Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 Auto/Mechanic

Target Class: Qualified Craft Worker Auto/Mechanic

Recruitment #210319-2347TC-003


Are you an automotive professional looking for a new role with excellent benefits? Do you enjoy performing mechanical repairs on an array of makes and models? If so, come make an impact by serving your state! Read below & apply today! 

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), is now accepting applications for two exciting Transportation Maintainer 3 (Auto/Mechanic) roles with the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical Equipment) in Brookfield, CT. It is the DOT’s mission to provide a safe, efficient, and cost-effective transportation system that meets the mobility needs of its users.

The Role/Requirements: 
  • You must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) A or B, with "tank endorsement," and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) to apply. Please list your CDL license number in the “Licenses and Professional Certifications” section of your application. 
  • If invited to interview you will be required to produce a copy of your current valid CDL Class A or B, reflecting "tank endorsement," and valid MEC.  
  • You will also be required to bring a copy of your Master Application and a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form.
  • You must be willing to accept emergency overtime duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed. Mandatory winter overtime is from November 1st to April 30th.                       
  • 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.      
  • You must meet the 20-mile residency requirement from the job location listed above (Brookfield, CT).
  • You will 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. 
  • You will repair and maintain class 1 through 8 vehicles and heavy construction equipment. 
  • You will operate and maintain complex mechanical equipment and work as a skilled mechanic.
  • You will use automotive repair software including diagnostic electrical/hydraulic systems including welding and fabrication.  
  • Please refer to the “Preferred Qualifications” section below. 
Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time 37.5 hours per week, 1st shift Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm in the Brookfield Repair Facility.  

What’s In It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: Excellent health & dental coverage, generous vacation/personal/sick time, retirement plan options, competitive salary structure & more! 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must hold a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with Tank Endorsement, possess a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application.

Applicants must list their valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) number, Class, expiration date and issuing State, and any other job-relevant licenses or certifications, in the Licenses and Professional Certifications section of their application.  Ensure that your application is complete before submitting it. Applicants will be unable to make revisions once their application is submitted into the JobAps system. 

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required 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.

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.

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

The minimum experience and training requirements must be met by the close date on the job opening, unless otherwise specified.

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

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

Should you have any questions pertaining to this recruitment please contact Faith MacDonald at


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.


The following is a listing of examples of trucks, equipment, tasks or related duties, the operating, maintaining, or performing of which are the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:

TRUCKS: Elevation platform and line marking machine (10 wheel, barrel type). 

EQUIPMENT: Concrete saws, core drills, 12-22 foot flail mower (tractor), four wheel drive airport snow fighter, front end loaders, hand operated pavement marking machine, mechanical catch basin cleaning, power driven rollers, power pickup sweepers, shotcrete, gunite machines, tilt bed trailers, post pounder (driver only), vactor (driver only), track-mounted skid steer with various attachments including but not limited to: standard bucket, grapple bucket, mower, snow blower, sweeper, dozer blade. 

DUTIES: Drainage pipe setting, driver of wing truck with plows attached during snow and ice truck operations, performing skilled tasks in one or more of the following areas or trades: construction, maintenance, mechanical repair, electrical, carpentry, masonry, welding, automotive and heavy equipment mechanical repair, plumbing and painting, test boring, skilled tree climber, inspector of VIP projects, district office radio operator (backup), service patrol, sign erector (general), pothole patcher operator, may supervise a Materials Management Stockroom, in addition to other duties, may assist a Transportation Maintenance Manager in preparing and checking reports, wildlife hazard control - Radio monitoring and communication - Escort vendors, contractors, etc. in secure areas (State owned airports only). 

In addition to other duties incumbents in this class may be required to receive training in, stand by for and respond to fire and/or crash emergency situations at State-owned airports; performs related duties as required. 


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.


  • Experience with diesel repairs and performing B-Tech level repairs. 
  • Experience performing light/heavy truck, small engine, and construction equipment maintenance/repairs to various makes and models including diagnostic testing. 
  • Experience using automotive repair software, including diagnostic and repair information research and vehicle electric system diagnostics.
  • Experience in the areas of repair welding and fabrication.
  • Experience in basic hydraulic system and diagnostics repairs.
  • Experience with basic computer programs and recordkeeping. 


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.

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