Equipment Technician 2 - Lacey, WA

Employer: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Job Description:

Capital & Asset Management Program
Lacey, Washington

Become part of a dynamic team that is passionate about assessing the needs and establishing resolutions related to preventative maintenance and repairs on equipment.

The Equipment Technician 2 assists in the performance of journey-level inspection, diagnoses, major and minor mechanical repairs, and preventative maintenance on all types of equipment and motorized vehicles used in construction and maintenance on statewide fish hatcheries and wildlife lands.

WDFW staff unloading fish into a lake.

Stocking Rapjohn Lake – Photo Credit: Antony V Sirgedas

In this dynamic role, you will assist in the performance of minor building maintenance jobs or other agency properties statewide.

With your experience, you will assist in equipment repair and preventative maintenance.
Water pump over an old gravel road.

Water pump – Photo Credit: Alan Bauer

Our Equipment Technician will,

Inspect, diagnose, and repair equipment including vehicles over 15,000 GVW, and mechanical equipment such as specialty trucks, graders, backhoes, dozers, heavy trucks, and accessories.
Inspect and repair industrial/commercial equipment such as: pumps, generators, including major overhauls, tune-ups, replacing and adjusting brakes, and transmission and differential replacement and repair.
Inspect and make minor repairs to electrical wiring.
Perform general inspection of vehicles and reports deficiencies to lead technician.
Perform spot and other minor body and fender work.
Independently perform minor preventative maintenance work on equipment and vehicles, such as lubrication and servicing crankcases, transmissions, gear boxes, etc. and tire rotation and balancing.
Operates a variety of shop equipment, such as vacuum gauge; voltage and regulator testers; wheel balancer; drill press; wheel pullers; jacks; pneumatic tools; diagnostic scanners; digital volt meters; and various hand tools.
Road test vehicles and equipment.
Ability to use a computer to create and update maintenance records.
Perform various general manual labors that support various trades such as carpenters, equipment operators, welders, and mechanics.
Dig and back fill ditches and trenches; cuts and removes woody debris; grounds restoration; cleans fish screens; and concrete forming.
Load, unload, and move supplies, materials, or equipment to and from work site.


Work Setting, including hazards:
Duties are performed at construction sites on hatchery and wildlife areas, and on occasion in a fabrication shop.
Hazards include working on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces, confined and difficult to reach spaces, and in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or show.
Bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, and lifting of 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project site.
Must be able to navigate water in emergency situations.
Some tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
Work 6:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
Work overtime as needed/requested. This will include overnight stays and evening and weekend work.
Travel Requirements:
Travel required 5-10 % % depending on season.
Tools and Equipment:
Basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, roto hammers, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, welders, cutting torch, chainsaws, and/or powered motors; and automotive equipment and trailers.
Customer Interactions:
Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.

High school diploma or equivalent


Three (3) years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs to diesel, gasoline, and small engines while assisting a journey level mechanic.

Please note:

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 (2) years of experience.

Knowledge of:

Rules of safe operation of equipment.
Materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment.
Methods, tools, and materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment.


Valid Washington State Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.
Forklift Certification.
Valid First Aid and CPR Certification.
Two years of welding experience.
One year of heavy equipment operation experience.
Tanker Endorsement.


WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials - your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.

Supplemental Information
Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

Three professional references.


The Department of Fish and Wildlife’s priority during the Covid-19 health crisis is to keep our staff, candidates, and the public safe. We are hiring and encourage you to apply to open positions. We have transitioned to a virtual recruitment process, to include web-based interviews.

All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:


Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field. We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following:

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave*, 11 Paid Holidays per year*, Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA), Employee Assistance Program, Commute Trip Reduction Incentives, Combined Fund Drive, SmartHealth.


This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE). This recruitment may be used to fill positions in addition to those listed.

Contact Person:
Location: Lacey, WA
Application Method: online:
Base Pay: $4,324.00 - $4,892.00 /MO

Posted on January 09, 2023

Ready to start your new career?

Plan a Visit Explore Programs
Perry Tech Student
Perry Technical Institute

2011 W. Washington Ave
Yakima, WA 98903

Net Price Calculator