Automotive Diesel Mechanic

NE DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION NP   Mullen, NE   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
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Posted on May 9, 2020

Automotive Diesel Mechanic - Tools Provided



03/17/20 11:59 PM



Department of Transportation


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%.

Location: Mullen NE


Must be able to test and diagnose problems using equipment. Must have knowledge of maintenance, repair and service of gasoline and diesel equipment. Must be able to operate trucks and loaders. Must be familiar with the operation of equipment and methods of breakdown prevention. Overhaul transmissions, repair hydraulic systems, and rewire electrical systems. Disassemble units, inspect parts for wear, repair, overhaul and replace or rebuild parts using latches, boring tools, and precision measuring isntruments; cut and weld parts using arc welding, wire feed welding and flame cutting equipment. disassemble transmission units and replace parts, adjust, and test operation. Diagnose and repair malfunctions of all systems from engine overhauls to complex repairs on gasoline and diesel engines; train and guide the work of others when necessary. Maintain records on time and materials expended. Perform preventative maintenance on equipment. Perform any other related work as required.


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: Class A CDL (with air brakes and tanker endorsement).

OTHER: Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license. Must possess a valid Class A Commercial driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or obtain one within 60 days of hire. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours within 45 minutes under normal driving conditions. Regular and reliable attendance.


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.