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New York State Civil Service Service and Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) Region 6 - Steuben County in Hornell, New York

Minimum Qualifications

Four years of experience as an automotive or diesel mechanic responsible for the diagnosis of faulty vehicle and/or equipment operation and the performance of mechanical repairs covering several aspects of automotive and/or diesel systems. (On your application you must specify types of repair work performed and the kinds of vehicles on which you performed this work.)


An Associate's degree in automotive or diesel repair technology

Substitution: Education as detailed below may be substituted for a maximum of two years of experience. 1. Graduation from a technical or vocational program, such as B.O.C.E.S, in automotive or diesel technology or automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for one year of experience. 2. Graduation from a one-year post high school certificate program in automotive or diesel repair technology may be substituted for up to two years of experience.

Experience limited to airplane (aviation) mechanic (except for ground equipment); gas station attendant; the repair of motorcycles, motor boats, or small engines; installation or repair of transmissions, mufflers, brakes, or tires; new car preparation; auto body repair work; or management activities as the owner or supervisor of a repair shop or service station is NOT QUALIFYING.

Within one (1) year from appointment to a Service & Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) position, candidates must obtain a valid NYS Inspection Certification issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles; and also must obtain a valid New York State Class B Commercial Driver’s License with no air brake restriction. ## Duties Description Motor Equipment Mechanics perform preventive maintenance and routine repairs on a variety of Department vehicles and other equipment. Overtime will be required and during the Winter Maintenance Season you may be placed on a shift other than the day shift. Responsibilities may include serving a role within the Incident Command System to support the department’s response to regional and statewide emergency situations. Specific duties include but are not limited to:

  • Diagnose and correct the causes of faulty vehicle and equipment operation

  • Overhaul, adjust and repair gaseous fuel engines, clutches, transmissions and differentials; ignition, wiring, lighting, fuel, cooling, braking and complex hydraulic systems; steering, wheel and suspension mechanisms; and body, cab and frame components

  • Conduct NYS inspections

  • Overhaul and rebuild starters, generators, compressors, pumps (fuel, water, air and hydraulic), spreaders, small engines, mowers and a variety of other equipment, including but not limited to, track vehicles, loaders (front-end and belt), cranes, shovels, lifts, hydraulic excavators, etc.

  • Diagnose and repair electronic engine control systems, anti-lock brake systems and air conditioning

  • May be required to do cutting and welding

  • Make road calls and test drive equipment

  • Complete reports, use parts catalogs and perform other related duties

  • Effectively utilize the department fleet management software and DOT electronic systems to assist in repair, ordering, and managing the repair schedule and parts stock

    Additional Comments

Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment physical prior to appointment and participate in substance abuse testing while in the position. ## Notes on Applying Qualified candidates should complete a NYS Dept. of Transportation Application for Employment (S1000 Part 1) found at and submit with a letter of interest and current resume to: Renee L. Robinson Administrative Services Director New York State Department of Transportation- Region 6 107 Broadway Hornell, NY 14843 607-324-8344 (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 December 31, 2021.

Date Posted: 01/25/21

Applications Due: 12/31/21

Vacancy ID: 84375

Agency: Transportation, Department of

Title: Service and Repair Mechanic (Motor Equipment) Region 6 - Steuben County

Occupational Category: Skilled Craft, Apprenticeship, Maintenance

Salary Grade: 12

Bargaining Unit: OSU - Operational Services Unit (CSEA)

Salary Range: From $43484 to $53081 Annually

Employment Type: Full-Time

Appointment Type: Permanent

Jurisdictional Class: Non-competitive Class

Travel Percentage: 0%

Workweek: Mon-Fri

Hours Per Week: 40

From: 7 AM

To: 3:30 PM

Flextime allowed?: No

Mandatory overtime?: Yes

Compressed workweek allowed?: No

Telecommuting allowed?: No

County: Steuben

City: Hornell

State: NY

Zip Code: 14843

Name: Renee L. Robinson

Telephone: 607-324-8408

Fax: 607-324-8344

Email Address:

Street Address: 7000 Route 70A

Street: 107 Broadway