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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 600J
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Assists higher level Equipment Technicians in the performance of journey-level inspection, diagnoses, making major and minor mechanical repairs, and preventative maintenance, on all types of equipment used in highway maintenance or heavy and/or industrial/commercial equipment, and/or motorized farm equipment. Unusual problems that may occur are brought to a higher-level supervisor with probable outcomes and solutions.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Automobiles and other vehicles under 15,000 GVW may be serviced and repaired a minority of the time. Lighter vehicle repairs are defined in the automotive mechanic class series.

Typical Work

Assists higher level shop mechanics in the repair and service of agency vehicles;

Welds broken parts that do not require close tolerance, such as broken braces on sign holders, broken tailgates on trucks and hard surface welds on buckets of scoops and tractors;

Lubrication and servicing of equipment involving crankcase, transmission, gear boxes, etc.;

Inspecting vehicles and reporting deficiencies to mechanics;

Does spot and other minor body and fender work;

Assists in the set up and operations of engine lathes, milling machines and drill presses;

Steam cleans equipment before servicing.

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.

Desirable Qualifications

High school graduation or possession of a GED certificate and three years of experience in the performance of preventative maintenance and repairs assisting a journey level mechanic. Successful completion of vocational technical training in heavy equipment may substitute year for year for experience. A valid driver's license is required.

Some positions require a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL), with endorsement "N" within the first six months of employment.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidated 5375 Vending Machine Mechanic, 71570 Equipment Shop Assistant.; adopted January 1, 2006.
Revise class. General revision, deletes class concept; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007
Revise definition, add distinguishing characteristics; adopted May 10, 2012, effective: May 11, 2012.
Revise definition, general revisions; adopted June 22, 2023; effective July 1, 2023.