Transportation Maintainer 3 (Automotive)

Recruitment #240130-2347FM-001


Are you an automotive professional who enjoys performing highly skilled tasks within the automotive trade, with excellent benefits? 
If so, come make an impact with the Department of Transportation's Rocky Hill Repair Facility! 
Read below & apply today!

The State of Connecticut Department of Transportation (DOT) has an exciting Transportation Maintainer 3 (Automotive) opportunity, in Rocky Hill.  


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  • A competitive starting salary
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  • Retirement plan options
  • Generous paid time off, including 13 holidays
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  • State of Connecticut is an eligible Public Service Loan Forgiveness employer, meaning you may be eligible to have qualifying student loans forgiven after 10 years of service.  Click here for more information.
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  • Monday - Friday
  • Full-time (40 hours per week)
  • First shift (7:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
  • Location:  Rocky Hill, CT
The Transportation Maintainer 3 (Automotive) role will perform quality control inspections on new equipment being delivered to CTDOT and prepping this equipment for service including a variety of tasks such as the installation of asset identification, warning light systems, and other electronic accessories.

Prior to hire, selected candidates will be required to complete a preemployment physical and work assessment, which will include a respirator physical to be in compliance with the Department's Respirator Policy. A respirator fit test will be performed upon hire.

  • For candidates without a CDL:  As a condition of permanent employment, selected candidates must obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) A or B, with "tank and airbrake endorsements," and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) within 6 months of initial employment. Selected candidates will be enrolled in, and expected to complete, an agency paid selected CDL training program to assist in preparation for CDL licensure. This requires a selected candidate to obtain a CDL learning permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles
  • For candidates who already possess a CDL, be sure to indicate the Type, Issuing Agency, License number, Expiration Date, and all endorsements in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application.  You will also be required to thoroughly complete the Connecticut Department of Transportation Commercial Driver Supplement (CTDOT-CDL-1) form. 
  • Candidates who currently possess a Medical Examiner's Card (MEC), be sure to include the MEC expiration date in the "Licenses and Professional Certificates" section of your application form.  
  • Incumbents in this class must be willing to accept assignment to emergency duties, including snow and ice removal, whenever services are needed; to include mandatory winter overtime from November 1 through April 30. 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 will be required to have a 30-mile residency from the posted job location.
  • Interviews will be limited to candidates whose experience and training most closely meet the requirements of the position. Those applicants who hold a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), invited to interview, will be required to produce a copy of their current valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) Class A or B, and a valid Medical Examiner's Card (MEC) at time of interview.
  • As a support to Highway Operations units, various storm events will require employees to be at work prior to, during, and after a storm or weather event, which at times could be up to a period of several days, to include holidays and weekends. Additionally, in preparation for the winter season, overtime may be required to prepare the fleet and equipment.
  • Candidates must show how they meet the required knowledge and experience on their application to proceed further in the hiring process.
As one of Connecticut’s largest State agencies, DOT employs approximately 3,000 individuals statewide in five distinct bureaus. It is our mission to provide a safe, accessible and efficient multimodal transportation network that improves the quality of life and promotes economic vitality for the State and the region. We have a significant transportation infrastructure system that is essential to maintaining mobility for Connecticut residents and businesses and supporting economic and community development while preserving environmental and cultural resources. The Department of Transportation is committed to cultivating a diverse staff that is representative of the communities we serve. Applications from individuals having diverse backgrounds and life experiences are strongly encouraged.

Selection Plan

  • To Apply:

    • In order to be considered for this job opening, you must meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on this 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.
    • In order to receive educational credits toward qualification for this job posting, the institution must be accredited.  If the institution of higher learning is located outside of the U.S., you are responsible for providing documentation from a recognized USA accrediting service which specializes in determining foreign education equivalencies to the individual listed on this job posting. 
    • Ensure that your application is complete and detailed before submitting it. In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. You will not be able to make revisions once your application is submitted into the JobAps system.
    • Please select all location(s) and shift(s) you are willing to work on your application. Failure to do so may result in not being considered for vacancies in that specific location or shift.
    • All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period. It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception. Requests should be made to
    • For current state employees, salary calculations are not necessarily comparable from three branches of state government (i.e., Executive, Legislative, Judicial) to the other.   

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Important Information After You Apply:

  • This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs). You can access these RQs via an email that will be sent to you after the posting's closing date or by visiting your JobAps Personal Status Board (Certification Questionnaires section). Your responses to these RQs must be submitted by the questionnaire's expiration date. Please regularly check your email and JobAps Personal Status Board for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders on a daily basis in the event an email provider places auto-notification emails in a user's spam.
  • Although applicants will receive correspondence via email, as a backup they are also encouraged to sign on to their Personal Status Board on a daily basis to monitor their status, view all emailed notices and complete tasks required in the recruitment process.
  • 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, resume, performance reviews, attendance records, supervisory references, 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.
  • The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class.
  • 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
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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 journeyperson 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 journeyperson 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 considered to be the responsibilities and duties of positions in this class:


  • Elevation platform;
  • Line marking machine (Ten (10) wheel, barrel type).

  • Concrete saws;
  • Core drills;
  • 12-22 foot flail mower (tractor);
  • Four (4) 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.

  • 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;
    • 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; 
    • keep shop records and prepare reports; 
    • use, set up and maintain ordinary bench and other shop machine tools and equipment; 
    • understand and follow written and oral instructions; 
    • utilize computer software.


Two (2) years of experience in the construction, landscaping, commercial driving, snow plowing, 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 utilizing standard automotive power and hand tools
  • Experience installing equipment accessories including but not limited to warning light systems, mobile radios, toolboxes, etc
  • Experience with reading and understanding specifications set forth to conform with safety and quality standards and regulations
  • Attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Documentation and reporting skills
  • Experience with performing quality control inspections on vehicles and various equipment


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


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.


  • Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness in order to perform the duties of the class.
  • A physical examination will be required.


  • 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.
  • 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.


As defined by Sec. 5-196 of the Connecticut General Statutes, a job class is a position or group of positions that share general characteristics and are categorized under a single title for administrative purposes. As such, a job class is not meant to be all-inclusive of every task and/or responsibility.