Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world’s longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world’s widest tunneling project.
WSDOT is currently seeking for multiple skilled maintenance professionals to join our bridge maintenance team to in Seattle. This position will apply journey level skills to perform maintenance, repair, and inspection of steel, wood, and concrete bridge structures within the Northwest Region. This team will safely utilize heavy equipment to ensure the safety of our bridges and the motoring public. By taking on this role, you are contributing to safety and reliability of bridges for the traveling public.
Working in the maintenance area will require responsible, safety-minded individuals to accomplish assigned tasks and may require operating trucks as well as other heavy equipment. These positions require a quick response time to job sites. Highway maintenance crews are ready 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Maintenance Specialist will:
- Applies journey level skills in the maintenance, inspection and repair of steel, concrete and timber bridge structures.
- Repair damaged steel structures through fabrication and replacement to steel bridge components, and the use of heat straightening techniques or member modification.
- Performs repairs to timber and concrete structures to include removal of damaged concrete, building forms and casting concrete to restore section to include but not limited to bridge rail, cast in place beams and precast post-tensioned girders.
- Knowledge in the application of proper rigging methods to ensure safe working environment.
- Assist in layout and set-up of traffic control, including setting up signage, manually flagging traffic, and operating attenuator/buffer truck.
- Responding to emergency’s and natural events such as earthquakes and flooding.
- Removal of snow and ice during winter season.
- Other duties as assigned.