Goverment Jobs
December 6, 2019
Multiple Locations In King County, Washington
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Work involves maintaining and repairing the full range of varied equipment utilized in a transit base fleet maintenance and repair facility. Work includes establishing and maintaining a preventive maintenance schedule; overhauling and repairing the full range of equipment utilized; minimizing equipment downtimes to optimize service availability; assisting with developing specifications and purchasing new equipment; and coordinating and reviewing the work performed by related outside contractors. Work requires incumbents to learn and transfer new and expanded knowledge and skills as equipment and components evolve and are improved, modified and updated.Work is performed under the general supervision of a higher-level vehicle maintenance supervisor.

The Transit Facilities Division operates three shifts (day, swing and graveyard) seven days a week at various locations throughout King County. Openings may occur on all shifts. Swing and graveyard shift employees receive a shift differential. Employees work a 40 hour per week schedule with two consecutive days off, but not necessarily Saturday and Sunday. Work schedules and locations are based on a seniority system, which occurs two times a year. Graveyard and/or swing shift vacancies will be the most likely openings. This recruitment will be used to fill one career service position, and may be used to generate an eligibility list for upcoming vacancies in career service, term-limited temporary assignments, and SDA.

An Employer To Be Proud Of

King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region,reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.

Great Benefits

King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit) and a generous benefits package, (see Benefits tab for more details).

Who may apply: This position is open to the general public, however King County Transit Facilities Division employees will have first priority.

Forms and materials required: Applicants for this position are required to submit the complete online application form and answers to the attached supplemental questions.

Work location: Shift locations are determined by seniority.Employees must be able to work any shift at any of the eight locations where King County METRO Transit has a coach repair facility.

Work schedule: Employees in this classification work 40 hours a week and are eligible for overtime pay if scheduled. The Millwright is subject to 24-hour call and responds to emergencies.

For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Troika L. Braswell
Senior Human Resource Analyst
[email protected]

Job Duties

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Perform corrective maintenance, major equipment overhauls, and routine skilled mechanical maintenance as determined by management or a manufacturer's established preventive maintenance program schedule on such items as automatic bus washers, hydraulic and electro-hydraulic bus hoists, stationary air compressors (Pistons and Screw), automatic doors, steam cleaners, fuel receiving, storage and pumping systems, and various hydraulic/non-hydraulic shop equipment.
  • Operate a lathe, drill press, and other types of machine shop equipment: design and fabricate parts.
  • Install, remove, relocate, align, and anchor various types of equipment; disconnect and connect air, oil, water, and electrical systems at the primary wall or floor connection.
  • Some functions may include being the primary contact person for project work that is contracted out, and coordinate all base maintenance work provided by outside crafts such as electrical, plumbing, and heating.
  • Assist with development of specifications and purchase of equipment and materials as requested.
  • Track and maintain maintenance records on a personal computer and extract data for a computer database.Current computer programs used are EAM, Oracle, Microsoft Excel, Outlookand Word.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


  • Journey status as a Millwright, or a Maintenance Machinist, or a minimum of two years of related experience in a skilled craft that requires knowledge of specialized equipment used in the millwright's craft
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems with equipment/machinery.
  • Ability to work independently and make maintenance and repair priority decisions.
  • Ability to read and write and to understand oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to work effectively in a work environment that values diversity and employee participation.


Trade school education in the use of specialized machinist equipment and welding techniques.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work requires the ability to meet peak and prolonged physical effort on a regular basis.The Millwright performs heavy work involving a wide range of physical activities associated with inspection, repair and overhaul of equipment and machinery weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifting heavier objects. Supplemental Information

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work requires the ability to work inside, outside, and in confined spaces. When working inside, there is exposure to high noise level; oil, grease, natural gas, diesel, and other chemical fumes; and mechanical and electrical hazards typical of a vehicle repair facility.

SELECTION PROCESS: The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a test to evaluate their technical ability.Interviews will be offered to candidates with satisfactory test results.Those who interview successfully may be placed on an eligibility list for placement into vacancies as they occur.Employment offers will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed a physical examination if required.Reference checks and reviews of driving records will also be conducted prior to any final offer of employment.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: A valid Washington State Driver's license.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Troika L. Braswell, Senior Talent Advisor [email protected]

At King County Metro Transit we believe:

King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Union Membership
This position is represented by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs

For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

How many years of experience do you have as a Millwright or Maintenance Machinist?

    Please indicate where you obtained this experience, your job title, and your dates of employment.

      How many years of related experience do you have in a skilled craft that requires knowledge of specialized equipment used in the millwright's craft?

        For the above question, please indicate your craft here, if not applicable, please enter "N/A:"

          Please indicate where you obtained this experience, your job title, and your dates of employment?

            Have you attended a program/course at a trade/vocational school specializing in machinist equipment and/or welding techniques?

            • Yes
            • No
            For the question above, please indicate the courses/programs you took, the institute you attended, the years of attendance and the certificate(s)/degree(s) obtained. If none, please enter "N/A."

              Please indicate the areas below in which you have a working knowledge:

              • Establishing and/or maintaining preventative maintenance schedules.
              • Performing major equipment overhauls
              • Maintaining repair records
              • None of the above, but I'm willing to learn!
              Please indicate below which software programs you are familiar with:

              • Microsoft Word
              • Microsoft Excel
              • Oracle
              • Other similar software programs
              • None of the above, but I'm willing to learn!
              I certify that the statement made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.

              • Yes
              • No
              I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I also understand that the provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. I further understand that any employment offer may be subject to successful completion and results for drug and alcohol background check, pre-employment physical, drug testing, reference checks, driver's record evaluation, and criminal history checks. Having applied for employment with King County, I give my consent that any person, firm or organization listed hereon is authorized to furnish King County with reference material concerning my character, past employment or any other information requested. I hereby authorize the full release of my employment and work record to the Transit Division of King County for the purpose of evaluation and consideration for employment including, but not limited to, specific reasons and details regarding my resignation and/or termination, attendance and punctuality, infractions or any disciplinary actions I may have received, and disclosure of all performance evaluations for the previous ten (10) years. I agree to hold current or former employers harmless from any claim or action based upon the release of information or documentation relating to my employment record. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information. By checking this box and completing my name in the field below, I provide my consent for King County Metro Transit to obtain the above referenced information.

              • Yes
              • No

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