Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician III
Baltimore, MD 
Posted 23 days ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
$48,567.00 - $60,724.00 Annually
Job Type
Full Time
Maryland Department of Transportation
Job Number

Open Until Filled

If you have ever taken a flight from BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport; renewed your Maryland driver's license; traveled to an Orioles game on the Light Rail; embarked on a cruise from the Port of Baltimore; received roadside assistance from CHART Emergency Patrol; reduced your commute time by using one of Maryland's toll roads; or applied for Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) certification, then you have experienced some of the superb services provided by the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT).

MDOT has various careers for people of all experiences, backgrounds, and abilities who come together to contribute to one mission-connecting our customers to life's opportunities. Join us in serving our Maryland residents, visitors, and businesses!

This is the advanced level of repair and maintenance work on motor vehicles and/or construction/maintenance equipment. Employees are responsible for performing routine repair work, standard preventive maintenance services and assisting with major automotive repairs. Employees are responsible for performing major mechanical repairs, diagnosing various system malfunctions and extensive overhauls of all types of major automotive and equipment components, assemblies and sub-assemblies. Employees receive general supervision from a Heavy Equipment Maintenance Supervisor or other designated supervisor. Employees in this class are considered essential employees and are subject to call 24 hours a day, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of a facility. Employees may be required to work rotating shift work, to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays. In the event of hazardous weather or highway conditions, employees will be called to duty during off-hours in order to maintain and repair equipment. This is maintenance work requiring physical exertion that is performed either outdoors under all weather conditions or inside a building. Employees are required to work outdoors in all types of weather and may be exposed to extreme heat, fumes, exhaust and hazardous materials. On some assignments, employees may be required to move objects weighing over 50 pounds.

Two (2) vacancies currently exist at the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) with one (1) vacancy located at the William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge in Anne Arundel County, MD, and one (1) vacancy located at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, MD.
The Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) owns, operates, and maintains eight major toll facilities comprised of four bridges, two tunnels, and two turnpikes, across the state of Maryland. For 50 years, the MDTA has provided Maryland's citizens and visitors with safe, secure, and convenient transportation facilities.

The eligible list produced from this recruitment may be used to fill Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician III vacancies throughout the Maryland Department of Transportation.

MDOT offers a generous and competitive benefits package. You can learn about our amazing benefits here:


Education: Graduation from a standard high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate.

Experience: Four (4) years of experience servicing, maintaining and repairing motor vehicles, gasoline and/or diesel engines, or heavy-duty construction equipment. Two years of the required experience must include servicing and repairing heavy duty construction equipment and diesel engines.

Consideration for employment may be based solely on the contents of your application; therefore, it is essential that you provide complete and accurate information. Please include all relevant experience on your application. This includes, but is not limited to, full or part time, volunteer, military, acting capacity, or any other experience that is relevant to the position for which you are applying.

If you have held more than one position at the same employer, please list each position that you held and the length of time that you held each position.

1. Applicants may substitute additional documented and relevant experience repairing, servicing and maintaining automobiles, trucks, buses or comparable equipment on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

2. Completion of an accredited training program for Heavy Equipment or Diesel Repair may be substituted for one and one-half years of the general experience. The accrediting body for the training program must be listed on the U.S. Department of Education's Database of Accredited Postsecondary Institutions and Programs.

3. U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as defined under the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education and experience.

4. Certification as a Technician by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can be substituted for two years of the required education. (The two years of experience used to qualify for ASE testing is considered an integral part of this substitution and cannot also be considered separately to meet Education or Experience Minimum Qualifications.)

5. Certification as a Master Technician in one or more subject areas by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can be substituted for the required education.

Licenses & Certifications

1. Employees are assigned duties that require the operation of motor vehicles. Employees must possess and maintain a Class C motor vehicle operator's license valid in the state of Maryland. All applicants must list their driver's license and expiration date on the application.

2. Employees are required to possess and maintain a Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) valid in the state of Maryland during the probationary period, depending on the type of equipment operated.

3. Employees in this class may be required to obtain Special Commercial Driver's License Endorsements for Hazardous Materials and Tank Vehicles depending on the type of equipment operated.

4. Employees must have satisfied the second level of the employing administration's certification program prior to application. Employees wishing to be transferred or promoted to another administration must pass the administration's specific certification for Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician III.

5. Employees new to the Maryland Aviation Administration, must obtain an MAA Airfield Operators Permit in accordance with the Code of Maryland Regulation, Control of Vehicular Traffic on the Air Operations Area prior to permanent appointment.

6. Employees may be required to obtain their certification in Air Conditioning Recycling and Recovery during their probationary period.

7. Employees who are required to function in the capacity of Commercial Vehicle Inspector may be required to obtain and maintain their Commercial Vehicle Inspector's License.

Additional Information

Special Requirements:

1. Employees must be available for duty at such hours, day or night, as may be required in order to maintain continuous operation of a facility.

2. Employees are subject to being on call 24 hours a day and will be required to maintain a reliable communication link for the purpose of emergency call back requirements.

3. Employees who work with or may be exposed to hazardous materials such as asbestos, lead-based paint or chromium may be required to undergo periodic medical testing and have the ability to wear a respirator.

4. Candidates will be subject to pre-employment drug testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

5. Employees in these classifications are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

TO APPLY: You must complete a MDOT employment application (DTS-1) online to be considered for this recruitment. RESUMES CANNOT BE SUBSTITUTED FOR THE MDOT EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION. No paper applications will be accepted.

Selected candidates may be subject to background and reference checks.

You may apply online at: .

Appropriate auxiliary aids and services for qualified individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request. Please notify in advance. MD Relay Service Number (711). Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Maryland Department of Transportation is not sponsoring new employees in application of the H-1B Visa or providing an extension of an existing H-1B Visa at this time due to budgetary constraints. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Federal regulations prohibit H-1B Visa candidates from paying sponsorship fees, all sponsorship fees must be assumed by the potential employer.

Applicants who have education obtained outside of the U.S. will be required to provide proof of the equivalent U.S. education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service, such as the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (http://www.naces.org) or World Education Services: International Credential Evaluation (https://www.wes.org/).

The incumbent in this position may be a member of a covered bargaining unit.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MDOT does not discriminate based on age, ancestry, color, creed, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, mental or physical disability, national origin, race, religious affiliation, belief or opinion, sex, or sexual orientation.

Issue Date 2/23/22


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
4 years
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