WSDOT: Maintenance Mechanic 3 - Various Locations 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 trade’s professional as a Maintenance Mechanic 3 in Pasco, WA. This is the senior, specialist, or lead worker level of the series. Positions at this level perform 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. This position will perform construction, maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, machinery, and specific apparatus and utilize a working knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work. This position supports the mission of WSDOT by providing necessary roadway maintenance. Organization chart attached.

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

Repair and remodel buildings.
Perform preventative maintenance and repair mechanical equipment.
Develop preliminary cost estimates of repairs, maintenance, and alteration projects.
Develop solutions to repair or maintain facilities.
Read and interpret plans, blueprints, and sketches.
Order supplies and materials and keep detailed records of transactions.
Identify and resolve problems.
Install and maintain plumbing, electrical, and mechanical fixtures.
Establish protocol and order supplies.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
Valid CDL Class A with N endorsement without airbrake restriction and current CDL medical card required.
Washington State Flagging Card.
Two (2) years highway maintenance, roadway construction, or related experience.
Work with the public and fellow employees in a professional manner daily.
Basic computer skills and ability to learn Microsoft programs such as Outlook, Word, and Excel, iPads, and other electronic/technical equipment in the field.
Follow required traffic control guidelines and instigate traffic control plans utilizing signs, cones, barricades, VMS, and other traffic control equipment. Flag traffic within established work zones.
Stay alert concerning personal and coworker safety.
Communicate effectively in both verbal and written form. Must have temperament and skills to communicate with the public as a positive representative of WSDOT. Must also be able to communicate and work successfully with coworkers.
Climb ladders and work in confined spaces.
Wear PPEs appropriate to position.
Work independently, understand instructions, and solve problems.
Be on time for work, and regular work attendance is required.
Respond to emergency callout situations within a reasonable time frame.
Read warning labels for materials and/or equipment being used in workplace, and access MSDS information.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate, completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade, and one (1) year of experience as a journey-level worker in building and equipment maintenance, construction, or repair work.

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 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 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.
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 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.

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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 via email.

Pasco, WA:
Vancouver, WA:
Tumwater, WA:

Contact Person: S. Fields
Email: [email protected]
Location: • Pasco, Tumwater, Vancouver, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $59,616.00 - $69,072.00 /YR

Posted on October 03, 2023

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