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Iowa Department of Transportation Mechanic in Sigourney, Iowa

Salary $45,988.80 - $59,779.20 Annually

Location Sigourney - 52591 - Keokuk County, IA

Job Type Full-time

Agency 645 Iowa Department of Transportation

Job Number 21-01724

Closing 1/24/2021 11:59 PM Central

Point of Contact Doug Swan - Doug Swan,

Job Description

What we offer YOU:

  • Team-oriented, positive work environment

  • Excellent benefits package

  • Biweekly vacation accrual and separate sick leave

  • Opportunities for professional growth and development – including training, courses and conferences

  • Iowa Public Employee Retirement System (IPERS) Retirement Package

  • Employee discounts from a variety of vendors (fitness, recreation, & travel)

Our missionThe 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.Contributing to Our MissionEven with nearly 2,300 employees, we’re all one team at the Iowa DOT. Our main goal is to keep people and goods moving on Iowa’s transportation system. As a member of our team, you’ll play a vital role 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

Whatever the challenge, you’ll be helping travelers get where they need to go safely. Excited to join the Iowa DOT team? Apply today!

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: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.