Automotive Diesel Mechanic

NE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION   Lexington, NE   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
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Posted on February 5, 2021


As a Nebraska Department of Transportation employee, you will join a team of 2,000 dedicated professionals performing important work to provide Nebraska with a safe and efficient transportation system. We reward our employees' hard work with a friendly and supportive work environment that encourages creativity and innovation. We provide training and career development, advancement opportunities, ample paid time off, work-life balance, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a matching retirement contribution of 156%. 


Examples of Work

Under limited supervision, will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment and vehicles. Test and diagnose equipment problems. Perform major engine overhaul. Overhaul transmissions. Diagnose rear end and hydraulic problems and repair. Perform metal fabrication and major metal repairs. Order parts and schedule repairs. Perform minor and major repairs on all department equipment. May need to perform repair work in the field.


Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIRED: 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.

PREFERRED: A degree in auto/diesel mechanics and/or experience diagnosing and troubleshooting problems. Valid Class A Certified Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement.

OTHER: Must possess a valid driver's license. Must be able to obtain a Class A CDL within 60 days of hire. Must be able to report to work within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions. Regular and reliable attendance is required.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical systems and ability to diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions. 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.