Automotive Mechanic

Automotive Mechanic
Multiple Locations, WA
Posted: April 21, 2022

Come join our team!! King County Fleet Services is looking for a dedicated Automotive Mechanic who will be responsible for performing timely repair and preventive maintenance on variety of light to medium duty vehicles and equipment. This position is well-suited for an experienced dealership automotive maintenance mechanic. The job includes repair and maintenance as well as up-fitting and preparing new vehicles for service.

Why King County is a great place to work?

This is a fantastic opportunity to have a lasting and rewarding career in County government. You will have the opportunity to work in an organization that embraces diversity, institutes best management practices, values hard work, and empowers employees to innovate and strives for second-to-none customer service.

Our focus is to provide our employees a work life balance with:

  • Competitive – healthcare plans
  • Flexible – work environment
  • Free – transportation options
  • Manager Support – structured employee assistance program
  • Paid – twelve days of vacation per year (in addition to paid holidays)
  • Paid – twelve days of sick leave per year
  • Paid –  twelve week parental leave
  • Deferred – compensation plan
  • Employer contributions – to state pension plan
  • Ten – paid holidays and Two Additional personal holidays!

SCOPE OF JOB DUTIES: The successful candidate at a minimum, must demonstrate skill and ability to:

  • Perform preventative maintenance, diagnose and repair all types of gas and diesel engines.
  • Perform repairs and diagnostics on a variety of brake systems.
  • Troubleshoot and repair emergency response vehicle radios, light bars, and security device systems.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace suspension and electrical repairs to various front end suspension components, various steering system components, electrical and light problems and charging system components including battery.
  • Operate mechanical and electronic testing equipment to troubleshoot and repair systems.
  • Provide technical assistance, direction and advice to other workers, and give guidance on complex mechanical repair projects.
  • Repair and maintain shop tools and machinery.
  • Read and Interpret vehicle repair manuals, electric and hydraulic schematics and illustrated parts diagrams.
  • Up-fit and prepare new vehicles for service. Maintain service, maintenance, and repair records.


  • Have journey status and full-time mechanical work experience repairing gas and diesel engines OR completion of vocational or technical school training in auto mechanics OR a recognized auto mechanics apprenticeship program.
  • Are familiar with all aspects of vehicle operation and must understand the functions of the major components and systems.
  • Are good problem solvers who can diagnose problems and make decisions about the most suitable repairs.
  • Is comfortable using servicing and maintenance tools and equipment and be familiar with the different categories of lubricants and service parts.
  • Are customer focused and able to communicate with customers, peers, managers and supervisors.
  • Are team players and understand the value of working well as a team.
  • Is comfortable using automated computer systems to document maintenance, repairs, problems on work orders.
  • Are knowledgeable of automotive shop safety rules, procedures, and equipment use.
  • Have a certification to perform mobile air conditioning repairs, ASE Master Certification, Washington State Emissions Certification is highly desirable.


This exciting opportunity to join County government is open to all applicants.  A King County application is required.
If you have any questions or concerns while applying, please contact Christina Jamerson at 206-477-9561 or

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION – The successful candidate must have a valid Washington State Driver License and:

PASS A PRE-EMPLOYMENT PHYSICAL EXAM:  An offer of employment will be contingent on the success of a pre-employment physical examination and reference check process. Typically, is completed within 3 weeks of offer.

POSSESS TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:  The County provides employees with a $500 per year tool allowance. The successful candidate must submit a complete tool inventory prior to start date. Must provide own tool kit consisting of standard and metric, open end and socket wrenches including:

  • Open end wrenches:  Standard size 1/4″ through 1-1/4″, Metric Size:  6mm through 20mm
  • Socket sets:  1/4″ 3/8″ 1/2″ drive, standard size:  1/4″ through 1-1/4″, Metric Size: 6mm through 20mm.
  • Various pliers, screwdrivers and other hand tools required to perform the essential functions of the job.
  • Air operated power tools to 1/2″ impact gun.

TYPICAL WORK SCHEDULE: The work schedule for these positions is generally 40 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Alternative schedules may be required along with mandatory overtime and weekend work during emergencies. Work location maybe Renton or Georgetown facility.

UNION MEMBERSHIP:  This position will be represented by Local 289 of the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.


Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State’s best employers.

Together, with leadership and our employees, we’re changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation’s best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our “True North”, we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles–we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

King County Executive Branch employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are the successful candidate for the position you applied for, the County will send you a conditional offer letter.

As a condition of employment, prior to a final offer of employment, you will be required to:

  • submit proof of vaccination, or
  • have an approved request for medical or religious exemption and an approved accommodation. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation.

People are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccination approved by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The Executive Branch includes employees in the Executive branch, the Assessor’s Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff’s Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer

No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply

If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact the recruiter listed on this job announcement.

Compensation & Benefits

$58,032.00 - $73,548.80 Annually
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