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Hwy Hvy Equip Mech Supervisor

Date Posted:  Aug 5, 2022
Requisition ID:  387124

Tipton, IN, US, 46072


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: The salary for this position starts at $51,376.00 per year.


Location: This position is located in INDOT Tipton Shop.



About the Job:

Incumbent leads a team of automotive mechanics engaged in minor and major repairs and maintenance of vehicles and equipment. Incumbent assists mechanics in diagnosing and resolving mechanical problems, inspects completed work and equipment, and ensures that procedures and safety practices are followed. Incumbent may also perform major overhauls of gasoline and/or diesel engines, and repair most difficult and complex automotive problems (e.g., replacement or repair of pistons, rings, crank shafts, medium and heavy duty automatic transmissions, single and twin counter shaft manual transmissions).

A Day in the Life:

  • 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 truck, front-end loader, combination of vehicles with a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 lbs. 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 equipment, snow plow and/or tow truck; and,
  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • H.S. Diploma or GED;
  • Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License without air brake restriction required or must obtain within 90 days of employment;
  • Thorough knowledge of automobile functions, systems, and repairs;
  • Thorough knowledge of and ability to instruct others in use of diagnostic equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of appropriate safety precautions;
  • Knowledge of employee training and development;
  • Ability to understand system of mechanical procedures;
  • Ability to understand technical manuals;
  • Ability to maintain reports and inventory levels;
  • Ability to instruct, plan, and distribute work to subordinates;
  • Must provide own tools.

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides 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 program (offers premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards)
  • 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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