Minimum Qualifications Two years of full-time experience in mechanical work under the supervision of a skilled tradesperson; OR completion of an appropriate two-year technical school course in the mechanical trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services.
Cannabis use is not permitted for employees in this title and assignment. Cannabis use will be tested for during the preemployment screening process and may be the basis for disqualification for employment or may be a basis for removal from employment.
Duties Description A Service & Repair Assistant (Motor Equipment) performs a variety of semiskilled maintenance, repair, and related activities as assigned in the motor equipment and mechanical trades including but not limited to:
• Performs routine tasks in the repair, maintenance, and servicing of automotive and mechanical equipment, such as service and adjustment of hydraulic brakes, replacement of wheel bearings, and the removal and replacement of such components as starters, fuel pumps, water pumps, gas tanks, carburetors, exhaust system components, shock absorbers, springs, and radiators.
• Performs minor engine repairs and tune-ups, including the installation of points, plugs, condensers, and sets dwell and timing, according to manufacturer’s specifications.
• Performs preventive maintenance inspections of vehicles and equipment, following preventive maintenance schedules to ensure safe and trouble-free performance.
• Following specific instructions, incumbents assist skilled tradespersons in making major mechanical repairs, by performing such tasks as disassembling and assembling engines, engine components, or mechanical equipment, cleaning parts and inspecting them for wear, and performing routine Trades Specialist (Machinist) activities, such as grinding valves and valve seats according to specifications and specific instructions.
• May operate a tow truck and other types of motor vehicles.
• Following operating manuals and specific instructions, makes repairs and performs routine service and preventive maintenance inspections on a variety of mechanical equipment, such as laundry and kitchen equipment, water pumps, and circulators and sterilizers to ensure efficient and trouble-free operation. Cleans or replaces defective parts, adjusts equipment, lubricates moving parts, and checks and fills hydraulic units.
• May perform welding by using electric or oxyacetylene welding equipment not requiring complex planning and layout or the use of special procedures.
Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations.
Some positions may require additional credentials or a background check to verify your identity.
250 Veterans Memorial Highway
Notes on ApplyingQualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, an application, and a current resume with the Notice Number R10-22-89 in the subject line and referenced in the letter of interest no later than December 31, 2022 to:
NYS Department of Transportation – Region 10
250 Veterans Memorial Highway Hauppauge, NY 11788
Fax: (631) 952-6169
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The New York State Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minority group members, disabled persons and Veterans are encouraged to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodations will be provided for the disabled.
In compliance with Public Law 99-603, candidates selected for appointment must provide an original document to prove their citizenship and/or legal right to work in the United States.