Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3

Target Class: Qualified Craft Worker (Auto/Mech)

Recruitment #201230-2347TC-001



The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT) invites applicants for the position of Transportation Maintainer 3 (Auto/Mechanic). This Transportation Maintainer 3 position has a target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical Equipment) in the Winchester Repair Facility.

Job Highlights: 

  • 37.50 hours per week 
  • Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement.” 
  • Valid Medical Examiner’s Card (MEC).  
  • Automotive/diesel repair knowledge and work experience; please refer to the "Preferred Qualifications" listed below  
  • Meet a 30-mile residency radius requirement from the posted job location. 
  • Candidates will be required to bring a copy of their Master Application and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1).

The purpose of this position is to repair and maintain the DOT's diverse fleet of highway maintenance equipment; performing a variety of tasks directly focused on the truck and equipment diagnostics, repair and maintenance, to include class 1 through 8 vehicles and heavy construction equipment; to operate and maintain more complex mechanical equipment, work as a skilled mechanic and have experience working with automotive repair software including diagnostic and repair information; have a working knowledge of electrical and hydraulic systems and experience in welding and fabrication.

Various storm events will require employees to stay at work for the duration of the storm; which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30

What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits:  

Competitive salary structure, excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation, personal, and sick time, retirement plan options & more! 

Selection Plan

In order to be eligible to apply and be considered for this job opening, candidates must have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tank endorsement, meet the Minimum Qualifications and have the Preferred Qualifications listed, and must specify their qualifications on the application.

The candidate pool resulting from this posting may be used to fill Transportation Maintainer 3 (Auto/Mechanic) vacancies that occur in the Winchester Repair facilities in the next twelve (12) months. Applicants must select all locations (listed above) in which they wish to be considered for, on their application. Failure to indicate a location listed above will result in the applicant not being considered for vacancies in that specific location.

Applicants invited to interview will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, reflecting the "tank endorsement," and valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview, or they will be immediately disqualified. Candidates are also required to submitted a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form.

Please ensure that your application is complete, you will not be able to make revisions once you submit your application into the JobAps system. Applicants who submit and subsequently withdraw their application will not be able to resubmit for the same posting.

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to answer additional questions and/or submit additional documentation, which supports their qualifications for this position. These documents may include; cover letters, college transcripts, verification of degree completion, proof of licensure, performance appraisals, employment/ supervisor references, etc.

Due to the large volume of applications received, we are unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be available through your JobAps portal account.

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Candidates who are offered and accept a position with the State of Connecticut are bound by the State Code of Ethics for Public Officials and State Employees which is available at

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Nasreen Mustafa at and reference the Recruitment # 29605


In the Department of Transportation and the Connecticut Airport Authority this class is accountable for performing a variety of skilled tasks at less than the journeyman level in the construction, maintenance and repair of state roadsides, roadways, bridges, airports and other departmental facilities; operates and maintains the more complex mechanical equipment; works as a skilled mechanic at less than the journeyman level in the repair of mechanical equipment.


See attached addendum.


Considerable knowledge of construction, maintenance and repair techniques of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports; knowledge of processes and materials used in construction and maintenance trades; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to use and make ordinary repairs to more complex mechanical equipment; ability to operate equipment as listed on attached Addendum; ability to keep shop records and prepare reports; ability to use, set up and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment; ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions; ability to utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of roadsides, roadways, bridges or airports, in work involving the operation and care of mechanical equipment, or in work in one of the recognized maintenance trades.


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of the subject requirements in one of the maintenance trades may be substituted for the General Experience.


  • Diesel repair experience  
  • Experience performing B-Tech level repairs.  
  • Experience in automotive, light truck repair/diagnostic’s relating to various makes and models, heavy truck repair, construction equipment maintenance and repairs, small engine repairs  
  • Experience working with; automotive repair software, including diagnostic and repair information research and an understanding of vehicle electric system diagnose.
  • Experience in the areas of repair welding and fabrication  
  • Experience in basic hydraulic system diagnose and repairs.  
  • Experience with basic computer programs and record keeping  
  • Candidates must meet the 30-mile residency requirement of the posted position.  
  • Candidates must hold a valid CDL, with a tank endorsement and a current Medical Examiner's Card. 


1. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain appropriate current licenses, permits and/or certifications.
2. Incumbent in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties including snow and ice removal, whenever his or her services are needed.


At State Airports: In addition to the checking of references and of facts stated in the application, a thorough background investigation of each candidate may be made before persons are certified for appointment.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform theduties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class are exposed to extremes of weather conditions, to frequent lifting of heavy weights, to highly dangerous road and traffic conditions, including exposure to heights when working on bridges, to poison ivy, insect bites and allergy irritants during summer months, and to loud and potentially dangerous machinery.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.