State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 3
Operates a wide variety of heavy highway equipment in maintenance and repair of highways and highway structures, and performs a variety of highly skilled maintenance tasks and/or leads a crew in the absence of a Maintenance Lead Technician or on other specific projects or assignments.
This level may be distinguished from the Maintenance Technician 2 by the assignment to operate Class B highway equipment on a regular basis or as designated principal operator of specialized Class B highway equipment. Class B highway equipment is specifically identified on the Department of Transportation Equipment List.
The Maintenance Technician 3 may be distinguished from the Maintenance Lead Technician by the prime responsibility for operation of equipment rather than continuing assigned responsibility for maintenance of a specific sub-section of highways.
Serves as the principal equipment trainer in a maintenance section or assists in the training of other maintenance personnel. These positions generally report to a Maintenance Lead Technician, but may report to a Maintenance Supervisor or Maintenance-Operations Assistant Superintendent when assigned to a district or area-wide special crew.
Operates graders and mechanical attachments to this equipment; operates trucks in sanding operations, hauling hot mix, pulling spreader box and hauling riprap and other materials;
Operates Class B highway equipment as designated on the approved Department of Transportation Equipment List for highway maintenance; earth, snow, and ice removal operations; may be required to operate Class C level equipment on an as-needed basis with appropriate pay provisions except in a training program;
Serves as gunner and primary or relief driver of large paint striping trucks;
Assists in routine road maintenance such as: brushing, cleaning culverts, cleaning ditches with a hand shovel or scoop, blading, reshaping and improving shoulders and clearing debris from the roadway surface and rights-of-way;
Transports heavy equipment and materials between work sites;
Lubricates equipment and makes minor mechanical repair;
Uses explosives for breaking rock, cutting ditches and clearing rights-of-way;
On a specific assignment or project basis, leads a crew or crews engaged in highway maintenance; snow and ice and/or slide removal;
Responsible for traffic control when assigned;
Operates other equipment for training purposes;
Routine patrol or call-out for highway incidents to expedite traffic flow. Clear debris from travelway and may provide motorist assistance;
Trains other personnel in the operation of Class B highway maintenance equipment and directs personnel when assigned;
Maintains good safety and public relations practices;
Performs other related work as required.
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A, with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction is required. Some positions may require the H endorsement which must be attained within 60 days.
The appropriate license(s) will be required for individuals engaged in blasting or pesticide application operations.
One year of experience as a Maintenance Technician 2.
Two years of experience as a Maintenance Specialist 2.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted November 16, 1972.
Revise class. Adds typical work; adopted July, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code, title (formerly 7336 Equipment Operator 2, Highways), Highway Maintenance Class Study; adopted July 1, 1975.
General revision adopted July, 1978.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications adopted; November 9, 1984.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, special pay provision note; adopted December 13, 1985.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 13, 1989.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted April 10, 1992.
Revise class. Revises definition, distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications, general revision; adopted September 10, 1993.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted February 14, 1997.
Revise class. General revision, revises desirable qualifications; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/30/2017, effective 7/1/2017.