ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska highway officials are looking for mechanics and using department assets to find them.

Electronic message boards set up along roads around Anchorage are displaying help-wanted messages calling for heavy duty mechanics to apply to the state Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, KTVA-television reported.

The department has three heavy duty mechanic positions open in Anchorage, said spokesperson Shannon McCarthy. Maintenance shops in Fairbanks, Valdez and Healy also have vacancies, McCarthy said.

McCarthy says it’s sometimes tough to attract and retain mechanics who can maintain construction equipment.

The electronic signs urge potential applicants to call the department for more information.