Salary: $70,877.00 – $82,248.00 Annually
Location: King County – Renton, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Job Number: 23DOT-NWR-12573m
Closing: 4/30/2023 11:59 PM Pacific

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.

The Opportunity
WSDOT has an exciting opportunity for two experienced maintenance professionals who have distinct talents in bridge maintenance to serve as the Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead. We are looking for a Lead worker on night crew and one for the day crew. This position is responsible for scheduling and leading a crew of Bridge Maintenance Specialist in completing repairs to the bridge and tunnel structures throughout NWR. If you’re an experienced bridge maintenance professional that is motivated to help develop a crew and provide safe routes to the travelling public, we strongly encourage you to apply.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead will:

  • Lead worker for bridge crew completing deck and joint repairs on steel, concrete, timber bridges and other structures throughout the Northwest Region. 
  • Operate trucks to 80,000 GVW, bucket trucks, Ubits, cranes etc.    
  • Oversees and instructs crew members in the repair of bridge structures using techniques such as carpentry, welding, and concrete forming.
  • Ensures the safe and proper use of various types of power tools welding equipment, hydraulic gear and all other maintenance equipment. 
  • Adheres to the use of proper safety gear for self and all crew members.
  • Ability to use all appropriate protective equipment.
  • Interact with the traveling public in a professional and positive manner.
  • Ability to utilize knowledge of rigging for heavy loads and corresponding equipment.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:

  • High school diploma or GED. 
  • Two (2) years of experience in bridge maintenance with additional experience in a related trade such as fabrication, carpentry, electrician, concrete, millwright, or mechanic. 
  • Valid Driver’s license
  • Class A CDL, N endorsement and without air brake restriction

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:

  • Additional experience in bridge maintenance with additional experience in a related trade such as fabrication, carpentry, electrician, concrete, millwright, or mechanic.
  • Completion of Plans Reading course
  • Flagging certification

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible. 
In order to be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application: 

  • An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
  • An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
  • Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment. 

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Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Amanda Strebeck, at . Please be sure to reference Bridge Maintenance Specialist Lead #12573 in the subject line.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/ or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

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