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Highway Equipment Mechanic 1 (Winnemucca)

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 possess a degree of knowledge and proficiency sufficient to perform work independently with little or no additional training.


This position is located within District III, Winnemucca. Duties include maintaining, diagnosing, and repairing medium and heavy duty highway maintenance and construction equipment including single and tandem axle dump trucks, motor graders, chip spreaders, truck mounted backhoes, twin diesel powered rotary snow blowers, ten-wheel water trucks, front end loaders, tractor/trailer combinations, and pavement grinding machines; conducting call-outs to remote areas to provide emergency repairs; and maintaining records and inventories.

To Qualify

Completion of a recognized automotive/equipment repair apprenticeship program; OR completion of the Equipment Mechanic-in-Training program in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Special Notes

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

Special Requirements

·        Incumbent is 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. In addition, federal law requires random testing for controlled substances during employment.

Additional Position Experience

·        This position requires working alternate shifts and working outside traditional business hours.

To Apply
Register on the NVAPPS website at and create an applicant profile. Then apply for recruitment #30835. 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: Friday, February 24, 2017
This listing expires on: Sunday, March 26, 2017

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