Colorado State Equipment Mechanic I (Denver) in Denver Metro, Colorado

Equipment Mechanic I (Denver)



Equipment Mechanic I (Denver)


$3,139.00 - $3,801.00 Monthly


Denver Metro, CO

Job Type

Full Time


Department of Transportation

Job Number



3/28/2019 11:59 PM Mountain

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Department Information

This position is only open to Colorado state residents.

About CDOT

Are you looking for a challenge? Do you have a passion for helping people? Do you want to be part of a diverse team that is committed to making the transportation system in Colorado safe and efficient? Then, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is the place for you! CDOT is devoted to incorporating technology, providing equal employment opportunities, developing leaders, and improving systems in order to provide outstanding customer service. By saving lives and making lives better by providing freedom, connection, and experience through travel, CDOT is committed to becoming the number #1 Department of Transportation in the country. In working towards this goal, we believe every one of our employees plays a critical role. CDOT's core values include safety, people, integrity, customer service, excellence and respect. Please visit to learn about CDOT and how we are making Colorado a great place to live, work and play, now and for the future!

State employees make Colorado an amazing place to learn, work, and play. We want every day to feel like an opportunity. We want to be surrounded by innovation, vibrant optimism, and creativity. Most of all we want to feel like we're doing what we're meant to be doing. It's our nature. Working for Colorado means being surrounded by people who share your vision. It's where making a difference meets a pioneering spirit. Reach your peak state and together let's share everything we love about Colorado. To learn about the State's Employee Value Proposition visit:

In addition to a fantastic place to work, CDOT offers a variety of benefits which include:

  • Annual leave (accrued based on years of service, starting at 8 hours a month)

  • Sick leave accrued at 6.66 hours a month

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Medical and dental plans with no cost preventative services

  • State paid Life Insurance with optional additional life insurance

  • State paid Short Term Disability coverage, with optional long term disability plan

  • Participation in PERA with 2 retirement plan options, and voluntary PERA 401K and 457 plans

  • Credit Union membership

  • Work life programs

  • State Employee Assistance programs at no cost

  • Tuition and certification reimbursement program

  • Access to a diverse array of technical, leadership, supervisory and specialty training across the state, in addition to personal development and productivity learning opportunities

  • State employee discount programs

  • Free RTD EcoPass

To learn more about our benefits visit:

To learn about the total compensation package for State government employment visit:


Description of Job

The Colorado Department of Transportation is looking to fill an Equipment Mechanic I position, located in the CDOT Motor Pool located in near Downtown Denver. This position will learn to provide the mechanical expertise to maintain and repair state vehicles and equipment.

Major Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Repair and maintain CDOT and State Fleet vehicles and equipment on all major systems including brakes, suspension, steering, wheels and tires, gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, drivelines, and electrical and electronic systems;

  • Assist rental customers with paperwork, directions, and vehicle operation instructions;

  • Fuels, cleans and vacuums vehicles;

  • Uses diagnostic computers and other equipment to interface with vehicles computers to determine source of problem; investigates problem, decides best strategy to correct problem such as fix, rebuild, replace, or overhaul;

  • Utilize the correct diagnostic tools (e.g. computer scan tools, volt/ ohm meters ) and repair procedures;

  • Maintain a clean, orderly and safe environment by periodically cleaning the shop benches, floor and tools. Ensure proper storage and disposal of waste by-products (e.g. dirty solvent, rags and trash);

  • Learns to repair and install special equipment such as overhead warning lights, laptop computer terminals, distance measuring instruments, hands free phone adapters, slope meters, ranch trackers, etc.;

  • Uses software applications CARS, SAP and Microsoft Suite to check equipment history, for record keeping, basic office functions, etc.;

  • Proper storage of chemicals used for automotive repairs (e.g. paints, oils, other lubricants and solvents) following all safety rules and regulations;

  • Learn to install special equipment such as AVL systems, overhead warning lights, laptop computer terminals, hands free adapters, etc.;

  • Attend classes on light duty vehicles and special systems given by specific manufacturers;

  • Submit timesheet daily for supervisor's approval; complete accurate work order documentation in a timely manner;

  • Other job duties as assigned.

