WSDOT: Equipment Technician 3 - Lacey, 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 is currently seeking an Equipment Technician 3 to work with the Olympic Region Transportation Equipment Fund (TEF) to provide well maintained vehicles and equipment to customers who in turn may accomplish their services to the public in a safe, efficient, timely, and cost-effective manner. Under the supervision of the Equipment Technician Supervisor, this role is responsible for performing a full range of journey-level maintenance and repair activities, diagnostic procedures, and fabrication activities on all types of equipment utilized by the department; this includes heavy (greater than 26,000 GVW) and construction (on- and off-road) vehicles and equipment within the Olympic Region’s area of responsibility.

What to Expect
Core business hours are from 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday. Weekends and holidays may be required to respond to non-scheduled call-out emergencies. Work alternates and emergency shifts as situations dictate, as well as respond to emergency situations in all weather conditions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, alone or a part of a team as needed. Occasional standby and call-back may be required.

Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Equipment Technician 3 will:

Inspect, diagnose, disassemble and reassemble, install all related parts and components, design, and make needed repairs to various systems that are found on WSDOT’s heavy equipment fleet.
Troubleshoot, repair, and replace heavy equipment fleet electrical systems.
Overhaul, replace, and rebuild all types diesel and gasoline engines.
Utilize digital MultiMate and scanning tools to diagnose and repair systems.
Perform preventative maintenance on all vehicles and equipment in WSDOT’s heavy equipment fleet; perform routine maintenance checks and adjustments.
Perform seasonal checkups, steam cleaning and washing, as well as major and minor tune-ups and adjustments.
Perform machinist, body and glass repair, and welding fabrication work; fabricate brackets, attachments, and specialized equipment attachments.

To be considered for this opportunity, at least one (1) of the following are required:
Three (3) years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey level mechanic. 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. OR-
One (1) year of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment. OR-
Journey-level standing as a heavy equipment and/or industrial/commercial mechanic as demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship. OR-
Journey-level standing as recognized by a labor union.

In addition to one of the above, the following are also required:
Possession of a Washington Class A CDL with N endorsement, without airbrake restrictions (required within six (6) months of hire, training may be provided).
Supply basic hand tools.
Ability to transport, move, lift and manipulate various types of test gear and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
Ability to traverse slopes and declines.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate.
Currently possess a valid Washington Class A CDL with N endorsement without airbrake restrictions.
Experience using equipment management systems, such as Fleet Equipment Management System (FEMS).
An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in automotive or light/heavy equipment repair.
Two (2) year degree in Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology.
Three (3) years’ experience in the automotive repair industry.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 20% assignment pay.
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 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 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 may 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.

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.
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.

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.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Alyssa Nastasi, at [email protected]. Please be sure to reference 23DOT-OR-32877e in the subject line.

Contact Person: Alyssa Nastasi
Email: [email protected]
Location: • Lacey , WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $71,539.00 - $82,886.00 /YR

Posted on October 03, 2023

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