Transit Parts Specialist

King County   Auburn, WA   Full-time
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The Transit Parts Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate inventories of a variety of parts, equipment and supplies required to support transit fleet and facility maintenance.  The work involves ensuring accuracy of inventories in automated vehicle maintenance systems, resolving inventory discrepancies, verifying shipments and billing, and assisting fleet maintenance personnel by identifying and issuing required inventory items.

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 and all King County employees. This recruitment may be used to fill multiple Career Service, Term-Limited Temporary position or Special Duty Assignment (for internal candidates) and establish an eligibility list to fill future Career Service, Term-Limited Temporary, and Special Duty Assignment (for eligible King County employees) vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months.
The Mission of Vehicle Maintenance is to provide customers safe, dependable, clean transportation in a timely, cost effective, environmentally sensitive manner, with a work force that values teamwork, communication and diversity.

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.

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

Work location: Candidates may be assigned to one of several maintenance locations throughout King County.  This position will work in a 24/7 facility where there are three shifts. Work location and shift assignments may change up to three times per year according to a seniority-based pick system. Employees in this non-exempt classification work 40 hours per week and are eligible for overtime with supervisory approval.
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact

Troika Braswell
Senior Human Resource Analyst

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:

  • Receive, inspect, store and issue a wide variety of heavy-duty transit bus parts, diesel engine parts and sub-system components, accessories, hardware and safety supplies to support fleet maintenance.
  • Disburse building maintenance supplies, miscellaneous tools, trolley overhead equipment and other materials and supplies typically used in a heavy-duty diesel shop environment.
  • Request stock transfer from other parts rooms to replenish stock, order other special stock or supplies from outside vendors when stock cannot be obtained from within Metro/King County inventory system.
  • Check and count parts and other requisitioned stock to ensure billing accuracy. Check incoming stock against packing-slips, bills of lading, purchase orders and delivery receipts. Itemize parts and stock on work orders and charge items to appropriate accounts.
  • Assist mechanics and other shop employees in identifying and locating needed parts as required.
  • Maintain computerized stock records and relevant files; prepare material receipts and other documentation as required.
  • Prepare appropriate storage space for incoming stock. Load and unload stock and stock shipments using a variety of warehouse equipment such as forklifts, overhead cranes, wire coiling machines and trucks.
  • Maintain appropriate stock levels through cyclic and annual inventory, salvage and store used parts and perform minor repair work on tools and equipment as needed.
  • Perform special projects, as requested by supervisor, such as researching cost estimates, order-to-ship times, minimum order points and new product evaluation.
  • Input and extract data using a computer terminal as required.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

The successful candidate should have:
  • Two years of warehousing or parts room experience including ordering, receiving, stocking, storing and issuing parts, equipment, materials, and supplies in a safe and efficient manner, and in a computerized inventory system environment. The completion of a vocational warehousing and/or parts counters training program; or an equivalent combination of related education and experience.
  • A basic knowledge of receiving, storing and issuing parts, equipment, materials and supplies, and demonstrated ability to effectively use a computerized inventory system.
  • Ability to read and understand parts catalogs and technical publications written for automotive parts and/or heavy-duty diesel or truck parts.
  • Ability to receive stock, store and issue parts, equipment, materials, and supplies in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to create and maintain effective work relationships and provide good customer service.
Parts room experience in any of the following industries: diesel repair, transit coach repair, aerospace repair and/or marine repair.
Possession of a valid Washington State driver's license at the time of hire is required. A valid Washington State driver's license must be maintained.

SELECTION PROCESS: Applications will be screened for completeness and for qualifications. The most competitive candidates may be scheduled for a written examination. Candidates who receive a passing score on the written exam may be invited to participate in a panel interview. Employment offers will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations, reference checks and a driving abstract review.

UNION REPRESENTATION: This position is represented by the Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587.

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. 

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.

When applying for this position, you must thoroughly complete the education and work experience sections of your application. Failure to do so can result in disqualification from consideration. Please verify if you have completed?
  • Yes
  • No
How many years of warehousing or parts room experience do you have?
  • Less than one year
  • More than a year, but less than two years
  • Two to three years
  • Three to four years
  • Four or more years
For which employer did you receive this experience? (If none, enter "N/A", all relevant experience should be included in the work history section of your application).
Have you completed a vocational warehousing and/or parts counter training program?
  • Yes
  • No
If yes, please provide the name of the program, the year you completed it, and any certifications held. (If no, enter "N/A").
Do you have parts room experience in any of the following industries? (Check all that apply)
  • Diesel repair
  • Transit coach repair
  • Aerospace repair
  • Marine repair
  • None of the above
Do have a current Driver's license?
  • Yes
  • No
If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? If you check the "YES" box, the human resources staff person coordinating this recruitment will send you a request asking for additional information. (This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation only).
  • Yes
  • No
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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Auburn, WA