WHO WE ARE
The Delaware Department of Transportation is responsible for planning, designing, building and managing Delaware’s statewide transportation system. Here is some of what DelDOT is responsible for:
• 13,906 lane miles of highways
• 1,716 bridges and one ferry
• Over 1,100 signals
• 54 toll lanes
• Average of 9,423 vehicles inspected each week
STUFF WE MAKE
• Bike and Pedestrian Paths
• Bus Shelters
• Issue Driver's License
DelDOT offers summer internships in STEM fields to encourage high school and college students to get a glimpse into a career with our agency. Our full time employees enjoy our amazing benefit package which includes health, vision and dental insurance and our pension plan as well as the opportunity to grow within the Department. Another benefit working with our company is that full time employees can be eligible for educational assistance.
WHAT ARE YOUR JOB DUTIES?
I work in the Maintenance Shop, so my typical days are spent doing preventative maintenance and repairs on light duty trucks and equipment, such as oil changes, warning light checks, transmission checks, seal replacements, fluid leaks, etc.
WHAT DOES THIS JOB AND WORKING AT THIS COMPANY MEAN TO YOU?
I started my employment with DelDOT in 2016 as a high school summer intern in 2017, I applied for a full time position and was the successful candidate for an Equipment Mechanic I and have since promoted to an Equipment Mechanic II. Working for this company is a great opportunity to learn and grow as a mechanic.
• Six months experience in diagnosing and repairing routine malfunctions on light duty vehicles such as pickup trucks, sedans or vans.
• Six months experience in performing routine engine tune-up on light duty engines/ system components such as replacing spark plugs, engine timing, pollution control systems, and fuel systems.
• Knowledge of minor body repair
• Knowledge of welding
• Possession of a valid Driver’s License (not suspended, revoked or cancelled, or disqualified from driving).
• Skill in the use of specialized tools such as torque wrenches and pressure gauges to make repairs of major assemblies/modular equipment components.
• Skill in performing routine engine tune-ups on light duty engines/system components, such as those used to power pickup trucks, sedans, vans, lawn mowers or chain saws.
• Ability to use evaluative thinking to make determination of malfunctions on a variety of equipment which may be unique to the agency.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
An Equipment Mechanic will inspect, diagnose, repair, service, align, set up, adjust, test, and or replace parts/components on a wide variety of maintenance/construction/watercraft/all-terrain equipment. The equipment includes assemblies and components such as igniters, pumps, blades, graders, turn tables, buckets, booms, drag lines, belt loaders, and disbursement systems with multiple mechanical, hydraulic, ignition, lighting, warning, injection and related systems.
The Equipment Mechanics are a Career Ladder series, which means once you meet the minimum qualifications and promotional standards you are promoted to the next level. Once you have successful completed the career ladder series, you can apply for the Master Mechanic position.