The Maintenance office in Kent, WA is looking for someone to take on the Lead Technician responsibilities who will provide direction and support to safely coordinate work activities for their team. This experienced technician leads by example and has a personal commitment to safety while working actively with the crew to perform required maintenance, often in close proximity to high volume, high speed traffic. The Maintenance Lead Technician acts as the working foreman in support of the NPEDS (National Pollution Discharge Environmental Standards) crew. Along with the proven ability to fill in as the supervisor during the supervisor's absence, we need someone to take ownership and use experience with technology for completing daily reports of events that occur.
Due to the nature of this work, the Maintenance Lead Technician must also be able to perform hard physical labor such as moving and transporting heavy objects, negotiating rough and steep terrain, working in confined spaces, operating heavy equipment, and working in extreme weather conditions to perform snow and ice removal functions during winter months. Maintenance activities include pothole repair, vegetation control, guardrail repair, roadside residual program, inventory control and all ESA issues. This position has a schedule of Tuesday Friday from 6:00am 4:30pm.; and will be subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway.
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This position will perform the following work:
Patrol and inspect assigned highway and perform a variety of maintenance tasks to help keep roads usable and safe for the traveling public.
Operate trucks to 58,000 GVW equipped with snow plow and sanding equipment and other related highway maintenance equipment.
Lead, supervise, and train assigned employees in safe and efficient highway maintenance operations.
Maintain roadways and drainage systems, clean and maintain culverts, sweep roadway shoulders.
Interact with the traveling public in a professional and positive manner.
Design and set up traffic control for road and bridge closures following departmental and MUTCD standards.
Plan, layout, and establish and perform traffic control functions.
Other duties as assigned.
An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) without endorsement K (airbrakes restriction).
High school graduate or equivalent.
Plans Reading Certification.
Washington State Flaggers card.
Washington State Pesticide Applicator's License or be able to obtain one within 6 months of hire.
Be able to demonstrate two (2) years' experience in highway or roadway maintenance, logging or a related field; preference will be given to applicants whose leadership experience is in highway or roadway maintenance.
Ability to serve as the acting supervisor in the supervisor's absence.
Experience operating a WSP high band and WSDOT 800 MHz radio.
Ability to respond to emergency call outs, work different and/or extended shifts on short notice (days, nights and weekends), and perform standby duty on a rotational basis.
Ability to lift and transport up to 50 lbs.
Possess intermediate computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite programs including Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.
Working experience working with a tablet computer.
Ability to effectively communicate with diverse groups utilizing oral, written, and electronic communication methods.
How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Please select the large apply button at the top of this announcement, you may need to set up an account profile. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions, as part of the supplemental questions you will need to provide your resume. Your letter of interest should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.
Condition of Employment:
The Department of Transportation is committed to an alcohol and drug free workplace. These positions are subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Highway Administration. For more information, please go to: DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
For inquiries about this position, please contact Cody Buchanan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference recruitment number 18DOT-NWR-10704.
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 https://www.uscis.gov/.
State Of Washington