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 has an opportunity for a skilled Transportation System Technician with a strong background in electronics, fiber optics and fire controls systems to work on the innovative SR-99 Tunnel in the heart of Seattle. Working as part of a team, the Technician will perform sophisticated maintenance, repair and testing of complex electronics, fiber optic and fire control systems for the SR 99 Tunnel. As such we are looking for an individual that is technically focused, innovative, and enjoys new challenges.
What to Expect
This position performs maintenance, repairs and testing of systems and equipment in the SR 99 Tunnel, therefor this position will require working in confined spaces above and below ground, climb stairs and ladders, and work at heights of above 25 feet.
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Technician will:
- Install, repair, maintain and respond to malfunctioning ITS and electronic equipment.
- Maintain, troubleshoot, installs and repairs panel wiring, power supplies, building and roadway fire systems controls, HVAC systems, security systems, photo eyes, emergency telephone systems, fire extinguishers, carbon monoxide monitors, circuit boards, video monitors and recorders, and fiber optic and network devices.
- Ensure the operational readiness of the SR 99 Tunnel by assisting with planning work activities.
- Maintain spare part and tool inventory to ensure availability.
- Use electronic devices to draft correspondence, research information, and manage job assignments.
- Operate various gas, propane, and electrical support equipment such as man lifts, forklifts, bucket trucks, and electric carts.
- Occasionally operate motor vehicle and CDL equipment to perform work, including traffic control and snow & ice operations.
To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
- High School Graduation or GED
- Current Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class B or the ability to obtain one within six (6) months of employment. WSDOT will provide in house CDL training for the selected candidate.
It is desired that qualified candidates also have:
- At least two years’ experience performing maintenance and troubleshooting of electronics and/or integrated control systems related to any of the following: building fire control systems, security systems, environmental control systems such as HVAC or carbon monoxide monitoring, PLC’s surveillance cameras or IT network computer systems.
- Completed courses in an accredited school with a focus in electronics, fire life safety and PLC maintenance
- Experience with Simplex fire control systems.
- The salary listed for this position includes a legislative approved 5% premium for workers in King County.
- This position is subject to the drug and alcohol testing requirements of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMSCA). For more information, please go to DOT Drug & Alcohol Testing.
- Work-Life Balance – We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individuals’ lifestyle.
- Paid Leave – In addition to 10 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
- Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
- Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.