Service Technician

Location US-WA-Seattle
Company Alaska Marine Lines
Regular Full-Time



Alaska Marine Lines is looking for a service technician/mechanic to perform routine services and inspections on various types and sizes of company equipment.


This position works out of our Seattle terminal, working 4 x 10's Tuesday to Friday; swing shift 2:00pm - 12:30am.  Swing shift premium pay of an additional $3/hour


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Change engine oil and filters, transmission oil and filters, hydraulic system oil and filters, axle oil and final drive oil on company equipment ranging from forklifts to vehicles.
  • Perform preventative maintenance and complete checklists.
  • Perform chain and fork inspections on forklifts.
  • Grease machinery and inspect for abnormal wear or damage.
  • Perform light duty repairs to equipment as needed at the direction of the mechanics.
  • Start and drive repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications and to test their performance.
  • Record daily repairs in M&R maintenance software.
  • Respond and acknowledge repair request and investigate complaints and equipment malfunctions.
  • Coordinates parts and materials needs to the parts department.
  • Own basic hand tools common to the trade. Must be able to properly use and maintain company supplied tooling.
  • Complies with all company safety polices, including use of protective equipment and Fit for Work.
  • Clean and maintain work area to company and OSHA standards.



To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and physical demands in the work environment.



High school diploma or general education degree (GED) preferred.  Technical School graduate preferred, not required. Previous experience repairing diesel equipment or trucks preferred.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret safety rules and regulations and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively communicate with other employees, vendors and management.



Ability to apply concepts of basic math and read tape measure and chain gauge. 



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to apply common sense understanding to fulfill job duties with limited or detailed written or oral instructions.



Valid driver’s license and acceptable driving record is required. Must be eligible to apply and be issued a TWIC (Transportation Workers Identification Credential). Able to meet forklift certification requirements for operating fork trucks with lifting capacities between 3,000# and 100,000#. Training available.



  • Ability to meet a regular work schedule.
  • Ability and willingness to work overtime as required.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work to meet schedules/deadlines.
  • Regular attendance and timeliness are essential functions of this position. Daily physical presence is required.
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team with minimal supervision. 
  • Ability to change focus and job duties in a fast moving, time restricted environment.
  • PC skills required:  Windows, Outlook and basic typing skills.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemical.


Employee is required to wear PPE as outlined in Company’s Industrial Health and Safety Manual which may include hard hat, safety toe shoes/boots, gloves, safety glasses/goggles, hearing protection and respiratory protection. The employee needs the ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.



While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts. This position regularly works out of a man lift working at heights performing mast service to the lift trucks.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is moderate in the office to very loud in the barge operation.



This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Federal law requires Alaska Marine Lines to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.  Alaska Marine Lines will provide the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.  
Details:  EEO Poster   EEO Poster Supplement


Successful candidates are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless qualified for a recognized exemption. 

A post conditional offer of employment physical, drug test, and background screen are required. Random drug testing is required of all Alaska Marine Lines employees.


Alaska Marine Lines is an equal opportunity employer. 

AML does not discriminate based upon race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, honorably discharged veteran or military status, citizenship or immigration status, age, national origin, the presence of any physical, mental, or sensory disability, gender identity, genetic information, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, political ideology, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Veterans and Minorities are encouraged to apply. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Priority referrals for protected veterans.


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