WSDOT: Maintenance Mechanic 4 - Senior Specialist - Shoreline, WA

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Maintenance Mechanic – Senior Specialist in Shoreline, WA. This senior specialist position is responsible for performing expert journey-level work installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing, and performing preventative maintenance on a variety of building systems (e.g., water, plumbing, sewer, air, and natural gas). This position is expected to consider personal, co-worker, and public safety as a first and foremost objectives during the planning and performance of all activities in connection with work assignments.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Maintenance Mechanic 4 will:

Perform preventative and corrective maintenance of facilities systems such as water supply, drain, waste, vent, and compressed air systems in regional facilities and on sites.
Evaluate and diagnose the conditions and issues of building plumbing, drainage, or other piping systems, and determine if modifications or repairs are needed for optimal performance.
Develop repair strategies or coordinate with contractors as necessary.
Perform work and/or instruct other facility maintenance personnel in the methods of repair of these systems and components.
Perform routine corrective and preventative maintenance on building plumbing, drainage, or piping systems and equipment.
Perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling materials.
Use hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
Operate and work from motor vehicles, scissor lifts, bucket trucks, forklifts, and man lifts at heights greater than 50 feet.
Determine what PPE is required for each activity and use it consistently.
Repair/replace hot water heaters, plumbing fixtures, valves, and stops.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High School Diploma or equivalent
Current Valid Driver’s License
Four (4) years of experience of journey-level experience working in the plumbing trade.
Ability to lift and transport up to 50lbs with or without reasonable accommodation.
Ability to work at heights greater than 50ft.
Ability to occasionally work beyond scheduled shift, be on stand-by duty, or be called in for emergency situations.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Graduation from an accredited trade school
Six (6) years of experience of journey-level experience working in the commercial plumbing trade.
Commercial Plumbing License
Current backflow tester certification
Experience as a commercial service plumber

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
In additional to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 4% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2023.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
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.
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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.
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.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
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. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, 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, Amanda Strebeck, at [email protected] . Please be sure to reference Maintenance Mechanic 4 #10010 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Amanda Strebeck
Email: [email protected]
Location: • ,
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $70,877.00 - $82,248.00 Annually

Posted on May 08, 2023

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