    Work Environment:

  • Primarily 7:00 am – 4:00 pm work hours, Monday-Friday

  • Required to operate CDOT vehicles

  • Occasional travel during work day to pick up parts, as well as to attend trainings and meetings

  • Required to have a valid, Current Colorado Driver's License

  • Must be able to read, understand, follow, and give oral and written instructions in English

  • Required to use computers to accomplish everyday work duties

  • Must be able to hear and communicate via cell phone and state radio to relay information and respond to field calls

  • Required to lift up to 70 lbs.

  • Required to bend, kneel, climb in/out of vehicles when maintaining and repairing equipment

  • May be required to work in extreme temperatures and weather conditions for long periods of time - hot and cold

  • Exposure to loud noises

  • Exposure to fumes, odors, gases, dusts, etc. that may affect breathing, eyes and skin

  • Exposure to High Voltage (anything over 600V) and electrical shock

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

This experience must be specifically documented on your application. Additional information submitted after the closing date of this announcement will not be considered in the review of your application.

  • At minimum, the ideal candidate will have one year of experience inspecting, servicing, and maintaining automotive vehicles.

  • A valid Colorado driver's license.

Substitution: Satisfactory completion of a formalized apprenticeship program, or higher level non-correspondence course work from a US accredited vocational or technical school in automotive mechanics, heavy equipment mechanics may be substituted for the required experience on a year-for-year basis. A copy of the certificate of completion must be submitted with your application.

Stronger candidates will be those that demonstrate depth and breadth of skill and ability, through a combination of professional experience and formal training, to successfully perform the duties and responsibilities of this position.

The Exceptional Applicant will possess the proven ability or accomplishment in the following:

  • Demonstrated success with the duties as listed in the Description of the Job section;

  • Extensive mechanical experience with troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair of hybrids, diesel, ¾ ton - 1.5 ton and heavy equipment is highly desirable;

  • Extensive experience designing and fabricating parts and special tools needed for unique and emergency situations;

  • Medium/Heavy truck ASE Certifications in Diesel Engine, Drive Trains, Transmissions, Engine Repair, Brakes, Suspension and Steering, Electrical/Electronic Systems, Heating, Ventilation and A/C is preferred. Please submit a copy of your ASE Certificate(s) on your online application;

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience with diagnosing and troubleshooting air brakes and electrical operating systems;

  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills;

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy;

  • Strong analytic thinking and problem solving skills;

  • Use of innovative approaches when performing repairs, with consideration for available resources, budget, time, efficiency, and safety;

  • Flexibility in adapting to changing work assignments;

  • Self-starter and motivated to accomplish assigned tasks;

  • Ability to quickly learn with minimal direction;

  • Strong positive can do attitude and customer service skills;

  • Strong commitment to safety;

  • Conscientious, organized, and reliable in maintaining the shop and completing assigned duties;

  • Ability to work effectively in both independent and team situations;

  • Knowledge and know-how to use computers for vehicle diagnosing, data input, record keeping, tracking purposes and email, and the ability to quickly learn software;

  • Experience with All Data, SAP, and CARS databases as well as proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite applications, and Google based applications such as Gmail and Google Docs.

NOTE: A legible copy of your unofficial college transcript(s) or credential evaluation report must be submitted with your application. Transcripts from colleges or universities outside of the United States must be assessed for U.S. equivalency by a NACES educational credential evaluation service. Failure to provide a transcript or credential evaluation report will result in your application being rejected and you will not be able to continue in the selection process for this position.

Employment Screening

If an applicant reaches the finalist stage of the hiring process, the Colorado Department of Transportation may procure a consumer report and/or investigative consumer report on the applicant in connection with his/her application for employment purposes, as defined under the Fair Credit Reporting Act. These reports may be obtained at any time after receipt of the applicant's authorization. As part of the employment screening an applicant will be requested to disclose any deferred judgments and convictions as well an explanation of the circumstances around any arrest or conviction. In the event that a screening returns information that the applicant believes is not accurate, he or she will have an opportunity to dispute the information with "Info Cubic".

