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Highway Heavy Equipment Mech

Date Posted:  Nov 15, 2023
Requisition ID:  432679

Terre Haute, IN, US, 47802

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 complete the application and interview process, as well as 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: The salary for this position traditionally starts at $53,222.00 but may be commensurate with education or work 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 in INDOT's Terre Haute Area.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:

  • Diagnoses electronic engine control systems (e.g., engine control modules, anti-lock brake systems, medium and heavy-duty automatic transmission engine control modules) using scan tools, laptop computers, and available software.
  • Repairs systems using up-to-date diagnostic equipment.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and repairs or replaces engine electronic sensors.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and calibrates central hydraulic system control units used in highway salt applications.
  • Test drives a variety of motorized equipment (e.g., dump trucks, backhoes, tandem axle dump trucks, front-end loaders, and combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001lbs. or more, where GVWR of the vehicles being towed is in excess of 10,000 lbs, etc.).
  • Repairs, rebuilds, and/or replaces minor and major parts (e.g., electrical system components, alternators, water or fuel pumps, clutches, brake systems).
  • Adjusts valves and performs preventative maintenance and service on vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs miscellaneous mechanic work (e.g., body repair work, repair or replace tires, cleans or replaces diesel injectors, provides service and repair of vehicles and equipment on emergency basis).
  • Schedules maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Maintains repair or service records.
  • Attends training schools.
  • Updates shop manuals and parts books.
  • Operate welding equipment (e.g., acetylene torch and welding equipment) to heat, shape and weld machinery and equipment.
  • Operates computer to enter, edit, and retrieve data from computer systems.
  • Performs inventories of machinery and heavy equipment, and orders and picks up parts and supplies.
  • Cleans garage area, equipment, and tools.
  • Mows grass, operates snowplow, and operates tow truck.

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 You'll Need for Success:


  • The ideal candidate in this role should minimally
  • a High School Diploma Related certifications and coursework may be considered for education or experience.
  • The ideal candidate in this role should minimally have either  
  • a High School Diploma or HSE diploma, 
  • at least 1+ years of experience applying the below, outlined knowledge, skills, and abilities in a similar role. 

Related certifications and coursework may be considered for education or experience. 

  •  Driver’s license is required.
  • Thorough knowledge of automobile functions, systems, and repairs.
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to instruct others in the use of diagnostic equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of employee training and development.
  • Ability to understand the system of mechanical procedures.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may provide direct supervision for one or more staff members.

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 and is committed to recruit, select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. Our policy is to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer-employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical or mental disability, or veteran status. We will comply with the spirit as well as the letter of all applicable state and federal laws. 


If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, you can request assistance by contacting the Indiana State Personnel Department at [email protected].


The State of Indiana has established a culture that welcomes equity, inclusion, and opportunity for all employees and applicants. We encourage you to apply if you feel you have the transferrable skills to be successful in this position and we look forward to reviewing your application.


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Nearest Major Market: Terre Haute