Washington State Maintenance Mechanic 2 Orting Non-Permanent B764 in Orting, Washington


The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs is pleased to announce the recruitment for a Maintenance Mechanic 2 at our Washington Soldiers Home (WSH). This job is located at the Washington Soldiers Home, located in Orting, near Puyallup.

_This is a non-permanent position in accordance with WAC 357-19-370 _ and is anticipated to have an end date of December 1, 2018.

The Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is comprised of more than 800 dedicated staff who strives to fulfill WDVA's mission of "Serving Those Who Served." To achieve this mission, WDVA provides critical services to veterans and their families, both in the community and among four veterans' homes within the State of Washington. WDVA is a national leader in the quality of and advocacy for veterans claims submitted to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, reaching out to Washington's more than 600,000 veterans.

WDVA operates four veterans' homes in Port Orchard, Orting, Spokane, and Walla Walla providing Medicare and Medicaid nursing care for honorably discharged veterans, to include, in some instances, their spouses, widows or gold star parents.

For more information, visit our website at www.dva.wa.gov.

Some of what you will be doing: This is the journey, working or occupational level of the series. Positions at this level perform a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction of buildings, grounds, machinery, mechanical facilities and equipment, and hospital facilities, systems and equipment.

Key Responsibilities: Performs preventative maintenance such as oil change, lubrication, fix flats, repair lights, replace fan belts, etc., on shop equipment, vehicles and construction equipment.

Monitor safety, fire protection and environmental control equipment to ensure the building systems and equipment are operating in a satisfactory condition.

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all types of mechanical equipment such as electrical drive motors, laundry, kitchen, hospital, laboratory and air-conditioning equipment.

Operates hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment; performs welding and metal fabrication; fabricates materials and equipment.

Remodels and constructs facilities in accordance with project requirements; assists in the preparation of engineering data under the direction of an engineer.

Demonstrates strong plumbing skills.

Required Qualifications: Two years of experience as a maintenance mechanic with demonstrated abilities in mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, welding, machining, controls, carpentry and plumbing skill sets.

Must be able to troubleshoot and repair within each of the fore mentioned areas.

Preferred Qualifications: Ability to read commercial blueprints and apply building codes through the full range of commercial and industrial maintenance and construction work.

Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 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.

Must comply with health screening requirements by undergoing a tuberculosis skin test.

Application process: The top candidates will be contacted directly to interview for this position. Because the selection will be based on information provided by you, it is in your best interest to identify the knowledge, skills and abilities that address the mandatory and desirable qualifications described below.

Applications submitted will contain the following:

  1. A letter of interest describing specific qualifications.
  2. A current resume detailing applicable experience, education and current salary.
  3. A list of at least three professional references with current telephone numbers.

NOTE: Applicants wishing to claim Veterans Preference should attach a copy of their DD-214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22, or signed verification of service letter from the United States Department of Veterans Affairs to their application. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers. For further information please contact us at:_recruiters@dva.wa.gov

The State of Washington is an equal opportunity employer. Persons with a disability who need assistance in the application process or testing process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 725-2183 or toll free (800) 562-0132 and select option 5. For questions about this recruitment, call (360)725 -2183. TTY users should first call 711 to access the Washington Relay Service._

Salary: $3,871.00 - $4,378.00 Monthly

Location: Pierce County – Orting, WA

Job Type: Full Time - Non-Permanent

Department: Dept. of Veterans Affairs

Job Number: 2018-06862

Closing: 7/20/2018 11:59 PM Pacific

Agency: State of Washington

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

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