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State of Massachusetts District Two - Motor Equipment Mechanic (Warren) in Warren Maintenance, Massachusetts

*About MassDOT *

At MassDOT, transportation is not about roads and bridges, or trains and buses – it is about people. Our mission begins with customers - individuals, businesses, municipalities, and regional transit agencies. We support programs and projects that deliver a high return on investment. We partner with municipalities, public agencies, and private sector businesses. MassDOT supports the economic, quality of life, and environmental goals of the Commonwealth.

The selected applicants will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of light and heavy equipment assigned to District Two and will be assigned to the I-90 Warren Depot.

Duties & Responsibilities

Motor Equipment Mechanic III's inspect, troubleshoot, and repair motor vehicles and equipment for use by agency personnel; consult with operators, manufacturers or dealers’ representatives regarding specifications or problems relating to the operation of motor vehicles and/or equipment; write orders and specifications for new vehicles and equipment; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to maintain and repair motor vehicles and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations.

  • With little or no guidance or assistance, performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance, repair, overhaul, and powered equipment with the use of appropriate test equipment and hand and power tools. Work to be performed in MassDOT garages or property.

  • Diagnoses the cause of faulty mechanical performance on gasoline and diesel engines and estimates the extent of needed repairs on gasoline and similar powered equipment such as passenger vehicles, light trucks, heavy trucks and heavy equipment used at MassDOT.

  • Repairs and maintains radiators, cooling systems and engines including valves, bearings, shafts, rings, oil pumps, brake systems, fuel pumps, carburetors, gasoline or diesel fuel injections systems and timing mechanisms on gasoline powered equipment.

  • Repairs and services conventional transmissions and makes minor adjustments to automatic transmissions. Repairs and services clutch assemblies, differentials, transfer cases, torque converters and gear trains on automobiles, light and heavy trucks and construction equipment.

  • Maintains repairs and performs diagnostics functions on ignitions systems, switches, generators, and voltage regulators, alternators, starting motors, air conditioners and electrical systems on all types of motorized equipment.

  • Maintains, repairs, adjusts, and replaces elements of chassis assembly including frames, springs, steering, dump bodies and brakes. Balances wheels, mounts, dismounts services, and repairs tires of all types and sizes on all types of equipment.

  • Performs body and fender work on all types of equipment including restoring, scraping, treating and spray painting of metal surfaces and removes, repairs, or replaces glass, doors, seats and upholster.

  • Performs torch cutting metal parts and equipment.

  • Under direct supervision of a MassDOT Motor Equipment Mechanic Supervisor or in cooperation with a Mechanic III performs complex mechanical work on diesel engines, hydraulic systems, air conditioning systems and power trains.

  • May operate such equipment as honing machines, valve resurfacing machines, drill presses or grinders.

  • Obtains parts and supplies from stock and initiates request for special replacement parts or equipment as required for assigned repair work.

  • Maintains necessary time and cost distribution records related to motor equipment maintenance and repair as required.

  • Drives passenger cars, trucks, and heavy equipment, as necessary.

Working Conditions: Motor Equipment Mechanics work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, and nights and are subject to standby (on call) work status. Ability to work in all types of weather conditions. Ability to work on roadways under exposure to fumes, dust, loud noise, and traffic hazards.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact Robin Burke, Human Resources, at

First consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

All applications must be submitted online, through MassCareers, to be considered.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of automotive equipment such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, cranes, front end loaders, etc. of which (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A certificate or diploma from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at the high school level or above, with a major in automotive shop practice may be substitution for one year of the required (A) experience.

Special Requirements:

Incumbents must have a valid Class A or Class B CDL Motor Vehicle Operator's license and a valid Massachusetts Class 1B, 2A and 4G or better hoisting license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.

**Applicants who possess a CDL will be given six months from their time of hire to obtain the necessary hoisting licenses.

This is a safety sensitive position and is subject to Federal DOT drug and alcohol testing.

For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call Interim ADA Coordinator, Derrick Mann – (857) 368‐8541.

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job: *Equipment, Facilities & Services

Organization: *Massachusetts Department of Transportation

Title: District Two - Motor Equipment Mechanic (Warren)

Location: Massachusetts-Warren Maintenance

Requisition ID: 210001FD