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  • 495297
  • Full-time
  • Closing at: Sep 27 2021 at 23:55 MST



The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry is dedicated to developing, encouraging, recognizing, and rewarding the professional performance and growth by employees at all levels. The state is proudly served by over 9,000 well-trained corrections professionals who are dedicated to public, staff and inmate safety by effectively employing sound correctional practices, efficient operational procedures, and proven programming opportunities for inmates. Join our team and help to proudly serve our community!


Job Location:


 Arizona State Prison Complex (ASPC) – Lewis
26700 South Highway 85
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Posting Details:

Salary: $37,262.00 - $44,651.00

Grade: 17

Closing Date: 09/27/2021

Job Summary:

LOCATION ALERT: These positions are located at the Arizona State Prison Complex - Lewis which is located between Buckeye and Gila Bend; this is 55 miles from central Phoenix.

The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Reentry (ADCRR) is searching for an analytical, enthusiastic Equipment Repair Technician to resolve issues with the vehicle's performance and history, inspect mechanical and electronic components. This position is responsible for equipment and facilities utilized to repair and maintain vehicles and the equipment fleet at ASPC-Lewis.

Job Duties:

- Trains, coordinates, and supervises inmate mechanics
- Analyzes needed work repairs
- Sets repair priorities and conducts vehicle inspections
- Determines the need for repair parts, supplies, and accessories
- Enters work-related data into the department’s automated fleet management database
- Maintains the inventory of parts, supplies, and tools
- Prepares purchase orders for final approval and processing
- Keeps current with the latest technology
- Drives on State business
- Performs other duties appropriate to the assignment

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities (KSAs):

Knowledge of:
- Power/drive train system inspections and diagnoses
- Repair procedures of electrical systems, inspections, and diagnoses
- Electrical/electronic controls
- Hydraulic system inspections
- Diagnosis, repair procedures and operating principles of gasoline and diesel-fueled internal combustion engines
- Principles and practices of scheduled preventive maintenance programs
- Automotive/truck and heavy equipment operating procedures

Skill in:
- Using computerized diagnostic analyzer equipment to troubleshoot and repair electric, electronic, and mechanical systems
- Using a wide variety of specialized tools and equipment to service, repair, and maintain the automotive, truck, and heavy construction equipment
- Preparing accurate repair estimates and establishing the best and most effective course of repair action
- Using the repair, service, and overhaul manuals
- Performing quality control inspections
- Estimating time and material costs of repairs on equipment

Ability to:
- Diagnose and resolve mechanical, electrical, and electronic hydraulic system problems
- Perform safety and preventive maintenance inspections
- Overhaul, repair, and service a wide variety of automotive and heavy construction equipment
- Follow and effectively communicate verbal and written instructions
- Prioritize, schedule, and track repairs and services for a large fleet operation
- Comprehend and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures
- Work in a prison environment

Selective Preference(s):

- Within the first year from the hire date, this position would require the individual to obtain a DOT Brake Inspector Certification and DOT Commercial Vehicle Inspector Certification.
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification in at least two categories
- Possess Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS)-Air Conditioning Certification
- Five years of continuous working experience at a Journeyman level as an automotive or heavy truck, heavy equipment mechanic
- Strong knowledge in passenger/school bus maintenance and repairs

Pre-Employment Requirements:

Requires possession of a valid driver's license and a Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL) with a “P” endorsement within the first six months from the date of hire. Retention of said licenses and endorsements are required during the period of employment. Additional CDL endorsements may be required during the period of employment to the position’s assignment.

Employees who drive on state business are subject to driver’s license record checks, must maintain acceptable driving records, and must complete any required driver training in accordance with Arizona Administrative Code R2-10-207.12.

Employment is contingent on the selected applicant passing a background investigation, drug test*, and a medical/physical examination.


We offer an excellent and affordable comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees:
- Vacation and sick days with 10 paid holidays per year
- Robust and affordable insurance plan to include medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability options
- Exceptional retirement program
- Optional employee benefits such as deferred compensation plans, credit union membership, and a wellness program
- An incentivized commuter club and public transportation subsidy program

For a complete list of benefits provided by The State of Arizona, please visit our benefits page


Positions in this classification participate in the Corrections Officer Retirement Plan (CORP).

Current ADCRR Employees: Consult with your respective Human Resources Liaison if you are in a different retirement plan than the one indicated above.

Contact Us:

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation such as a sign language interpreter or an alternative format by contacting 602-255-2430.
Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.


All Arizona state employees operate within the Arizona Management System (AMS), an intentional, results-driven approach for doing the work of state government whereby every employee reflects on performance, reduces waste, and commits to continuous improvement with sustainable progress.  Through AMS, every state employee seeks to understand customer needs, identify problems, improve processes, and measure results.  
State employees are highly engaged, collaborative and embrace a culture of public service.

Arizona State Government is an AA/EOE/ADA Reasonable Accommodation Employer.