Field Heavy Vehicle and Equipment Technician (ER-42-19)

Plymouth, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Sept. 19, 2019

Maine Department of Transportation


Salary: $17.20 - $23.00 (hourly) Job Code: 8305   Pay Grade: 19

*New employees start at (Step 4) $19.49

Bureau/Division: Maintenance and Operations (Region 4)  Location: Plymouth

Position No: 02590-0099 Bulletin No: ER-42-19

Opening Date: September 5, 2019

Closing Date: September 19, 2019



This is mechanical craft work focusing on the maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of heavy vehicle, automotive, and construction equipment, in the field within a specified region of the state. Work includes diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems, evaluating overall conditions, and performing skilled technical tasks in testing, installing, repairing, rebuilding, rewiring, replacing, and/or fabricating parts for a variety of heavy vehicle, automotive, and construction equipment. This position operates with a higher degree of independence in a field environment, requiring independent judgement pertaining to the maintenance, repair, and/or rebuilding of heavy vehicles, automotive, and construction equipment, on the road or in a field garage. Work is performed under limited supervision.


  • Four (4) years experience, education, and/or training in the maintenance, repair, and/or rebuild of automotive and/or construction equipment including two (2) years of experience working with heavy vehicle and construction equipment, one (1) year of related work performed independently, and experience which indicates the ability to receive, store, and distribute parts and/or supplies.


  • Class B CDL with air endorsements and Class A & D inspection licenses.  Some positions may also include Class E inspection license requirement.
  • Pass State paid Medical examination that includes a drug test and the Department’s Respirator fit test and the driver examination and road test for the assigned equipment.
  • Must have a valid Class C State of Maine license by first day of employment.


Interested applicants need to apply online by clicking the "Apply for this Opening/Apply Now" button along with uploading any documentation. 

*If you require a paper application, please contact MaineDOT Human Resources at 624-3050 or via email at*



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  14.47% of salary for BU positions and 19.27% for confidential positions.

The value of State-paid Dental Insurance: $14.31 biweekly.  The value*of State paid Health Insurance:

Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $461.75 biweekly

Level 2:  95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $438.66 biweekly

Level 3:  90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $415.58 biweekly

Level 4:  85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $392.49 biweekly

 *The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.



The Department of Transportation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.