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Automotive/Diesel Mechanic - Hiring Bonus & Tools Provided!

Company: Nebraska Department of Administrative Services
Location: Lincoln
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Do you like solving a wide range of mechanical problems? Are you looking for new challenges? How does a $4,000* hiring bonus sound? As a Diesel Technician at the Nebraska Department of Transportation, you'll be part of a supportive team that takes great pride in ensuring equipment is on the road, where it belongs, to help support the wonderful freedom of travel throughout the State of Nebraska.
The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is seeking a dedicated and hardworking team player to join us in our mission to enhance the quality of life for Nebraskans by building and maintaining a convenient, safe, and innovative statewide transportation system!
We reward our employee's hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
--- State-matched retirement contribution of 156%!
--- 13 paid holidays
--- Generous leave accruals that begin immediately
--- A culture that embraces work-life balance
--- Military leave
--- Tuition reimbursement program
--- Dependent tuition reimbursement program with partnering Nebraska community colleges
--- Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF) through the Federal government
--- 79% employer-paid health insurance plans
--- Dental and vision insurance plans
--- Employer-paid $20,000 life insurance policy
--- Wide variety and availability of career advancement as the largest and most diverse employer in the State
--- Opportunity to be part of meaningful work and make a difference through public service
--- Training and development based on your career aspirations
--- Job security and stability, even during times of economic hardship
--- Employee Assistance Program
--- Fun, inviting teammates
The pay rate for this position is $18.973 (Effective July 1, 2023, the pay rate will increase to $21.819).
Apply today using our quick application process! The system will require your resume at the beginning of the process to fill in the required information, but please remember to attach your resume again, one more time, at the end of the process before submitting. Thank you!
Examples of Work
--- Perform highly complex diagnosis, and repair of multiple makes and models of heavy-duty trucks, and road construction and maintenance equipment containing multiple, computerized systems/sensors, as well as medium and lightweight vehicles, and other motorized equipment.
--- Fabricate and repair equipment and parts by using a variety of welders, welding materials, and methods to adapt incompatible parts, replace unavailable parts, secure attachments, and repair damage.
--- Inspect new equipment to ensure that it meets specifications and set up new equipment to ensure it is road ready.
--- Evaluate equipment to identify adjustments needed to accommodate auxiliary attachments, equipment, and operating systems. Install, troubleshoot, repair, and replace mechanical, electrical, computer, and hydraulic system components to restore equipment to a state of safe and operational state.
--- Maintain hydraulics systems; install and monitor electrical systems; repair steering systems; repair suspension systems, brake systems, drive trains, fuel systems, and repair/overhaul and/or replaces diesel and/or gasoline engine.
Qualifications / Requirements
REQUIREMENTS: Practical work experience performing automotive/diesel maintenance and repair, including use of computerized diagnostic instruments and equipment. OR post high school vocational or technical coursework in automotive/diesel mechanics including instruction in computerized diagnostic equipment and in automotive/diesel mechanical maintenance and repair practices, equipment, and technologies.
--- Associate degree in Diesel Technology.
--- 2 years of practical experience in the maintenance, repair, and service of diesel and gas-powered equipment and vehicles.
OTHER: Possess or be able to obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 6 months of employment. Required training and costs associated with obtaining the CDL will be paid for by the Department. Regular and reliable attendance is required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
--- Mechanical knowledge of both gas and diesel engine.
--- Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical systems.
--- Must be able to diagnose, anticipate malfunctions and troubleshoot problems in gasoline and diesel-powered equipment vehicles using hand tools, diagnostic testing equipment, and verbal descriptions, and then repair such problems.
--- Must be able to lift and handle, manually or through mechanical means, heavy materials, and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.
--- Ability to work with limited supervision and be self-motivated.
--- Basic computer skills.
NDOT encourages applicants of all ages and experiences.
*Conditions apply to receive the full hiring bonus.
We offer a comprehensive package of pay, benefits, paid time off, retirement and professional development opportunities to help you get the most out of your career and life. Your paycheck is just part of your total compensation.
Check out all that the State of Nebraska has to offer! For more information on benefits currently offered to permanent teammates, please visit:
Nebraska State Government
1526 K Street, Suite 100
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68508

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