This is advanced mechanical work repairing, diagnosing, and maintaining City vehicles and related equipment. An employee in this position works under general supervision, using independent judgment in diagnosing mechanical difficulties and determining necessary repairs.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Considerable knowledge of constructing, designing, repairing and adjusting automotive and diesel engines, and construction equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the tools and equipment used to repair automotive and diesel engines and diesel and gasoline powered construction equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the operating principles for diesel and gasoline internal combustion engines.
- Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard principles and practices of the automotive and heavy-duty mechanic trade.
- Considerable knowledge of safety precautions to avoid occupational hazards.
- Ability to analyze and diagnosis diesel and gasoline powered equipment.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to follow automotive diagrams and flow charts.
- Working knowledge of gas and electric welding.
- Proficient in computer applications, including Microsoft Office.
- Ability to provide guidance, train and direct subordinates.
- Ability to prioritize assignments related to department’s needs and deadlines.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public; exercise professionalism, tact, and courtesy.
- Ability to physically perform assigned duties; perform work in all weather conditions.
- Ability to lift, carry, pull, push, and maneuver bulky and heavy materials; lift objects up to 75 pounds and routinely lift up to 50 pounds overhead; climb, bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch frequently and for extended periods of time.
Training, Certification, and Experience
- High School Diploma or GED, supplemented by courses in automotive mechanics trade.
- Prefer Master Automobile Technician or Master Medium-Heavy Truck Technician Certification.
- Minimum of four years experience in repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment.
- Experience in constructing, repairing, maintaining and servicing automotive and diesel engines and gasoline and diesel powered construction equipment.
- Or, an equivalent combination of training, education, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
- Valid Florida driver’s license.
- Valid Florida Commercial “B” driver’s license, or obtain license within six months of employment.
- Must obtain automotive tools as required by the City.
- Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (F-1) Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing of Fire Apparatus, or obtain certification within one year of employment.
The following four certifications must be obtained during the second through fifth years of employment (one each year, as assigned by Director):
Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (F-2) Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing of Fire Apparatus.
- Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (E-0) Inspection, Maintenance, and Testing of Ambulances.
- Emergency Vehicle Technician Certification (E-1) Design and Performance Standards and Preventive Maintenance of Ambulances.
- Automotive Service Excellence Certification (T8) Preventive Maintenance Inspection.
The City of Temple Terrace is a drug-free workplace.
A pre-employment drug screen, criminal history background investigation,
and a driver’s license verification may be conducted.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER * VETERAN'S PREFERENCE EMPLOYER
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $16.01 to $25.50 /hour
- repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment: 4 years (Required)
- High school or equivalent (Required)