The state is accepting applications for Service and Repair Mechanics (Motor Equipment) on a continuous basis for positions throughout the state, including in Westchester, Rockland, Orange and Dutchess counties.
The starting salary is $43,484. Appointees who work in the five boroughs or in Nassau, Suffolk, Rockland or Westchester counties receive an additional $3,026 annual downstate adjustment. Appointees who work in Dutchess, Orange or Putnam counties receive an additional $1,513 annual mid-Hudson adjustment.
Service and Repair Mechanics (Motor Equipment) diagnose and correct the causes of faulty vehicle and equipment operation. They overhaul, adjust and repair gaseous fuel engines, clutches, transmissions and differentials; ignition, wiring, lighting, fuel, cooling, braking and complex hydraulic systems; steering, wheel and suspension mechanisms; and body, cab and frame components. They also conduct NYS inspections.
They may overhaul and rebuild starters, generators, compressors, pumps, spreaders, small engines, mowers and a variety of other equipment. They may diagnose and repair electronic engine control systems, anti-lock brake systems and air-conditioning. Cutting and welding might also be required.
Appointees make road calls, test-drive equipment and complete reports. They also use fleet-management software and DOT electronic systems to assist in repair, ordering and managing the repair schedule and parts stock. They could be deployed to statewide emergencies for up to seven days.
On or before the date of filing an application, candidates must have either 1) four years of experience as an automotive or diesel mechanic, or 2) an associate's degree in automotive or diesel repair technology.
Education as detailed below may be substituted for a maximum of two years of experience.
Graduation from a technical or vocational program, such as B.O.C.E.S, in automotive or diesel technology or automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for one year of experience. Graduation from a one-year post-high-school certificate program in automotive or diesel-repair technology may be substituted for up to two years of experience.
Appointees will also be required to obtain certification by the Department of Motor Vehicles to conduct NYS inspections within one year. They must also obtain a New York State Class B commercial driver’s license with no air-brake restriction.
Complete information on qualifications, application requirements and procedures is available at www.ny.gov/nysdot-employment-opportunities/service-repair-mechanic.
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