Info Cubic, a consumer reporting agency, will obtain the report for CDOT. Further information regarding Info Cubic, LLC, including its privacy policy, may be found online at Info Cubic is located at 9250 E. Costilla Ave., Suite 525, Greenwood Village, CO 80112, and can be reached at 877.360.4636.

The report may contain information bearing on the applicant's character, general reputation, personal characteristics, and mode of living. The information that may be included in the report includes: social security number trace, criminal records check, public court records checks, educational records, and driving records checks. CDOT will only request credit reports insofar as they relate to the position for which the applicant is applying. The information contained in the report will be obtained from private and/or public record sources. The applicant will have the right, upon written request made within a reasonable time after receipt of a notice, to request disclosure of the nature and scope of any investigative consumer report.

Supplemental Information

Notifications: All correspondence regarding your status in the selection/examination process will be via email. Include your current working email address on your application and check your email frequently as you could receive time sensitive correspondence regarding this position. We highly recommend that you set up your email to accept messages from "" and "" addresses. It is your responsibility to ensure that your email will accept these notices and/or review your junk mail and spam filtered email.

Applicant Checklist: Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Immediately after you submit your application you should receive an email that confirms that you successfully submitted an application for this position. If you do not, try submitting again until you receive the confirmation email. Be sure to also check your junk folder for email communications from the State of Colorado's website.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:

1) A complete CDOT Application for Announced Vacancy (please submit online using the link in this announcement)

2) A complete Supplemental Questionnaire (must submit online as part of your application)

3) A copy of your official or unofficial transcript showing that your degree has been conferred and the name of your school, or your NACES accreditation

Only complete applications will be given consideration. Every effort must be made to submit transcripts by the announcement close date. Where unusual circumstances prevent timely acquisition of transcripts, they must be submitted within five business days of the announcement close date.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application, but may be used to supplement information to the application. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement may result in your application being rejected.

Former employees of the Colorado Department of Transportation System or any other State of Colorado Department or Agency, who were disciplinarily terminated or resigned in lieu of termination, must disclose this information on his/her application.

Transfer, Non-Disciplinary Demotion or Reinstatement:

If you believe that you are eligible to be considered as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement to this vacancy, you must submit a completed application following the directions in this job announcement and you will be included in the selection process along with other qualified applicants. If you are the finalist for this position after the selection process, Human Resources will confirm your eligibility to be appointed as a transfer, non-disciplinary demotion or reinstatement applicant.

The Assessment Process: Colorado Revised Statutes require that all state employees be hired and promoted through comparative analysis of merit and fitness. Part or all of the assessment for this position will include a review of your application material. Applications will be reviewed by a Human Resource Specialist and/or Subject Matter Experts to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for the position. They may also use the application material to assess and rank applicants who meet the minimum requirements, to cut to a top group for additional assessment, or establish an eligible list for referral to the hiring manager for final consideration.

Be sure your application material specifically addresses your qualifications, experience, work products, and accomplishments as they relate to the Major Duties, Education and Experience Requirements, and Exceptional Applicant sections as listed above. Upload additional pages if necessary to fully explain your experience and accomplishments. Failure to include adequate information or follow instructions by the deadline for application may result in your application not being accepted for this position and may affect your inclusion as a qualified candidate in any of step of the selection process and placement on the eligible list.

Appeal Rights: If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at

The Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form is available at: . Any appeals must be in writing and received no later than 10 calendar days from the date the examination was administered. Send appeals to the appropriate address as indicated on the Consolidated Appeal/Dispute Form. The above ten-day deadline and appeal procedures apply, as well, to all charges of discrimination.

ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the CDOT Human Resources Office at (303) 757-9216 or or the person listed on this announcement by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.


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