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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 626L
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Class Series Concept



This is the senior, specialist or leadworker level of the series. Positions at this level perform skilled work in more than one trade or craft.  Incumbents typically specialize in one trade or craft but perform journey-level and semi-skilled work in a variety of disciplines.  Incumbents perform construction, maintenance, repair and modification of buildings, facilities, mechanical equipment, machinery and specific apparatus and utilize a working knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work.

Typical Work

Repairs and remodels buildings; frames walls, rafters, and roofs; hangs, tapes, finishes and paints interior sheet rock walls; installs counter tops; builds custom fit cabinets, desks, bookcases, work tables, and benches; hangs doors; paints interior and exterior;  

Installs and maintains plumbing, electrical and mechanical fixtures; installs, maintains, and repairs pipes, valves, drains, basins, faucets, lavatories, air conditioning, laundry equipment, kitchen equipment, gates and hydrants; 

Constructs forms and pours concrete using a wood float and steel trowel to finish the cement; builds concrete and wood cribbing; lays concrete blocks and bricks; 

Performs preventative maintenance and repair on all types of mechanical equipment such as laundry, kitchen, hospital, laboratory and air-conditioning equipment; clean or change filters, change oil, grease, adjust drive belts; inspect sprockets, shafts and bearings to ensure proper operations; 

May install and maintain elevator components, printing and bindery machines, power plant equipment, wood and metal working shop machines, and conveying systems;  

May perform preventative maintenance and repair of motor vehicles and heavy construction equipment, gas and diesel equipment; 

May operate Class A equipment in snow and ice control;  

Performs the work of a Maintenance Mechanic 2 and is assigned responsibility to lead the work of others;  

Develops preliminary cost estimates of repairs, maintenance or alteration projects;  

Assures adherence to safety rules and precautions by assigned personnel;  

Develops solutions to repair and maintenance problems;  

Develops methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel;  

Reads and interprets plans, blueprints and sketches;  

Positions may lead, supervise or instruct offenders or residents. However, lead worker positions are required to lead lower level staff.

Legal Requirement(s)

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position. 

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

Positions typically require completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade and one year of experience as a journey-level worker in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work.  Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Maintenance Mechanic 3 (replaces 5226 Machinery Master Mechanic, 71250 Maintenance Specialist – Transportation, 5227 Machinery Mechanic Lead, and 5244 Maintenance Mechanic Lead).
(04/16/2009) Correction/Revision. Removed incorrect language from Typical Work heading: Positions may lead or supervise lower level staff or instruct offenders or residents.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 49G to 50G.

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