Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Diesel Engine Builder

Transportation Maintainer 3 (Auto)

Recruitment #210503-2347TC-001


Are you an automotive/diesel professional looking for a new role with excellent benefits? Do you enjoy performing highly skilled tasks within your trade? If so, come make an impact at one of the Department of Transportation's Fleet Repair facilities! Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut, Department of Transportation (DOT), has an exciting Transportation Maintainer 3 opportunity. Upon successful completion of a 6-month initial working test period, incumbents will be evaluated and may be promoted to the target class of Qualified Craft Worker (Auto/Mechanic), Salary Group 18. This position is full-time, 37.5 hours per week with a work schedule of 8:00am-4:00pm; Monday-Friday, in Rocky Hill, CT. 

Position Details:
  • This skilled mechanic position will require you to perform diesel engine removal, disassembly/teardown, machining, and assembly of diesel engines and components.
  • In addition, you will perform a variety of diagnostics, repairs, and maintenance related duties, focused on the Department's diverse fleet; this includes Class 1 through 8 vehicles, including heavy construction, complex mechanical and highway maintenance equipment.  
Position Requirements: 
  • A residency within 30-miles of the job location (Rocky Hill); 
  • A valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) A or B, with "tank endorsement," and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC). Be sure to indicate this information in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application; 
  • You must submit a thoroughly completed Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form;
  • As a support to Highway Operations units, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior, during and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. Additionally, in preparation for the winter season, there is a "preplanned" overtime requirement to prepare the fleet and equipment.
  • You must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever your services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30.
PLEASE NOTE: Prior to being eligible for interview, applicants must have a respirator physical, a current respirator fit test and be in compliance with the Department's Respirator Policy.

What’s in It For You- Leading Comprehensive Benefits: 
  • Competitive salary structure;
  • Health & dental coverage;
  • Paid time off;
  • Work/Life balance;
  • Retirement plan options & more!

Selection Plan

In order to apply and be considered for this job opening you must hold a current/valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B with tank endorsement and meet the Minimum/Preferred Qualifications as listed on the job opening. You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

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

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 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.

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. You must reply by the deadline indicated on the notification or you will be automatically disqualified from consideration.

NOTE: At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: a cover letter, performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency. 

Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. 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.  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 volume of applications anticipated, the DOT is unable to provide confirmation of receipt or status during the recruitment process. Updates will be provided through your JobAps portal account.  

Applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies.

Should you have questions regarding this recruitment please contact


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.


This position is responsible for performing diesel engine removal, disassembly/teardown, machining, and assembly of diesel engines and components; to include performing repairs and maintenance to a vast variety of the Department's fleet and various landscape and construction equipment. 

To view the full list of duties and equipment for this job classification, please click here.


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 engine building;
  • Experience operating a variety of specialized machining equipment and metal-working power equipment;
  • Experience overhauling of transmissions and other various off-road equipment components;
  • Experience performing diesel, B-Tech level, and light truck repairs.;
  • Experience maintaining and preforming diagnostic repairs in relation to various makes/models, heavy trucks, construction equipment, and small engines; 
  • Experience working with automotive repair software, including diagnostic/repair information research with an understanding of vehicle electric system diagnose;
  • Experience in the areas of repair welding/fabrication;
  • Experience diagnosing and repairing basic hydraulic systems;  
  • Experience with basic computer programs and record keeping.


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.