Diesel Mechanic

Relevant CTE Program:

Transportation, Distribution and Logistics

Job Description:

Schenectady County’s Highway Department is looking for a Diesel Mechanic. This is skilled work involving responsibility for efficient performance for a variety of heavy vehicle and equipment repair and maintenance tasks. Typical Work Activities include:
• Performs skilled operations in making general repairs on gasoline, alternative fuel, and diesel motor equipment such as trucks, passenger cars, tractors, motorcycles, power shovels, graders and bulldozers;
• Removes, disassembles, repairs and assembles components of automotive transmissions, both standard and automatic;
• Operates machine shop equipment, including lathes, grinders, drill presses, and other metal working machines to make and repair parts for automotive equipment;
• Makes repair estimates and prepares requisitions for materials and parts for both mechanical and body repairs;
• Keeps repair and maintenance records;
• Inspects motor vehicles and heavy trucks under the New York State Motor Vehicle Inspection Law

Company Name:

Schenectady County

Application Deadline:

Not stated



Skills Needed:

Experience as a skilled automotive mechanic which shall have involved electronic ignition systems, computer analyzing, use of personal computer software in automotive applications, and diesel engine work; OR completion of a two year automotive repair course and three years of experience as outline above.

Age Requirement:


Certification Or Education Required:

• Graduation from High School or high school equivalency diploma

Hourly Wage:



Schenectady County offers exceptional benefits Health Benefits
• Medical, Dental & Vision
• Prescription Drug
• Flexible Spending Accounts
Retirement and Savings Plans
• NYS Pension System
• 457(b) Deferred Compensation
• 529 College Saving Plan
Additional Benefits
• Paid Holidays
• Vacation, Personal, Bereavement, and Sick Leave
• Paid Family Leave for Bonding with Child
• Tuition Assistance, including Free Tuition at SUNY Schenectady
• Employee Assistance Program


not stated

Full Time or Part Time:

Full Time