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.
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:
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.
EXPERIENCE, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS:
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.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
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.