Maintenance Technician

Thurston County
Full Time $4,866 - $6,029 Per month WA 9605 Tilley Rd SW S, Olympia, WA 98512, United States


Thurston County Public Works is recruiting for four (4) Maintenance Technicians to join our dynamic, energetic, and innovative Road Operations team. The successful candidates will have experience operating specialized road maintenance equipment and performing varied work in maintenance, construction, and other department activities, as a crew member or independently, as required.

Essential functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Performs labor associated with maintenance, repair and construction of roadway systems including:
    1. Roadway/shoulder maintenance
    2. Construction
    3. Drainage
    4. Traffic control
    5. Mowing and vegetation control
    6. Bridge maintenance and construction  
    7. Snow/ice removal and control
  • Operates a variety of highway maintenance construction equipment, such as but not limited to:
    1. Tilt/ramp trailer
    2. Street sweeper
    3. 10 yd. dump truck
    4. 5-8 ton roller
    5. Pup trailer
    6. Med size wheel loader
    7. Snowplow
    8. Brush chipper/truck
    9. Crack sealer
    10. Sander truck
  • Controls traffic by flagging to guide traffic through work sites.
  • Lubricates and performs minor mechanical equipment repairs.
  • Assists in construction, maintenance and repair of buildings, structures, and equipment.
  • Installs and maintains traffic control signs and road markings.
To view the full job classification, click here:

Essential Personnel   
This position is considered to be an essential worker and may be required to work during non-business hours or closures in order to meet operational requirements and needs, such as clearing roads during a snow and ice event.

Message to potential applicants: We understand that some potential applicants are less likely to apply for jobs unless they believe they meet every one of the functions or skills listed in a job description. We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job, and we understand that may be someone who will learn some of these skills on the job. If you are interested in this position, and meet the minimum qualifications, we encourage you to go ahead and apply! Feel free to think about how you will bring your own set of skills to the role and tell us about the potential that you hold.  

The , located in Olympia, Washington is a national award-winning agency in delivering quality projects to our community.  Our mission is to provide quality public services in all areas of our business.  We actively help our staff develop and grow professionally, we bring together resources across divisions to achieve organizational goals, we are always ready to respond to community needs, and we are an American Public Works Association accredited agency, consistently meeting industry best practices benchmarks.  

Our Core Values:
  • Accountability – We take responsibility for our actions and the resulting outcomes.
  • Customer Service – We provide our customers with the highest level of service and quality.
  • Innovation – We strive to continuously improve processes, performance, and results.
  • Safety – We demonstrate an uncompromising commitment to safety.
  • Teamwork – We work together toward achieving a common recognized end.  
Mission - to provide excellent public services in all areas of our business.
Vision – The premier public works organization, accountable and transparent in all services we provide to our community.  
Inclusion, Equity and Diversity - Thurston County Public Works values the diversity of the people it hires and serves.  To us, inclusion means fostering a workplace in which individual differences are recognized, appreciated, and responded to in ways that fully develop and utilize each person’s talents and strengths.  We are dedicated to recruiting and developing a talented workforce from various cultures, lifestyles, backgrounds, and perspectives who are committed to our vision and core values.  

What we offer our employees:
  • Work-Life Balance: We are committed to ensure that our staff experience the reward of public service, while also sustaining a routine that suits each individual’s lifestyle. 
  • Plan For Your Future: As a member of our team, you will enjoy great employee benefits, including a retirement plan, pre-tax savings accounts, as well as comprehensive health care and dental/vision care for you and your family.  Please visit website for more information.  
  • Paid Leave: Full-time regular employees earn a minimum of 12 paid vacation days per year in addition to 11 paid. 
  • Robust Training Program: Employees are encouraged to attend County paid training to help them further their career, learn new skill sets, and stay on top of emerging trends in our industry.  We also encourage our staff to participate in professional organizations and attend conferences.  
  • Flexible Work Schedules:Some of the options that employees may take advantage of include alternative or compressed schedules and/or remote working.
  • Deferred CompensationThe County offers 3 voluntary deferred compensation plans for employees who would like to set aside additional deferred tax dollars into a retirement savings plan. 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA)Employees can take advantage of Section 125 flexible spending accounts for out-of-pocket health care and daycare expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness:This is a federal program that allows full-time public service employees who have made 120 qualifying payments for certain loans, to get their student loans repaid.  .
Why you’ll love it here:
Thurston County is located between Seattle and Portland in Western Washington’s South Puget Sound Region. Perched in between the mountains and the ocean, the area boasts the perfect blend of year-round outdoor activities including boating, hiking, skiing, and more. The region is also home to the state capitol city of Olympia, known for its many restaurants, microbreweries, coffee shops, farmer’s markets, kids’ activities, history, and art events. Discover more about life in Thurston County at .


  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Two years of road construction, maintenance or equipment operating experience.
  • A valid Washington State Class A, Commercial Driver’s License with air brake and tanker endorsements.  A special endorsement for tanker must be obtained within six months of hire date.  
  • A valid First Aid Card (or one must be obtained within three months of hire date).
  • Must possess a Washington Traffic Flagging Card or obtain one within six (6) months of employment.
  • Employee must meet certification requirement of departmental equipment training program for Maintenance Technician within probationary period of employment.

Desired Skills

  • Ability to operate road construction equipment.
  • Ability to make minor mechanical repairs on equipment used in road maintenance and construction.
  • Ability to install traffic control signs.