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The Position

Highway Equipment Mechanics maintain, repair, and modify medium (GVWR 10,500-26,000 lbs.) and heavy (GVWR greater than 26,000 lbs.) highway maintenance and construction equipment.

Incumbents function as first-line supervisors who train, supervise and evaluate the performance of assigned staff; assign and review work; and initiate disciplinary action.

This position is located at the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) within the Las Vegas Equipment Shop. Under general supervision, incumbents function as a first line supervisor for a group of equipment shop personnel comprised of three or more lower level mechanics and skilled craft workers. Supervisory responsibilities include interviewing, providing training, assigning and reviewing work, performing discipline, and evaluating performance. In addition, incumbents function as an assistant to the supervisor of a major district equipment shop and may perform complex diagnosis, repairs, modifications, and specialized design, and fabrication work. This class is distinguished from Highway Equipment Mechanic II by the responsibility for supervision of equipment shop personnel on a permanent basis.


To Qualify

Completion of a recognized automotive/equipment repair apprenticeship program followed by two years of journey level experience in the maintenance and repair of medium and heavy duty vehicles and equipment; OR completion of the Equipment Mechanic-in-Training program in Nevada State service followed by two years of journey level experience as described above; OR one year of experience as a Highway Equipment Mechanic II in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Special Requirements

Incumbent is required to furnish their own mechanic's tools.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, all positions in this series have been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in these positions must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances. In addition, federal law requires random testing for controlled substances during employment.

A valid driver's license is required at the time of application and as a condition of continued employment.

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #33426. See the official announcement at:

Women and under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. Nevada Department of Transportation is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its employees and does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression.


Posted on: Thursday, February 01, 2018
This listing expires on: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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