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Bus & Truck Mechanic & Diesel Engine Specialist-Advanced (DOT/D5 #20453)

By May 8, 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

Why does the job exist?
This position performs diagnostics and repairs of light automotive gasoline and heavy-duty diesel equipment.

This position will travel to the areas of Chama, Tierra Amarilla, Gallina, & Dulce or to other areas based on Management needs.

How does it get done?
This mechanic will diagnose problems, perform repairs, overhaul trucks, gasoline, and diesel-powered equipment for District Five. This position will prepare purchase requisitions for parts and supplies as well as prepare labor and parts for estimates on repairs for management approval.

Who are the customers?
This position will help support internal Department of Transportation employees.

Ideal Candidate
Ideal candidate will have:

– Experience in ordering mechanic parts;
– The ability to diagnosis equipment;
– Experience with computers and creating purchase requisitions;
– Customer service experience; and
– The ability to work and make decisions independently without 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
This position is designated as safety sensitive. Employment is subject to pre-employment and random testing, in accordance with all terms and conditions of federal and state law, rules and regulations in relation to alcohol and/or drug testing. Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License at time of interview. Tanker endorsement may be required. A pre-employment background investigation is required. Employment requires successful completion of post offer pre-employment physical exam and drug test and is conditional pending results. Business and/or personal reference checks and driver’s license verification are also required and employment is conditional pending results.

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 maybe required to travel District Wide. Possible geographic location change. Must be available to respond to emergency call outs on short notice.

Supplemental Information


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Agency Contact Information: Denise Lucero, (505) 690-5537 or Jerry Ortiz, (505) 660-9834 Email

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 denise.lucero@dot.nm.gov

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