– At MDT, we take seriously our mission of providing a transportation system and services that emphasize quality, safety, cost effectiveness, economic vitality and sensitivity to the environment. Involving Montana’s residents and communities is a vital part of fulfilling that mission. MDT employees are encouraged to reach their full potential on the job. The work we do at MDT has a direct impact on our community and the quality of life here in Montana. We work with communities to deliver custom transportation solutions. As an organization, we provide flexible hours, alternative work schedules, and a relaxed family-friendly environment to help MDT employees balance their personal and professional interests. MDT is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace. Visit our website at: https://www.mdt.mt.gov/
About the Position
– To be considered for this position, please attach a resume and transcripts (if you have related education that you would like considered towards minimum qualifications).
This Mechanic/Welder/Fabricator position will be located in Helena and travel to other MDT shops to support repair and maintenance on equipment. May travel to Bozeman, Butte, Great Falls or other locations around the state. 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; restoring close tolerances with accuracy; machining and/or replacing functional parts, devices and control instruments; reinstalls and assembles; and starts, drives or operates equipment and devices to test performance. This position is required to perform physical activity in lifting (greater than 50 pounds), carrying and/or operation of tools, equipment and materials. The work is generally performed in an environment with exposure to hazardous materials and possible adverse weather conditions.
Minimum Qualifications: Requirements to perform the duties of this position are journeyman level rating with four years of experience in diesel heavy equipment and truck or four years’ experience in light duty vehicles or combination of each depending on position. Fabrication and welding experience is 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.
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.
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 #6.03.001, “State Vehicle Use Policy” are conditions of employment.
This agency may use a training assignment. Employees in training assignments may be paid below the base pay established by the agency pay rules. Conditions of the training assignment will be stated in writing at the time of hire.
All required additional materials must be submitted by closing date. If you need assistance in completing the online application or if you need an accommodation with the application process, please contact the HR office.
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.
Relocation assistance may be offered to the successful candidate at the time of offer.
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
The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is committed to continuous improvement of our employee safety program, our safety and health processes, and to achieving an injury-free workplace
Applicant Pool Statement
If another department vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may be used for the selection.
24.84 – 24.84 Hourly
Benefits Package Eligibility
Health Insurance, Paid Leave & Holidays, Retirement Plan
Number of Openings
Yes, 50 % of the Time
Department of Transportation
Montana Federation of Public Employees
002 – Craft Council MDT Mechanic/Machinist
Apr 5, 2022, 1:41:34 PM
Closing Date (based on your computer’s timezone)
: Apr 25, 2022, 12:59:00 AM
Required Application Materials
Alycia Gereg |
$24.84 an hour
Career Level Others
Experience No experience
Education No education