Auto Mechanic

2 Auto Mechanic (Internal/External)
Seattle, WA 98108
Posted: January 3, 2023
Deadline: May 23, 2023

As an Auto Mechanic, you will perform vehicle and equipment trouble shooting, repairs, and preventive maintenance to a variety of equipment that supports Port of Seattle operations at the SEA Airport.

  • You will perform daily preventive maintenance, repair, rebuild, and tune-up work on equipment that includes but is not limited to hybrids, alternative fuel systems, light plants, airfield mowers, small utility carts, light duty vehicles, buses, airfield and road snow equipment, a variety of medium and heavy-duty trucks and equipment, man-lifts, fork-lifts, generators, and aircraft ground support equipment.
  • You will identify parts need for repair and submit orders accordingly.
  • You will identify and solve mechanical problems and work as a valued team member toward a common goal of providing outstanding maintenance and customer service.
  • You will provide your own standard and metric tools to perform these duties.
Who you are:


  • Experienced – You are a journey-level mechanic, graduated from an accredited mechanic apprentice program, with the ability to obtain a Commercial Driver License (CDL) Class B with airbrake and passenger endorsement within four months of employment.
  • Educated – You possess a High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Desired – We hope you have maintenance experience with a variety of equipment from light duty through heavy duty equipment, ASE Certifications, and a Commercial Learner’s Permit (CLP) or Commercial Driver License (CDL).
  • Commercial Driver License Requirement – You will be required to participate in the Port of Seattle Drug and Alcohol Program as required by the Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration. This may include submitting an additional application disclosing 10 years of employment and 3 years of driver history, MVR verification, 3-year drug and alcohol reference check, pre-employment drug test, and ongoing participation in a random drug and alcohol test program. You may be disqualified for a conviction or citation of any of the following during the past 5 years:
    • More than two (2) moving violations and/or at-fault accidents of any kind
    • Speeding over 15mph above the speed limit
    • Reckless driving
    • Negligent driving
    • Driving while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs
    • License suspended / revoked / cancelled / restricted
    • Hit and run
    • Vehicular homicide
    • Vehicular assault
    • Eluding law enforcement
    • Leaving the scene of an accident
  • Committed to Equity – You will apply equity and exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices in all aspects of the work.  At the Port of Seattle, equity is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all Port employees.
  • Knowledgeable – You are able to use hand and power tools, maintenance manuals, electronic diagnostic tools, laptop computer diagnostic systems, and office computers.
  • Communication – Your able to work from written and verbal instructions and be able to communicate by radio with peers, supervisors, and the air traffic control tower.
  • Safety – You will follow all established safety requirements that are needed to perform the work.
  • Teamwork – You are a strong team-oriented person and willing to help your team to get tasks completed.

What else you need to know: 

  • ​​​​​​Driver’s License – You will need a valid Washington State Driver’s License by your start date.
  • Work Schedule – Your normal work schedule may vary. You will be required to work all assigned shifts, including weekends and holidays. You may be required to work during emergencies or inclement weather events.
  • Work Environment – You will work indoors and outdoors in all types of weather conditions. You may be exposed to areas of high noise, various hazardous materials, work at heights and/or in confined spaces.
  • Washington State Residency Requirement – Employees must establish a residence in Washington state within 30 days of their first day of employment and must maintain a residence in Washington State during their employment with the Port of Seattle. If a position is eligible to telework, work performed while teleworking must be performed in Washington State.
  • COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement – Effective, November 15, 2021, the Port of Seattle will require that at the time of hire, and as a condition of employment, the successful candidate will be able to provide proof of their full COVID-19 vaccination status, as part of the hiring process. This is a condition of employment for all positions at the Port of Seattle. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine.  Prior to employment, candidates may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.
  • Overtime Eligible – You are eligible for overtime pay in this role.
  • Security Requirements – As the successful candidate, you must pass a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check as well as a criminal history background check with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Your employment will be contingent upon obtaining a Port of Seattle ID badge upon clearance. You will also be required to obtain a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Customs Seal within 30 days of hire. In this role, you will be required to access Port of Seattle Police Department equipment, office locations, systems and/or vehicles. In compliance with Federal and State laws as the successful candidate, you will be required to pass a Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) criminal history background check.
  • Union Representation – This position is represented by International Association of Machinists union, Local 289.

Why you’ll love it here: 

  • Healthcare – Medical, Dental, and Vision Care with options that work for you and your family.
  • Paid Vacation – Just about four weeks per year that increases with tenure to rest and rejuvenate.
  • Holidays – More than ten days per year to celebrate with family and friends away from work.
  • Pension/Retirement Plans – A pension and additional savings plans to prepare for your future after the Port.
  • Getting to Work – From subsidized parking and a low-cost public transit card to alternative work arrangements giving you an opportunity to work from home.
  • Parental Leave – Six weeks of paid leave to spend with new additions to your immediate family.
  • Development – From tuition reimbursement, training, stretch assignments and internal internships, we support a learning culture.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – The Port of Seattle values diversity as a source of innovation and strength. We are actively working across the organization to create a culture where all employees – regardless of race, gender, and other identities – succeed and reach their fullest potential.
  • Work-Life Balance – We provide the resources to help you create habits to be healthy and balanced.
  • Mission Driven – We are focused together in promoting economic opportunities and quality of life in the region by advancing trade, travel, commerce, and job creation in an equitable, accountable, and environmentally responsible manner.

**Please note if your position is represented by a union, please reference your “Collective Bargaining Agreement” or call your Union Representative for specific information related to benefits and eligibility, as they may differ from the above.**

Why the Port of Seattle: Every role at the Port of Seattle is vital to our thriving community. We are a leader in moving people and cargo across the country and around the world. With facilities and property ranging in scope from a half-acre park to one of the largest airports and container terminals on the West Coast, we maximize the public assets in our portfolio with an eye toward best uses and environmental sustainability. Find out more here.

Our vision is to create a Port that mirrors – throughout its breadth of operations and services and within its leadership – the diversity of our communities, instill principles of equity into its culture, and ensures a fair and intentional distribution of opportunities to expand economic develop and quality of life for all in our region. Find out more about how our values RAISE us up and our commitment to equity.

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