Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Transportation Maintainer 3 (37.5 Hour)

Auto Mechanic

Recruitment #210421-2347TC-002


The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) is accepting applications for a Transportation Maintainer 3 (Auto/Mechanic) position with the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Automotive and Mechanical Equipment).

Position Details:
  • In this position 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. 
  • This is a full time 37.5 hours per week, first shift from Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., located in East Granby, CT.
  • 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. 
  • 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 (East Granby, CT).
Work-Life Balance & Employee Value Proposition (EVP): Full-time 37.5 hours per week, 1st shift Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:00pm in the East Granby Garage.  

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!

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Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. You must select "East Granby" or "ALL" in the work location section of the 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

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.

Due to the large volume of applications anticipated, the DOT is 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 Catherine Downey at Catherine.Downey@CT.Gov .


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.


Preference will be given to applicants that possess the following:

  • Experience with Automotive Diesel Repair;
  • 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 diagnostics;
  • Experience in the areas of repair welding and fabrication;
  • Experience in basic hydraulic system diagnose and 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.

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