State of Washington Classified Job Specification
MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN 1
Performs a variety of skilled and semi-skilled highway or landscape maintenance tasks as a member of a crew and operates a variety of highway equipment, tools and/or applies pesticides.
This class is the entry level for the performance of highway maintenance tasks. Incumbents operate Class A highway equipment that is specifically identified on the Department of Transportation Equipment List. Works under the general supervision of a higher-level Maintenance Technician.
Regularly makes minor repairs to roadways, roadway shoulders and related structures such as bridges and guardrails and guardrail posts; picks up rubbish, debris and dead animals; cleans ditches and culverts by using a hand shovel; sweeps bridges and traffic islands;
Cuts brush, trees and other vegetation on the right-of-way; assists in the landscaping of highway rights-of-way and in the planting and maintenance of a variety of ground cover, plants and trees; plants, transplants, trims, prunes, weeds, sows seeds, fertilizes, labels, picks litter; stakes and waters landscaped areas; trims and mows grass;
Operates Class A equipment as designated on the approved Department of Transportation Equipment List on a regular basis; may be required to operate Class B and C level equipment on an as-needed basis with appropriate pay provisions except in a training program;
Performs preventive maintenance on equipment and hand tools;
Responsible for traffic control when assigned;
Repairs and replaces guardrail posts and bands; paints sign posts and buildings with a brush, roller or spray gun; assists in the painting of traffic arrows, crosswalks and stop bars using templates, spray gun and brush;
Operates snow and ice control equipment; loads trucks from stockpiles or pits; cleans ditches of debris, dirt and other obstacles with a hand shovel or mechanical equipment to ensure a good flow of water;
Squares and cleans holes in the roadway and knocks off rough edges with a jackhammer or other hand tools and patches with Portland cement concrete, hot or cold asphalt mix;
Operates a truck in order to pull spreader box, haul riprap, hot or cold mix, sand, gravel and other materials and equipment used for highway maintenance and repair;
Installs and removes culverts;
Makes minor repairs to damaged roadside signs; assists in the installation and repair of highway signs and guardrail;
Applies pesticide when assigned;
Cleans rest rooms at rest areas, replenishing toilet supplies; empties garbage and litter containers and transports litter to disposal site; sweeps, cleans and maintains rest area sidewalks and parking strips; cleans, sweeps and washes picnic tables; answers questions and assists motoring public;
Routine patrol or call-out for highway incidents to expedite traffic flow. Clear debris from travelway and may provide motorist assistance;
Acts as flagger, places traffic cones and other traffic control devices to ensure a smooth flow of traffic;
Occasionally will assist with rough carpentry, stone masonry and cement work and uses the appropriate tools connected therewith;
Maintains good safety and public relations and practices;
Performs other related work as required.
A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class B, without air brakes restriction is required.
- A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A, with endorsement N and without air brakes restriction must be attained within the first year of employment.
- The Department of Transportation certification to operate both the dump truck and front end loader will be obtained in the first six months.
- The appropriate license(s) will be required for personnel engaged in pesticide application or backflow operations.
One (1) year of experience as a Maintenance Trainee. OR Eighteen (18) years of age; high school graduation or possession of a GED certification and one year of experience in highway engineering, or highway maintenance work or driving a truck (26,000 GVW or over) or operating heavy equipment while performing work such as landscaping, farming, forestry or construction. OR Four years of experience as a Rest Area Attendant - Transportation and satisfactory completion of dump truck and front end loader certification.
SPECIAL NOTE: Maintenance Technicians 1 shall be advanced to Maintenance Technicians 2 after completing two years of satisfactory service as a Maintenance Technician 1 and passing a qualifying written examination.
Class Specification History
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 12, 1971.
Revise class. Revises title (formerly Highway Maintenance Man 1), general revision; adopted September 7, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 7065), Highway Maintenance Class Study; adopted July 1, 1975.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, minimum qualifications, special provisions; adopted September 12, 1980.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications (deletes special note); adopted April 10, 1981.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted May 14, 1982.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications, general revision; adopted January 14, 1983.
Revise class. Revises definition, adopted June 15, 1984.
Revise class. Revises distinguishing characteristics, general revision; adopted December 13, 1985.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted October 13, 1989.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted February 9, 1990.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted June 15, 1990.
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. General revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.