Heavy Duty Mechanic Apprenticeship Program

JOB INTEREST CARD NOTIFICATION: If you would like to be notified of apprenticeship job postings in the "vehicle maintenance" category, complete this online job interest form.

Are you interested in becoming a heavy-duty mechanic apprentice with the City of Seattle? The City of Seattle's Finance and Administrative Services (FAS) apprenticeship program will teach you the skills and knowledge for a lifelong career as a heavy-duty and diesel mechanic.

Along with working full time for the City of Seattle, apprentices are required to attend classroom training for the first two years of their apprenticeship at a local college. This provides the opportunity for you to earn your associate degree, paid for by the City.

  • Apprentices are full-time, paid City employees. You will receive a decent wage and a generous benefits package.
  • FAS will pay for your education at Lake Washington Technical Institute’s Diesel and Heavy Equipment Technician program—giving you the ability to obtain your associate degree at no cost to you.
  • Evaluations are done periodically throughout the apprenticeship program to obtain pay step increases.
  • The apprenticeship program is a four-year/8,000-hour program.