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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 596K
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the supervisory level of the series. Supervises a variety of journey-level tradesworkers or general maintenance mechanics performing work on physical plant, campus buildings, grounds, or equipment; or manages the Department of Transportation Central Sign Shop and supervises the fabrication and distribution of all types of transportation signing throughout the state. Some positions supervise field operations on construction and maintenance projects either state-wide or for a specified program. Develop, implement, and monitor training. Implements and evaluates workflow priorities. Develops and disseminates instructions and information to unit personnel. Organizes, conducts and facilitates staff meetings.

Typical Work

Supervise full-time journey and/or lead workers in installation, repair, maintenance, and alteration of plant facilities and equipment; read plans and blueprints; determine scope of work, materials needed, their cast, and availability;

Assist in the development of the departmental budget; select, train, and evaluate employees; participate in employee discipline; order materials and maintain an adequate inventory of required materials to carry on shop or maintenance work; supervise preventative maintenance on buildings and facilities; enforce safety rules and regulations; maintain records on work performed; write reports as required;

Assist in overseeing craft supervisors in construction and maintenance activities; follow up on departmental inquiries and complaints to effect remedial actions and timely project completions; collaborate with physical plant management personnel to coordinate engineering functions with construction and maintenance activities; review, write and schedule work orders and maintenance requests for all crafts and balance manpower requirements with manpower availability; assist in building inspections and data collecting to determine necessary repairs and project costs, assist in budget preparation for physical plant operations; conduct surveys, analyze systems and prepare reports on maintenance, construction, planning and estimating, utility production, motor pool, budgetary, and related activities; prepare and maintain physical plant operational, property inventory, and space inventory records;

Receives sign orders from DOT (Operations, Aeronautics, Marine) and other state and local agencies; establishes priorities to assure satisfactory delivery;

Manages inventory levels to assure adequate supply within budget restraints;

Directs shop personnel in the operation and preventative maintenance of the shop equipment such as vacuum applicator, silk-screen developer, silk-screen table, squeeze roll applicator, metal shear, and other assembly equipment;

Plans the design and layout of nonstandard signs;

Plans, budgets and schedules anticipated work and equipment to meet a variable workload for state sign supply;

Conducts periodic employee safety and training meetings;

Meets with DOT staff and other agency managers for scheduling and determining sign design and manufacture, and compliance with state and federal regulations.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: equipment, paints and related materials used in sign fabrication; hand-lettering techniques; light carpentry and metal work; silk screen process; and inventory management principles.

Ability to: determine and plan for the requirements of the facility; write reports and keep records; establish and maintain effective work methods and schedules; assign, supervise and evaluate the work of others; meet and deal with executive management.

Legal Requirement(s)

Some positions require a valid drivers license or possession of a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A, without air brakes restriction.

Persons legally authorized to work in the U.S. under federal law, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, are eligible for employment unless prohibited by other state or federal law.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years full-time experience as a journey tradesworker, or equivalent, including one year, full-time experience as a lead or supervisor.

Class Specification History

New class consolidates 5208 Maintenance Supervisor I, 5209 Maintenance Supervisor II, adopted January 1, 2006.
(03/04/2009; Correction of error) Revise class. Revises Occupational Category title (formerly Transportation Highway Maintenance and Repair), title of Occupational Category levels (formerly Highway Maintenance Specialist 2-5), and category concept--adopted January 14, 2006.
Revise class. Merges 71240 Sign Shop Manager, general revision, revises definition; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revised definition (housekeeping) effective May 14, 2010.
Shadow class (Teamsters) established 6/29/2022, effective 7/1/2022. Skilled Craft Workers.

Revised Legal Requirements; effective June 6, 2024, due to adopted legislative action.