Heavy Equipment Mechanic
The Heavy Equipment mechanic diagnoses, repairs, maintains and modifies state-owned light, medium and heavy equipment and performs snow and ice removal as needed.
Examples of work:
(A position may not include all the work examples given, nor does the list include all that may be assigned.)
- Analyze, diagnose, repair and maintain light, medium and heavy trucks and equipment
- Conduct preventive maintenance inspections on equipment
- Perform skilled welding, fabrication, and repair of parts
- Maintain records of time, materials, supplies
- Use computer diagnostic equipment to troubleshoot problems
- Use computer programs for entering work orders and work activities (M5, RCA)
- Performs other duties as assigned
Function: Snow & Ice
- Maintains roadways for snow and ice control: removes snow from roadways and shoulders; opens and widens roadways of large accumulations of snow; removes snow from rights of way or yards; applies anti-icing and de-icing chemicals on stretches of highway under slippery conditions; removes frozen ice and material from culverts; and performs night or dawn patrols.
- Prepares and inspects winter equipment-maintains snowplow equipment, cutting edges and sanders; and clean equipment post storm.
- Maintains documentation on snow and ice data for accurate reporting of inventory and resource management.
- Completion of Heavy Equipment Apprenticeship program or graduation from a two year Heavy Equipment Mechanic or related training program that includes: diagnosis and repair of engine, drive train, brakes, steering/suspension and hydraulics for heavy equipment, e.g. trucks, tractors, buses; training in electronics sufficient to make engine adjustments and diagnose problems; and training in the use of computerized testing equipment and/or onboard computers sufficient to diagnose problems and adjust the functions of components.
- Approximately 3 years of experience as a heavy equipment mechanic which includes: diagnosis, repair, maintenance and modification of both heavy-duty diesel trucks and equipment and gasoline powered vehicles; diagnosis and repair of engines, brakes, drive train, steering/suspension and hydraulics; use of electronics sufficient to make engine adjustments and diagnose problems; and the use of computerized testing equipment and/or onboard computers sufficient to diagnose problems and adjust the functions of components.
WHY WORK FOR US
We offer excellent employee benefits, such as low-cost health and dental insurance, and affordable dependent coverage. Other benefits include:
- 11 paid holidays per year
- Earn up to 29 paid vacation days per year
- Earn 13 paid sick days per year
- Defined pension plan
- Paid life insurance
- Short term disability available
- Flexible day hours
- And more!
We are driven to find talented, innovative employees for Minnesota’s nationally recognized transportation system. We work to build the best team in the transportation industry to ensure that Minnesota thrives with a safe, sustainable and leading edge transportation system. You will be surrounded by a diverse community of experts, each driven by challenging work and motivated by the greater good. You will understand the impact of the work you are doing and be able to see the benefit you are providing to the citizens of Minnesota.
APPLY ONLINE BY AT:
- Go to mn.gov/careers
- Click “External Applicants”.
- On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 35528 in the the Keywords search box and click Search.
- Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
- Click Apply.