Washington State Department of Transportation
The recruiting efforts for this position may be extended beyond the displayed closing date for as long and until a sufficient candidate pool has been established. However, the first review of applications will be conducted on May 24th. The Appointing Authority reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time thereafter. It is to your benefit to submit your application as soon as possible.
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.
WSDOT is currently seeking a Fuel Storage and Dispensing Technician Lead in the Transportation Equipment Facilities (TEF) Shop. This position maintains motor vehicle refueling stations, generators, water pumps and material laboratory trailers along with their associated equipment including tank monitoring and fuel issuing equipment and transfer switches. They also maintain, repair and rebuild electrical generator sets and water pumping units used to provide critical infrastructure support. Supporting the Olympia fuel desk, they give advice and receive instruction and recommendations from State Fuel System Specialist. This position must be able to answer emergency calls seven days a week, and communicate well both verbally and in writing during all types of situations. In this critical role you will help to ensure fuel is available for multiple agencies that serve the community in times of crisis.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Equipment Technician Lead will:Troubleshoot, repair and maintain 23 fuel sites and generator fuel tanks from 20-12,000 gallon capacity
Program, troubleshoot, and maintain fuel site and generator computers, remote monitoring and communication equipment
Monitor and maintain fuel quality and cleanliness (using fuel cleaning trailer) to keep fuel within industry standards
Perform maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs on electrical vehicle charging stations
Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair fuel dispensing systems powered by internal combustion and electric motors
Install major sub-systems for fuel issue reporting and tank monitoring used to control fuel sites
Troubleshoot, repair and maintain (confidence/load test) generators from 5KW to 900KW (single and parallel) up to and including 480 Volts A.C along with ancillary equipment such as transfer switches, battery chargers and block heaters
Maintain preventative maintenance records and review reports from outlying yards to evaluate operational readiness
Perform acceptance inspections of new generator systems; troubleshoot, repair, maintain and performs operational testing on de-watering pumps up to 120 hp.
Inspect, diagnose and makes major and minor repairs, and performs preventative maintenance on material testing trailers to include flooring, wall covering (dry wall, paneling), ceiling roofing systems, electrical (120/240 volt), HVAC systems and water/plumbing systems, braking systems, and low voltage wiring/lighting systems
This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Equipment Technician field, and achieve the goal class of an Equipment Technician Lead. Candidates will be considered an Equipment Technician 3 or Equipment Technician Lead, depending on qualifications.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High school diploma or possession of GED equivalent
Ability to coordinate workflow, communicate with end users, vendors, employees, superintendents, supervisors, and the general motoring public
Ability to perform physical labor including climb ladders, operate tools, walk, lift or transport up to 75lbs, and work on equipment while wearing proper PPE
Ability to work safely in hazardous conditions and in all weather conditions
Basic computer skills
Valid CDL Class A, with endorsement N, without air brake restrictions or ability to receive this license withing six (6) months of employment. WSDOT will provide CDL training for the selected candidate.
Licenses/certifications required are within 12 – 18 months of employment:ICC UST (underground storage tank installation and repair)
ICC AST (aboveground storage tank installation and repair)
ICC PSCAA (vapor recovery installation and repair
PSCAA vapor recovery testing
Veeder Root UST Monitoring Systems Installation and Repair Levels 1, 2, 3, and 4
Washington State Class A/B Operator certificate
Important Notes WSDOT reserves the right to use this announcement to fill multiple vacancies.
This position requires travel throughout the NWR. Travel will be conducted during work hours and a vehicle will be assigned to selected candidate.
The schedule for this position will be four, ten hour days during the weekdays, either Monday – Thursday or Tuesday – Friday.
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.
The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved premium pay for workers in King County and assignment pay.
The salary range for the Equipment Technician 3 and Equipment Technician Lead is as follows:Equipment Technician 3: $60,826-$70,878
Equipment Technician Lead: $65,110-$75,817
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 www.uscis.gov
Why WSDOT 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 11 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.
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. 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
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Eric Saniatan, at SaniatE@wsdot.wa.gov. Please be sure to reference 21DOT-NWR-10793 in the subject line.
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