in the subject line.

Contact Person:
Location: Chelan County, Wenatchee, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $52,776 - 61,224

Posted on May 19, 2022

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