Performs maintenance and semi-skilled repair work on behalf of the City’s Fleet Services Division; With assistance from a Mechanic II or III will start to make diagnosis and repair small mechanical issues; will assist all other techs to learn larger repairs; conducts preventative maintenance; performs simple services and repairs on their own; prepares and maintains maintenance records; and performs other related duties as required.
Reports to the Fleet Shop Foreman.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.
- Repairs and maintains various types of City vehicles and equipment including but not limited to police vehicles, fire apparatus, and public works equipment.
- Inspects City vehicles and equipment and makes necessary repairs to keep them in safe operating condition.
- Performs preventative maintenance necessary to ensure the proper functioning of vehicles, mechanical systems, and component parts.
- Performs minor mechanical work; repairs or replaces water/fuel pumps, radiators, alternators, belts, hoses, fuses, and batteries.
- Responds to service calls for assistance; retrieves or repairs vehicles and equipment in the field as required.
- Operates Fleet software system, MS Excel and MS Word or other city provided software.
- Prepares, updates, and maintains maintenance records and documentation.
- Assists in locating mechanical parts as required.
- Participates in cleaning and maintaining shop facilities and equipment.
- Transport vehicles and equipment to various locations.
- Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Performs other job functions as assigned by the Fleet Shop Foreman
Education and Experience:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent, preferably a graduate of a state certified vocational institution in the auto or diesel vocation.
- Two (2) years of related experience.
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Fleet Services Division operations, policies, and procedures.
- Knowledge of computers.
- Principles and practices of fleet maintenance.
- Regulations governing the maintenance of fleet vehicles.
- Vehicles and equipment relative to municipal operations.
- Mechanics tools and diagnostic equipment.
- Maintenance records, reports, and documentation.
- Conducting a variety of skilled mechanics duties.
- Maintaining City vehicles and equipment in safe operating condition.
- Diagnosing and repairing various types of mechanical issues.
- Preparing and maintaining accurate maintenance records.
- Safely operating and maintaining mechanics tools and equipment.
- Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with other staff, City departments, and vendors.
- Own or possess adequate amount of tools to perform repairs on City vehicles and equipment.
- Obtain at least one ASE Certification in either autos or trucks within three (3) years of employment date.
- Obtain Texas State Vehicle Inspection Certification within six (6) months.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED
Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools, and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools, including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; phone, mobile, and portable radio.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit, talk, or hear.
The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to seventy-five (75) pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move weights up to one hundred fifty (150) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.