Title:  AOT Fleet Service Technician V - Sign On Bonus!

Application Deadline Date:  03/10/2024
Req ID:  47653
Department:  Transportation Agency

Colchester, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $26.95


Are you proficient in software used to diagnose and repair a wide variety of fleet equipment?  Do you have skills in vehicle and equipment electronic diagnosis and repair? Do you enjoy sharing what you know with others and learning from them in return?  Do you enjoy being a part of a team and staying busy? 


The Agency of Transportation (AOT) is looking for a motivated individual to join our Chimney Corners team as a Vehicle and Equipment Technician. The work is challenging and the service it provides to the traveling public is rewarding. This shop is responsible for the repair and maintenance of a fleet of 140 units. Those units include light and medium duty pickups, heavy duty dump trucks, bucket loaders, backhoes, excavators, trailers and more. Work is performed in the shop, in the field, and in all kinds of weather conditions. The ability to trouble shoot problems, exercise good judgment, while making quality repairs is a key part of the job. Applicants should work well both independently and as a member of a team, prioritize safety, and be adaptable to new technology.


This position is eligible for a sign-on and retention bonus of up to $2000! Newly hired CDL and non-CDL holders who are hired into permanent maintenance worker or mechanic job on or after July 3, 2022 are eligible. Please contact the hiring manager listed below for the full details of this program.

Who May Apply

This position, AOT Fleet Service Technician V (Job Req #47653), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
Please Note: This position is being recruited at multiple levels. If you would like to be considered for more than one level, you MUST apply to the specific Job Requisition. 

  • AOT Fleet Service Technician IV (Job Req #47685)
  • AOT Fleet Service Technician V (Job Req #47653)

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Darby Merrihew at darby.merrihew@vermont.gov.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Duties are typically performed in a district garage or motor shop, where normal motor shop hazards exist. Incumbents may be required to make emergency road repairs at any time of day and in inclement weather; such work may present additional hazards. Incumbents must be physically able to use tools and lift parts and materials common to working on heavy vehicles and equipment. Incumbents may be exposed to blood or airborne pathogens. Once incumbents have obtained a commercial driver's license, they are required to participate in a random drug and alcohol-testing program. Overtime work may be required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent AND six (6) years or more of experience in the maintenance and service of light, medium, and/or heavy duty vehicles and equipment at the journeyman's level INCLUDING proficiency in the installation and service of vehicle and equipment related electronic components.
Three (3) years or more of experience as a Fleet Technician IV.  

Special Requirements

A valid Driver's License is required.
Incumbents must obtain a Commercial Learner's Permit within sixty (60) days of employment.
Incumbents must obtain a Vermont Inspection Mechanic Certification within sixty (60) days of employment.
Incumbents must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License, with air-brake certification and tanker endorsement, within six (6) months of employment.
Incumbents must provide their own hand tools.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

  • 80% State paid medical premium and a dental plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan
  • State Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance (FMLI)
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Flexible spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on our website.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.

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