Fleet Mechanic

Douglas County, CO - Castle Rock, CO (30+ days ago)3.5

This is journeyman level work responsible for preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on all of the County vehicles and equipment.

This position is a full time, benefits eligible position. Along with standard County benefits, the successful candidate will also receive a monthly tool allowance, and boot/shoes allowance. Uniforms and laundry service are also provided.

Examples of Duties
(The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive)

Repairs automotive and heavy construction equipment to include; the repair of gasoline and/or diesel engines; repair of electrical systems including lights, wiring and A/C and D/C motors; repair of hydraulic, air cooling and pneumatic systems; repair and adjustment to drive train and brakes.

Repairs to snow and ice equipment to include computerized controls, electric over hydraulic controls, sanders, pre-wet and anti-ice liquid systems.

Inspects defective and malfunctioning equipment and performs diagnostic tests using engine and charging system analyzers, pressure gauges, laptop computers with diagnostic software and other equipment as required.

Dismantles and repairs internal combustion engines, transmissions, pumps, auxiliary equipment, generators, compressors and clutches.

Changes lubricants and filters. Performs other preventive maintenance functions as necessary. Performs safety inspections on any/all County equipment.

Performs service calls in the field. May recommend evacuation of equipment to a primary repair facility or outside vendor. Service calls may also be required after normal shop hours on an on call basis.

Have or be capable of obtaining certification to service or repair A/C systems and perform heavy duty opacity diesel emissions.

On call during snow season.

Supervision may be minimal at times due to work schedules/loads that may require team members to be sent to other facilities to complete work.

This position does not directly supervise other employees.

This is routine and complex mechanical work maintaining, diagnosing and repairing vehicles and equipment. Consequence of error may result in equipment or employee down-time, impact the safety of employees, equipment or the public.

Ability to use past experience and knowledge to make appropriate decisions.

This position will have contact with County personnel and various vendors.

Minimum Qualifications
Generally a high school diploma or GED equivalent.

Five years of automotive/diesel mechanical experience or any equivalent combination. Preferred experience with computerized maintenance software such as FASTER. Preferred experience with Force Controls.

Five years of automotive/diesel mechanical experience or any equivalent combination.

SKILLS: (Language and math)
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, electrical and hydraulic semantics.

ABILITIES: (Reasoning)
Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.


A valid State of Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class A with no "E" restriction as defined by the DOT or the ability to obtain such within 90 days of hire.

Applicants for this position must meet the Department of Transportation physical exam and drug and alcohol testing requirements.

Supplemental Information

Tools typically used by journeyman mechanic must be provided by the incumbent.

Must be able to regularly lift or move more than 100 pounds and perform strenuous physical labor for up to 8-10 hours each day. (Up to 12 hours during times of snow removal or other circumstances that require extended shifts.)

Work is generally performed in the Fleet shop, but services and repairs may be required to be completed in the field.

This position will be required to submit to fingerprinting to be processed through a national database to determine criminal activities.

Must complete and pass pre-employment drug screening per Colorado Department of Transportation.

This position requires the incumbent to remain available via mobile cellular device/email access during and after normally scheduled business hours.

In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions. This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required. In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County.