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Diesel Mechanic

The Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Diesel Mechanic.

This is skilled work involving responsibility for the maintenance and repair of a variety of diesel/gas engines and heavy-duty equipment such as bulldozers, graders, trucks and other road maintenance and construction equipment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to troubleshooting and diagnosing problems on a variety of diesel/gas equipment. Work is performed under general supervision of the Chief Mechanic II, with the Lead Diesel Mechanic and Lead automotive mechanic providing direct supervision. Supervision of others is not a responsibility. Performs related work as required.


  • Repairs, maintains and/or overhauls diesel and gas standard and specialized vehicles including dump trucks, snow removal equipment, construction equipment, sweepers, and a variety of specialty equipment including engines, brakes, transmissions, springs, rear-end and front loaders, hydraulics, fuel systems, air systems and air leaks;
  • Troubleshoots, analyzes and diagnoses problems in a variety of vehicles including automobiles, trucks, tractors, snow equipment, hydraulic operated pumps, small engine equipment and other equipment including computer-controlled equipment, as necessary;
  • Responds to road-service calls in a timely manner, and services and repairs disabled vehicles and equipment promptly;
  • Uses specialized hand and power tools to make and complete repairs including welding and fabrication tools and materials;
  • Operates electric and/or acetylene welding and cutting equipment;
  • Assists in maintaining inventory and equipment records;
  • Assists in preparing reports and other documents, as needed;
  • Requisitions parts, supplies, tools, equipment and other items as directed;
  • May assist with snow plowing/removal and the loading of snow equipment, as necessary;
  • Performs a variety of related activities as required.


Graduation from high school or possession of a comparable diploma and four (4) years of journey level experience in repair and maintenance of a variety of automotive, hydraulic, computerized diesel and gas engines and heavy-duty equipment, two (2) years of which must have been in light truck/bus repair and maintenance.


  • Possession of a valid New York State Commercial Driver License (CDL) appropriate to the type and size of equipment being operated, at the time of appointment.
  • Possession of a valid New York State Motor Vehicle Inspector's certificate with authorization to conduct Group 1 inspections, within six (6) months of appointment.
  • ASE master certification in automotive or diesel repair
  • Certification in diesel equipment repair

STARTING SALARY: $62,343 per year

SCHEDULE: Monday-Friday, Full-Time, 8 Hour Shift


  • Dental insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Vision insurance



Applications and resumes may be submitted to the Putnam County Personnel Department by mail or email:

Putnam County Personnel Department

110 Old Route 6, Bldg 3

Carmel NY, 10512



in Putnam County Department of Highways & Facilities
Putnam County Jobs
Start date: As soon as possible
Reference: PC Diesel Mech
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Additional Information:

Putnam County Office Building

40 Gleneida Avenue
Carmel, New York 10512

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