Bridge Repair Mechanic (Trades Specialist-Bridge)

Transportation, Department of - Rochester, NY4.1

Four years of full time experience in a trade related to bridge repair, maintenance and construction under a skilled journey level worker which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program. Apprentice training in a bridge or mechanical trade or training gained by completion of a technical course in a bridge or technical trade at a school or institute may be substituted for the above on a year-for-year basis. At the time of appointment, candidates must possess a valid New York State Operator's license for the type of vehicles operated.

Duties Description *** Please note the title of this position will change from Bridge Repair Mechanic to Trades Specialist (Bridge) effective 9/13/2018***

The position will require that the candidate be a NYSDOT Certified Welder in shielded metal arc welding, vertical position, and unlimited thickness. The NYS Welding Certification will be a continuing requirement for retention of the title. Management reserves the right to consider the operational needs of other crews when selecting a candidate. Management reserves the right to waive the NYS Welding certification.

Duties will include, but not be limited to: Bridge Repair Mechanics perform skilled level work in a number of different trades in the repair and maintenance of bridges including carpentry, welding, masonry, ironworking, steel fabricating and painting. Bridge Repair Mechanics also act as working supervisors over bridge repair sub-crews on small bridge repair and maintenance projects such as repairing bridge railings, repairing bridge deck holes and painting bridges. Candidates will need to be OPP certified to help with Snow & Ice during the winter season. Candidates will be required to be included in the department’s written respiratory protection program. Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.

Additional Comments Qualified candidates should complete an Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) and submit with a letter of interest and current resume to:
Lisa M. Schuster
Administrative Services Director
New York State Department of Transportation- Region 4
1530 Jefferson Rd.
Rochester, NY 14623
585-272-3426 (fax)

If responding via email, please include the title and posting number in the subject of your email. Applications and resumes must be received or postmarked no later than September 21, 2018.