WSDOT: Maintenance Mechanic 3 - Ephrata, WA

Employer: WSDOT

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 has an exceptional opportunity for a Maintenance Mechanic 3 in Ephrata, WA. This position is a
member of the North Central Region Rest Area Maintenance organization, responsible for performing corrective and
preventative maintenance work, and emergent needs work on plant mechanical and plumbing equipment, building
structures and water/sewer systems for 5 Safety Rest Area sites and buildings. This position will also help support, with
guidance from NCR Facilities, NCR's maintenance sheds and support buildings and sites.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you will:
Read blueprints, estimate time, materials, equipment and submitting formal test results as required by local code enforcement for these projects.
Install, repair, trouble shooting and preventative maintenance on plumbing.
Perform backflow testing.
Landscape irrigation, maintenance, vegetation control and lawn mowing.
Diagnostics, maintenance, replacement, and preventive maintenance of water supply well systems, and repair of small motors/pumps.
Building maintenance, painting, and floor repair.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled maintenance mechanic trade and one (1) year of experience as a journey-level worker in building maintenance, construction, or repair work.
Experience may be substituted for the apprenticeship program on a year for year basis, but at least one (1) year of experience as a journey level worker is required.
Washington State Dept of Health backflow certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months.
Class Ill Asbestos worker certification or ability to obtain certification within 6 months.
Valid driver's license.
First aid card or obtain within 6 months of hire date.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate.
Journey-level plumbing documented experience with installing and maintaining commercial plumbing fixtures, water delivery components, water metering and protection devices, water conditioning systems and similar equipment.
Journey-level carpentry- documented experience in installing and maintaining door and window hardware in wood, steel and aluminum doors and windows.
Experience with municipal well systems.
Experience with Asbestos Class Ill Operations and Maintenance work.
Important Notes
Work schedule: May require being available for callouts on weekends and evenings.
This position performs skilled work in more than one trade or craft. Incumbents typically specialize in one trade or craft but perform journey level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines.
In accordance with our collective bargaining agreements, employees in represented positions must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 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.
In additional to the salary range listed, a general wage increase of 4% will be applied for all state employees on July 1, 2023.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit
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.
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.
WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit
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 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. 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 via email.

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, S. Fields at [email protected] Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NCR-24710 in the subject line.

Contact Person: S. Fields
Email: [email protected]
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Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $57,324 - $66,420 /YR

Posted on May 24, 2023

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