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Equipment Technician Supervisor

By November 18, 2021

WA State Department of Transportation

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 experienced and innovative Equipment Technician Supervisor for the Eastern Region (ER) Area 1 Transportation Equipment Fund (TEF) department, in Spokane, WA. In this role, you will manage, direct, and coordinate equipment technicians performing the repair, preventative maintenance, and parts procurement of the regional and statewide equipment. This position is also responsible for maintaining and repairing the Areas fuel site and fuel systems. The position is the key component in ensuring the safety of the public as well as WSDOT employees, while maintaining the integrity of the TEF facilities and infrastructure associated with equipment maintenance.

What to Expect
This position requires the availability to respond to non-scheduled call-out emergency situations in all weather conditions; 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Equipment Technician Supervisor will:

Direct and lead technicians with respects to all scheduling and operations of TEF staff.
Oversee field shops whose activities include receiving and inspecting vehicles as they enter the shop, checking with operators and examining maintenance records.
Provide training and mentoring.
Prepare reports utilizing computer programs (i.e. FEMS, FIRS, MS Applications) indicating cost per job, preventative maintenance (PM) performance reports, flagged equipment status, equipment repair estimates, and accident repair estimates.
Track equipment budget utilizing established and created spreadsheets; monitor program-wide operating or capital expenditures.
Perform quarterly safety inspections of the Area 1 shops and conduct inspections of accidents: capture data in computerized system.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High school diploma, GED or equivalent.
Three (3) years of experience as a journey-level mechanic maintaining and repairing heavy-duty equipment, power generators, pumps, agricultural equipment, or specialized marine equipment; OR journey-level standing as a heavy equipment mechanic, demonstrated by completion of a recognized apprenticeship; OR journey-level standing recognized by a labor union.
Experience using M5 Fleet Equipment Management software or equivalent Maintenance Management Systems.
Experience operating shop equipment such as welder, drill press, grinder, hoist, air tools, power tools, forklift, hand tools and/or computerized diagnostic equipment.
Skills to communicate effectively to multiple audience, both orally and in writing.
Experience providing outstanding customer service.
Experience adhering to safety policies and diligence in performing work in a safe manner.
Strong organizational skills, with experience in working independently, meeting deadlines, and setting priorities for multiple tasks.
The ability to wear PPE appropriate to position.
Must be able to report in service to assigned duty station within 60 minutes of an after-hours call.
A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A, with “N” and Air Brake endorsements, no automatic transmission restriction and DOT Medical Certification.

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Journey-level standing through the completion of an accredited automotive or equipment industry apprenticeship.
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications (Automotive and/or Heavy truck).
An Associates of Applied Science (AA) degree or higher in automotive or heavy equipment technology or other equivalent accredited education in a similar or related field of study.
Professional/trade school certificates pertaining to light or heavy automotive, heavy equipment, or fleet management.
Experience leading and/or supervising crews, providing clear direction, and making good decision in stressful conditions.

Important Notes 
This position may 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.
By issuance of proclamation, the Governor of Washington State mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. This is a condition of employment with WSDOT. 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.

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 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
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 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.

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. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, as well as 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 www.uscis.gov

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Robyn Lovely at LovelyR@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-ER-60376 in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to lovelyr@wsdot.wa.gov

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