Feb 10, 2022

Fleet Technician

$44.61 hourly
  • Chelan County PUD
  • Wenatchee, WA, USA
Full-Time Skilled Labor Transportation transportation

Job Description


Chelan County PUD is located in the geographical center of Washington State at the confluence of the Columbia and Wenatchee rivers.   A public power leader, the complex and progressive nature of PUD operations offer a unique mix of challenges and opportunities.

We rely on the mighty Columbia River for much of our hydropower generation and we're proud to take a leadership role in environmental stewardship as related to this great river system. Each year we dedicate millions of dollars and thousands of work hours to protect and enhance fish, wildlife and plant ecosystems. As part of hydropower operations, we've also built 14 parks that serve more than 3 million visitors each year.

Rated by Forbes in 2017 and 2019 as one of the top 25 places to retire, Wenatchee is a recreational paradise with an abundance of adventure. The natural scenic beauty of the Wenatchee Valley provides a vivid backdrop to its thriving economy, where the quality of life is high and the climate is moderate with four distinct seasons, including more than 200 days of sunshine!

We are a small town to some and big city to others. We invest in our children and believe that education is the key to our future success.

We live a life of abundant choices and enjoy water sports on the Wenatchee and Columbia rivers, hiking, biking, rock climbing and unlimited golfing. Downhill and cross-country skiing are just minutes away. The area is also known for producing quality wines.

Consider Chelan PUD as a career choice today! The community is waiting for you.

Chelan PUD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of its workforce. M/F/Vet/Disabled


This position is open to internal and external applicants concurrently.

Internal Candidate Confidentiality

The District supports the career development and aspirations of employees.  To facilitate career development employees are encouraged to share job ambitions with their supervisors or managers, especially when applying for other positions within the District.

Candidates should be aware applications for this job opening may be used to create candidate pools for other positions and may be shared with supervisors, managers and/or managing directors for those selection processes.  Additionally, at the final interview stage Managing Directors may share the identities of finalists with each other and discuss references.  Employees are strongly encouraged to communicate their job interest with their current supervisory chain of command upon reaching the final interview stage of a selection process.


Applicants are required to submit a combined cover letter and resume in one document. Your cover letter must summarize your interest, education and experience relative to this position. Incomplete materials will not be considered.

To expedite the application process, combine your cover letter and resume into one PDF or WORD document before applying and upload electronically when requested in the online application process.

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  The first review date for application materials is scheduled for Wednesday, February 16th. .

Interested parties are also invited to contact Human Resources at [email protected] to discuss the position.


$44.61 -  per hour.


This position will be swing shift, 3:00 pm - 11:30 pm.

JOB PURPOSE:                                                

Under general supervision of the Fleet Supervisor and general supervision and direction of the Fleet Shop Foreman. The Fleet Technician supports Fleet Services operations by, performing highly skilled mechanical work to repair and maintain gasoline, diesel and electrically powered fleet cars, trucks, construction, and other power operated equipment including utility digger derricks, cranes, and bucket trucks. Considerable initiative and independent judgment are exercised in completing assigned duties to ensure the safety and operability of District-owned equipment. May occasionally be required to work various shifts and callouts in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. 

  1.  Performs highly skilled work in the maintenance, repair, and modification of District-owned or operated vehicles and equipment. Operates vehicles and power-operated equipment, performs tests to locate defects in operation of vehicles and equipment, checks on repairs before returning equipment to service.
  2.  Performs light to heavy duty diagnosis, troubleshooting and repairs of auxiliary hydraulic systems, such as pumps, valves, hoses, and other components used in complex hydraulic systems. Performs on board computer diagnostic evaluation and electrical system troubleshooting. Performs routine maintenance on PUD vehicles when required, including minor and major tune ups and repairs.
  3.  Overhauls and services assemblies and accessories, such as engines, axles, transfer-cases, multi-speed transmissions, compressed air, vacuum and electric controls, systems, and components. Performs vehicle and equipment up-fitting, fabrication, and in-service testing.
  4.  Provides technical assistance, guidance and direction to Fleet Services mechanics and technicians on difficult or unusual problems involving equipment repairs.
  5.  Ensures adherence to established maintenance schedules for District equipment. Reviews completed work orders and work logs for accuracy. Quality control checks, repairs selected on a random basis.
  6.  Exchange information on parts availability, vehicle repair status and workload scheduling as needed with other fleet employees, supervisor, and foreman.
  7.  Instructs other District employees on the safe operational, technical and maintenance needed in the operation of the vehicles and equipment. Keeps records and generates reports as required.
  8.  Maintain the garage work area and shop trucks in a clean and orderly fashion.
  9.  Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public.
  10.  Perform assigned clerical tasks readily and adhere to prescribed departmental procedures. Maintain a clean and organized office work area. Produce reports as needed.
  11.  Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
  12.  Maintain regular and predictable attendance. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).

No direct reports. However, the Fleet Shop Foreman oversees and directs the work of the Parts Maintenance Coordinator, Fleet Service Person, Shop Mechanic, Fleet Mechanic, Fleet Technician, and the operations of the Fleet Regional Technician.

QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of those required, but reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Post-Secondary Education:  No post-secondary education required. Completion of specialized technical training in automotive and/or truck repair is preferred.

Experience:  Typically requires seven (7) years of diversified automotive, truck and power operated equipment experience, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Completion of specialized technical training in automotive and/or truck repair is desired.  Requires CPR Certification and valid First Aid card within 90 days of hire.

Specific KSA's: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:


  • Knowledge of construction, design, repair, and adjustments on all common types of vehicles and power operated equipment including utility digger derricks, cranes, and bucket trucks
  • Knowledge of both light and heavy-duty electrical system regarding their role in the proper functioning of components and equipment, as well as the knowledge and understanding of the principles of operation of diesel fueled and gasoline internal combustion engines
  • Knowledge of hydraulic systems; including pumps, system design and testing, proper repair, and adjustment procedures on common types of hydraulic components

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to diagnose defects and failures on vehicles and power operated equipment this includes both hydraulic and air brakes, engine and transmission diagnostics, suspension, steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance on both gasoline and diesel engines
  • Ability to work on a range of vehicles from passenger cars to Class-8 trucks and trailers
  • Ability to perform welding and cutting operations as well as perform fabricating and refurbishing applications
  • Ability to instruct, use and safely operate a wide variety of hand and power tools associated with the automobile/heavy equipment trade
  • Ability to plan and conduct job related training, provide guidance, and establish harmonious working relationships with coworkers and others
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships and interact with internal and external customers
  • Ability to organize resources, establish priorities and utilize work scheduling techniques
  • Ability to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions
  • Must possess (or obtain within 1 year of employment) and maintain three (3) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in automotive brakes, medium/heavy truck brakes and preventive maintenance inspection; and a Fluid Power Society (FPS) certification - Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic.

Language Skills:                                              

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization. Must be proficient in reading, writing and speaking English.

Mathematical Skills:                                                     

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Reasoning Ability:                                                         
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


Prioritizes and performs a broad range of moderately complex technical or professional work. Solves day-to-day problems using established policies, regulations, or work rules.

Decision Making:                                           

Follows established procedures.  Establishes daily work priorities. May train lower-level employees. Escalates problems or issues to supervisor and provides recommended solutions.

Computers & Equipment: A fully skilled incumbent will have the ability to utilize the following software, hardware, or equipment:  To perform this job successfully, an individual is required to have basic knowledge of Maximo Asset Management; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Excel; Microsoft Word; PC Hardware; PeopleSoft Time Entry/HRIS; General Office Equipment; and GPS Equipment. An individual is required to have advanced knowledge of heavy equipment; gas/diesel powered equipment; tire/wheel balancing equipment; overhead cranes; overhead hoists; vehicle/heavy equipment computerized diagnostic tools; general shop tools and equipment; power equipment; fuel truck and fuel site; welders and cutting equipment; all shop safety equipment and PPE; operate light duty vehicles to heavy duty trucks; operate light duty power operated equipment to heavy duty construction equipment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk. The employee is frequently required to stand, use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or twist torso; talk, and hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance; pull, push, or exert force; perform repetitive hand or arm motion; and taste, smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds above shoulder height unassisted. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); work near moving mechanical parts; and outdoor weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to work in high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat (non-weather); risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level is usually loud.

SAFETY SENSITIVE DESIGNATION: Safety sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug testing. Positions are designated as "safety sensitive" if an essential function of the job involves certain duties. This position is designated as safety sensitive for the following reasons:

  • Drives or operates motorized vehicles for purposes of transporting passengers, including other employees.
  • Drives or operates heavy machinery, or uses rotating or heavy equipment, or power machines or tools in the vicinity of the public or other employees.
  • Works with, in, on, or near distribution or transmission lines or equipment in a manner that can impact the safe flow or distribution of electricity or water, or otherwise create imminent harm to the public or other employees, such as flooding, fire or explosions.                                                                   

OTHER REQUIREMENTS: An employee may not be hired or transferred to a job, or continue in a job if currently employed, if they do not satisfy the following job requirements. These District requirements cannot be waived by supervisors.

A valid driver's license is required at hire. A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.  Must possess, and maintain a valid Washington State, Class A Commercial Driver’s License with current medical card and air brake restriction removed. Must possess and maintain (within 60 days of position acceptance or obtaining CDL) a (Hazardous Material, Cargo Tanker).


A valid driver's license is required for this position (verified upon hire). A valid Washington State driver's license is required within 30 days of employment.  Must possess (within 60 days of position acceptance), and maintain a valid Washington State, Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the air brake restriction removed, Tank Vehicle and a Hazardous Materials endorsements.  The individual will be subject to the applicable federal regulations, which include random drug testing.


The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility. This should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise to balance the workload.


Chelan PUD is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer (EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled). We value diversity at all levels of the organization. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to any protected classifications as defined by law.

EEO Law Posters can be found on the main Careers page in English and Spanish. 

Chelan PUD will not be offering any work visa sponsorship for this role.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-I.35(c)


Safety-sensitive positions are subject to pre-employment drug screening.  An essential function of this job involves duties which categorize this position as safety-sensitive.



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