Heavy Equipment Mechanic

State of Wyoming - Sheridan, WY3.7

The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is seeking a Heavy Equipment Mechanic located in Sheridan, Wyoming. Under direct supervision, the Heavy Equipment Mechanic performs a variety of maintenance and repair tasks with diesel and automotive equipment and vehicles, including diesel and gasoline engine overhauls and tune- ups, brakes, steering, transmission or hydraulic repair.

Human Resource Contact: 307-674-2318

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The listed functions are illustrative only and are not intended to describe every function which may be performed in 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 diesel and automotive equipment.
Reads and interprets technical manuals in order 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 successfully 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 diesel and 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)


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 anytime, 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 for a valid driver's license.
This position includes a $50 per month tool allowance. Must provide own tools.
Occasional overnight travel is required.
All new hires or rehires starting in a non-exempt position on or after January 1, 2018 are required to be paid hourly.
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Supplemental Information

045-Department of Transportation - WYDOT - Chief Engineer - Field Operations - Equipment