Kitsap Transit

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Facilities Maintenance Technician

Kitsap Transit
Bremerton, WA Full-time
Posted on February 8, 2019

Facilities Maintenance Technician, February 2019 

EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  
CATEGORY Maintenance  




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Friday, February 22nd 2019

4:00 PM



Facilities Maintenance Technician



Position Summary: We are looking for a qualified and experienced individual to join our Facilities team to perform under general supervision, a full range of semi-skilled and skilled work in the construction, installation, maintenance and repair of agency facilities and technical systems.


The person in this position will diagnose problems, repair and maintain existing facilities including carpentry, drywall, painting, concrete work, flooring, roofing and the building of new facilities.


This person will also diagnose problems, repair and maintain existing technical systems including electrical, HVAC, hydraulic lifts, compressed air systems, plumbing, fire and lawn sprinkler systems and install new technical systems.


The successful candidate will create computerized preventive maintenance guidelines and schedules for equipment and tools; perform preventive maintenance on equipment and tools used to perform maintenance work including small engines, power tools, weed eaters, blowers, snow blowers, portable generators and lawn mowers and recommend replacement of items/systems that are no longer cost effective to repair.


This position is also responsible for maintaining equipment data, computerized preventive maintenance information and records of work performed.


The successful candidate will work with contractors on various construction projects; research and provide recommendations for bid specifications, solve problems during pre-construction and construction, and monitor work progress.


This person will also operate hand tools, power tools and light to heavy vehicles used in construction and maintenance work.


The person in this position will also assist with hazardous material clean up.


This person will also provide instruction and training to other maintenance staff.


This position reports to the Facilities Maintenance Supervisor


Salary Range: The salary range for this position is $24.14 - $30.93 per hour. The salary upon hire is $24.14 per hour and will increase to $25.41 after six months of satisfactory performance.


Benefits: Full-time employees receive a generous benefits package including subsidized medical insurance and fully paid dental insurance for employee and dependents, as well as short-term disability insurance and life insurance. This position participates in the Washington State Public Employees' Retirement Plan with the option of participating in a state administered deferred compensation plan. Employees receive a generous general leave accrual and 11 holidays pro-rated based on the number of hours worked per pay period up to a maximum of 80 hours per pay period. Kitsap Transit also provides employees and certain dependents with a free transportation pass on Kitsap Transit.


Hours of Work: The department has shifts on weekdays and Saturdays. Shifts are assigned on the basis of seniority.





Kitsap Transit employees who wish to apply must have a satisfactory performance and attendance record. Kitsap Transit Operators with any of the following criteria in the last twelve months are excluded from recruitment opportunities:


  • a current Decision Making Leave or higher in the Safety category
  • more than two held customer complaints
  • more than four unscheduled absences
  • more than two late reports


Education and Experience: High school graduation/GED, trade school coursework and three years of combined skilled experience in the maintenance and repair of technical systems in at least two of the following specialty areas of the skilled trades; HVAC, electrical and/or carpentry. When applying for this position, you will need to upload documentation of trade school coursework you have completed. Must be 18 years of age by the time of hire. You must possess or be able to obtain by the time of hire, a Washington State driver's license and an excellent driving record; we will check your driving records for the past three years.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Following are some highlights of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to be successful in this position.


Knowledge of:

  • materials, tools, equipment and methods used in repair, maintenance and construction of buildings and facilities
  • ADA accessibility requirements
  • OSHA requirements for safe work practices
  • procedures and regulations for handling and cleanup of hazardous materials
  • equipment capabilities, limitations and safe operating characteristics


Skill in:

  • installation, repair and maintenance of metals, wood and man-made materials and fixtures
  • safe operation of shop vehicles, hand and power tools used in construction and maintenance work
  • providing instruction and training to other maintenance employees
  • reading and interpreting blueprints, schematics, diagrams and technical manuals
  • keeping accurate and detailed records
  • communicating effectively orally and in writing
  • using personal computers and facilities maintenance software in a Windows-based operating environment
  • establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other Kitsap Transit employees and the public




Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

Regularly exposed to weather conditions and vehicle traffic.

Required to climb ladders.

Regularly required to lift and/or carry up to 60 pounds.

Regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, twist, reach and grasp.

On call for emergencies 24/7 on Kitsap Transit provided cell phone.

Will be required to drive a Kitsap Transit vehicle throughout the county.



Must have a current Washington state driver's license and a good driving record.


Selection Process: After evaluating the completed application packets, we will invite the most qualified applicants to test for the position. The top scorers will be invited to interview for the position. We will not make any hiring decisions until all steps in the selection process are completed, including reference and background checks. The successful candidate should also be able to satisfactorily complete a functional assessment.


To Apply: If you decide to apply for this position, please visit our employment link at Please contact Marianne Rajan in the Human Resources Department at (360) 478-5852 if you have any questions.


Closing Date: Your completed application must be submitted online by 4:00 PM, Friday February 22nd, 2019. You may include a resume; however, it may not be used in lieu of a completed application.


  • Selective certification may be used to achieve affirmative action goals.
  • Kitsap Transit is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the hiring process, contact at least ten days in advance or 360-479-4348 (TDD).
  • If you qualify for the Veterans Scoring Criteria under RCW 41.04.005 and 41.04.010, you must answer all questions regarding Veterans Scoring Criteria Status Declaration in the application and upload a copy of the substantiating document as listed in the application.
  • Kitsap Transit is subject to the requirements of the Federal Drug-Free Workplace Act and CFR Part 40 & Part 655, which prohibits the use of marijuana at any time while employed by Kitsap Transit.


POSITION Facilities Maintenance Technician 2-2019  
OPEN DATE 2/8/2019  
LOCATION Kitsap Transit - Bremerton, WA  

Kitsap Transit, in Bremerton, is located in one of the most beautiful parts of Washington State. Our administrative offices are located on the waterfront, near the marina and ferry terminal, with sweeping views of the mountains, city, and waterfront. Kitsap County offers an excellent quality of life, including a variety of educational and recreational opportunities. We are close to the water for boating and ferry rides; close to the mountains for climbing and skiing, and close to many pristine areas for camping, hiking, picnicking and sightseeing. Seattle's fine dining and top entertainment is just a 60-minute ferry ride away.

Kitsap Transit (KT), a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority (PTBAA), located in Kitsap County, Washington was established by the voters in 1982. KT began providing public transportation services in early 1983. KT's ten-member (nine voting members plus one non-voting labor union representative) Board consists of the three Kitsap County commissioners, one Bremerton City council member, one Port Orchard council member, and mayors of the four incorporated cities in Kitsap County: Bainbridge Island, Bremerton, Port Orchard and Poulsbo. 

Kitsap Transit is an award-winning agency that has been recognized by federal and state agencies for innovative transportation programs. In February of 2011, the Natural Resources Defense Council's Smarter Cities project named Kitsap Transit as one of fifteen US metropolitan regional leaders in transportation innovation and smart transit. The agency's mission statement is:

To provide safe, reliable and efficient transportation choices that enhance the quality of life in Kitsap County.