Heavy Diesel Mechanic

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Platte City, MO

Job description
If you're looking for diverse opportunities, challenging work,and a family friendly environment, come join a dynamic team working to support the finest Department of Transportation in America! The Missouri Department of Transportation is currently seeking a heavy diesel mechanic.

As a heavy diesel mechanic you will perform entry-level skilled work in the maintenance and repair of light vehicles and heavy construction equipment.
Education requirements
• Associate's Degree in automotive technology, auto mechanics or diesel mechanics, OR completion of a formal post-secondary technical training program in automobile or heavy equipment-related repair (of at least 30 credit hours and one school year in duration) and 1 year of experience in automotive or heavy equipment repair.
Qualifications
• Valid Class A Commercial Driver's License with no air brake restrictions and interstate status (either Excepted Interstate [EI] or Non-Excepted Interstate [NI]).
• Valid vehicle inspection license
• Successful completion of a work simulation examination and a medical-physical examination.
• Must have significant physical stamina and endurance.
• Must be able to operate vehicles to plow snow and spread ice control materials.
• You will be exposed to physical hazards, health and safety risks, and/or adverse or otherwise undesirable characteristics in the job environment.
Responsibilities
• Maintain and perform basic repairs to automobiles, trucks, tractors, loaders, motor graders and other heavy equipment.
• Inspect, service, repair and overhaul transmissions, engines, clutches, drivelines, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies and ignition systems; repair and install hydraulic controls; tune motors using standard testing equipment; dismantle, repair and reassemble air compressors, hydraulic jacks, pumps, cylinders and related equipment.
• Inspect, repair, overhaul and assemble automotive components such as alternators, distributors and starters.
• Complete mandated fleet inspections and ensure all equipment meets OSHA standards and all repairs and modifications are done in accordance with operational specifications and safety standards.
• Weld and modify equipment and fabricate parts.
• Review equipment maintenance records and observe employees in the operation of equipment to determine and correct operator error and ensure proper maintenance.
• Gather computerized diagnostic information to assess vehicle repair needs.
• Requisition and store shop supplies.
• Install vehicle body components, lights, light brackets, mirrors, decals and other accessories.
• Report out-of-service equipment and estimated time needed for service in order to schedule future work.

The Missouri Department of Transportation promotes an equal opportunity workplace that includes reasonable accommodation of otherwise disabled applicants and employees. Please see your manager should you have any questions about this policy or these job duties.
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