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Jacobs Heavy Duty & Diesel Mechanic in Silverdale, Washington

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Union position

Hourly rate $37.43

We are looking for an experienced Heavy Duty and Diesel Mechanic to join our team. This position diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and overhauls buses and trucks, and maintains and repairs various of diesel engines at Naval Base Kitsap near Silverdale & Poulsbo. Regular hours Monday-Friday with overtime available. Rewarding work with purpose – over 50 employees with 20 years longevity proves it!

Summary/General Description of Job:

The Heavy Duty and Diesel Mechanic diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and overhauls buses and trucks, and maintains and repairs various of diesel engines. The incumbent will also perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance such as changing oil, checking batteries, and lubricating equipment and machinery.

Essential Duties & Job Functions:

  • Repair and maintain the operating condition of trucks, buses, emergency response vehicles, all types of trailers, heavy equipment, including railroad locomotives and associated rolling stock, and all types of diesel engines.

  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance. Includes working with automotive, industrial, locomotive, and marine diesel engines.

  • Operates and inspects machines and equipment to diagnose defects.

  • Maintains, repairs, and rebuilds power equipment, such as power shovels, scrapers, paving machines, motor graders, trench-digging machines, bulldozers, pumps, compressors, generators, locomotives, railcars, buses, heavy trucks, trailers, fire engines, snow removal equipment, and armored personnel carriers.

  • Dismantles and reassembles equipment to OEM specifications and Navy standards, using various lifting equipment, hand and pneumatic tools.

  • Examines equipment and parts for damage and wear using calibrated measuring tools.

  • Repairs and replaces diesel engines and subassemblies, such as air systems, cooling systems, starting and charging systems.

  • Repairs vehicle chassis, electrical systems, drive trains, brake systems, and hydraulic systems.

  • Repairs and rebuilds broken parts and structural members using welding and other fabrication techniques.

  • Maintains and repairs certified systems, such as fire apparatus and bucket trucks using approved manufacturer and customer procedures.

  • Operates and inspects machines and equipment to diagnose component defects and performs repairs.

  • Operates heavy lift towing and recovery equipment in accordance with approved procedures.

  • Identifies and researches replacement parts for order.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • May perform work in other classifications when incidental work is necessary to the accomplishment of the work assignment. Significant work in another job classification may be required if accompanied by any wage adjustments applicable.

Accountable For:

  • The proper use of tools and equipment commonly used in the mechanic field.

  • Completing all mandated training requirements per government and management directives.

  • Timely and cost-effective performance of duties.

  • Timely completion and accuracy of all departmental work.

  • Dealing with a variety of people in a professional, courteous manner in diversified situations.

  • Adherence to established company safety policies and good industrial and office safety practices.

  • Compliance with company Standard Operating Procedures and Personnel policies and procedures.

  • Having the ability to work well under pressure.

Here’s what you’ll need :

Job Requirements (Education, Experience, Professional Associations): Mandatory

  • Four years’ experience as heavy equipment mechanic in commercial or governmental repair work.

  • Must have full knowledge of and the ability to troubleshoot and repair diesel engines, associated power trains, air and hydraulic brake systems, and all other vehicular component parts.

  • Must have a working knowledge and ability to diagnose automotive electrical and computer controlled systems.

  • Must have and maintain hand tools of the trade to perform the normal work of the classifications. Must possess and maintain a valid Washington State driver’s License with acceptable driving record. Must obtain and maintain valid Washington State commercial “A” combination driver’s license within 6 months.

  • Must meet and maintain Company physical and security requirements and clearance eligibility when required.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.

  • Must possess good communication skills for a service team environment.

  • Ability to successfully pass any background checks and/or drug testing required on the contract.

U.S. Citizenship.

Wages –$37.43 per hr

Competitive pay and top-shelf benefits package supporting our national defense. Our facilities team serves a diverse range of high-value national strategic missions, including all types of submarines, aircraft carriers, and the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

Benefits package with United Steelworkers valued at over $10 / hour includes:

  • Paid vacation. Two weeks at one year, grows to three weeks after five years and four weeks after ten

  • Personal Leave 1 hour of paid Personal/Sick leave for every thirty (30) hours worked.

  • Pension and 401K

  • Medical and dental insurance

  • 11 Paid Holidays

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