Maintenance Mechanic 3


WA State Department of Transportation

Please note that the current salary range does not reflect the Legislative approved general wage increase, effective July 1, 2019.

The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is seeking a skilled individual to fill a Maintenance Mechanic 3 vacancy located in Lakewood, WA. The Maintenance Mechanic 3 will perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines, and is responsible for retaining the highway system and its facilities. This position will manage and perform routine maintenance of the Bay St. Storm Water Treatment Facility, and operate and analyze the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. In this role, you will also serve as a backup Maintenance Mechanic 3 to the Scatter Creek and Maytown Rest Areas primarily, as well as other rest areas as needed. Safety must be considered in every decision and activity affecting the highway facilities, the successful candidate will have public safety and the safety of fellow employees as a top priority.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

This position will perform the following work:

  • Install, maintain, and repair pipes, plumbing, valves, drains, basins, faucets, and lavatories.
  • Implement contingency plans for the facilities and systems during emergency closures, failures, and miscellaneous building equipment.
  • Assist in procurement, purchases, inventory, and repairs of equipment and supplies for the facilities.
  • Install and repair sewer and water lines such as: valves, water faucets, drinking fountains, toilets, urinals, and water pumps site.
  • Perform testing and repair of backflow assemblies, and the reporting of test results to water purveyors in Olympic Region.
  • Respond to service requests and secures necessary assistance to take preventative and emergency action to control malfunctions.
  • Perform a variety of highway maintenance tasks to include: subgrade, shoulders, guardrail, and signpost installation and repair.
  • Perform traffic control to ensure the safety of the crew and traveling public.
  • Operate a variety of equipment such as: backhoe; front end loader; dump truck with 24,000 to 58,000 GVW.

An ideal candidate for this position is required to have:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Certification of journey-level skills in a skilled trade such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and/or machinist work, as attested by completion of a recognized apprenticeship (typically achieved through a two year program) or three (3) years of experience as a full-time helper to a journey worker in a skilled field such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work.
  • A valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A without air brake restriction with N endorsement or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
    Flagger Certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • First-Aid/CPR Certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months.
  • Washington State Pesticide Applicator’s License or ability to obtain within 12 months.
  • Must obtain Backflow Prevention Tester Certification within 12 months.
  • The ability to report to assigned duty station within 60 minutes of an after-hours call out.
  • The ability to perform all duties as assigned to any shift and be available to work various shifts, to include: nights, holidays, weekends, long hours, after hour calls, and standby.
  • The ability to safely move, place, and manipulate objects up to 50 lbs.
  • Basic computer skills to operate electronic equipment.

The most desirable candidate will also have:

  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician 2, or equivalent (i.e., repair of sewer systems, submersible pumps, and drainage systems).
  • Two (2) years’ experience as a Maintenance Technician 2, or equivalent (i.e., repair of roadway, shoulders, guardrail, and signs).
  • Experience in leading and directing staff.
  • Experience in performing journey-level and semi-skilled work.
  • Experience performing construction, maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, and/or machinery.
  • Knowledge of surrounding area.
  • Experience in winter snow and ice control operations.
  • Experience in traffic control per the Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) including planning, setting signs and flagging.

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please click here. If you have not done so previously, you will need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position. Applications that do not have a resume attached will not be considered.

Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Robyn Lovely at  Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-OR-30285.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities 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:

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