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Equipment Technician 3 (Lake Sammamish) Mechanic 10078

at State of Washington

Posted: 11/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2596942

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Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission

AGENCY PROFILE                                                                                                       

State Parks is governed by a board of seven volunteer citizens appointed by the Governor. Commission members serve staggered six-year terms, setting public policy and guiding the agency. The Washington state park system includes more than 100 developed parks, recreation programs, trails, boating safety and winter recreation.

Our Mission
The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission cares for Washington's most treasured lands, waters and historic places. State parks connect all Washingtonians to their diverse natural and cultural heritage and provide memorable recreational and educational experiences that enhance their lives.

Our Vision
Washington's state parks will be cherished destinations with natural, cultural, recreational, artistic and interpretive experiences that all Washingtonians enjoy, appreciate and proudly support.


Washington State Parks employs more than 500 permanent staff and more than 350 seasonal and temporary staff throughout the state. The headquarters office is located in Tumwater, and region offices are located in Burlington, East Wenatchee and Tumwater.


This recruitment is for one full-time, permanent, Equipment Technician 3 (Mechanic) position with the Equipment Shops located in Issaquah, Washington.  Employees who have workstations located in King county receive a 5% premium pay in addition to the salary listed.

This posting will remain open until filled. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply before October 30th, 2019 when a first review of applicants will be completed. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position at any time after that date without notice.

For more information on Lake Sammamish State Park, click here!

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the manager listed in the "Supplemental Information" section of this publication.


The Equipment Technician 3 is responsible for the complete maintenance, inspection, and repair of Washington State Parks' fleet of vehicles and grounds equipment. 

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs journey-level inspection, troubleshoot, diagnose, service, and makes major and minor mechanical repairs on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance or heavy and/or industrial equipment and motorized farm equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance.
  • May order and maintain inventory of parts.
  • Meets with sales personnel and vendors to discuss equipment component requirements and product availability.
  • Perform price and availability comparisons, analyze data, and make recommendations to supervisor.
  • Inspect, diagnose and make needed repairs to cars, trucks, semi trucks, heavy equipment, mechanical equipment, power shovels, graders, backhoes, dozers, heavy trucks and accessories, snow blowers, loaders, rollers, sweepers, oil distributors, catch basin cleaners, and all other state-owned equipment used in park maintenance and operations.
  • Operate shop equipment: grinders, vacuum gauge, voltage and regulator tester, wheel balancer, drill press, wheel pullers, lathes, jacks, air tools, OBD diagnostic scanner, computerized diagnostic devices and software.
  • Inspect, diagnose and make repairs to industrial/commercial equipment such as: pumps, generators, farm implements, lawn and grounds equipment, including major engine overhauls, tune-ups, relining and adjusting brakes, wheel alignments, transmission and differential replacement and repair and electrical replacement and repair.
  • Layout work for many types of welding jobs.  Work from verbal requests, rough sketches, plans or blueprints.



  • Three (3) years of full-time journey-level experience diagnosing and complete rebuilding of all makes and models of gas-powered vehicles.
  •  Three (3) years of full-time journey-level experience diagnosing and complete rebuilding of all makes and models of on and off highway heavy equipment and diesel trucks and trailers.
  • A valid unrestricted (except for corrective lenses) driver's license.
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License may be required within the first 12 months of employment.

  • Successful completion of two-year automotive and diesel associate degree from accredited Technical school.
  • Two years of professional/journey-level experience fabricating and welding.

All Equipment Technicians are required to wear a uniform.  A complete and properly worn uniform helps establish your professional identity and promotes respect as a Washington State Parks employee.  All Equipment Technicians will receive 6 shirts within the first year (2 shirts per calendar year after the first year), 1 jacket every 3 years, 1 baseball cap every year, 1 safety vest every 3 years, a clothing stipend of $200 per year, and a $250 boot stipend every 2 years.  Uniform and boot stipends are intended to offset the cost of clothing worn in the workplace such as pants, boots, raingear, etc.

Supplemental Information


To ensure consideration, please complete the online job application and profile at Use reference number 10078 when searching for the job announcement.

You must attach or embed in your application the following:

  • Letter of Interest specifically addressing the qualifications listed in this announcement
  • Current resume
  • Three professional references

**All requested materials must be submitted. Incomplete or late application materials will not be accepted. Failure to follow application process may disqualify you from further consideration.**

The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the application questions. Answers will be verified and documentation may be required. Responses not supported in your application will disqualify you for consideration of employment from this recruitment.

NOTE:  Prior to a new hire, a background check, including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment, but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

This position is included in the non-supervisory bargaining unit represented by the Washington Federation of State Employees (WFSE).  For more information:

Diversity Policy Statement

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission is committed to creating an equitable, hospitable, appreciative, safe, and inclusive park environment – one that embraces the full spectrum of all community members' contributions. The Commission makes this commitment because:

  • Diversity strengthens the workforce in competence and ability;
  • Celebrating diversity appreciates and values individual differences;
  • Diversity serves an increasingly heterogeneous society;
  • Diversity helps ensure the relevance of a state park system, its mission, properties, and programs to the people of this state today and in the future; and
  • Diversity is crucial to our ability to serve all citizens.

The Commission encourages and supports staff efforts to reach out to people of all races, national origins, abilities, religions, sexual orientations, veteran status, ages, and genders who use the parks and who live in communities nearby parks. This outreach is to focus on engaging in partnerships that expand programs and services in a way that is meaningful and of value to all people. The Commission is dedicated to offering quality experiences to all visitors through a workforce and volunteer corps that reflects the diversity of Washington State.

The Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission 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 with disabilities, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam veterans and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons needing accommodation in the application process or this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the human resources office at (360) 902-8565. Applicants who are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service by dialing 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6388.

For information about this position, please contact John Nichols at or (425) 649-4278.