Equipment Technician Lead -Spokane, WA

Employer: WSDOT

Job Description:
The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a dedicated and motivated individual to fill an Equipment Technician Lead vacancy in Spokane, WA. As an Equipment Technician Lead, this position inspects, diagnoses, and makes major and minor repairs, and performs preventative maintenance on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance and heavy and industrial/commercial equipment. The individual in this role will, perform emergency repairs outside the shop and assist technicians in repairs. We are seeking a responsible, timely, and safety minded team player to fill this position.

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

Lead, plan, schedule, and perform preventative maintenance, along with all equipment repair tasks for our equipment fleet & fuel sites.
Respond to routine & emergency equipment related situations within WSDOT agency guidelines.
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 specialty parts or accessories.
Ensure that all WSDOT Equipment is properly maintained, repaired.
Proficiently utilize M5/Fleet Equipment Management System for various shop management.
Order appropriate PM and repair parts for our equipment.
Handle proper storage & disposal of TEF generated waste/hazardous waste.
Ensure that Main Shop equipment repair parts purchases are completed in compliance of WSDOT agency’s purchasing rules & regulations.
Organize and clean shop, parts rooms, shop parking areas & yard on a regular basis; ensuring all areas are safe and orderly.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
A high school diploma, GED certificate, or equivalent.
Three (3) years of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment, OR journey-level standing as a heavy equipment mechanic, demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship, OR by journey-level standing with a recognized labor union.
Experience using M5 Fleet Equipment Management software or equivalent electronic maintenance management system.
Experience operating power and hand shop tools/equipment.
Experience in communicating professionally to multiple audiences, both orally and in writing.
Experience providing outstanding customer service.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Experience in working independently and prioritizing workload, with the ability to handle multiple assignments.
Ability to respond to emergency callouts 24 hours a day, seven days a week
Ability to relocate tools, equipment, and materials weighing up to 50 pounds from one location to another in safe manner.
Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL), with “N” and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction, and DOT Medical Certification OR the ability to obtain a Class A CDL with “N” and Air Brake endorsements within 12 months of hire date (WSDOT will assist in training for this licensing requirement).

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications (Automotive and/or Heavy truck).
Associate of Applied Science (AA) degree or above in automotive or Heavy equipment technology or other equivalent accredited education in a similar or related field of study.
Professional /Trade school certificates pertaining to light or heavy automotive, heavy equipment or fleet management.
Experience leading and/or supervising crews, providing clear direction, and making good decisions in stressful conditions.

Important Notes
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 not eligible for remote work.
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.
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

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 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.
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.

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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 Person: Daisha Jordan
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $61,632.00 - $71,520.00 /YR

Posted on January 23, 2023

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