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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 626K
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor

Class Series Concept



This is the journey, working or occupational level of the series. Positions at this level perform a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance, repair, remodeling and construction of buildings, grounds, machinery, mechanical facilities and equipment, and hospital facilities, systems and equipment. Incumbents work independently and utilize a general knowledge of several related skill fields such as plumbing, electrical, welding, carpentry, and machinist work.

Typical Work

Performs preventative maintenance and repairs on all types of mechanical equipment such as electrical drive motors, laundry, kitchen, hospital, laboratory and air-conditioning equipment; changes oil, greases, changes or cleans filters, drive belts, sprockets, shafts, and bearings to ensure proper operation;

Performs preventative maintenance such as oil change, lubrication, fix flats, repair lights, replace fan belts, etc., on shop equipment, vehicles and construction equipment;

Performs maintenance, operation, and repair of electrical, mechanical and structural systems of buildings and utility distribution;

Monitor safety, fire protection and environmental control equipment to ensure the building systems and equipment are operating in a satisfactory condition; respond to service request and secure necessary assistance; take preventative and emergency action to control malfunctions;

Operates hand tools, power tools and other shop equipment; performs welding and metal fabrication; fabricates materials and equipment;

Remodels and constructs facilities in accordance with project requirements; assists in the preparation of engineering data under the direction of an engineer;

Repairs windows, doors, screens, floors, floor coverings, and painted surfaces;

Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical connections, switches, circuits, electrical equipment, thermostats, and valves.

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 high school graduation and four years of general work experience in building and equipment maintenance, construction or repair work or completion of a recognized apprenticeship in a skilled mechanic trade. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.

Class Specification History

New class effective January 1, 2006; Maintenance Mechanic 2 (replaces 75550 Plant Mechanic, 5225 Machinery Mechanic, 5243 Maintenance Mechanic II, 5250 Hospital Shift Engineer).
(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.
(7/15/2011) Corrected Class Series Concept with correct job class.
Base range salary adjustment adopted 6/13/2019, effective 7/1/2019; from range 46G to 47G.
Shadow class adopted 6/22/2023, effective 7/1/2023.

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