Public Safety Mechanic

Augusta, Maine, United States Full-time

Application closes: Oct. 21, 2019

Department of  Public Safety, Maine State Police, Fleet Maintenance

Opening Date:   October 7, 2019

Closing Date: October 21, 2019 

Job Class Code:  7275
Grade:  18
Salary:  $32,656.00 - $43,617.60
Location: Augusta

JOB DESCRIPTION:   This position, includes but is not limited to, structural and craft work in maintenance and repair of all types of vehicles including emergency vehicles and other specialized equipment. The primary emphasis is on the safety and maintenance of POLICE and other LAW ENFORCEMENT TYPE VEHICLES, including the installation and removal of all related equipment. 


  • Diagnose and repair police communication equipment to maintain mobile data terminals, printers, adapters, and modems.
  • Operates wreckers and ramp trucks to recover vehicles containing evidence for criminal investigations.
  • Operates oxyacetylene, plasma cutter, metal pro devises and electric welding to repair, design, and fabricate equipment.
  • Installs, repairs and adjusts emergency lights and sirens, alternators, throttle body (TBI), sequential fuel injection (SFI), fuel delivery and electrical systems to ensure safe, efficient operation of fleet vehicles and related emergency equipment.
  • Diagnose, reprogram and repair components of electronic and mechanical instruments using the latest computer software to maintain fully equipped and operable vehicles.
  • Organizes, requisitions, and maintains supplies and equipment to ensure adequate inventory.
  • Writes repair orders for each vehicle serviced, listing all parts, labor, description of work done, and vehicle information to establish and document vehicle and equipment history.
  • Diagnoses, repairs and rebuilds pursuit vehicle engines, transmissions and other drivetrain components to maintain a safe and dependable fleet of vehicles.
  • Road tests high speed patrol vehicles in excess of posted speed limits (when necessary and authorized by a supervisor) to ensure the correct diagnosis, repair and proper function of the vehicle’s engine, transmission and other emergency equipment.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by a supervisor including but not limited to, snow removal, vehicle transportation, operation of light equipment, school bus inspections, running for parts and supplies and dropping off same when needed. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:   Four (4) years’ experience and/or education in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of vehicles.  Applicants must possess their own tools and hold both a valid Maine Driver’s License and a Maine Inspection License.  Must be able to pass a Criminal Record Check.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants need to apply online by selecting the "Apply for this opening" button along with uploading a cover letter, current resume, copies of post-secondary transcripts, licensing, registration and certifications.  If you require a paper application, please contact Human Resources at 623-6700. 

Contact Information: 

Mary-Jayne Monroe, Human Resources, at (207)623-6736 or;


The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement Contribution: 14.47% of pay for bargaining unit positions 

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

The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

100% State Contribution = $461.75 biweekly / Employee pays nothing

95%  State Contribution = $438.66 biweekly / Employee pays: 5%  = $23.09 biweekly

90%  State Contribution = $415.58 biweekly / Employee pays:10% = $46.17 biweekly

85%  State Contribution = $392.49 biweekly / Employee pays:15% = $69.26 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 payment.

Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.