Heavy Equipment Technician 1 (Shop Technician)
Transportation-Highway - Bend, OR

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Position Summary ODOT13-0232oc - Bend You must be a current State of Oregon employee in a permanent, seasonal or limited duration position, in order to be considered eligible for this position. The primary purpose of this position is to perform maintenance, repairs, and/or modifications to extremely specialized and complex equipment used in highway maintenance, construction and testing throughout the State of Oregon. This position is responsible for keeping the equipment on-line and ready to use during all critical use periods, ensuring quality, timely, and cost-effective repairs. They must overhaul and repair engines, transmissions, transfer cases, steering gears, spray heads, hydraulic pumps, cylinders, and be available to rotate through other Districts and Regions in emergencies, assist fellow Technicians, perform fleet repair, equipment review, and inspection as needed.
This Technician is required to maintain a valid Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the proper endorsements and a Public Utility Commission (PUC) Medical Examiner's Certificate and the ability to drive. Must have an acceptable driving record. Will be required to participate in federally-required random drug and alcohol testing program.

The Technician is required to attend continual training classes and workshops to stay current on technical advances, changes in vehicle codes, and DOT requirements.

May be required to acquire and maintain licenses and certifications in areas such as propane fitting, refrigerant recycling, confined space entry, and respirator use.

Works in adverse and extreme weather conditions, day or night. Exposed to dust, welding and cutting fumes, exhaust fumes, petroleum products, de-icer chemicals and herbicides, and high noise levels sometimes requiring the wearing of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Some daily tasks or duties may require working along roadsides with exposure to traffic, and working alone in isolated and remote areas such as rock pits, stock pile areas and mountain top communication sites.

Overnight travel and overtime work will be required.

The Technician can be expected to work with personnel of other classifications along with, personnel from other agencies, and personnel from commercial vendors, giving instruction or direction to achieve common work goals and results.

Working in an ethical, professional, and cost-effective manner is an absolute must, to promote a positive image of ODOT to our customers and the general public at all times.

This position requires hard physical labor during all types of conditions, such as standing, bending, stooping, and climbing on, over, under, and around all types of equipment. Physical lifting of up to 50 pounds or more is required, with assistance lifting of up to 100 pounds or more on a periodic basis.

This Technician must have and maintain a valid Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with the proper endorsements and a PUC Medical Examiner's Certificate is required along with being submitted to a federally-required random drug and alcohol testing program.

This position is represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU/OPEU). Instructions - Minimum Qualifications The 'Work Experience' and/or 'Education' sections of your application must clearly describe how you meet the qualifications for this position as listed below; you must also answer supplemental questions. A resume' or position description will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Minimum Qualifications : Heavy Equipment Technician 1 - Four (4) years of experience as a Journeyman Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Licenses and Certifications: Commercial Drivers License. Criminal Background and License Check: If offered employment you will be subject to a driver license record check. Also, if you are not currently an employee of the Oregon Department of Transportation you will be subject to a criminal background check. Veteran's Points : Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 attached to your application - 5 Points Honorable or General 'Character of Service' showing on a DD214 or DD215 and a 'Certificate of Civil Service' preference letter attached to your application - 10 Points Questions? For questions about the job announcement, call 503-986-3774. For technical help with online application, call 1-877-204-4442. Application Help: Application Help: http://www.oregon.gov/ODOT/CS/HR/jobs/Application_Help.pdf Position Duties
Perform equipment repair and diagnosis. Typical duties include: troubleshoot, repair, maintain, and modify all types and sizes of highway maintenance, anti-icing, and snow removal equipment in a shop and mobile environment. Repair, replace, adjust, or modify equipment components such as gasoline, liquid natural gas (LNG), propane, and diesel engines, clutches, transmissions, differentials, drive axles and power train components, including hydrostatic/mechanical drive systems. Troubleshoot, adjust, modify, repair, or replace components in fuel injection, carburetor, propane, and liquid petroleum fuel delivery systems. Troubleshoot, repair, install, and adjust air, hydraulic, and mechanical braking systems and their associated air, vacuum and hydraulic power sources. Repair, maintain, and diagnose cooling systems, heating, air conditioning, and climate control systems. Diagnose, adjust, repair, or replace components in mechanical, hydraulic, and air assist steering systems, steering linkages, and chassis suspension systems. Diagnose and repair ever-changing and complex computer controlled electrical systems including but not limited to; starting, charging, lighting, ignition, fuel,, anti-lock brake, transmission, climate control and on-board electronic monitoring systems using multiple factory based computer software, factory and aftermarket hardware, vehicle computer scanning tools, digital storage oscilloscopes, digital and analog volt ohm meter (VOM), battery charging system testers, AC evacuation/reclamation equipment, online internet resources, etc.. Diagnose, adjust, and repair hydraulic systems using pressure gauges, flow meters, and temperature gauges. Replace components of high and low pressure hydraulic systems including pumps, motors, and hydrostatic drive systems with air, electric, and manual hydraulic controls. Repair and replace hydraulic cylinders, actuators, valves, and fabricate and install hydraulic hoses. All tasks are performed on a variety of equipment which includes, but is not limited to, backhoes, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, motor graders, trucks, snow plows, rotary snow blowers, sanders, anti-icing equipment, paving plants, rollers, forklifts, AC power generators, cars, light-duty trucks, passenger vehicles, and all other types of light to heavy equipment.

