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Mechanic ($1500 Sign On Bonus)

By June 14, 2022
  • Full Time
  • Lewiston, ID
  • July 5, 2022

Idaho Department of Transportation

Are you ready to make a difference for the citizens of Idaho while working for an award-winning state agency?

Idaho Transportation Department is hiring an experienced Mechanic to join our District 2 team in Lewiston, Idaho. This exciting position could be a perfect career opportunity for you to put your mechanical knowledge to work for the citizens of Idaho at the Idaho Transportation Department. The incumbent will be responsible for repairing and maintaining heavy-duty road maintenance and construction equipment and light-duty vehicles in accordance with federal and state motor vehicle regulations. The idea candidate will be an experienced mechanic with knowledge of diagnostic, maintenance and repair techniques for a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.

Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) vision is to become the best transportation department in the country by empowering and training our employees for their career advancement. ITD has created an opportunity for employees hired into the Mechanic classification to advance to the Equipment Technician, Transportation classification upon completion of a customized training plan. We anticipate that Mechanics new to ITD will be able to complete this training plan within 2 years.

This position requires that you obtain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of hire as well as pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.  ITD will provide training to meet the Entry Level Driver Training requirements as well as licensing costs.

Example of Duties:

Diagnose and repair a variety of equipment and vehicles used within the District including repair and maintaining power plants, power-trains, and all related accessory systems involved with the unit.  This equipment will consist of: Highway maintenance equipment including Motorgraders, Sweepers, Excavators, Dozers, Frontend loaders, Equipment Trailers, Sanders, 10-wheel trucks, 6-wheel trucks, and a variety of light duty equipment
Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of electrical and electronic systems used on various equipment and vehicles including computer control components, high voltage AC currents, and other electronic systems. The vehicles will consist mainly of 10-wheel and 6-wheel trucks
Diagnose, repair and maintain all types of heating and air conditioning systems used within vehicles and equipment
Manufacture and weld various equipment parts and components including, but not limited to, mechanical components for equipment (snow plow harnesses, sander parts, etc.) and other specialized parts not readily available for purchase
Mount and balance tires on vehicles and equipment including fixing tires and performs other minor repair on vehicles as a normal part of vehicle/equipment maintenance
Repair steering and suspension systems on all District vehicles. Steering and suspension systems will consist mainly of types used on heavy duty trucks
Maintain records of repairs, parts orders, and related information and documentation using word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.
Diagnose, repair and fabricate various hydraulic systems such as those attachments used on district equipment.

Minimum Qualifications:

Good knowledge of: safety precautions and procedures relating to mechanical equipment and repair shops; the use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.

Experience: diagnosing and repairing gasoline and/or diesel automotive and construction type equipment; using mechanics’ tools and related specialized equipment to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and related drive train, electrical, and hydraulic systems; preparing records and reports; diagnosing and repairing electronic and computer controlled motor vehicle systems; reading and interpreting technical service manuals.

Valid driver’s license.

Must obtain a Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) within 60 days of hire as well as pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing.

Supplemental Information:

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


Flexible work schedule available to some positions for increased work-life balance
Public Service Loan Forgiveness – eligibility requirements may apply
Accrue paid vacation every pay period to accumulate approximately 3 weeks the first year, and increasing with state longevity
Paid Parental Leave
Paid sick leave separate from vacation leave
11 paid holidays
Competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance benefits, Flexible Spending Account https://ogi.idaho.gov/premium-rates/
Relocation Assistance available to some positions
Defined benefits retirement plan (pension) through the Public Employee Retirement System of Idaho (PERSI) https://persi.idaho.gov/members/base_plan.cfm
Optional 401K and Deferred Compensation plans with traditional and Roth options
Eligible for Employee Assistance Program – Confidential support, information and resources for all of life’s challenges

The Idaho Department of Transportation may conduct verification of the information provided in your application, including validation of driver’s license status, education, employment, and criminal history. Omission and/or falsification of information provided in your application will result in your removal from consideration for employment, appointment, or promotion.

This position may be subject to drug-testing.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources at (208) 334-2263.

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations

Your Safety. Your Mobility. Your Economic Opportunity.



If you have questions, please contact us at:

Email:  careers@itd.idaho.gov
Trouble Applying Call: Applicant Support Toll-free number: 1-855-524-5627
Monday through Friday 6:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

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