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Motor Equipment Mechanic

Applications accepted from current State employees, former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement and 55-b/c candidates. You must meet the minimum qualifications.

Motor Equipment Mechanic
Category of
Posting Specific Information
Control Number *17-366
Application Due By 09/22/2017
Title Motor Equipment Mechanic
Location: City
DEC Region

Indian Lake
Region 5

$40,172 - $49,041 Effective 04/15
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Permanent Budgeted Item
Appointment Type Contingent Permanent
Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC CSEA 03

Visually examines the equipment, reviews breakdown reports, and if appropriate, discusses the problem with the operator to determine the nature and extent of the damage and to get a description of the symptoms associated with the malfunction. Using appropriate test equipment and observation, diagnoses the cause of the faulty mechanical or electrical performance. Following technical manuals and experience, plans the work procedure required to make the repair and orders replacement parts and materials. After locating the trouble, makes repairs using mechanic's hand and power tools and test equipment on engines and components, including but not limited to the following:

  • Repairs, maintains, and adjusts automotive electrical systems including such components as ignitions, switches, generators, voltage regulators, alternators, and starting motors.
  • Repairs, maintains, adjusts elements of chassis assembly including such components as steering, front end, and hydraulic brakes. May perform body and fender work including the restoration, scraping and spray painting of metal surfaces.
  • Maintains gasoline and/or diesel engines replacing or repairing such parts as valves, bearings, gears, shafts, pistons, rings, oil, fuel and water pumps, radiators and carburetors.
  • Fits main and connecting rod bearings and installs wrist pins.
  • Installs new motors.
  • Repairs and services conventional and automatic transmissions including clutch assemblies, differentials, transfer cases, torque converters and gear trains.
  • Periodically performs preventive maintenance inspections of vehicles and equipment to insure safe and trouble free operation.
  • May make periodic safety inspections of State owned vehicles following prescribed procedures set forth by the New York State Periodic Motor Vehicle Inspection Law. Incumbents must be licensed by the Department of Motor Vehicles to perform this inspection.
Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements
Reassignment - Currently in the title and an employee of DEC

Reinstatement Eligible - Previously held the title on a permanent competitive basis or held a title as indicated under the transfer eligible section on a permanent competitive basis.

Transfer Eligible - One year of permanent competitive service at Salary Grade 10 or higher and either:
Transfer eligible under Section 70.1 - permanent competitive service as Construction Equipment Mechanic or Motor Equipment Mechanic.
Eligible for transfer under Section 70.4: Must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications - see below.

Open competitive (provided for 55b/c candidates and 70.4 transfer eligibles): For the minimum qualifications, review the Motor Equipment Mechanic continuous recruitment examination announcement on the Department of Civil Service website.

55-b/55-c Candidates must meet the open competitive minimum qualifications above and include with their resume or application, a copy of the letter from Civil Service which indicates approval for the 55-b/55-c program.

There are continuous recruitment examinations held for this title. Information on applying to take the open-competitive Motor Equipment Mechanic examination or promotion Motor Equipment Mechanic examination can be found on the Department of Civil Service website.
Additional Comments

Must have valid driver's license or demonstrate the ability to meet the transportation needs of the position. Travel, overtime, and overnight travel may be required. Must be available for emergency response. Must have a valid Class B CDL within 6 months of appointment with appropriate endorsements. Will be subject to the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act (OTETA) of 1991, which requires employee testing for drug and alcohol abuse. Must be able to lift and move objects up to 50 pounds.

To Apply Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038


Additional Notes:

If you are on an eligible list for this title, please state that information and your score in a cover letter.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview.