Transit Maintenance Constructor

King County   Pioneer Square, WA   Full-time
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$81,348.80 - $90,396.80 Annually

Various Locations throughout King County, WA

Job Type
Multiple job types-career service and/or temp

MTD - Metro Transit

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King County's Facilities Division has an exciting opportunity as a Maintenance Constructor.

About the Transit Maintenance Constructor
Bring your safe work practice, your collaborative work style, your desire to work in a diverse work environment and your excitement to make a difference to Metro! Come be part of an award winning and forward-thinking organization. Expand your skills while you learn to work in a large mass transit environment. The responsibilities of a Transit Maintenance Constructor include performing maintenance plumbing, mechanical repairs, and various types of welding repairs and repair of transit buildings, facilities, structures, and equipment. If you have three or more years of journey-level work experience and/or have completed an apprenticeship, training, or vocational school program in the plumbing, welding, or mechanical fields you should consider Metro as your future employer!
Per the union contract, those hired into this position enter at 90% of the top pay scale. Additionally, shift differential is paid to those working second and third shifts. Shift pay is 5% for second shift and 7.5% for third shift, on top of hourly pay. Current hourly rates are:
  • $39.11 - first shift
  • $41.07 - second shift
  • $42.04 - third shift
About Transit Facilities Division (TFD)
TFD provides maintenance and custodial services to Metro's fixed assets, including buildings and transit facilities- such as park and rides, bus stops, radio and electric systems, trolley overhead infrastructure, and the Pier 50 passenger ferry facility.
What do we do an who do we serve?
TFD serves our communities, customers, and fellow Metro employees. The division is comprised of two sections:
  • Maintenance and Services provides support for shelter cleaning, landscape, signage, custodial, HVAC and building controls, painting, equipment and building maintenance and plumbing, shelter refurbishment, garbage collection, radio systems, electrical systems, trolley overhead and electric vehicle (battery bus/non-revenue vehicles) charging.
  • Service Management provides division-wide support functions for finance, budget, environmental compliance, safety, training, and administrative services. Planning inventory/materials management, work center, workforce management, functional asset management, general/maintenance agreements, systems support, capital infrastructure, sustainable resources/energy, estimating, inter-agency maintenance, Seattle streetcar network, the walk on Water Taxi, Pier 90, and Streetcar Overhead Catenary System oversight.
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. As the Maintenance Constructor, you will:
  • Install, modify, maintain, repair, test and certify components of plumbing and piping systems, backflow prevention assemblies, water and industrial wastewater and related systems.
  • Repair, maintain, test, and electronically record the certification of fire prevention/suppression systems, sprinklers and associated fire, life safety and mechanical devices.
  • Install and anchor equipment, assemblies, and auxiliary devices to structures in compliance with building and seismic codes and regulations.
  • Maintain and service equipment including pumps, pressure washers, gates, shop machinery, grounds-keeping, heavy-duty and related equipment.
  • Fabricate and weld ferrous and non-ferrous metals required for the repair, maintenance and construction of facilities, passenger shelters, equipment, and structures.
  • Operate and haul heavy-duty equipment including cranes, backhoes, loaders, dump trucks, forklifts, snowplows, road sanding and similar equipment.
  • Maintain varied records including work performed, time spent, materials used, operating logs and related information; enter and extract data using automated systems; maintain manual records as required.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
  • Journey-level knowledge of and skill in the principles, practices, techniques, tools and equipment of the plumbing, pipe, and steam fitting trades.
  • Knowledge of oxyacetylene and various types of electric arc welding.
  • Knowledge of the repair and installation of industrial water and wastewater systems.
  • Knowledge of the installation and repair of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • Knowledge of the installation and repair of fire suppression, and sprinkler systems.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the operation and repair of heavy-duty and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of the repair and maintenance of varied auxiliary equipment including pumps, pressure-washers and similar equipment.
  • Knowledge of standard construction practices, principles and building systems.
  • Knowledge of related building and health codes and regulations.
  • Knowledge of safe moving and lifting practices, occupational hazards and safety requirements.
  • Communication skills.
  • Customer service skills.
  • Interpersonal skills.
  • Basic computer skills required to enter and extract information from automated systems and related software applications.
  • Skill in the interpretation and application of building blueprints and related design schematics.
  • Skill in the use of the tools and equipment used in plumbing and mechanical repairs.
  • Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Desirable qualifications include: (Please note, this experience is not required; applicants without this experience are not meant to be dissuaded from applying. If you don't already have this experience, and you are hired for this position, you can look forward to expanding your skillset as a Metro employee.)
  • Certified Welder
  • AS-ITT or NICET 11 Fire Suppression license
  • Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester
  • Crane Operator Certification
  • Forklift Certification
  • Aerial Lift Certification
  • Confined Space Entry
  • Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL)
Nece ssary Special Requirements:
  • All applicants must be 21 years old at time of application.
  • Work requires reporting for duty during adverse weather events and other emergencies.
  • Willingness and availability to work different shifts or weekdays, nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must pass drug and alcohol testing provision for safety-sensitive positions as required by the U.S. Department of Transportation, 49 CFR Parts 40 and 655.
  • A valid Washington State driver license and acceptable driving record.
    • A candidate must obtain a Washington State Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) with the Air Brake restriction removed and a Passenger endorsement within 90 days of hire.
    • A candidate holding a valid CDL must have the Air Brake restriction removed and a passenger endorsement or pass the Air Brake and Passenger permit tests within 90 days of hire.
Please Note: to obtain a CLP in Washington State, you must be able to provide your current license, Social Security number and proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency. For more information visit: .
  • Within six months of hire, a candidate must be able to obtain a Class A CDL with the Air Brake restriction removed and Passenger endorsement. After hire, King County Metro Transit will provide you with on-the-job training, on our equipment, so candidates have the ability to meet this requirement.
Supplemental Information

Who May Apply
This position is open to the general public and all King County employees.

Application and Selection Process
An online employment application and completion of the supplemental questionnaire is required. Your completed application must show all jobs in the last 10 years if you have 10 years of employment. (If you have less than ten years of employment history, list information for all years you have.) It is highly recommended that you also include an entry for every relevant job you have had before then, with correct dates and complete description of duties and reasons for leaving. No attachments will be referenced during the application review process.
Please note: The "duties" section in the Work Experience area of the application is free text and should be used to detail how you specifically meet the experience we are seeking. You should list all information you feel is important for the team reviewing your application to take into consideration.
Applicants will be screened for completeness, competitiveness, and written communication skills. The most competitive candidates will be invited to participate in a written mechanical test, maintenance plumbing assembly test, and an oral interview process.
This is a SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION. Employment offers will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed the preemployment process which will include, a drug and alcohol screen, a physical examination, employment record review, and a review of drivers abstract.

Vacancy Information
This recruitment will be used to fill multiple career service (permanent) and Term Limited TLT/ SDA positions.
Applications received may be used to establish a list or pool of eligible candidates to fill future TLT or career service vacancies in the same classification that might occur over the following 12 months at the discretion of the hiring authority

Work Schedule
Employees in this non-exempt classification 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 and schedules are bid on two times a year. The Maintenance Constructor is subject to work 24-hour on call periods and responds to emergencies. Employees must be able and willing to work any shift, including any combination of days off, at any location. These positions are FLSA non-exempt and therefore eligible for overtime pay.

Work Environment
Work requires the ability to work inside, outside (inclimate weather work is mandatory), at heights, in awkward positions, and in confined spaces. When working inside, there is exposure to high noise level.

Physical Requirements
Work requires the ability to meet peak and prolonged physical effort on a regular basis. The Maintenance Constructor 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.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay, or other forms of compensation.

Application Process
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed for this position. If you are looking for technical support with your application, please call 1-855-524-5627 to reach a specialist. Please be advised that incomplete applications will not be considered.

Union Representation
Positions in this classification are represented by Amalgamated Transit Union, Local 587.

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For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Erica Minshull
Human Resources Talent Advisor

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:
  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

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.
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King County

Pioneer Square, WA