Iowa Department of Transportation Mechanic in Martensdale, Iowa

Salary $44,116.80 - $57,345.60 Annually

Location Martensdale - 50160 - Warren County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 19-01058

Closing 12/18/2018 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Todd Netley -

Job Description

Performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of all motorized and non-motorized equipment such as diesel and gasoline powered automotive equipment; performs related work as required. Maintains and repairs equipment such as but not limited to automobiles, trucks, tractors, loaders, motor graders, snow blowers, generators, air compressors, etc. Modifies and fabricates equipment as needed. Maintains materials, supplies, and parts inventories. Uses a computer to gather information for diagnostics, engine performance, brake and fuel system performance, equipment maintenance, and to request parts and supplies, receive new equipment, complete inventories and report maintenance/repair activities. Applies information found in technical manuals, CDs, DVDs, internet sites, parts books and other resources.Performs the duties of an equipment operator in highway maintenance operations. Operates tractors, dozers, loaders, trucks, graders and snowplows as necessary. Other Duties as assigned, such as but not limited to;

  • Trains and directs employees in proper operations and maintenance of equipment.

  • Coordinates work with district mechanics, supervisors, managers, and others regarding equipment maintenance support, modifications, vehicle accidents and research projects.

  • Buildings/yard upkeep and maintenance.

  • Accepting responsibility in the absence of supervisor or crew leader.

  • Special assignments.

  • Works and communicates with internal/external customers, vendors and general public to secure parts, information technical support, etc. to repair/maintain the departments fleet and facilities. Also responds to inquiries/concerns from the public. Within five (5) months, employees are required to reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.Must be available to respond to emergency calls and situations twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Must be able to work outside in all types of weather conditions.

  • Must have and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License with the proper endorsements.

  • Must be able to crawl under, into, and over all types of vehicles in order to repair and overhaul transmissions, engines, clutches, front and rear axle assemblies, to repair and reassemble air compressors, hydraulic jacks, pumps, cylinders, to weld and modify equipment etc.

  • Must have the ability to read and write to understand and apply information found in technical manuals, CD's, DVDs, internet sites, parts books and other resources, and to communicate with customers on the status of the equipment.

  • Must be able to diagnose and repair most mechanical malfunctions in specialized highway maintenance equipment and a variety of heavy-duty and/or public works equipment.

  • Must be able to weld, fabricate and modify equipment.

  • Must have skill in operating computers and related software applications to record and receive data.

  • Must be able to effectively operate hand tools, power tools and light or heavy maintenance equipment.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and tactfully, both in writing and orally, with other employees, the public, vendors, etc.

  • Must have the ability to understand and communicate verbal and written instructions in English.

  • Must have the ability to read plans, blueprints, flowcharts, schematics and specification.

  • Must have daily attendance at work in order to perform job duties.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:

  • Three years of full-time work experience in automotive or heavy equipment mechanic work.

  • A total of three years of education and/or full-time experience (as described in number one), where 30 semester hours of post-high-school education in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics equals one year of full-time experience.

  • Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Mechanic Helper.

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Additional Qualification Requirements

Positions in this job class in the Department of Public Defense – Military Division must possess at the time of hire, or be able to obtain within six (6) months of hire, a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brake endorsements.All of the following apply to Department of Transportation positions only:

  • Positions in this class require possession of a valid Commercial Learner's Permit upon hire. Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, a valid Class A or B (level determined by the appointing authority) Commercial Driver's License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained in order to continue employment.

  • In conjunction with Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (parts 40 and 382), positions in this job class require a pre-employment drug screen and will require ongoing participation in the employer's random drug and alcohol testing program and will be subject to the regulations regarding the Federal drug and alcohol testing program.

  • Prior to starting employment, all persons are required to have a post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties assigned.

  • Employees must be able to travel and may be required to stay away from home overnight during assignments.

  • Within a timeframe determined by the appointing authority, field maintenance employees are required to reside within 30 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.

  • Employees must respond to emergency situations as required.

  • Employees must have knowledge of winter maintenance operations such as anti-icing and de-icing principles, snow and ice principles, and the effects of de-icing equipment on vehicles. They must also have skill in calibrating and maintaining electronic and hydraulic controls to ensure proper amounts of materials are applied to the roadway.

  • Employees must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.