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Equipment Repair Technician - District Shop

Company: Virginia Department of Transportation
Location: Suffolk
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Title: Equipment Repair Technician - District Equipment Shop Hiring Range: $44,047 - $58,000 Pay Band: 3 Agency: VA Dept of Transportation Location: Suffolk Office Agency Website: Recruitment Type: General Public - G Job Duties This position is located at the District Equipment Shop in Suffolk, Virginia.

The Hampton Roads District is seeking an Equipment Repair Technician to diagnose, repair, inspect, and maintain motorized and mechanical construction, highway maintenance, grounds, and automotive equipment of all types and in varied locations.

The Core Responsibilities of the position include:
-- - Diagnosis and Repair -- Diagnosing vehicle and equipment failures using electronic testing equipment, service and equipment repair manuals and on-line resources. Performing repairs and overhauls to all types of automobiles, equipment and tools to include engines, transmissions, driveline components, electrical and computer systems, fuel injection systems, air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic components and air brakes. Recommending outsourcing for major repairs when needed.
-- - Virginia State Inspections -- Performing safety inspections under the guidelines of the Virginia State Police Inspection program for vehicles and equipment.
-- - Preventive Maintenance -- Performing preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment according to PM schedule and guidelines. Making repairs as needed when deficiencies are found and, or recommend outsourcing.
-- - Welding Repair and Fabrication -- Designing, fabricating, modifying, and welding components to repair, rebuild, or replace parts.
-- - Emergency Operations -- Preparing equipment for emergency operations. Making equipment repairs to reduce downtime during emergency operations to include on-the-road repairs.
-- - Information Processing and Paperwork -- Preparing, processing, and maintaining require maintenance and repair documentation. Generating, completing and closing-out work orders in computer system. Performing time and leave entry. Preparing parts requests. Completing paperwork for warranty inspections and repairs.

VDOT is an emergency response agency, therefore you will work outside of normal work hours during emergency operations. Minimum Qualifications for the position include: -Knowledge of the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of automotive, construction, and maintenance equipment.
-Knowledge of cutting, welding, and fabrication operations.
-The ability to operate various types of light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks; and use equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.
The ability to independently perform major repairs and maintenance on a variety of diesel and gasoline powered trucks and equipment.
-The ability to read and comprehend service and equipment repair manuals, gauges and testing devices.
-The ability to perform heavy manual labor.
-The ability to maintain accurate records and reports.
-Skilled in the use of computers, hand and power tools, and advanced electronic and computerized diagnostic equipment.
-The ability to obtain a minimum Class B Commercial Driver--s License (CDL) and DOT medical card within 11 months of employment.
-The ability to obtain the Refrigerant recovery and recycling certification within 90 days of employment and maintain thereafter.
-Ability to obtain a Virginia State Police State Equipment Inspection License within 6 months of employment.
-Must be able to comply with DOT and VDOT policies and standards when operating CDL equipment. Preferred Qualifications for the position include: -Having a high school diploma or GED with vocational or technical training in automotive and equipment repair and diagnostics preferred; equivalent experience or training may substitute for education.
-Experience repairing and maintaining a variety of automotive and construction equipment. -Experience using cutting and welding equipment.
-ASE certifications preferred.
-Holding a Virginia State Inspection License, refrigerant recovery and recycling certification, and
Class B CDL. Special Instructions: You will be provided a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or r-- -sum-- - is submitted successfully. Please refer to -- Your Application-- in your account to check the status of your application for this position. This position requires:
A valid driver--s license.
Fingerprint background check, references, work history, and DMV records will be verified prior to employment.
A pre-employment physical and drug screening is required. Random drug screening is performed throughout employment in this position.
Safety shoes.

The position is deemed essential and will be required to assist in emergency operations. Travel may be required.

Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment. State applications and/or resumes will only be accepted as submitted online by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date through the state applicant tracking system, Recruitment Management System (RMS). State applications and/or resumes submitted via email, postal mail, fax, or in person will not be considered.

Applicants are expected to fully represent qualifications and work history on the State application and/or an uploaded resume to be considered for this position. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided in the application and/or resume. The state application tracking system will provide a confirmation of receipt when your application and/or resume is submitted successfully. Please refer to -- Your Application-- in your state profile account to check the status of your application for this position. Multiple positions may be filled from this recruitment.

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is an Equal Opportunity Employer by both policy and practice. For more information about our employment practices, please visit -- Information for VDOT Employees and Applicants-- at:

NOTICE -- VDOT will record information from the Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) on each new employee into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

VDOT utilizes a market based pay program, which has been approved by DHRM. Therefore, advertised rates of pay may or may not align with the Commonwealth pay bands.

All drivers hired without a valid CDL in hand are required to obtain their CDL within 11 months of their hire date. You cannot operate commercial motor vehicles prior to receiving the necessary licensure and medical certification. Effective February 7, 2022, new Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations require entry-level drivers (drivers who are seeking to take the skills test in order to obtain a CDL for the first time, upgrade their CDL from a Class B to a Class A, or take the knowledge test to obtain a hazardous materials endorsement for the first time) to complete FMCSA- approved Entry-Level Driving (ELD) Training before the Department of Motor Vehicles can grant the requested CDL or endorsement. The course is comprised of 160 hours, on average, of training. VDOT is willing to assist with your enrollment in and payment for the course upon your acceptance of an ELD Training Tuition tenure and repayment agreement. This position is eligible for VDOT's Employee Referral Bonus Program. If you were referred to this opportunity by an existing VDOT employee, please be sure to answer the \"How did you find out about this opportunity question\" by selecting \"Other\" and entering their full name and either work email or phone number so we can be sure they are credited for any applicable rewards. Only one person may be entered. Contact Information: Name: Victoria Ternig Phone: 757-805-0643 Email: In support of the Commonwealth--s commitment to inclusion, we are encouraging individuals with disabilities to apply through the Commonwealth Alternative Hiring Process. To be considered for this opportunity, applicants will need to provide their Certificate of Disability (COD) provided by a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor within the Department for Aging \u0026 Rehabilitative Services (DARS), or the Department for the Blind \u0026 Vision Impaired (DBVI). Veterans are encouraged to answer Veteran status questions and submit their disability documentation, if applicable, to DARS/DBVI to get their Certificate of Disability. If you need to get a Certificate of Disability, use this link: for Individuals with Disabilities, or call DARS at 800-552-5019, or DBVI at 800-622-2155.

Keywords: Virginia Department of Transportation, Suffolk , Equipment Repair Technician - District Shop, Professions , Suffolk, Virginia

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