State of Nebraska Automotive/Diesel Mechanic in Ainsworth, Nebraska

Automotive/Diesel Mechanic


$18.32 Hourly


Ainsworth, NE

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Department of Transportation

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  • Description

  • Benefits


Under limited supervision will be responsible for the repair and maintenance of a variety of gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles.

Examples of Work

Perform major engine overhauls using precision tools to completely rebuild gasoline and diesel engines. Overhaul transmissions and final drives, perform repairs and diagnostics of hydraulic systems and rewire electrical systems. Perform metal fabrications and major repairs on snowplows and trucks that may require extensive welding. Disassemble units, inspect parts for wear, repair, overhaul and replace parts using precision measuring instruments. Inspect reassigned equipment to insure that it is safe for operation by field personnel. Perform diagnosis and repairs on equipment breakdowns in the field. Obtain bids for the parts needed to repair engines. Maintain accurate records of time and materials expended. Perform preventative maintenance. Operate equipment during emergency snow removal operations.

Qualifications / Requirements

REQUIREMENTS: Practical work experience performing automotive/diesel maintenance and repair, including use of computerized diagnostic instruments and equipment OR post secondary vocational or technical coursework in automotive/diesel mechanics including instruction in computerized diagnostic equipment and in automotive/diesel mechanical maintenance and repair practices, equipment, and technologies.

PREFERRED: A degree in auto/diesel mechanics and experience. Experience in the use of hand tools, testing equipment, and diagnosing and troubleshooting problems. Experience or education in diagnosing malfunctions from verbal descriptions in order to repair equipment in the shop or field. Welding/fabrication experience.

OTHER: Must be at least 18 years old and possess a valid driver's license. Must possess a valid Class A Commercial driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsement or obtain it within 60 days of hire. Must be able to report to work outside scheduled work hours within 30 minutes under normal driving conditions. Regular and reliable attendance.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of hydraulic and electrical systems and ability to diagnose and repair equipment malfunctions. Must be able to lift and handle, manually or through mechanical means, heavy materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds. Ability to work with limited supervision and be self-motivated. Basic computer skills.