Heavy Equipment Mechanic -ET3 In-Training -Spokane, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking an experienced mechanic who wants to utilize their skills to work on a variety of motor vehicles and highway maintenance equipment in our shops in Spokane. We are looking for a mechanic to perform preventative maintenance, inspections, repairs, and other services on all inventoried equipment including passenger vehicles, dump trucks, heavy equipment, and a variety of highway maintenance equipment. This position is critical in ensuring that equipment is ready to roll to keep our highways free of hazards and open to the traveling public year-round. If you are a reliable, safety-minded mechanic, then we have an exciting opportunity for you.

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

Perform preventative maintenance, inspections, and repairs on all WSDOT equipment, both in the shop and in the field.
Troubleshoot, overhaul, and repair gas, diesel, and electric engines, electrical & electronic systems, brakes, hydraulic systems, suspensions, steering and fuel systems.
Maintain, repair, and troubleshoot, all types of gear boxes such as manual, computer controlled and automated or automatic transmissions, differentials, angle boxes, reduction boxes, transfer cases, torque converters, hydrostatically driven, etc.
Preform preventive maintenance to include performing regularly scheduled maintenance on equipment as needed.
Complete seasonal mounting, repairs and metal fabrication to sanders, snowplows, self-propelled brooms, weed sprayers, tractor mounted mowers and other specialized seasonal equipment.
Prepare newly delivered equipment for service.
Road test equipment before and after repairs are made.
Repair and Maintain fuel dispensing sites.
Operate a computer to maintain shop records.
Keep shop safe, clean, and orderly.
Operate shop equipment such as welders, drill press, grinder, press, hoist, air tools, forklifts, saws, computerized diagnostic equipment, hand tools, and jacks for the purpose of repairing equipment, designing and fabricating one of a kind specialty parts, tools or accessories.

This is an Equipment Technician 3 (ET3) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at a lower level (ET2 depending on qualifications), providing an opportunity for an individual to gain the required experience on the job as part of a formal “in-training” plan.

At a minimum, this opportunity requires:
At least two (2) years' experience assisting a journey-level mechanic; OR an Associate of Applied Science degree or a Trade School certificate in Automotive, Diesel Technology, Heavy-Duty Equipment, or related field.
A valid Driver’s License and the ability to obtain a Washington State Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), Class A, within 12 months of hire.
Ability to obtain First Aid Certification within 6 months.
High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
Basic computer skills with the ability to operate Microsoft Office Suite and the maintain equipment records.
Ability to communicate verbally and in the written form with internal and external customers.
Ability to listen, follow instructions, work safely, be punctual, and dependable.
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50lbs from one location to another in safe manner, which may include replacing plow bits, loader bucket bits, big tires, and wheels.
Experience operating computerized diagnostic testing equipment, welders, drill presses, hoists, air tools, and jacks.

To be considered for the highest level (ET3), you must also have:
At least three (3) years of experience preforming preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey-level mechanic; OR journey-level standing as a heavy equipment mechanic, demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship, OR one year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment, OR by journey-level standing as a heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship or recognized labor union.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment or automotive.
ASE certifications in Automotive or Heavy Truck or equipment.

*You may be asked to provide copies of transcripts, certifications, or other related credentials you have.

Important Notes
This position has been approved for in-training. The hiring manager is looking to hire at the Equipment Technician 3 level, however the in-training plan will allow candidates to be considered as an Equipment Technician 2, if not qualified at the highest level.
This recruitment may be used to fill additional positions per business need.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
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 (FMCSA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit www.uscis.gov.

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 11 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) professional references who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information may 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 www.uscis.gov.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Rachel Giese at Gieser@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 22DOT-ER-60379-1 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Rachel Glese
Email: Gleser@wsdot.wa.gov
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3652853/heavy-equipment-mechanic-et3-in-training
Base Pay: $51,888.00 - $66,420.00 /YR

Posted on July 26, 2022

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