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Mechanic Trainee

By November 17, 2022

NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION

DESCRIPTION
The New JerseyDepartment of Transportation (NJDOT) is seeking applications for candidates for the position of
Mechanic Trainee within the Division of Transportation Operations Systems and Support. Mechanic Trainees
are assigned a 40 – hour work week. The current starting salary range is between $38,285.60 and $43,359.26 based on experience.
As a NJ State Department, NJDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package including Health Care (medical, prescription drug,
dental and vision care), Pension, Deferred Compensation, 13 paid holidays, and Benefit Leave (12 vacation days,
15 sick days and 3 administrative days). The standard workweek is Monday through Friday.
Locations hiring include Netcong, Ewing (Fernwood), Bedminster, Freehold, Lakewood, Woodbridge,
Vineland, and CherryHill.
Mechanic Trainees will receive on – the – job training in duties that may include:
The installation, maintenance, and repair of gas and diesel motors, fuel systems, exhaust systems, cooling systems,
electrical systems, oiling systems, transmissions and clutches, brakes, rear axles, drive shafts, front suspensions,
steering systems, springs, cabs and instruments.

Applicants who are appointed to positions as Mechanic Trainee must complete a two – (2) yearformal training program in
automotive mechanics, which includes two (2) years of on – the – job training, and the formal vocational training necessary to
obtain the required certifications.
Failure to obtain the required certifications during the training period willresult in separation from state service.
For more information regarding this position, please refer to: http://info.csc.state.nj.us/jobspec/43730.htm
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REQUIREMENTS
Training: Successful completion of one (1) year of training in automotive technology at an accredited community college
or vocational school.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the required year of formal training may substitute one (1) year of experience as
a mechanic in the repair and installation of motors and the maintenance and repair of motorized vehicles and equipment.
NOTE: An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in one of the following specialties from the National Institute
for Automotive Service Excellence may be substituted for the formal training: A – 1 Engine Repair, A – 6 Electrical/
Electronic Systems, A – 8 Engine Performance.
License and Certifications: Appointees must possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey. Appointees may also be required to
possess a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and applicable endorsements for the class and type of vehicle being operated.
NOTE: Appointees in the Department of Transportation will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) and
applicable endorsement(s) within six (6) months of appointment. The inability of a Department of Transportation employee to attain
a CDL and necessary endorsements within six (6) months of hire shall constitute grounds for removal.
The responsibility for ensuring that employees possess the required motor vehicle license, commensurate with the class and
type of vehicles operated, rests with the Appointing Authority.
In accordance with Federal regulation 82:40, appointees responsible for the repair or servicing of motor vehicle air conditioners are
required to possess and maintain a valid Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician Certification, commensurate with the type of
equipment serviced, issued by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20 – 47.15, appointees responsible for performing emissions inspections on diesel – powered vehicles
are required to successfully complete a course of instruction on Diesel Emission Inspection provided through the Appointing Authority.
Appointees may be required to successfully complete re – training.
In accordance with the New JerseyOccupational Safety and Health Administration regulation 29 CFR 1910.178(l) (1), appointees
responsible for the operation of industrial trucks (powered forklifts) will be required to obtain and maintain a current certification as a
Powered Industrial Truck Operator issued by the New JerseyOccupational Safety and Health Administration. Appointees may be
required to successfully complete re – training.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20 – 45.16, appointees responsible for performing emissions repairs to gasoline – fueled vehicles are
required to possess and maintain a current certification as an Emissions Repairer Technician.
In accordance with NJSA 13:20 – 43.17, appointees responsible for performing emissions inspections to motor vehicles are required
to possess and maintain a current certification as a Motor Vehicle Emissions Inspector.
Appointees responsible for repairing or servicing motor vehicles equipped for alternate fuel are required to successfully complete
training and maintain a valid Alternate Fuel Certification. Appointees who possess an ASE Certification in Alternate Fuel are consideredto have met this requirement.
Affected appointees are required to maintain valid certifications, and successfully complete the re – certification processes within the
timeframes mandated by statute.
Work Authorization: Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States according to the Department of Homeland Security,
United States Citizenship and Immigration Services regulations. NJDOT does not provide sponsorship or accept student OPT/CPT
programs, F1 or H1B work authorization visas.
Residency: All persons hired on or after September 1, 2011 have one year from the date of appointment to establish, and
then maintain, principal residence in the State of New Jersey subject to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14 – 7 (P.L. 2011, c. 70), also
known as the “New Jersey First Act.”

To apply for this job email your details to dot.njdotjobs@dot.nj.gov

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