Automotive Mechanic (Local 77/250)

Date: May 19, 2024

Location: Plymouth Meeting, PA, US, 19462

Company: Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Posting Start Date:

June 3, 2024

Posting End Date:

July 31, 2024

Position Number:



Local 77

FLSA Status:




Pay Grade:


Hourly Rate:


Employment Type:

Full Time

Building Location:

Plymouth Meeting Maintenance Building

Building Street:

W. Germantown Pike

Building City:

Plymouth Meeting

Building State:

Pennsylvania (US-PA)

Building Zip Code:



The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, opened on October 1, 1940, is known as “America’s First Superhighway”!  Our mission is to operate a safe, reliable, customer-valued toll road system that supports national mobility and commerce.  The PTC operates a 552-mile system used by 192 million vehicles a year.  Together, we are building the highway of the future.

Job Purpose and Summary

This is skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment. An employee in this classification has responsibility for the performance of skilled tasks in servicing and repairing automobiles, trucks, rollers, sweepers and other construction and maintenance equipment. Employees work under general supervision, using judgement concerning the method of repair after receiving oral or written orders identifying a problem or need to repair a piece of equipment. A supervisor may test results during the work and/or after work has been completed.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

Repairs and overhauls automobiles, trucks, tractors, air compressors, cement mixers and other equipment.

Operates various types of motor vehicles. Applies a working knowledge of equipment systems, functions and components.

Repairs engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes and all parts of automotive equipment.

Checks and balances wheels for proper alignment.

Analyzes, troubleshoots and tests alternators, generators and electrical system components on equipment. Performs repairs as required.

Troubleshoots, repairs or rebuilds hydraulic systems.

Keeps and reports on service and repair records.

Inspects all PTC vehicles for compliance with state regulations.

Completes diagnostic work on gasoline, diesel and alternative fuel engine systems.

Performs emergency road-side service.

Performs minor welding as required.

Performs related duties as assigned.


Completion of high school or equivalent certification.

Must possess a valid Class B commercial driver’s license (CDL) and must pass the Class A CDL road test by the end of their trial period (current employees) or probationary period (new hires);
Must possess a valid Class A learner’s permit and must pass the Class A CDL road test by the end of the trial period (current employees) or probationary period (new hires).

The incumbent must possess (or obtain) an N or X endorsement on their CDL or permit to authorize them to operate tank vehicles by the end of their trial period (current employees) or probationary period (new hires).

The incumbent may not have any of the following restrictions on their CDL or permit:
E – Prohibits the operation of manual transmission commercial vehicles
L or Z – Prohibits driving a commercial vehicle equipped with airbrakes
O – Prohibits the driver from driving a truck tractor/semi-trailer combination

Must possess a valid Medical Examiner’s Certificate (DOT Physical Card).

Must possess a valid Class 4 or Class 7 Pennsylvania state inspection license;
Must possess a Class 1 Pennsylvania state inspection license AND must obtain a valid Class 4 or Class 7 Pennsylvania state inspection license within 90 days of starting the position.

A degree or certification in automotive technology from an accredited technical school;
Three (3) years of experience as an automotive mechanic with experience in gasoline, diesel or alternative fuel engine diagnostics, electronics and hydraulic troubleshooting.


Attention to Detail
Customer/Client Focused
Problem Solving/Analysis
Quality Control
Regular and Predictable Attendance
Teamwork Orientation
Technical Capacity

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Position requires frequent speaking. Position requires occasional work at a computer utilizing business programs and PTC specific operating systems, including writing and/or reading reports. Occasionally works long hours in emergency situations, adverse weather conditions or for extended work assignments. Lifts, carries or exerts force equivalent to lifting up to 75 pounds. Position requires frequent travel and/or fieldwork with exposure to roadway traffic. Position requires the ability to work on equipment above the head, bending, crouching, lying and frequently several feet above the ground. Exposure to adverse and undesirable conditions. Physical environment is generally safe, but safety equipment or precautions must be followed in field conditions.  


The information provided in this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the incumbent(s) within this job. It is not designed to be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and working conditions required of the employee(s) assigned to this job. Management has the discretion to add or modify duties of the job and to designate other functions as essential at any time.

The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact the Human Resources Department by calling 717-831-7378.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia