Salary: $4,602.00 – $5,341.00 Monthly
Location: Thurston County – Lacey, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Closing Date: 8/31/2023 11:59 PM Pacific


The Capital and Asset Management Program mission is to serve the Department by delivering technical and professional engineering, construction, and maintenance to sustain facilities, infrastructure and ecosystems under the Department’s care. This position supports a team of construction professionals who specialize in the construction and installation of critical hatchery production components, such as water distribution systems, chiller systems, fish collection and debris deflection gates, fish crowders and tote tilts, as well as the electrical components that energize them.  The activities this position performs support the agency’s mission by ensuring the success of fish production from incubation to release, providing for recreational and commercial fishing opportunities.

Picture yourself providing skilled or journey level experience in the operation of heavy equipment, while broadening specific construction knowledge/skills of hatchery operations and production.

With your experience, you will install water towers, formalin systems, fish rearing ponds and domestic water systems.

Our Maintenance Mechanic,

  • Operates heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner.
  • Operates construction and earth moving equipment.
  • Repairs or alters buildings, sheds, concrete forms and other structures from plans, sketches, or instructions; may construct new facilities from blueprints and specifications.
  • Repairs floors, walls, ceilings, windows, doors, stairs, and roofs.
  • Installs and adjusts doors, installs and repairs locks, weather stripping, insulation, gutters and down spouts.
  • Pours and finishes concrete slabs, foundations, walkways, and general pads.
  • Installs, maintains, and repairs of valves, control gates and various types of supply pipe such as PVC, HDPE, steel, and ductile iron.
  • Performs inspections of water mains, fixtures, and valves to determine need for maintenance and repair.
  • Disassembles valves, replaces worn parts, reassembles, and tests.


  • Work Setting, including hazards:
    1. Duties are performed in a fabrication shop and on occasion at construction sites in the Hatcheries and Wildlife areas. 
    2. Hazards include working on rough terrain, riverbanks, slippery slopes, and other surfaces, confined and difficult to reach spaces, and in all types of weather conditions, including extreme heat, rain, or snow.  
    3. Bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, pushing, pulling, and lifting of 50 pounds repetitively when loading and unloading trucks or moving materials around project site.  
    4. Some tasks will involve sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Schedule:
    1. Work 6:00 am-4:30 pm, Monday-Thursday.
    2. Work overtime as needed/requested. This may include overnight stays and evening and weekend work.
  • Travel Requirements:
    1. Travel required 70-90% depending on season.
  • Tools and Equipment:
    1. Basic hand tools, power tools such as drills, roto hammers, cut off saws, circular saws, hydraulic punch, metal band saws, welders, cutting torch, plasma cutter, chainsaws, and/or powered motors, automotive equipment and trailers.
  • Customer Interactions:
    1. Frequent interactions varying between Federal, Local, Inter-Agency, and Intra-Agency customers and vendors.


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


  • Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record.
  • Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) endorsement with current Medical Examiner’s Certificate. 

Knowledge of:

  • Common methods, practices and materials used in constructing and repairing buildings.
  • Rules of safe operation of equipment; state motor vehicle laws; materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment; rules governing operation of state vehicles; methods, tools, and materials used in servicing and maintaining heavy equipment. 

Ability to:

  • Follow State and Agency policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Use and care for hand and power tools with reasonable degree of skill, work safely, perform work from oral and written instructions without direct supervision and perform heavy manual tasks.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches and verbal instruction and order parts, materials, and equipment.
  • Operate heavy construction equipment in safe and skillful manner; make adjustments and repairs to equipment; follow oral and written instructions; keep simple records; work to grade. 


  • Tanker Endorsement.
  • Boom Truck Certification.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR Certification.
  • Forklift Training.
  • Three (3) years of experience welding.


WDFW requires all employees to be fully vaccinated with the COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment.  You will be required to provide proof of vaccination as part of the hiring process. Please do not upload your vaccination documentation with your application materials – your vaccination status will be verified by your supervisor before you will be allowed to work. Exemptions may be granted for religious or medical purposes.

How to apply

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

  • Three professional references. 

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