Salary: $5,947.32 Monthly
Location: Kitsap County – Other, WA
Job Type: Full Time – Permanent
Job Number: 23DOT-WSF-C0512r
Department: Dept. of Transportation
Division: Washington State Ferries
Opening Date: 05/01/2023
Closing Date: 5/15/2023 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 Washington State Ferry (WSF) system is an essential part of Washington’s transportation network, linking communities on both sides of Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands. There are over 400 sailings each day on 9 ferry routes.  WSF transports nearly 24 million passengers a year and has more than 1,600 employees. Employees perform a variety of duties on vessels, in terminals, at the maintenance facility, and the Seattle headquarters.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking a Marine Journeyperson Pipefitter to perform marine pipefitting work in accordance with Federal, State, and US Coast Guard regulations. This position supports Eagle Harbor Maintenance Facility in its mission to provide preventive maintenance and emergency repair for ferry vessels and terminals. 

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, you/the Marine Journeyperson Pipefitter will:

  • Install, maintain, and repair all vessel plumbing and piping systems.
  • Install, maintain, and repair steering systems, steam and condensate systems, boilers system components, compressed air systems, portable and fixed Co2 systems, hydraulics systems, high and low-pressure hoses, relief and safety valves, firefighting systems, pumps, and pressure vessels such as air bottles, boilers, and tanks. 
  • Perform silver braze and soldering (welding).
  • Assist with USCG annual inspections and repair deficiencies.
  • Assist with other shipyard craft workers.
  • Perform preventative maintenance for vessels and terminals. 

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

  • Journey Level Status as a Marine Pipefitter. OR
  • Completion of an L&I recognized apprenticeship program. OR
  • Three (3) years of journey pipefitter work experience.
  • Ability to read, interpret, understand, and utilize marine and mechanical blueprints
  • Ability to layout, plan, install, repair, flush, and test various pipe and tube systems
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License
  • Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) within 90 days of hire

It is preferred that qualified candidates also have: 

  • Washington State Department of Health Back Flow Assembly Tester (BAT) certification
  • Fire Extinguisher Certification (FEX)
  • USCG Silver Brazing Certification required within the first two (2) years
  • Washington State Plumbing License

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Renee Mason, at Please be sure to reference 23DOT-WSF-C0512r in the subject line.

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine your 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.
  • Contact details for a minimum of 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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