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Posting Begin Date: 2024/04/29
Posting End Date: 2024/05/29
Category: Vehicle Maintenance
Sub Category: Transportation
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Shoshone, ID, United States
Minimum Salary: 20.77
Maximum Salary: 28.00
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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$1500 Sign on Bonus!

Do you want to make a difference and be part of an award-winning agency, dedicated to enhancing the quality of life in Idaho through transportation?

At the Idaho Transportation Department, every employee is critical to the mission and we strive to foster an innovative, collaborative workplace where employees can grow and do their best work.

Idaho Transportation Department is hiring for experienced Mechanics to join our District 4 team in Shoshone, Idaho. This could be a perfect career opportunity for you to put your mechanical knowledge to work for the citizens of Idaho at the Idaho Transportation Department. The incumbents will be responsible for repairing and maintaining heavy-duty road maintenance and construction equipment and light-duty vehicles in accordance with federal and state motor vehicle regulations. The ideal candidates will be experienced mechanics with knowledge of diagnostic, maintenance and repair techniques for a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.

Idaho Transportation Department's (ITD) vision is to become the best transportation department in the country by empowering and training our employees for their career advancement. ITD has created an opportunity for employees hired into the Mechanic classification to advance to the Equipment Technician, Transportation classification upon completion of a customized training plan. We anticipate that Mechanics new to ITD will be able to complete this training plan within 2 years.

This position requires that you obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 60 days of hire as well as pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing. ITD will provide training to meet the Entry Level Driver Training requirements as well as licensing costs. 

Example of Duties

  • Diagnose and repair a variety of equipment and vehicles used within the District including repair and maintaining power plants, power-trains, and all related accessory systems involved with the unit. This equipment will consist of: Highway maintenance equipment including Motorgraders, Sweepers, Excavators, Dozers, Frontend loaders, Equipment Trailers, Sanders, 10-wheel trucks, 6-wheel trucks, and a variety of light duty equipment 
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain a variety of electrical and electronic systems used on various equipment and vehicles including computer control components, high voltage AC currents, and other electronic systems. The vehicles will consist mainly of 10-wheel and 6-wheel trucks
  • Diagnose, repair and maintain all types of heating and air conditioning systems used within vehicles and equipment
  • Manufacture and weld various equipment parts and components including, but not limited to, mechanical components for equipment (snow plow harnesses, sander parts, etc.) and other specialized parts not readily available for purchase
  • Mount and balance tires on vehicles and equipment including fixing tires and performs other minor repair on vehicles as a normal part of vehicle/equipment maintenance
  • Repair steering and suspension systems on all District vehicles. Steering and suspension systems will consist mainly of types used on heavy duty trucks
  • Maintain records of repairs, parts orders, and related information and documentation using word processing and spreadsheet computer programs.
  • Diagnose, repair and fabricate various hydraulic systems such as those attachments used on district equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Good knowledge of: safety precautions and procedures relating to mechanical equipment and repair shops; the use, care, and disposal of hazardous automotive material and waste.

Experience: diagnosing and repairing gasoline and/or diesel automotive and construction type equipment; using mechanics' tools and related specialized equipment to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul of engines and related drive train, electrical, and hydraulic systems; preparing records and reports; diagnosing and repairing electronic and computer controlled motor vehicle systems; reading and interpreting technical service manuals.

Valid driver's license.

Must obtain a Class "A" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 60 days of hire as well as pre-employment and random drug and alcohol testing. 

 Supplemental Information

To learn more about the department, please visit the ITD website. Make a difference in your community and in the lives of the citizens of Idaho!


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.