Equipment Technician 3 In-Training - Wenatchee, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
WSDOT is currently seeking several Equipment Technician 3 in-training for Ephrata, Electric City and Wenatchee, WA. These positions will assist or perform journey-level inspection and diagnose, make major and minor mechanical repairs, and perform preventative maintenance on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance. The primary function of these positions is to perform all aspects of Preventative Maintenance (PM) and repair duties on all inventoried equipment within the North Central Region’s area of responsibility.

What to Expect
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 which includes diagnostics, adjustments, removal and installation.
Maintain, repair, trouble shoot, 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.
Maintain, repair, trouble shoot all types of hydraulic and control systems.
Maintain, various braking systems, trouble shoot, repair brake systems of all types; these include air, mechanical, hydraulic, ABS, pilot operated, power assist of all types and the related components. Includes traction control and stability systems.
Repair miscellaneous & various parts and components used in light and heavy equipment such as body parts, front end, tires & wheels including tire pressure sensor systems, steering, cooling systems, Air conditioning, heating, mobile ventilation, power train components. Electrical components, electronic components, CANBUS, etc.
Perform diagnostic and repair work on various snow and ice removal equipment such as sanding application equipment, snowplows, various specialized snow removal equipment, four-wheel drive equipment, marine equipment, material handling equipment, paving and asphalt equipment, excavating and catch basin cleaning equipment, mobile traffic control messaging and lighting equipment.
Maintain re-fueling sites.
Qualifications
This is an Equipment Technician 3 (ET3) position. However, the hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at a lower level of an 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.

Equipment Technician 2 $60,156 Annually
Equipment Technician 3 $66,420 Annually

To be considered for the ET2 level you must have:
Two (2) years of experience in the performance of 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 by journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union, OR one (1) year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.
Working knowledge of vehicle systems, including power plants, electrical/electronics, drive trains, and other systems found on equipment supported by TEF and used by WSDOT.
Ability to inspect, service and make simple repairs to equipment used in highway construction, maintenance, and repair.
Ability to understand repair manuals and other printed materials.
Shall have basic computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office software.
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 within 12 months of hiring, WSDOT will assist in training for this licensing requirement.
Washington State Driver's License
To be considered for the ET3 level you must have:
Three (3) years of experience in the performance of 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 by journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union, OR one (1) year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment.
Have basic Personal Computer knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Software.
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 within 12 months of hiring, WSDOT will assist in training for this licensing requirement.
Washington State Driver’s License
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have at both levels:
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 CDL with "N" and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction
A Two (2) year degree in heavy equipment, light equipment, automotive or diesel technology.
High school diploma or GED.
Important Notes
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 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.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
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 www.uscis.gov.
Why WSDOT
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. As such, there are a number of flexible schedule options available, including occasional telework for eligible positions.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 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:
Contact details for a minimum of 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.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields at fieldss@wsdot.wa.gov Please be sure to reference 22DOT-NCR-20304m in the subject line.

Contact Person: S. Fields
Phone:
Email: fieldss@wsdot.wa.gov
Location: Chelan County – Wenatchee, WA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/wsdot/jobs/3852975/equipment-technician-3-in-training
Base Pay: $60,156.00 - $66,420.00 /YR

Posted on January 03, 2023

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