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Equipment Mechanics-in-Training work under the direction of a journey level mechanic and serve four years in training including seminars and on-the-job training.

Incumbents perform in a trainee capacity and acquire the knowledge, skills and abilities required in this occupation.

This position is located in District I, in Tonopah Equipment Shop. Incumbents diagnose, maintain, modify, and repair Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) equipment and are responsible for keeping equipment in the District's fleet in good repair for routine highway maintenance and emergency response. This includes a variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment. Repairs include, but are not limited to, engine repair or replacement, repairing and rebuilding brake systems, steering and suspension system components, differential and driveline components, servicing of automatic and manual transmissions, electrical and wiring systems. Duties also include repairing, maintaining, fabricating, and installing parts, components, and special use items. Keeping the fleet in safe operating condition is critical to daily operations, and in effectively preserving and managing our assets. The hours for this position are subject to change depending on the needs of the appointing authority and may be five 8-hour shifts or four 10-hour shifts. THIS IS THE ENTRY LEVEL IN THE SERIES AND INCUMBENTS MAY PROGRESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL UPON MEETING THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS, SATISFACTORY PERFORMANCE, AND WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE APPOINTING AUTHORITY.

To Qualify:

In order to be qualified, you must meet the following requirements:

Education and Experience (Minimum Qualifications)
Graduation from high school or equivalent education and one year of experience in an automotive repair shop or service station; OR graduation from high school or equivalent education and completion of a three-credit postsecondary course in vocational automotive mechanics; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes
The Equipment Mechanic-In-Training Program requires that incumbents spend one year at each level during which they receive specialized training, and progression to the next level in the series may only occur upon completion of training and with the recommendation of the appointing authority. Failure to complete the training within the specified time frame will result in termination from the program unless there are extenuating circumstances which will be reviewed by the appointing authority.

Special Requirements
Incumbents are required to furnish their own mechanic's tools.

Pursuant to NRS 284.4066, this position has been identified as affecting public safety. Persons offered employment in this position must submit to a pre-employment screening for controlled substances.

Additional Position Experience
A valid driver's license is required at the time of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

A valid Nevada Class A or B commercial driver's license is required within six months of the date of appointment and as a condition of continuing employment.

This position requires working alternate shifts and working outside traditional business hours. Typical shifts include five 8-hour shift or four 10-hour shifts but may include some variation depending on the needs of the department.

The following additional questions are part of this Recruitment

1) Are you willing to work in Tonopah, Nevada?

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #33976. 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 on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion or belief, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information (GINA), or gender identity and expression

Posted on: Thursday, April 12, 2018
This listing expires on: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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