Iowa Department of Administrative Services Mechanic in Jefferson, Iowa
$45,988.80 - $59,779.20 Annually
Jefferson - 50129 - Greene County, IA
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
9/20/2020 11:59 PM Central
Point of Contact
Jeff Vander Zwaag - Jeff.VanderZwaag@iowadot.us
The mission of the Iowa DOT is to get you there safely, efficiently and conveniently. We need talented, passionate people working together to make this happen. We are looking to grow our teams with people who share our energy and enthusiasm for making that mission a reality every single day.
Location:Jefferson Maintenance Garage
Shift:Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours a day during emergency conditions.
The Mechanics position is a very vital role to our garages to keep our operations smoothly. Most work will be completed on diesel equipment. Training can be provided if needed, but knowledge and / or experience with diesel engines is preferred. One of the major benefits about being a Mechanic for the Iowa DOT is there is no need to have your own tools!
As a Mechanic, you'll contribute to DOT's mission by performing diagnostics on equipment and associated systems to identify and make needed repairs on items such as:
Hydraulic systems including valves, pumps, cylinders
Overhauls on gasoline and diesel equipment.
Repair work and preventative maintenance on a large variety of equipment.
Emergency repairs during inclement weather.
Analyze, diagnose, and determine necessary repairs on computer-controlled systems.
Fabrication and welding skills.
Order and maintain shop inventory.
Maintain electronic files related to repairs.
Set priorities to ensure the most critical repairs are handled first and coordinates with supervisor.
Operate equipment/perform physical activities in the maintenance of roadway, roadside, right of way, shoulder, bridge and grading/paving projects.
Operate snow and ice removal equipment.
Working in adverse weather conditions.
This position requires a person who is:
Able to self-manage their time
Comfortable working independently often
Wanting to learn
A problem Solver
What we offer:
Starting pay is negotiable based upon years of experience and possible relocation pay
All tools provided - No need to for your own tools!
Excellent benefits package - health and dental start 1st of the month following 30 days of employment
Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package
Employee discounts from a variety of vendors
Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave
Collaborative, positive work environment
Paid opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences
Company provided vehicle for all work-related activities
CDL:Possess a valid Commercial Learner’s Permit upon hire; within 45 calendar days following appointment, a valid Class B CDL with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and maintained until getting your Class A CDL; and within five (5) months following appointment, a valid Class A CDL with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and maintained in order to continue employment.
Lifting:Ability to perform heavy work, occasionally (1-33% of the time) lifting/lowering, carrying and pushing/pulling various items/using force from 50 - 100 lbs. Team lift, or mechanical assist recommended for weights over 75 lbs.
Drug & Alcohol testing:Requires 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.
Post offer, pre-employment physical verifying the physical ability to perform the duties described.
Within 5 months of appointment, must reside within 45 minutes driving time, during normal conditions, from assigned work location.
Must respond to emergency situations as required.
Must be able to work up to 16 consecutive hours.
Some overnight travel may be required.
Minimum Qualification Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum requirements to qualify for positions in this job classification:
1) Three years of full-time work experience in automotive or heavy equipment mechanic work.
2) 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.
3) Current, continuous experience in the state executive branch that includes eighteen months of full-time work as a Mechanic Helper.
For additional information, please click on thislink to view the job description.
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: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 Commercial Driver's License with the required endorsements and applicable restrictions must be obtained and subsequently maintained 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 a defined 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 deicing 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.
Whether it's caring for those in need, making highways safer, or improving agriculture production, the work that we do matters to the people of Iowa.
We take our responsibilities and the public trust very seriously. We are committed to delivering the services that matter most to the people of Iowa. If you have the skills, the commitment and the desire to make a difference, then we invite you to explore the career opportunities available with the State of Iowa.
State government is one of the largest employers in Iowa, and also one of the most diverse. From state trooper to nurse to engineer, the state offers a wide variety of career opportunities.
The state offers paid vacation, sick time and holidays, a defined benefit retirement plan, health, dental, vision, and long-term disability insurance along with flexible spending accounts. For more information, please visit the executive branch employee benefits website.
The State of Iowa is committed to providing an outstanding employment experience. Check out thisBenefits Beyond the Paycheck brochure.
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How many years of full-time work experience in automotive or heavy equipment mechanic work do you have?
Less than one year of the specified experience
More than one year to less than two years of the specified experience
More than two years but less than three years of the specified experience
More than three years of the specified experience
How many years do you have of post high school education in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics AND/OR full-time experience in automotive or heavy equipment mechanic do you have? 30 semester hours of post-high-school education in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics equals one year of full-time experience do you have?
No post high school education OR full-time work experience in the identified areas
Less than one year of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work experience in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics
One year to less than two years of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics
Two years to less than three years of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics
Three years or more of the COMBINED specified post high school education AND full-time work in automotive or heavy equipment mechanics
If you are a CURRENT employee for the State of Iowa (executive branch) how many months of full-time experience as a Mechanic Helper do you have for the State of Iowa?
No experience to less than six months of work experience as a Mechanic Helper
Six months to less than twelve months of work experience as a Mechanic Helper
Twelve months to less than eighteen months of full-time experience as a Mechanic Helper
Eighteen months or more of full-time experience as a Mechanic Helper
Not applicable – I am not an employee of the State of Iowa
State of Iowa
645 Iowa Department of Transportation
800 Lincoln WayAmes, Iowa, 50010