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Small Engine Mechanic

Vashon, WA 98070

Posted: 05/07/2024 Employment Type: Temp-to-hire Industry: Light Industrial - Skilled Labor Job Number: CN975134429 Pay Rate: $22.50-28.50 / hour

Job Description

West Sound Workforce is assisting an award-winning home and garden center nestled on Vashon Island in seeking a Small Engine Mechanic to join their rental department. As a vibrant cornerstone of the Vashon Island economy, this well established and growing company puts employees first by leading with integrity, prioritizing safety, offering competitive wages, and excellent benefits including a company paid Orca Ferry Pass for those commuting from off island.
In addition to providing excellent customer service, as the Small Engine Mechanic, you will perform skilled repair and maintenance of primarily small engine equipment, both gas and diesel, to include lawn mowers, pumps, chain saws, weed eaters, etc. Ideal candidates will be mechanically inclined and comfortable using a variety of tools to diagnose and repair machinery.

Shift Information:
  • Full time, schedules vary
  • 7am-5pm, including weekends
What you will do as a Small Engine Mechanic:
  • Performs routine and major repairs to a variety of gasoline powered equipment assigned to all work centers
  • Performs preventive maintenance to equipment such as lubrication, oil changes, air filters, etc.
  • Determines and prepares proper gas/oil mixes for assigned equipment
  • Troubleshoots and repairs equipment electrical starting and charging systems
  • Prepares cost estimates for repairs and makes recommendations
What we are looking for:
  • High School diploma or GED
  • Considerable knowledge in equipment maintenance and repair gained through formal training or on the job experience
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Ability to bend, squat, and lift up to 50 lbs
  • Basic computer skills
Benefits offered upon permanent hire:
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • Paid time off
  • 401k with match
  • Flexible schedule
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Store Employee discount
  • Health Savings Account
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employer paid Orca Ferry Pass – for those living off island

Additional Information

Benefits include sick leave accrued at 1 hour per 40 hours worked; paid Family & Medical leave (per Washington State); 401K after eligibility; holiday pay and vacation bonus after eligibility; and opt-in for health insurance, personal Aflac and life insurance plans available. Want to learn more about our benefits for temporary employees, including a 401K plan and vacation bonus? Visit our benefits page!

We value what you bring to the workplace. As such, West Sound Workforce is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Further, our employees’ physical safety is of utmost importance, too, in this age of COVID-19. Holding a close eye to the Center for Disease Control and OSHA’s websites, we are continually following the recommendations to maintain a safe work environment with respect to this virus and all other safety situations. As an essential employer, partnering with clients, we follow COVID-19 protocols at our worksites and ensure that all employees are aware, have proper PPE and mind those directions for the safety of all.

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