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State of Montana Fire Equipment Painter and Mechanic - 60630 in Missoula, Montana

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation's mission is to help ensure that Montana's land and water resources provide benefits for present and future generations. The DNRC believes employees are their most important asset. The DNRC empowers employees to exercise professional judgment in carrying out their duties. Employees are provided with the training and tools necessary to achieve the mission. Both team effort and individual employee expertise are supported and sustained. Montana DNRC (mt.gov) Job Overview: The purpose of this position is to support, design, develop and maintain field equipment and apparatus. This position performs journey level mechanical work and repairs. It is located at the Equipment Development and Communication Center. Mechanical Repair and Maintenance: Perform journeyman level mechanical repairs and maintenance on a variety of vehicles, mechanized equipment, and other specialized equipment. * Perform preventative maintenance, repairs, and alterations of vehicles and equipment by examining vehicles and equipment, utilizing service reports, information from users and other mechanic/machinists to determine necessary design adjustments, fabrication, repairs or maintenance. * Establish service and maintenance schedules and priorities for development, repairs, alterations, safety checks, etc. to ensure all Section/Area vehicles, equipment and machinery are maintained in a safe and appropriate manner * Inspect, test, and troubleshoot defective vehicles, equipment and machinery to diagnose malfunctions before or after repair or assembly, using engine diagnostic equipment such as computerized test equipment and calibration devices. * Dismantle and reassemble vehicles, machinery and equipment using hoists and hand tools. * Weld and fabricate needed parts using lathes, grinders, welders, plasma and oxy/acetylene cutters. * Rebuild gas or diesel engines. * Recondition and replace parts, pistons, bearings, gears, and valves. * Repair, rewire, and troubleshoot electrical systems. * Research, order, and maintain parts inventory for services and repairs. * Maintain records of development, alterations, maintenance, preventive maintenance, and service records to track maintenance activities and replacement schedules and makes recommendations concerning retention of vehicles and equipment. * May travel to other areas of the State to assist in field maintenance and inspection of vehicles, machinery or equipment or render emergency vehicle aid. Area Functions / Duties: * * * Ability to take raw material and perform all necessary prep work procedures to produce a quality and safe painted product for the development of new fire apparatus. * Extensive knowledge of various products including mixing ratios, application procedures and techniques, drying times. Ability to read and understand product data sheets. * Ability to paint in various settings, including awkward positions and confined spaces. * Continual education of hazardous material handling. Including Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) and emergency response guidelines. Dealing with military coatings (carc). * Ability to stay astute and aware of ever changing products/tools of the trade and modern processes. * Proper management of product to be used to complete the job efficiently and minimize cost and waste. * Knowledge of paint booth and large air make up systems. Including operations and maintenance of specialized filters. * Ability to operate specialized tools. Including but not limited to stud guns, plastic welders, heat drying lamps and spot welders. * Ability to weld, fabricate and repair steel and aluminum body panels via MIG, TIG, torch and stick techniques. * Required to be respirator compliant. * Ability to operate numerous types of heavy equipment, including but not limited to forklifts, skid steers and wheel loaders. * Knowledge and ability to be versatile in assisting fellow co-workers with numerous tasks in a shop setting. As well as mobile assignments in the field and fire camps. * Ability to apply rubberized bed liner products, including but not limited to raptor and herculiner. * Actions and decisions of this position directly affect the safety and welfare of DNRC and other cooperating agency personnel working with or around the equipment and directly affect the ability of DNRC to carry out its fire management responsibilities. If you are interested in a complete job description please contact HR at Jennifer.Downing@mt.gov.* What are some benefits that you can expect from working at DNRC? Paid Vacation, Sick Leave and Holidays Health Coverage Retirement Plans Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF.    APPLICATION AND SELECTION PROCESS: * The DNRC may include the following factors in determining whether an applicant meets the qualifications of a position vacancy by: State of MT application form, cover letter, current resume, educational requirements, structured interview, a performance test, job-related reference checks, job-related work experience, job-related past and current performance.     Approximately 5% travel time with occasional overnight travel. APPLICATION MATERIALS REQUIRED FOR THIS POSTION ARE: Your online State of Montana application, Resume and a Cover Letter. *In your cover letter please address the following: Directly related automotive and/or truck repair maintenance work, please be specific about refinishing projects. If you have diesel engine repair and/or military vehicle experience please be sure to specify these projects as well. HELPFUL HINT: You must check the “relevant document” box to ensure your attachments are uploading correctly to the specific application. Minimum Qualifications (Education and Experience): Assosiate degree in automotive/diesel technology or a related mechanical engineering field and five (5) years of progressively responsible job-related professional experience; or 2 years journey level mechanic experience. Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: * Knowledge of the operating principle of automotive systems including gasoline engines, diesel engines, electrical systems, fuel systems, braking systems, drive trains, suspension and steering systems, etc. * Knowledge of operating principles of small equipment such as fire pumps, generators and chainsaws. * Ability to diagnose problems in above systems and make effective repairs. * Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing in the English language. * Considerable skill in mig and tig, arc and acetylene welding. * Considerable skill in the use of shop equipment including drill press, power hack saw, lathe and other common shop equipment. * Ability to make minor body repairs and paint vehicles. * Ability to make proper repairs of fiberglass tanks and/or vehicle parts. * Ability to maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees. * Ability to perform physically demanding duties to include standing, bending, kneeling and ability to push, pull, transport, position, remove or lift objects up to 100 lbs., with or without an accomodation or assistance. * Must be able to operate motor vehicles at night and under all weather and road conditions. * May be required to work extended hours under arduous conditions when called out in the field. Maintain physical fitness per Department guidelines. * Be available for fire suppression support duty as per Department guidelines. * Ability to make frequent decisions concerning the most cost-effective means of achieving repairs and give advice regarding retention or disposal of vehicles and other equipment. Special Requirements: * The ability to lift up to 100 lbs. is required in this position, with or without an accomodation or assistance. * Current or ability to obtain, certification(s) in forklift and other heavy equipment operations, ability to meet DOT requirements for loading and transferring heavy/oversized loads, make fire-service pump repairs, handling of hazardous materials, operating vehicles in excess of 26,000 GVW, able to obtain a commercial driver’s license, electronic repairs and installs, and other such certifications and/or training relevant to the position. SPECIAL INFORMATION: Candidates must be eligible to work in the United States. A valid driver's license is required with less than 12 conviction points in the most recent completed 36 months. ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: In accordance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, the person selected must produce within three days of hire documents that show authorization to work in the United States. Examples of such documentation include a birth certificate or Social Security card along with a driver’s license or other picture I.D., or a U.S. passport, or a "green card". Job: Mechanical/Repair* *Title: *Fire Equipment Painter and Mechanic - 60630 Location: Missoula Requisition ID: 21141424

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