Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic

Minnesota Department of Transportation
March 25, 2020
Duluth, MN
Job Type


Heavy Equipment Field Mechanic
Up to $63,537 Annually
Duluth, MN

Two Harbors Truck Station - Primary service to Grand Marais, Two Harbors, and Silver Bay Truck Stations; some examples of work for this position are listed below but not limited to the following:

Function: Repair Shop
Perform field and shop preventive maintenance on all types heavy equipment
Troubleshoot equipment with proprietary computerized diagnostic programs
Repair and/or fabricate parts for equipment
Maintain computerized recordkeeping systems
Check equipment to monitor conditions due to corrosion
Respond to equipment emergencies

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
Up to 29 paid vacation days per year
13 paid sick days per year
Defined pension plan
Paid life insurance
Short term disability available
Training opportunities
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. You can set your sights high and use your strengths to grow within the organization. MnDOT offers superior health and retirement benefits as well as a solid commitment to work-life balance, which provides you the tools to thrive both at work and outside of work.

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 mechanical and electronic control systems for engines, brakes, drive train, steering/suspension and hydraulics; use of electronics sufficient to make engine, transmissions and brake 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.

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.
Working knowledge of English sufficient to read, write, speak and understand oral and written information; communicate with employees and the general public in-person or via two-way radio and other electronic devices; and to maintain routine written logs and simple records.
Licenses: Valid Class B commercial driver's license with a tanker endorsement with no air brake restriction and the ability to obtain a Class A commercial driver's license within 6 months from date of hire.
Certifications: Ability to obtain air condition certificate (within one year of hire) and Commercial Vehicle Inspection (CVI) certification (within 6 months of hire).
The incumbent is required to be immediately accessible to a phone and be able to report to work within one (1) hour of being called.
NOTE: The incumbent will be subject to drug and alcohol testing. New employees must pass a pre-placement drug test for evidence of use marijuana, cocaine, opiates, phencyclidine (PCP) and amphetamines (MDMA, MDA and MDEA) and acetylmorphine (6-AM)
APPLY ONLINE BY 04/30/2020:

  1. Go to www.mn.gov/mmb/careers .
  2. Click "External Applicants".
  3. On the Job Search, enter the Job Opening ID 39691 in the Keywords search box and click Search.
  4. Click on the Job Title to view the job posting.
  5. Click Apply.
  6. When prompted for your Referral Source, please list: Minnesota Jobs.

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