Highway Maintenance Worker in Stapleton and Thedford #02702497

NE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION   North Platte, NE   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on August 31, 2021

Automotive Diesel Mechanic - Tools Provided!
$18.60 Hourly
See job description, NE
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Department of Transportation
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As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%.

Examples of Work
Under limited supervision, independently performs highly skilled and complex diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of multiple makes and models of heavy-duty trucks, and road construction and maintenance equipment containing multiple, computerized systems/sensors, as well as medium and lightweight vehicles, and other motorized equipment; performs related work as assigned. Diagnose multiple, complex, and varied vehicle and equipment computer systems to determine the cause of intermittent data flow that trips computer codes; make needed adjustments and repairs to preserve the integrity of computer systems. Research equipment to identify functions that are computerized, and the schematics of computerized systems. Interview equipment operators to compile information about equipment operation and problems. Diagnose complex mechanical, electrical, computer, and hydraulic problems and failures to determine the nature, extent, necessity, and cost effectiveness of repairs. Research and study structural and procedural schematics and manuals. Fabricate and repair equipment and parts by using a variety of welders, welding materials, and methods to adapt incompatible parts, replace unavailable parts, secure attachments, and repair damage. Calibrate various systems on heavy-duty vehicles and equipment that distributes various materials as they pertain to road and weather conditions and allow operators to drive the vehicles and equipment safely and efficiently. Make necessary adjustments and recommendations, as needed, and train operators on these systems when necessary. Inspect new equipment to ensure that it meets specifications; set up new equipment to ensure it is road ready. Evaluate equipment to identify adjustments needed to accommodate auxiliary attachments, equipment, and operating systems. Install, troubleshoot, repair, and replace mechanical, electrical, computer, and hydraulic system components to restore equipment to a state of safe and operational state. Maintain hydraulics systems; install and monitor electrical systems; repair steering systems; repair suspension systems, brake systems, drive trains, fuel systems, and repair/overhaul and/or replaces diesel and/or gasoline engines.

Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Practical work experience performing automotive/diesel maintenance and repair, including use of computerized diagnostic instruments and equipment OR post high school vocational or technical coursework in automotive/diesel mechanics including instruction in computerized diagnostic equipment and in automotive/diesel mechanical maintenance and repair practices, equipment, and technologies.

PREFERRED: A degree in Automotive Diesel Mechanics, with experience in the repair of trucks or heavy equipment. Experience in welding and fabrication. Basic computer experience. Possess or be able to obtain a Class A or B CDL within 60 day of hire.

OTHER: Must be able to be reached and report to work for emergencies and snow removal within 30 minutes.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: the advanced, modern principles, methods, tools, and equipment of automotive and diesel technology trade; the principles of internal combustion engines, different drive trains, gear boxes, hydraulic systems, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and electrical systems; automotive and heavy vehicle computer control, reporting, and diagnostic systems; the operating principles of automotive computer technology, diagnostics, and repair methods; variances of design among manufacturers; electrical monitors and meters; welding technology and practices; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the mechanics trade; safe handling and disposal methods of hazardous materials.

Skill in: operating electronic, computerized, and/or precision measuring equipment to diagnose, maintain, and repair equipment; using hand tools and operating power and hydraulic tools and shop equipment such as welders, cutting torches, bench and angle grinders, drill presses, lathes, press breaks, and compressors.

Ability to: diagnose complex equipment and mechanical/electronic malfunctions and to determine the corrective repairs needed; operate diagnostic equipment and interpret results; read and interpret equipment schematics, blueprints, flowcharts, and technical manuals; operate equipment and determine if it is functional and safe; use machine shop tools; perform varied types of welding and fabrication; determine necessary tensile strength of fabricated parts; visualize an end product from an idea; maintain manual and computerized recordkeeping systems; operate heavy, medium, and light weight vehicles and equipment; communicate in person, over the telephone, and by mail or email with agency coworkers and vendors to exchange information; interact with and maintain work relationships with coworkers, vendors, and agency administrative staff; instruct coworkers in the use of specialized tools, machines, and equipment of the agency; identify cost factors and estimates of the cost of repairs/maintenance as directed; learn employing agency policies and procedures relating to equipment maintenance and repair; learn employing agency record keeping systems; learn local, regional and national resources available to complete assigned duties.

NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experience.