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State of Montana Machinist/Mechanic (MDT) #66056 in Miles City, Montana

The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is recruiting for a Mechanic/Machinist in the Miles City Mechanic Shop. This position performs a variety of work associated with the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel machinery and equipment, fabrication of specialized parts, system design and manufacture, and troubleshooting. Cleans, inspects, and determines course of repair, including restoring close tolerances with accuracy, machining and/or replacing functional parts, devices and control instruments, reinstalls and assembles, starts, drives or operates equipment and devices to test performance. The incumbent must have the ability to follow maintenance procedures. Miles City, MT Steeped in Western history, Miles City remains a true Western town. Miles City offers a lifestyle that most people only dream about. It has become the perfect blend of “Old West” and “Up Scale.” Vast stretches of plains and badlands branch out in all directions. The Yellowstone and Tongue rivers flow unblemished in long sections. Once the horse trading and livestock center of the country, Miles City still has weekly livestock auctions and, once a year, puts on the Bucking Horse Sale for rodeo stock buyers and breeders. Education, Trade Knowledge and Experience: Requirements to perform the duties of this position are journeyman level rating with four years of experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or four years’ experience in light duty vehicles or combination of each depending on position. Fabrication and welding experience is desirable. Related formal education in gas and diesel vehicle, equipment or machinery repair and maintenance may substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Requires considerable knowledge of math and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. This position is covered under a Career Ladder Advancement Policy (Level I-IV) and pay is based on the level. Applicants meeting qualifications for a level III Mechanic/Machinist will be given preference and first consideration. Applicants meeting qualifications for a level II Mechanic/Machinist will be considered before applicants meeting qualifications for a level I Mechanic/Machinist. Education and experience will determine placement and salary. Minimum qualifications: * Mechanic Machinist III – four years’ experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or four years’ experience in light duty vehicles or a combination of each. * Mechanic/Machinist II - three years’ experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or three years’ experience in light duty vehicles or a combination of each. * Mechanic/Machinist I – two years’ experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck; or two years’ experience in light duty vehicles or a combination of each Mechanic/Machinists at MDT may advance in pay to a level IV with three years of MDT Mechanic/Machinist level III experience. A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learner’s permit have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. Forklift certification must be obtained within 3 months after hire. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. The successful candidate will receive more information about the union and the option to join the union during the onboarding process. All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application or an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office. Successful applicant must be reasonably accessible to work location. Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer. The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054. If you would like a copy of the Job Description, contact the HR Generalist at Job: Mechanical/Repair* *Title: *Machinist/Mechanic (MDT) #66056 Location: Miles City Requisition ID: 21142772