Maintenance Mechanic 2 - Permanent - *05757-24

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife

Yakima, Washington

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details $4,602.00 - $5,341.00 Monthly
Deadline Jul 04, 2024


Capital Asset Management Program – Yakima Construction Shop
Yakima, Washington – Yakima County

Please Note: this position requires a valid Washington Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate at the time of application.

This recruitment has been re-opened and will be posted until July 4, 2024.  If you applied previously your application is still under consideration and you do not need to re-apply.  Application review is ongoing, submit your application materials as soon as possible. This continuous recruitment may be closed at any time.

This is an opportunity to work on all phases of shop fabrication of metal products through fish screen construction and repair, miscellaneous metal works and new site construction.

You will also operate hydraulic boom trucks for the removal and installation of fish screens, existing gantries, trash racks and needs of specific screen sites.

Picture yourself,

Participating in all phases of shop fabrication, field installations, site excavations and road and access site maintenance.

With your experience, 

Perform dam maintenance and inspections on state owned dams according to the Department of Ecology (DOE) Dam Safety Guidelines.

We are seeking a candidate, 

Who models WDFW values: Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).


Here is what you will be doing,

Welding/Fabrication and Equipment Operation:

  • Operate a variety of shop fabrication equipment such as oxyacetylene and arc welders, hand or electric pipe threaders, grinding wheels, buffers and drill presses.
  • Cut, weld, braze and solder metal parts in the repair and replacement of parts for mechanical equipment, or in repair, replacement, or installation.
  • Interpret blueprints, drawings and specifications and use of Laser level to determine grades and elevations of cuts and fills.
  • Operate heavy trucks/trailers and equipment in earthmoving projects statewide. 
  • Operate the following or equivalent machinery: John Deere 30 to 100 H.P. bulldozer, John Deere excavator 135-335, backhoe up to 76 H.P., 10–12-yard dump truck, John Deere roller/compactor SD 45D-SD 100D and John Deere 450 JLT-650 JLPG road grader. 
  • Operate heavy truck/flatbed trailer combination to transport 30,000 LB. construction and road working/maintenance equipment statewide.

Dam/Dike, and Fish Screen Maintenance: 

  • Perform maintenance on screen structures.
  • Dam and dike maintenance and inspections on State owned dams per Department of Ecology Dam Safety Guidelines.

Project Lead:

  • Direct, coordinate and lead crew in the installation of fish screens, boat docks, associated components, and miscellaneous metal works. 


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    • Duties are performed at construction sites on agency owned and co-managed areas. 
    • Will work on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces, confined and difficult to reach spaces, and work and drive in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow. 
    • Bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, and lifting 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around the project site. 
    • Must be able to negotiate water in emergency situations. 
    • Some tasks will involve being at a desk and working on a computer. May include working under fluorescent light, repetitively entering data into computer, and looking at a computer monitor for long periods of time.
  • Schedule:
    • Typically, Monday – Thursday, 6:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.
    • Occasional 8-day work weeks including weekends, overtime as needed.
  • Travel Requirements:
    • Will include travel out of town with multiple overnight stays in hotels throughout Washington State is required during the Spring, Summer, and Fall construction seasons. This could be as much as 50-70% of the time.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    • Power tools and equipment such as hand tools, chain saws, drills, grinders, welders, oxy-acetylene torch, pumps, cranes, manual/portable chain hoists, backhoe and excavator.
  • Customer Interactions:
    • Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.



  • Four (4) years of experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work OR completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic or welding trade.


  • Two (2) years of experience operating heavy equipment such as excavators, backhoe, and dump truck.
    • This experience can be concurrent with the required experience noted above. 


  • Valid Driver’s License.
  • Valid Washington Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate.

Skill/Ability to: 

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, sketches and verbal instruction and order parts, materials and equipment.
  • Basic computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Skillfully operate laser levels to establish benchmarks and shoot elevation.


In addition to those required qualifications, our ideal applicant will also have some or all of the following: 

Job Knowledge: 

  • Accepted practices, processes, materials, and tools of the welding trades.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the welding trades.
  • Equipment assembly, installation, and repairs.

Ability to: 

  • Maintain records regarding material, equipment, and repairs.
  • Work from sketches, drawings, and blueprints.
  • Perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Maintain and use tools and equipment to include the use of measuring instruments.
  • Use power tools and equipment such as hand tools, chain saws, drills, grinders, welders, oxy-acetylene torch, pumps, cranes, manual/portable chain hoists.
  • Interpret instructions and specifications. 
  • Use personal computers and Microsoft Office.


  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification.


Please note: Failure to follow the instructions below may lead to disqualification.

Experience and education selected, listed, and detailed in the Supplemental Questions must be verifiable in the application.

In order to successfully apply for this position, you MUST complete your profile at www.careers.wa.gov and attach the following to your profile before completing the online application:

  • A cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications of this position (Generic cover letter will not be accepted).
  • A current resume. 
  • Three professional references. 


All new employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification Form (I-9 Form) on their first day of work. If hired for this or any position at WDFW, you will be required to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the United States. For a list of acceptable documents, please use the following link:  https://www.uscis.gov/i-9-central/form-i-9-acceptable-documents


Learn about our agency and the perks of working for WDFW!

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has some of the most talented people in the natural resource field.  We celebrate and value diversity, appreciating that a workforce composed of those from different backgrounds and experiences creates an inclusive environment, strengthens positive relationships with the local community, and brings new perspectives and approaches to fulfilling the agency’s mission. We value demonstrated skill in living WDFW values of Accountability, Service, Professionalism, Integrity, Respect, and Empathy (ASPIRE).

WDFW employees may be eligible for the following: Benefits

Medical/Dental/Vision for employee & dependent(s), Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), Vacation, Sick, and other Leave types. 

Eleven (11) Paid Holidays per year and one (1) personal holiday if the employee is scheduled to be, or has been, continuously employed by the State of Washington for at least four (4) months. 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness, Tuition Waiver, Long Term Disability & Life Insurance, Deferred Compensation Programs, Dependent Care Assistance Program (DCAP), Flexible Spending Arrangement (FSA),  and an Employee Assistance Program.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Employer


To take advantage of veteran preference, please do the following:

  • Email a copy of your DD214 (Member 4 copy), NGB 22 or USDVA signed verification of service letter to Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and Vet (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – Veteran)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.


To take advantage of military spouse preference, please do the following:

  • Notify us of your military spouse status by email at Elizabeth.Bullard@dfw.wa.gov.  
  • Subject line must include recruitment number, position, and MS (for example: #10155 Biologist 1 – MS)
  • Include your name as it appears on your application in careers.wa.gov.

Note: Please blackout any PII (personally identifiable information) data such as social security numbers. 

As part of WDFW’s efforts to advance respectful and inclusive work environments, the Agency expects inclusivity as part of our professional interactions and communications.  Therefore, we want to ensure that all individuals feel welcome, are treated fairly and respectfully.  All staff are empowered to fully contribute to serving their work unit, Agency, and the citizens of Washington.

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 please contact Jayme Chase by phone 360-902-2278 or email Jayme.Chase@dfw.wa.gov , or the Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) at 800-833-6388.

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