Motor Equipment Mechanic III


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Motor Equipment Mechanic III – (190000E1)

Position Summary:

The selected applicants will be responsible for the maintenance and repair of light and heavy equipment assigned to District Two and will be assigned to the Northampton Maintenance Garage.


Duties & Responsibilities

Incumbents of positions in this series inspect, troubleshoot and repair motor vehicles and equipment for use by agency personnel; consult with operators, manufacturers or dealers’ representatives regarding specifications or problems relating to the operation of motor vehicles and/or equipment; write orders and specifications for new vehicles and equipment; and perform related work as required.

The basic purpose of this work is to maintain and repair motor vehicles and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operations.

With little or no guidance or assistance, performs skilled mechanical work in the maintenance, repair, overhaul and powered equipment with the use of appropriate test equipment and hand and power tools.  Work to be performed in MassDOT garages or property.

Diagnoses the cause of faulty mechanical performance on gasoline and diesel engines and estimates the extent of needed repairs on gasoline and similar powered equipment such as passenger vehicles, light trucks, heavy trucks and heavy equipment used at MassDOT.

Repairs and maintains radiators, cooling systems and engines including valves, bearings, shafts, rings, oil pumps, brake systems, fuel pumps, carburetors, gasoline or diesel fuel injections systems and timing mechanisms on gasoline powered equipment.

Repairs and services conventional transmissions and makes minor adjustments to automatic transmissions.  Repairs and services clutch assemblies, differentials, transfer cases, torque converters and gear trains on automobiles, light and heavy trucks and construction equipment.

Maintains repairs and performs diagnostics functions on ignitions systems, switches, generators, and voltage regulators, alternators, starting motors, air conditioners and electrical systems on all types of motorized equipment.

Maintains, repairs, adjusts and replaces elements of chassis assembly including frames, springs, steering, dump bodies and brakes.  Balances wheels, mounts, dismounts services and repairs tires of all types and sizes on all types of equipment.

Performs body and fender work on all types of equipment including restoring, scraping, treating and spray painting of metal surfaces and removes, repairs or replaces glass, doors, seats and upholster.

Performs torch cutting metal parts and equipment.

Under direct supervision or in cooperation with a Mechanic III or Mechanic IV, performs complex mechanical work on diesel engines, hydraulic systems, air conditioning systems and power trains.

May operate such equipment as honing machines, valve resurfacing machines, drill presses or grinders.

Obtains parts and supplies from stock and initiates request for special replacement parts or equipment as required for assigned repair work.

Maintains necessary time and cost distribution records related to motor equipment maintenance and repair as required.

Drives passenger cars, trucks, and heavy equipment as necessary.


Special Requirements: Applicants must have a valid Massachusetts Class B Commercial Driver’s License and a valid Hoisting Licenses1B and 2A, or better, issued by Massachusetts Department of Public Safety.

Working Conditions: Motor Equipment Mechanics work varied shifts, weekends, holidays, and nights and are subject to standby (on call) work status.

If you have questions regarding this position, please contact the Human Resources Specialist, Robin Burke, at 857-368-8505.


This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of automotive equipment such as automobiles, trucks, bulldozers, cranes, front end loaders, etc. of which (B) at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below.


I. A certificate or diploma from a recognized trade, technical or vocational school, at the high school level or above, with a major in automotive shop practice may be substitution for one year of the required (A) experience.

All job applications must be received through our website. To request an alternative application method, please contact Rita DiNunzio, ADA Coordinator, at 857-368-8738.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

For purposes of bargaining unit designation, Unit 2 is equivalent to MassDOT Unit B.

Official Title: Motor Equipment Mechanic III
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Northampton-811 N King Street
Job: Equipment, Facilities & Services
Agency: Massachusetts Department of Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day
Job Posting: Feb 11, 2019, 6:28:50 PM
Number of Openings: 1
Salary: 45,831.24 – 60,928.66 Yearly
If you have Diversity, Affirmative Action or Equal Employment Opportunity questions or need a Reasonable Accommodation, please contact Diversity Officer / ADA Coordinator: Derrick Mann (857-368-8541)/ADA Coordinator Rita DiNunzio – 857-368-8738
Bargaining Unit: DOT
Confidential: No

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