Keep tools, equipment, and work areas safe, clean, and hazard-free, always work in a safe manner, use the appropriate safety and personal protective equipment, and follow all policies and procedures as they relate to each task performed. All processes and duties may be performed in a variety of locations, such as a repair shop, highway maintenance station, or an on-location, field environment on an as-needed basis.

Must manage time effectively to maximize productivity, customer service, and to eliminate tardiness and minimize absenteeism.

Perform welding, cutting, fabrication, and equipment modification. Typical tasks include repair and modification to all ODOT and highway maintenance equipment using mobile and stationary welding and cutting equipment, arc and wire feed welders, acetylene torches, and plasma arc cutters while performing welding, hard facing, brazing, soldering, and cutting processes on a variety of metals. Fabricate and modify component parts using drawings, sketches, or based on verbal or written) descriptions of intended functions. Utilize standard and computerized numerical controlled (CNC) machinery to include shears, band saws, pattern cutters, hydraulic presses, radial arm drills, press brakes, portable boring machines, etc. Build and install new parts or components for equipment or modify existing parts or components. Design and build hydraulic systems, de-icer systems, pesticide/herbicide spray systems, truck beds, crane trucks, and other special systems/components required by customers to perform their work. All tasks are performed on a variety of equipment which includes, but is not limited to, backhoes, excavators, loaders, bulldozers, motor graders, trucks, snow plows, rotary snow blowers, sanders, anti-icing equipment, paving plants and equipment, rollers, forklifts, AC power generators, cars, light-duty trucks, passenger vehicles, and all other types of light to heavy equipment.

Perform equipment inspection and diagnosis. Typical duties include: conduct test drives, physical inspections with written documentation and operational tests on equipment. If possible, before starting to repair or maintain the equipment; determine the extent of needed repairs, create estimates of time and materials for customers, coworkers or commercial vendors. Conduct post-repair inspections of equipment prior to returning it to service to determine if repairs have been repaired properly, cost-effectively, and is safe to be put into operation. Using the official ODOT Fleet Inspection form and working closely with customers, coworkers, and repair shop coordinators, insure that all safety, maintenance, and repair issues are handled in the most effective and expedient manner possible. Must maintain a valid class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and the ability to drive. Must conduct a proper Pre-Trip Inspection or Walk-Around Inspection of all equipment requiring a CDL prior to operation. Drive and operate a heavily loaded service truck, both on and off road, in all weather conditions, day or night, as dictated by customer needs.

Perform miscellaneous administrative duties. Typical tasks include: provide guidance on unusual or difficult repair and maintenance tasks to all concerned parties. Review, inspect, and receive work done by fellow Technicians, agency repair facilities, other agencies, and commercial vendors to ensure that it is complete, functioning properly, and done in a timely manner.

Perform repairs to complex and specialized equipment in the most safe, expedient and effective manner possible using all available resources. Good judgment is required to determine how resources are to be used in getting equipment repaired or replaced, how to set priorities for self and others, and to determine where and what methods are most timely and cost effective.

Technical knowledge and experience is essential for independent decision-making required to accomplish these duties. Decisions are made based on all available information such as: customer needs, weather conditions, priority and timeliness, cost-effectiveness, equipment availability, and the use of all available resources. Poor decisions can have an adverse impact on the safety of operators and other personnel, will increase repair and operational costs, increase equipment downtime, and greatly reduce our customer’s ability to perform their duties. Application Checklist Electronic Application Checklist: Application Supplemental Question Veteran's Documents - If Applicable
Oregon Department of Transportation Human Resources/Recruitment, MS12 355 Capitol St NE Salem OR 97301-3871 Fax 503-986-3895 Announcement information can be made available in an alternative format by calling 711 (Relay Operator for the Deaf). ODOT does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission or access to our programs, services, activities, hiring, and employment practices. Contact 1-877-336-6368 (1-877-EEO-ODOT) for questions regarding Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action. The Oregon State Government is expected to continue cost reduction measures including mandatory unpaid time off (furlough days) during the 2011-2013 biennium.


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