Employer: Washington State Patrol

Job Description:

About the Position:
This position supports our mission by:
Reporting to the Equipment Technician Supervisor, this position inspects vehicles and equipment and diagnoses problems requiring repair. This position makes major and minor repairs, and performs preventative maintenance on all types of police fleet vehicles and equipment ensuring the equipment is safe and operational through it's life cycle of use by Washington State Patrol employees. This position directly supports agency training and the Training Division by maintaining driver training vehicles and equipment.

The Equipment Technician Supervisor position primarily assigns work to this position from a remote location. Academy command may also guide the work performed by this position to help ensure training vehicles are ready for classes.
This position works with one Procurement Supply Specialist 2, one Procurement Supply Specialist 1, multiple Equipment Technician 3s, agency training staff and driving instructors, and many police agency employees throughout Washington State. This is a customer service position. This position interacts with vehicle custodians, supervisors, vendors, and procurement specialists to diagnose problems and repair vehicles and equipment.

About the Division:
The Washington State Patrol makes a difference everyday enhancing the safety and security of our state by providing the best in public services.

The Property Management Division (PMD) directly supports the following agency goals and outcomes:
Goal: Make the WSP a Great Place to Work
Goal: Sustain and Enhance Agency Infrastructure and Business Processes
Outcome: Increased business continuity capabilities to ensure services, systems, and facilities are reliable and operational at all times.

About the Agency:
The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a nationally accredited law enforcement agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life of our citizens and prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.
Primary Responsibilities:
Inspect, diagnose, and make necessary repairs and/or adjustments to police vehicles and equipment.
Completes engine replacements and diagnostics, oil changes, tune- ups and complete brake system overhauls.
Repairs and/or replaces tires and wheels, transmissions and differential gears.
Repairs and maintains steering and suspension systems.
Repairs and performs preventative maintenance on motorcycles utilizing training as needed.
Analyzes and repairs and/or replaces electrical components and equipment.
Repairs, equips, and performs preventative maintenance on a fleet of training vehicles.
Diagnosis and repairs police emergency lighting systems.
Uses a computer to enter and maintain vehicle records, work orders, and to correspond with customers and Fleet personnel.
Estimates time and materials required for repairs.
Makes field inspections of equipment.
Communicates needs for vehicle repairs with vehicle custodians, supervisors, and training division staff.
Maintains appearance and organization of the assigned workstation.
Diagnoses and repairs vehicles as necessary to comply with federal and state emission standards.

Required Qualifications:

High School graduate or possess a GED or equivalent.
Three years of experience as an equipment shop assistant, or assisting a journey level technician in vehicle or truck repair. Successful completion of a vocational training program in heavy equipment or vehicle repair may substitute year for year for up to two years of experience.
Ability to perform professional level diagnostics, rebuilding, and repairs on fleet vehicles and equipment
Ability to perform inspections and maintenance on fleet vehicles and equipment
Ability to diagnose and repair police vehicles emergency equipment and lighting.
Knowledge to handle and use tools safely including vehicle hoists, tire-changing equipment, hand tools, and test equipment.
Knowledge of vehicle and equipment diagnostic equipment
Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written
Ability to use and operate Microsoft Outlook and Word
Must have a valid non-probation, unrestricted Washington State Driver’s license
Must obtain a Forklift operators certificate within six months of employment.

Desired Qualifications
Journey-level standing as a vehicle or equipment technician as demonstrated by an apprenticeship or vocational program and experience, or by journey-level standing as recognized by a union.
One year of experience performing diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance on police pursuit vehicles.
Knowledge of operation of equipment, tools, machines and vehicles to meet work demands.
Ability to inspect, diagnose, adjust, maintain and repair vehicles and equipment based on time restrictions.
Determine customer expectations and ensure that work products meet expectations.
Supplemental Information
For more information regarding this position and working for WSP, please click here (Download PDF reader).

Contact Person: Monica Simpson
Location: Shelton, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $4,777.00 - $5,399.00 /MO

Posted on January 09, 2023

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