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State of Montana Machinist/Mechanic (MDT) in Missoula, Montana

Job Overview:

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.

The incumbent must have the ability to follow manufacturers’ instructions, blueprints and drawings, and written/oral instructions to fabricate correctly scaled and assembled components for projects, update equipment, fabricate changes needed for technology, safety, operational benefits or other departmental goals and objectives.

Other Application Information

•These vacancies will remain open until filled. First review of applications will take place on December 11, then approximately once/week after that.

•“Permanent full-time mechanics and machinists currently employed and covered by [the Craft Council] collective bargaining agreement may bid to fill any vacancy within their classification, at other locations covered by this agreement. Any applicant who chooses to transfer to the location with the vacancy shall be subject to seniority guidelines… of this agreement.” 2019-2021 Agreement between The State of Montana And Public Employees Craft Council

•Current mechanics/machinists who are Craft Council bargaining unit members will have preference. If no bargaining unit member is selected, external applicants meeting minimum qualifications must pass written and practical exams before participating in a behavioral-based interview for the vacancy. Please contact Brenna Love at 406.214.2945 with any questions about this process.

•Please review the announcement carefully and list all relevant experience and qualifications on your application. A completed application must be submitted by closing date.

•This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

•All documents for claimed Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date.

•Only electronic applications will be accepted. If you need assistance in completing the online application, please contact your local job service.

•Please note: If you provide an email address on your application, all correspondence will be sent to that email address.

•The successful candidate must pass a background investigation as a condition of employment. Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy # 3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing accommodation or assistance in the application process may call Brenna Love at 406.214.2945.

About MDT

At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana's residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission.

MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace.


•Four (4) years of experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or four (4) years of 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.

A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). OR a permit with the ability to obtain the full license within 30 days of hire.

This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.

Job: *Transportation

Title: Machinist/Mechanic (MDT)

Location: Missoula

Requisition ID: 20142717