Wyoming Department of Transportation is hiring a Heavy Mechanic- Lander

    • Full Time
    • Anywhere
    The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Heavy Mechanic located in Lander, Wyoming.  Under direct supervision, performs various maintenance and repair tasks with automotive equipment on heavy-duty vehicles, including diesel and gasoline engine overhauls and tune-ups, brakes, steering, transmission, or hydraulic repair.

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    Lander began a small military post known as “Camp Augar” and was prominent for immigrants using South Pass.  In all its natural beauty and location in the foothills of the Wind River Mountains, Lander offers various outdoor activities such as fishing, hunting, camping, ATVing, rock climbing, hiking, snowmobiling, and cross-country skiing.  Sinks Canyon State Park, one of the best state parks around, is within seven miles of Lander.  Wyoming is one of seven states with no income tax.  View this link to find out more about Lander and the surrounding areas

    Human Resource Contact: Kari Davis 307-568-3427 [email protected]

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:  The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed at the job level.

    • Conducts a wide variety of preventive maintenance and/or repairs on various diesel and automotive equipment, along with other self-propelled or towed equipment.
    • Performs safety inspections on all types of automotive and diesel equipment.
    • Reads and interprets technical manuals to diagnose and correct problems on vehicles and equipment.
    • Rigs and fabricates new equipment to district standards.
    • Creates repair orders.
    • Responsible for inventory of shop, equipment, and supplies.
    • Designs and fabricates parts for tractors, mowers, and machinery for specialized applications.


    Preference will be given to applicants who have completed any equipment certification exams.

    **Welder Certification card for FH&V Fillet and FH&V Grove 3/4″ welds is a plus.
    **Agency requires the successful applicant to obtain a Commercial Driver’s License within 30 days of employment.
    **Must pass a series of seven fundamental tests including Electricity, Engines, Hydraulics, Power Trains, Administrative Procedures, Rigging, and General Shop.


    • Knowledge of methods and techniques of automotive maintenance and repair.
    • Knowledge of electronic principles and diagnostic tools.
    • Knowledge of light and heavy-duty automotive equipment and their parts (i.e., hydraulics, hydrostatics, drive trains, gas and diesel engine overhauls.)
    • Knowledge of grease and oil specifications.
    • Knowledge of general servicing of equipment.
    • Knowledge of policies and safe work procedures.


    Associate’s Degree

    0-2 years of progressive work experience (typically in Heavy Mechanics)

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    Ability to obtain a CDL


    Education & Experience Substitution:
    2-4 years of progressive work experience (typically in Heavy Mechanics)

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:
    Ability to obtain a CDL

    Necessary Special Requirements


    • Individuals in this classification must be available for emergency work calls at any time, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
    • Individuals must report to the Department Shop within 30 minutes of receiving the call. Acceptance of an appointment to this classification signifies that the individual is aware of this requirement and will comply with it. Failure to be available for emergency work without an acceptable excuse will be grounds for immediate disciplinary action and possible dismissal.
    • Individuals in this classification will be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
    • Constant use of manual and powered hand tools.
    • Daily use of motor vehicles and heavy equipment.
    • Occasional exposure to hazardous materials.
    • Ability to lift and/or carry 50 pounds independently.
    • Ability to stand/sit and operate equipment for long periods of time.
    • Work in adverse environmental conditions
    • Working around high-speed traffic and heavy construction equipment.


    • FLSA: Non-exempt
    • WYDOT will conduct motor vehicle record checks to verify a valid driver’s license.
    • This position includes a $50/month tool allowance. Must provide own tools.
    • Occasional overnight travel may be required.
    • E-Verify: WYDOT uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
    • The Wyoming Department of Transportation is a Drug-Free Workplace.

    Supplemental Information

    045-Department of Transportation – WYDOT-Chief Engineer – District Mechanics

    Click here to view the State of Wyoming Classification and Pay Structure.

    URL: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/wyoming/default.cfm

    The State of Wyoming is an Equal Opportunity Employer and actively supports the ADA and reasonably accommodates qualified applicants with disabilities.