Washington State Maintenance Mechanic 1 - Yakima in Yakima, Washington


Maintenance Mechanic 1** Non-Permanent, Full-Time

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is dedicated to preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable recreational and commercial opportunities dependent on viable fish and wildlife populations. Each day, WDFW employees facilitate fishing, hunting and wildlife viewing opportunities for millions of residents and visitors. WDFW's employees–field and laboratory biologists, geneticists, research scientists, hatchery professionals, policy experts, fully commissioned law enforcement officers, land stewards, lab technicians, property acquisition specialists, customer service representatives and others work throughout the state. WDFW employees protect and restore critical habitat, strive to facilitate species recovery when necessary, and manage hundreds of fish and wildlife species. WDFW employees maintain nearly a million acres of public wildlife lands. They interpret, apply and enforce state and federal laws and collaborate with stakeholders to protect fish and wildlife resources. Find out more about us and the important work we are a part of at www.wdfw.wa.gov.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is recruiting to fill two (2) full time non-permanent Maintenance Mechanic 1 position within the Capital Asset Management Program. The duty station for this position is located in Yakima, Washington, Yakima County. The position is expected to go through May 14, 2017.

The Capital and Asset Management Programs mission is to serve the Department's programs by delivering technical and professional services that create and maintain the assets under the Departments care. Performance of the job duties and responsibilities result in assisting the customer programs in their efforts to accomplish the Departments goals.


Under direct supervision, the incumbent in this position will perform semi-skilled and sub-journey level work in the maintenance, repair, remodeling, alterations and construction of buildings, grounds, facilities and equipment. This position works in a developing capacity with increasing responsibility for performing a wide range of maintenance mechanic assignments.

*Carpentry and Masonry *Fabrication and Plumbing *Equipment Operation *Physical labor on construction and maintenance projects


Required Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Two (2) years of experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or mechanical repair.
  • Valid Washington State driver's license and an acceptable driving record Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of accepted practices, processes, materials, and tools of the maintenance trades. Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the building maintenance trades. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repairs, etc. Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), general. Knowledge of materials and technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic),construction. Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc. Forklift Operation Certification. Current First Aid & CPR Certification. Ability to maintain records regarding material, equipment, and repairs. Ability to work from sketches, drawings, and blueprints. Ability to perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Ability to maintain and use tools and equipment to include the use of measuring instruments. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. Ability to use personal computers and Microsoft Office. Good verbal communications and the ability to write well. Reliable and punctual work attendance Supplemental Information

Working Conditions

This position will require up to 80% travel throughout the entire state but predominantly eastern Washington. The agency provides transportation, lodging and per diem. Possibility of overtime is very likely. Typical hours are 4-10's, typically Monday through Thursday.

The successful candidate must be willing and able to:

Walk, bend, squat, twist, stoop, and reach arms over head often on uneven terrain while at times carrying or operating tools. Push, pull, or lift up to 50 pounds. Work in all weather conditions, including extreme heat or show and sometimes over difficult terrain and surfaces. Stand and work in water up to waist deep. Use power tools and equipment such as: hand tools, chain saws, drills, grinders, welders, oxy-acetylene torch, pumps, cranes, manual/portable chain hoists, and/or forklifts. Drive pickups, light trucks, and pull trailers.

Union Notice This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the State of Washington, Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE), which contains a "union security" provision. This means that, as a condition of employment, you must either join the union and pay union dues, or pay the union a representational or other fee within 30 days of the date you are put into pay status.

How to Apply To apply, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov including a chronological employment history and attach only the following to your profile before applying for this position:

  • A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications of this position
  • A current resume, chronological preferred
  • Three professional references A letter of interest describing how you meet the qualifications of this position Note: Failure to follow the above application instructions will lead to disqualification. E-mailed documents will not be accepted in lieu of attaching your documents to the online profile.

Upon submission of your online application, you will immediately receive a confirming e-mail. You will then be notified via e-mail of your status during the process. In addition to the e-mail notifications, you can check the status of your application at any time by visiting your online profile at www.careers.wa.gov. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we ask your understanding and encourage you to use the online process and avoid calling for information.

Please note that initial screening will be solely based on the completeness of application materials submitted and the contents and completeness of the "work experience" section of your application in NeoGov. A resume will not substitute for the "work experience" section of the application. The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questions. Responses not supported in your application may disqualify you from consideration for employment in this position. All information will be verified and documentation may be required.

The Department of Fish and Wildlife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to create a working environment that includes and respects cultural, racial, ethnic, sexual orientation and gender identity diversity. 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 needing accommodation in the application process or this announcement in an alternative format may call (360) 902-2276 or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at (800) 833-6388.

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Job Number: 2016-10482

Department: Dept. of Fish and Wildlife

Closing: 10/27/2016 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

Address: View Job Posting for Agency Information View Job Posting for Location, Washington, 98504.

Website: http://www.careers.wa.gov

Salary: $3,369.00 - $3,907.00 Monthly

Location: Yakima County – Yakima, WA