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State of Montana 66605 Welder Mechanic/Machinist (MDT) in Bozeman, Montana

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This position performs a variety of work associated with the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel machinery and equipment, fabrication of specialized parts, system design and manufacture, and troubleshooting. Cleans, inspects, and determines course of repair, including restoring close tolerances with accuracy, machining and/or replacing functional parts, devices and control instruments, reinstalls and assembles, starts, drives or operates equipment and devices to test performance. The incumbent must have the ability to follow maintenance procedures.

This position is being posted in accordance with the bargaining unit agreement. Non-bargaining unit employees or employees of another bargaining unit may apply. If the position is not filled with a bargaining unit applicant, the non-bargaining unit applicants may be considered. However, bargaining unit applicants will have preference. This position belongs to the CRAFTS Mechanic/Machinists bargaining unit. The successful candidate will receive more information about choices to join the union or not during the onboarding process.

Must have the ability to follow manufacturers’ instructions, blueprints and drawings, and written/oral instructions to fabricate correctly scaled and assembled components for projects, update equipment, fabricate changes needed for technology, safety, operational benefits or other departmental goals and objectives.

Observe mechanical services in operation and use sensory abilities, including operator interviews, to detect and isolate causes of trouble. Must be able to dismantle equipment to gain access and remove defective parts, inspect suspected parts, test, determine changes in dimensional or operational requirements, machine or replace functional parts and devices and control instruments. Continually reviews, analyzes, evaluates, and develops innovative and proactive ideas, addresses failed components and structural failures with physically stronger design and materials.

Must be able to communicate effectively with equipment operators, technicians or other specialists. Must have the ability to use independent judgement and make appropriate choices among various diverse and ambiguous options.

Requirements to perform the duties of this position are journeyman level rating with four years (4) of experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or four years’ (4) experience in light duty vehicles or combination of each depending on position. Fabrication and welding experience are desirable. Related formal education in gas and diesel vehicle, equipment or machinery repair and maintenance may substitute for experience on a year for year basis. Requires considerable knowledge of math and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing. Note preference will be given to individuals who have Welder/Fabrication experience.

A valid Montana Commercial Operators License (Class A, Type II) with no restrictions, a tank endorsement and a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (MEC). Applicants with a learner’s permit have 30 days to obtain the necessary Montana Commercial Operators License. Forklift certification must be obtained within 3 months after hire. Successful applicant must be reasonably accessible to work location.

Training assignments for up to one year may be considered when there are no minimally qualified applicants. In an applicant pool, all minimally qualified candidates must be disqualified through the competitive process prior to looking at candidates that may meet conditions of a training assignment.

The Montana Department of Transportation is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and veterans and disabled veterans are encouraged to apply. People with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may call the Human Resources and Occupational Safety Division, at 406.444.6054

Driver’s record will be verified. Successful applicants will be required to sign a release form which authorizes the Department to obtain the applicant’s permanent driving records. Compliance with Mont. Admin. R. 2.6.201, "State Vehicle Use," and MDT Policy # 3-0134, "Addendum to Risk Management and Tort Defense Division State Vehicle Use Policy" are conditions of employment.

Job: *Transportation

Title: 66605 Welder Mechanic/Machinist (MDT)

Location: Bozeman

Requisition ID: 20142617