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Highway Heavy Equipment Mechanic-Gary

Date Posted:  Jan 11, 2022
Requisition ID:  302066

Gary, IN, US, 46401


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.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Job:

To perform preventative maintenance and service on cars and light trucks, heavy duty trucks, aerial lift trucks, paving equipment, excavating equipment, tractors, generators, lawn movers, chain saws, weed eaters, pumps, and other motorized equipment as assigned by supervisor. Test drive state vehicle/equipment and other motorized equipment to ensure proper operation after completion of repairs. The minimum hourly rate for this job is $21.96/hour, and based on experience. This position is eligible for Overtime during Winter Operations and throughout the year as needed.

A Day in the Life:

  • Supervise other Mechanics on a limited basis;
  • Rebuild, replace and/or repair major parts on cars and light trucks, heavy duty trucks, and heavy equipment (e.g., exhaust system, fuel injection, electrical systems, transmission, drive train, mechanical and air suspension, charging systems, air and hydraulic brakes);
  • Performs minor repairs or other related mechanical work (e.g., adjusts valves; changes and repairs all types of tires; cleans or replaces diesel injectors; repairs or replaces hydraulic components; 
  • Install snow plow blades and make repairs on damaged plow assemblies;
  • Perform minor body repair work;
  • Maintain Equipment Management System (EMS) records on parts used and work performed on equipment and orders and/or picks up parts;
  • Service and repair of highway equipment in the field; use welding equipment to straighten and fabricate metal;
  • Recognize performance issues for both gas and diesel engines and properly diagnose them.
  • Inspect vehicles/equipment for damage;
  • Snow removal when necessary and other related duties as required (e.g., keep garage area, equipment and tools clean and orderly; mow grass; operate snow plow, tow truck or other equipment; repair mowers and sharpens blades; pump gasoline and diesel fuel and maintain daily records of same;
  • Perform service calls on roadside when equipment is disabled.
  • Attend appropriate training school, safety meetings, mechanic meetings or related meetings;
  • Order and/or pick up parts when required by supervisor;
  • Provide service and repair of vehicles and equipment on emergency basis;
  • Perform other related maintenance duties as assigned by supervisor.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • High School Graduate or equivalent;
  • Minimum of three years experience in hydraulic maintenance, diagnostics, and repair;
  • Minimum of five years experience in equipment and fleet maintenance;-Extensive knowledge of and ability to use tools associated with vehicle and motorized equipment repair
  • Working knowledge of appropriate safety practices associated with repair and maintenance heavy equipment, vehicles and/or motorized equipment;
  • Extensive knowledge of heavy and light duty vehicle and equipment repair.
  • Extensive knowledge of hydraulics and how do properly diagnosis and repair.
  • Ability to repair all types of equipment that is required to perform various types of highway maintenance activities such as snow plowing, paving, chip spreading, excavating, traffic line painting, traffic signal repair, and traffic sign replacement.
  • Skill in operating hand & power tools related to repair & maintenance of vehicles & equipment;
  • Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures;
  • Ability to use welding and steel cutting equipment. 
  • Ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to complete records and reports;
  • Ability to use repair manuals and parts catalogues;
  • Must have ability to read, write, and communicate clearly;
  • 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;
  • Possession of a valid commercial driver's license or must obtain within 90 days of employment;
  • Must provide own tools and agency approved steel toe boots;
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional team.
  • Please note** The final applicant accepted for this position will be required to submit to urinalysis prior to appointment to test for illegal drug use. An applicant with a positive test result will not be offered employment.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

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

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the 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 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago