WSDOT: Maintenance Mechanic 3 - Seattle, 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 3 to join the SR99 Tunnel Maintenance Team. We are looking for individuals that are mechanically focused, innovative and enjoy new challenges. This senior specialist role is responsible for various mechanical, piping, and fire systems within and related to the SR99 Tunnel. These systems include air, foam, and water lines, pneumatic and hydraulic actuators, sprinkler systems, mechanical valves, heating boilers, piping insulators, piping drains, and sewage and drainage lift pumps. Work is done independently and under the supervision of journey level trades workers.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, Maintenance Mechanic 3 will:

Clean and repair various equipment and facility related hardware.
Install new water service lines, pneumatic airlines, pumps, air compressors, and plumbing fixtures.
Perform and assist with maintenance, repairs and testing of piping, plumbing, valves, pumps, fans, bearings, and motors.
Operate hand and power tools to accomplish assignments.
Operate motor vehicles and equipment such as forklifts, scissor lifts and other equipment as needed.
Provide estimates for time and materials and place orders.
Review and revise system prints and drawings.
Test and repair backflow devices and fire extinguishers.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High School diploma or GED
Valid Driver’s License with CDL Class B with auto transmission without air brakes restriction or the ability to acquire it within 6 months of employment.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanical trade and one (1) year of experience as a journeyman level worker in a building, fire system or mechanical trade.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Journey Level status in building, fire system, or mechanical trade
Five (5) or more years journey level experience in a building, fire system, or mechanical trade.
Experience as a crew leader
Licensed backflow tester.

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position is not eligible for remote work.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County. An additional 10% assignment pay is included.
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 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 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.
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 #12725 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Amanda Strebeck
Email: [email protected]
Location: • Seattle, WA
Application Method: Apply online
Base Pay: $68,558.00 - $79,432.00 Annually

Posted on November 08, 2023

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