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Mechanic - INDOT Fleet, Gary Shop

Date Posted:  Nov 7, 2019
Requisition ID:  26850

Gary, IN, US, 46403

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About Indiana Department of Transportation

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) provides a dynamic workplace that serves Indiana citizens, improves our state’s quality of life, and enhances its economic opportunity. INDOT has a number of innovative programs and projects, including Public-Private Partnerships, Green Initiatives, and cutting-edge uses of materials and assets. As part of the State of Indiana, INDOT offers a competitive total compensation package, as well as outstanding work/life balance. Whether you are an established professional in the transportation field or just starting your career, INDOT has exciting and challenging opportunities for you.

About the Job

The Equipment Mechanic performs preventative maintenance and service on cars, trucks, mowers, lawn mowers, state body trucks, tractors, generators, chain saws, weed eaters, pumps, tar distributors and other motorized equipment as assigned by supervisor.  The Mechanic test drives state vehicles/equipment to ensure proper operation after completion of repairs.

A Day in the Life

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Rebuilds, replaces and/or repairs on cars, trucks, and other state equipment;
  • Provides service and repair of vehicles and equipment on emergency basis;
  • Maintains Equipment Management System (EMS) records on parts used and work performed on equipment and orders and/or picks up parts;
  • Uses welding equipment to straighten and fabricate metal;
  • Tunes gas and/or diesel engines and inspects vehicles/equipment for damage;
  • Snow removal when necessary;
  • Attends appropriate training school, safety meetings, mechanic meetings or related meetings;
  • Orders and/or picks up parts.

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

What We're Looking For
  • Must possess a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) or must obtain within 90 days of employment.
  • Extensive knowledge of and ability to use tools associated with vehicle and motorized equipment repair;
  • Practical knowledge of appropriate safety practices associated with repair and maintenance of vehicles and/or motorized equipment;
  • Extensive knowledge of automobile of auto repair procedures and repair materials and tools used in auto/equipment repair;
  • Ability to repair mowers, generators, chain saws, etc.;
  • Skill in operating hand and power tools related to the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment;
  • Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures;
  • Ability to use welding equipment;
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to complete records and reports;
  • Ability to use repair manuals and parts catalogues;
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both orally and in writing;
  • Ability to follow directions and work as a part of a team;
  • Ability to perform physical activities such as lifting, dragging, stooping, standing and walking for long periods of time.
  • High school graduate or equivalent preferred.
  • Must possess a valid drivers’ license.
  • Must provide own tools and agency approved steel toe boots. (We offer a tool reimbursement up to $1,000 per fiscal year & reimbursement for protective clothing/footwear up to $160.00 per fiscal year.)


NOTE: The Indiana Department of Transportation provides CDL training, pays for eligible employees to take CDL exams, and reimburses employees for eligible expenses for obtaining a CDL including the CDL permit and license following their hire date.


This position is typically filled at a salary of $35,126.00 annually. Pay commensurate with experience.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Four (4) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers eligibility into a discounted medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago