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Facilities Maintenance Mechanic - Facilities Management Job Post

Posted: 3/10/2020

Facilities Maintenance Mechanic

Type: full time
Role: Maintenance and Cleaning
Location: WA

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/piercetransit/jobs/2631960/facilities-maintenance-mechanic?pa

$29.18 - $34.40 Hourly

Application screening will take place weekly and will begin on Tuesday March 17, 2020.

Pierce Transit is an independent municipal organization dedicated to fulfilling the mission of improving people`s quality of life by providing safe, reliable, innovative, and useful transportation services that are locally based and regionally connected.

We are currently recruiting for a skilled Maintenance Mechanic to join the Facilities Maintenance Department in Lakewood, WA.

Are you a seasoned facilities maintenance mechanic with a strong mechanical aptitude? Have you worked in a commercial or industrial environment troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining hydraulic hoists, electrical systems, plumbing, HVAC, compressors, and other related building equipment and systems? Are you the go-to person when equipment needs to be adjusted, repaired or replaced? When you walk through a building is your eye drawn toward anything that isn`t quite right? If you answered yes to one or more of these questions or you know someone who would, please keep reading.

The ideal candidate will be a seasoned mechanic with demonstrated knowledge in a broad range of industrial/commercial maintenance functions. This person will have a recent job history that includes proven success as a ``jack of all trades`` with some hands-on experience with electrical and HVAC systems, Programmable Logic Controls (PLC), and routine and basic maintenance. We are looking for a professional with a ``can-do`` attitude and the skills needed to address a variety of maintenance needs across the organization.

The Facilities Maintenance Department has earned a reputation for excellence as a result of the high standards they adhere to and we are looking for a professional who is up to the challenge. Some of this work will include:

Preventative maintenance on commercial transit building components, systems and equipment such as HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire protection, bus shelter, fueling and bus wash systems and other related duties as assigned.

Responsibility for safely performing any and all assigned/required repairs.

Using sound independent judgment to make decisions and take actions on the service, repair and maintenance of buildings, shelters and equipment as needed and as aligned with assigned duties.

Ensuring that work standards are sufficient to meet and/or exceed quality expectations during inspections that occur during progress and/or upon completion and will be in full compliance with requirements.

Important note: This position may be assigned to work any shift.


The following functions are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Performs required activities in a safe manner as it relates to the repair and maintenance of buildings, shelters, stops and related equipment in all areas of the division`s responsibility.

Inspects, tests, and repairs shop equipment such as lathes, hydraulic hoists, grinders, presses, vises, drill presses, battery chargers, hose reels, vehicle lifts, vehicle cleaning system, steam cleaners, parts cleaners, fire doors, roll doors and telescoping shop doors.

Diagnoses malfunctions; inspects, tests, adjusts, repairs and replaces complete or integral parts of all building equipment or systems.

Maintain preventive maintenance schedules as recommended by department and/or equipment manufacturers.

Estimates projects for time, labor requirements and material. Develops cost estimates and makes bills for material.

Recommends and assists in the selection and purchase of necessary equipment and supplies needed to perform the assigned duties.

Troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains fuel and petroleum dispensing systems including leak detection equipment.

Inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) compressors, piping, controls, storage vessels and dispensers.

Diagnoses malfunctions and repairs heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Installs and repairs electrical wiring, lights, circuit breakers, switches and controls. Runs conduit, pulls and hooks up wire per national electrical code.

Troubleshoots and repairs programmable logic controls to include sensors, modules and actuators. Reads and interprets programming and makes adjustments to programming.

Cuts, threads and joins pipe and makes plumbing repairs and installations.

Welds and fabricates steel and aluminum signs, brackets, guards or components using oxy/acetylene, wire feed or MIG/TIG equipment.

Performs carpentry; installs floor coverings; repairs and replaces windows, and doors including hardware.

Builds forms; pours, finishes, or repairs concrete and masonry areas.

Performs roof repairs as needed.

Provides on the job instruction to apprentice maintenance mechanics.

Enters and maintains information regarding materials used and time spent on repair of various pieces of equipment and facilities through a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) software.

Maintains a professional level of conduct, communications and customer service with other staff, external customers, vendors and subcontractors.

Demonstrates regular and predictable attendance.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

Four (4) years of recent facilities or commercial building maintenance experience.

Must possess a valid Washington State driver`s license with an acceptable driving record at the time of hire and throughout employment in this position.

Special Requirements:

Must possess a complete set of facility maintenance hand tools.

Must be able to work a variety of shifts and be available to work overtime and respond to emergencies as needed.


Graduation from a State approved apprenticeship program or trade school

Washington State non-residential maintenance electrician license

Experience with programmable logic controls, familiarity using personal computers and software packages.

Additional Compensation:

Upon successful completion of probation, certification pay is available for Maintenance Mechanics who obtain and retain technical skills through an Employer pre-approved certification program or obtain Employer approved professional and technical licenses. Shift differential pay is available for Maintenance Mechanics who work during the hours of 2:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m.- 6:00 a.m. Eligible Maintenance Mechanics will receive a tool allowance each calendar year.


Application Instructions

To be considered for this vacancy, you must apply online via https://www.piercetransit.org/careers/.

The online application must include a chronological work and/or education history covering a ten-year period.

At least 3 professional references should be included with names, professional titles, and current phone numbers and/or email addresses.

Special note:

Applicants who have applied for this position within the last six months are ineligible to re-apply at this time.

For questions regarding this recruitment or assistance with the application process, please contact Employee Services staff at 253-581-8095 or jobs@piercetransit.org.

If you are having technical difficulties creating, accessing or completing your application, please call NEOGOV toll-free at (855) 524-5627 or email support@neogov.com.


This position is represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU), Local #758.

Pierce Transit Is An Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

Pierce Transit has a strong commitment to the community we serve and our employees. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to have a workforce that reflects the community we serve. No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class.

Pierce Transit`s Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

Apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/piercetransit/jobs/2631960/facilities-maintenance-mechanic?pa

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