Mechanic, Automotive, Advanced Journey/Lead (PCNs: 25-1503, 25-1329)

State of Alaska
Full time Full day
Valdez, AK



The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.

The Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) State Equipment Fleet is looking for a Mechanic, Automotive, Advanced Journey/Lead to help us Keep Alaska Moving!


In this position you will professionally maintain all heavy equipment associated with the construction and maintenance of secondary roads and rural airports, including, but not limited to: motor graders, loaders, dump trucks, roller compactors, sand spreaders, backhoes, and tractor-trailer combinations. Also, maintain light duty equipment associated with the construction and maintenance of secondary roads and other user agency vehicles being operated in the area requiring repair.

Our Department, Mission, and Values

As part of the State Equipment Fleet team, you will have a direct impact on the department mission of "Keeping Alaskans Moving Through Service and Infrastructure." SEF's mission is to provide all State agencies with safe, economical vehicles they need to accomplish their mission.

The Benefits of Joining Our Team

Working for the State Equipment Fleet offers a unique opportunity for you to work alongside knowledgeable, dedicated professionals who are committed to each other and to meeting our collective goals. We offer 11 paid holidays per year, flexible schedules, occasional overtime pay as needed, a tool allowance, and competitive retirement and benefits packages.

The Work Environment

This position is located in our Valdez shop.

Success in this Position

This is an advanced journey-level mechanic position required to diagnose, repair, and maintain a wide variety of heavy-duty equipment for the State Fleet. This includes computerized diagnostics and the ability to repair electronic and mechanic systems. The incumbent must be able to resolve unusual or complex equipment problems through a variety of techniques and methods.

In a shop or remote setting, the incumbent performs routine and specialized repair and maintenance on a variety of heavy equipment with diverse components and diagnostic requirements. An example of equipment would be motor graders, loaders, trucks of all types, snow blowers, and sanders, often from different manufacturers and wide range of model years.

The incumbent is required to have a base working knowledge of the equipment components in order to move the equipment for service and have the ability to correctly diagnose problems not specified in applicable programs. The incumbent, at a minimum, must be able to diagnose, maintain, repair, and modify the following systems:

  • Transmission and drive trains including clutch assembly, diagnostic work on mechanics and pneumatic and manual and automatic transmissions.

  • Suspension systems.

  • Engine and emission systems, including fuel injection systems, electronic control modules and their related components and circuitry. This may include total engine overhaul.

  • Hydraulic systems.

  • Brake systems, including air brakes.

  • Direct current (DC) electrical systems for heavy and light duty equipment.

  • The incumbent must also diagnose, repair, and maintain light duty automotive equipment using electronic diagnostic equipment.

Vacancies in this job class are filled through Union referral, except for promotions, demotions, transfers, and emergency appointments.

This job class is part of a series of competency based class specifications created for career areas within the Labor, Trades, and Crafts Unit. The class specification identifies the levels of work and wage grades within the career area, the core and specific competencies of the career area, required work behaviors, certifications, and physical requirements. The competency specification for this job class is available at 


The recruitment period for this vacancy has been extended to allow for a larger applicant pool. If you have already applied there is no need to reapply.



The State's online recruitment system, Workplace Alaska, requires applicants to certify that they have a legal right to accept employment in the United States. It is the responsibility of the employee to maintain the appropriate documentation to accept or continue legal employment. The State of Alaska does not function in the role as an employer sponsor.


Effective June 1, 2020, all Labor, Trades, and Crafts positions have converted to a bi-weekly pay schedule (paid every two weeks).


This recruitment utilizes a supplemental questionnaire as part of the application process. The answers you provide to the questions will be an opportunity for you to tell us about your experience and/or education. The answers will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process; please be as thorough and accurate as you can.

A cover letter is NOT required for this position. Your complete application, including supplemental questions, will be used to determine which applicants will advance to the interview phase of the recruitment and selection process.


At the time of interview you will be required to provide a copy of your Class A CDL (if you have one) and 3 professional references, if none were provided in the application.


This position requires the incumbent to possess a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) per federal regulations (49 CFR 383), to register with the federal CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse prior to performing safety sensitive duties, and to provide consent to the Employer to review driver information in accordance with 49 CFR 382.


Hire approval is conditional in that the proposed appointee successfully obtains a Class A Alaska Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 90 days of hire, and signs an agreement to this effect as a condition of employment.



Selected candidates must comply with the DOT&PF Drug and Alcohol Policy and procedures and CANNOT start work in a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) position until Management Services or designee has received confirmation of the proposed appointee passing the required Pre-Employment drug test. According to federal regulations, all violations and refusals will be maintained with the Federal CDL Drug & Alcohol Testing Clearinghouse database.


Employees in this position are required to provide their own hand tools. Employees in these job classes will be paid a monthly tool allowance determined by their position. Your manager should review this with you after you are hired.



Applications and resumes will be reviewed to determine if the minimum qualifications are clearly met. If they are not, the applicant may not advance to the interview and selection phase of the recruitment.



If post-secondary education is required or is used as a substitution to meet the minimum qualifications, it is required to complete the Education section of your Profile. If you have not obtained a degree, please indicate the number of credit hours earned in the Units Completed field. Copies of transcripts will be required at time of interview but may also be attached to the application.


Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements, if applicable. If utilizing this education you must show that the education credentials have been submitted to a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign educational credentials and that such education has been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education programs; or an accredited U.S. state university reports the other institution as one whose transcript is given full value, or full value is given in subject areas applicable to the curricula at the state university. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying.


This recruitment may be used for more than one (1) vacancy. The applicant pool acquired during this recruitment may be used for future vacancies for up to ninety days after this recruitment closes. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply to each recruitment notice to ensure consideration for all vacancies.


The State of Alaska complies with Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Individuals with disabilities, who require accommodation, auxiliary aides or services, or alternative communication formats, please call 1-800-587-0430 or (907) 465-4095 in Juneau or TTY: Alaska Relay 711 or 1-800-770-8973 or correspond with the Division of Personnel & Labor Relations at: P.O. Box 110201, Juneau, AK 99811-0201. The State of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer.


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