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Highway Heavy Equipment Mech

Date Posted:  Jan 24, 2023
Requisition ID:  419003

Linton, IN, US, 47441


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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


Next Level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the 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. 


Salary: This position traditionally starts at an hourly rate of $24.26 an hour. Salary for this position may be commensurate with education and job experience.


Mechanic Positions: Candidates with a current CDL will earn an additional $1 per hour for this position. Candidates without a CDL will be given 90 days to obtain their CDL, with training and reimbursement provided by INDOT, and will then earn an additional $1 per hour upon successfully obtaining their CDL.

INDOT also provides a generous Standard Hand Tool Reimbursement of up to $1500 per year for full-time Mechanic positions for the purchase, replacement and repair of tools required for maintenance and repair activities related to INDOT’s fleet of transportation vehicles, snow and ice management equipment, road maintenance equipment and all other fleet items.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Linton.

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.

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 heavyequipment (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 andrepairs all types of tires; cleans or replaces diesel injectors; repairs or replaces hydrauliccomponents; ;
  • 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 onequipment and orders and/or picks up parts;
  • Service and repair of highway equipment in the field; use welding equipment to straighten andfabricate 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 otherequipment; repair mowers and sharpens blades; pump gasoline and diesel fuel and maintaindaily 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 ofand ability to use tools associated with vehicle and motorized equipment repair
  • Working knowledge of appropriate safety practices associated with repair and maintenanceheavy 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.
  • 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) as well as vision and dental plans
  • Wellness Rewards Program: Complete wellness activities to earn gift card rewards
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Group life insurance
  • Referral Bonus program
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Free Parking for most positions
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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