invites applications for the position of:

Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician I

$31,599.00 – $50,220.00 Annually

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!

he Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is recruiting for a Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician I. This is the experienced level of repair and maintenance work on motor vehicles, diesel powered equipment and/or construction/maintenance equipment. Employees are responsible for performing routine repair work, standard preventive maintenance services and assisting with major automotive repairs. Employees receive moderate 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 shifts including 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. 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.

Three (3) vacancies currently exist at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) with two (2) vacancies in Baltimore County and one (1) vacancy in Harford County.  The eligible list produced from this recruitment may be utilized to fill similar Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician I vacancies throughout MDOT.

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

Minimum Qualifications:

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

Experience:  One and one-half years of experience servicing, maintaining and repairing motor vehicles, gasoline and/or diesel engines, or heavy-duty construction equipment.

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 you are applying for.

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 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 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 described under the Minimum Qualifications may be substituted on a year-for-year basis for the required education.

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 Minimum Qualifications.)

5.  Certification as a Master Technician by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) can be substituted for the required education.

1.  Candidates appointed to positions in this classification 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 license number and expiration date on the application.

2.  Employees are required to possess and maintain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License valid in the state of Maryland during the probationary period.

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 will be required to successfully complete agency certification programs to be eligible for permanent status in this classification.

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.


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 this classification are subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with the Transportation Code of Maryland Regulations 11.02.11, Testing for Illegal Use of Drugs.

Employees in this classification will be required to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to gain access to Maryland Port Administration facilities. For information on how to apply for a TWIC card, please go to https://www.tsa.gov/for-industry/twic.

TO APPLY:  You must complete an 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:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/mdotmd.

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 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: 4/21/2022

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

See Description.

Required Education Level : High School Diploma or Equivalent