Seattle Housing Authority

Job Title

Solid Waste Vehicle Mechanic

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

Job Summary
We offer competitive salary, great benefits, and work that matters to our community.

The Organization: The mission of the Seattle Housing Authority (SHA) is to enhance the community by creating and sustaining decent, safe, and affordable living environments that foster stability and self-sufficiency for people with low incomes.

At Seattle Housing Authority, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace is one where all employees and tenants, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, are valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all our departments, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. We encourage women, non-traditional leaders, people of color, and people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply.

Research has shown that removing Personally Identifying Information (PII) can help reduce racial, gender and other bias when selecting candidates for job interviews. Because of this, SHA will no longer share PII with hiring managers until it is deemed necessary and will not ask candidates to attach resumes or cover letters to their applications. Instead, we ask that you provide all relevant information that would normally be included on the resume, directly on the application. When cover letters are required, you will be asked to provide your letter as a text response in the supplemental questions section of the application.

The Seattle Housing Authority has a COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement Policy (Download PDF reader) that requires all regular, part-time, and temporary employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health and safety of its workplace and community. New hires must provide proof to SHA Human Resources by their first day of employment that they are fully vaccinated. Individuals with a qualifying medical or religious reason may submit a request for exemption.

The Position: We are looking for someone to inspect, diagnose, repair, and perform maintenance work on heavy, medium, and light duty vehicles and equipment.

The Compensation: The pay rate is $39.40 per hour.

We offer medical, dental, vision insurance, and Public Employees’ Retirement (PERS), if hired into an eligible position.
We also offer generous paid leave and holidays
Our work hours are 6:00 AM to 2:30 PM
We provide an annual tool and boot reimbursement allowance
Proof of vaccination on first day of employment – Please read the Vaccination Policy (Download PDF reader) for a full understanding of what is required
High school diploma or equivalent
Must have completed a four-year apprenticeship and be a journey person in the trade
Valid Washington driver’s license with an insurable driving record
Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic defects in gasoline, electric, and diesel-powered equipment
Dismantle and overhaul all types of engine accessories, hydraulic and electric units, and brake system components
Repair pumps, lights, steering gears, and generators
Align wheels, adjust brakes, and perform other mechanical or electrical adjustments
Road test and inspect all types of vehicles to ensure compliance with safety standards
Utilize computer diagnostic equipment to determine repairs and maintenance required
The Location: South Operations Facility, 7500 Detroit Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98106

Why Should You Apply?
Competitive salary
Great benefits
Reasonable hours
Opportunities for on-the-job training
For additional information on the job, please see the full posting.