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Bus/Truck Mechanic/Diesel Engine-Advanced (DOT/D1 #19550)

By May 4, 2023

New Mexico Department of Transportation

$16.48 – $25.54 Hourly

$34,275 – $53,126 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 50

Posting Details
Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

NOTICE: This is a traveling crew.

Why does the job exist?
The purpose of the position is to accurately diagnose/repair equipment in the field, maintain accurate records, overhaul gasoline and diesel powered equipment in the Shop or in the field, experience utilizing scanners, computer diagnostic/repair program and computer skills.  Applicant should be conscientious and proactive about safety.

How does it get done?
Diagnose and perform all repairs on all types of machinery and equipment to include but not limited to; semi-trucks, graders, dump trucks, bulldozers, tractors, mowers, rollers, pickups, sedans.
Repair machinery & equipment to include but is not limited to gasoline engines, diesel engines, hydraulics (pumps, valves, and hoses), vacuum systems, brakes, clutches, transmissions, electrical, computer systems in the District shop and in the field (roadway right-of-way) as required. Maintain accurate records of repairs, parts purchases, and equipment forms.

Who are the customers?
District Staff

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
– Possess good communication, documentation and organizational skills.
– Experience in utilizing scanners, some type of computer diagnostic/repair program and computer skills.
– Be conscientious and proactive about safety.
– Experience in diagnosing/repairing equipment in the field, prioritize urgent repairs and be responsive to the needs in the field.
– Be self-motivated and work with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualification
High School Diploma or Equivalent and Post-Secondary Certificates for specialized mechanic training and one (1) year of experience and proficiency in diagnosing and repair of light and heavy equipment to include gas and diesel engines, major engine, transmission, drivability, hydraulic and electrical system diagnostics, repair, and overhaul of these systems. Experience to include preventative maintenance, brakes, air systems, suspension, Ability to diagnose and test sensors utilizing diagnostic equipment, and/or experience in fabrication and welding experience. Management shop, and/or lead worker experience may be required. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table
These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:



High School Diploma or Equivalent
# of months or years of experience specified in the minimum qualification

Associate’s Degree
Zero years of experience
• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Class A Commercial Drivers’ License with appropriate endorsements for specific job assignments required at time of interview.

Working Conditions
State of New Mexico employees may be impacted by the Public Health Order dated December 19, 2022, which requires facilities licensed or certified by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (“CMS”), including all hospital types, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice facilities and rehabilitation facilities, as well as assisted living facilities and adult day care settings, to adhere to all COVID-related requirements prescribed by CMS, including, but not limited to masking and staff vaccination.

Work is performed outside in varying weather conditions; work irregular hours; subject to call out for emergencies; the incumbent must use computer based diagnostic equipment, read and understand hydraulic schematics and perform necessary repairs with hydraulic gauges. Frequently lift up to 50 pounds & occasionally lift and carry up to 90 pounds. This position requires frequent travel with overnight stays and may be required to travel District Wide. Possible geographic location change. Must be available to respond to emergency call outs on short notice. Use of personal vehicle to and from post of duty.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Sabrina Gomez(575) 494-3294

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

To apply for this job email your details to sabrina.mcalister@dot.nm.gov

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