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The City of Louisville invites enthusiastic, innovative, and collaborative professionals to apply for our position of Fleet Mechanic I or II with our Public Works Department. This is a great opportunity to come work at our new City Services building with a great Public Works team. The City of Louisville is an award-winning small city recognized as the Best Place to Live by Money Magazine. We offer an exceptional overall staff experience with outstanding benefits and an administration that is focused on providing a vibrant, healthy community with strong values.
The Fleet Mechanic performs highly skilled work in the repair and maintenance of a wide variety of mechanical equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, construction, maintenance, and other power-driven equipment. The incumbent must exercise independent judgment in diagnosing mechanical problems and selecting methods of repair. The Lead Mechanic will provide guidance and direction to Fleet Mechanics I and II. All Fleet Mechanic levels will report directly to the Fleet Manager. Performs other work as assigned or required.
The Fleet Mechanic must work well independently and with teams while providing innovative, excellent, and respectful customer service, which supports the City of Louisville’s mission and values.
This position posted is filling one vacancy. Candidate will be hired at level I or II depending upon the training, experience, and skill level.
POSITION LEVEL: HIRING RANGE: SALARY RANGE:
Fleet Mechanic I: $26.53/hr - $31.17/hr $26.53/hr - $35.82/hr
Fleet Mechanic II: $28.65/hr - $33.67/hr $28.65/hr - $38.68/hr
This GREAT Opportunity Provides YOU:
40-hour work weeks, with opportunity for overtime during weather emergencies.
100% City Paid CDL training and testing.
Work wear provided.
Career Progression Model allows for growth from Fleet Mechanic I to Fleet Mechanic II and Lead Fleet Mechanic.
Robust coverage of benefits including:
$0 Premium Health and Vision Options, City contributions to HSA
Life & AD&D insurance (2.5x annual pay) and Short and Long Term Disability
Retirement – 5.5% City contribution of base salary
30 hours Bonus Leave Bank (BLB) upon hire
Paid Leave Bank hours and 10 days of Holiday pay
Salary continuation options for FMLA
Annual performance based salary increases
All initial communication regarding your application will come via email usually from firstname.lastname@example.org or the recruiter. Please check your email messages frequently and your junk mail during the application process. This position is posted as continuous and applications will be reviewed upon submission. The position could close at anytime without notice.
Examples of Duties
Inspects, diagnoses, and maintains routine service needs; repairs a variety of heavy and medium-duty fleet units (including but not limited to, loaders, dump trucks, and street sweepers); light-duty automotive fleet units (automobiles, and trucks); and small fleet units (riding lawn mowers, bobcat and tractors).
Repairs, rebuilds, or adjusts all mechanical, electrical and computer systems to include brakes, batteries, wiring, carburetors, distributors, fuel pumps, steering systems, starters, generators, universal joints, hydraulic valve systems, and high-pressure pumps.
Makes service calls on fleet units to perform emergency repairs; conducts road tests of fleet units to diagnose any malfunction; evaluates fleet units experiencing frequent breakdowns to determine cause and attempt to prevent future occurrences.
Operates hand and power tools to perform repairs and/or to fabricate machine parts for fleet units.
Changes and repairs tires and tubes as necessary.
Raises vehicles and equipment with hydraulic jack or hoist to gain access to mechanical components on the underside of vehicles
Responsible for and maintains the vehicle maintenance program, record keeping, and work orders as well as time and materials used by the job.
Order materials and supplies required for maintenance and repair work.
Provides 24-hour on-call response for emergency maintenance and snow and ice removal from streets and public facilities.
Clears ice and snow from streets, roads, parking lots, and sidewalks to ensure the safety of the community.
Up fits new fleet units into service.
Purchases and maintains an inventory of parts, supplies, and materials; initiates the procurement of equipment and associated components, tools, and supplies as needed
Assists in submitting all fleet-related purchase orders and invoices; prepares work orders; maintains other records as needed.
May assist and/or perform fleet-related budgetary responsibilities.
Responsible for getting vehicles from all departments for preventative maintenance; maintains fleet database.
Assists with fuel station daily operations which include, but are not limited to, ordering fuel when needed, communicating with vendors for state inspections, and maintaining and monitoring fuel site and usage.
Assists with acquisitions and the decommissioning of all city fleet assets.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade.
Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety requirements, rules, and regulations of the trade.
Knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of a variety of light and heavy vehicles and equipment.
Knowledge of the principles of operation of the gasoline and diesel-fueled engines.
Knowledge of air conditioning, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
Skill in the use of tools and electronic and mechanical testing equipment of the trade.
Skill in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office software programs as well as other maintenance software programs.
Skill in the use of computerized automotive diagnostic equipment.
Ability to adapt to ever-changing and situational needs of multiple department requests and prioritize accordingly.
Ability to read, understand, and complete written requests and work assignments and work with and understand schematics and maps.
Ability to perform a full range of equipment mechanical work including the troubleshooting of gasoline and diesel-powered equipment for both major and minor repair work.
Ability to work independently in the absence of supervision.
Ability to accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs.
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Ability to read manuals, understand diagrams, and interpret video.
Ability to be on call, work nights, weekends, holidays, and shifts.
This position is considered a critical/essential worker and is therefore responsible for responding to emergencies and/or disasters that may require additional overtime or adjustments to your normal schedule to fit the needs of the organization.
EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
High school diploma or equivalent is required
An Associate Degree in automotive and/or diesel technology is preferred.
Fleet Mechanic I: One (1) year of experience in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of either automotive and truck equipment, or one year with tractors, loaders, or other heavy equipment in a formal automotive repair or teaching facility.
Fleet Mechanic II: Three (3) years of experience in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of either automotive and truck equipment or one year with tractors, loaders, or other heavy equipment in a formal automotive repair or teaching facility.
SPECIAL LICENSE, REGISTRATION, OR CERTIFICATE REQUIRED:
Valid State of Colorado Driver’s License, and a safe driving record with the ability to attain a commercial driver’s license class B w/ air brakes within six (6) months of employment with the City which provides the appropriate training and testing.
Fleet Mechanic II: In addition to the requirements listed above, the Technician II will have increased responsibility and must: Pass a minimum of two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification tests in any of the following areas: Automotive/Light Truck (A1-A8), Medium/Heavy Truck (T2-T7), or Transit Bus (H3-H8 plus H1 or H2).
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands, fingers, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; read, speak and hear. The employee is required to walk and sit.
The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The majority of the work is performed in the shop environment. There are occasions when the employee is required to respond to a field situation, and in such instances is exposed to traffic and all types of weather conditions.
While performing this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to very wet and cold, or very humid conditions, as well as toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is frequently exposed to vibration and the risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER:
The City of Louisville offers Equal Opportunity for employment and advancement to all qualified applicants and employees. It is the city's policy not to discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, sex, age, national origin, ancestry or disability unless related to a bona fide occupation qualification. This policy applies to all aspects of employment and the provision of the municipal services. The Human Resources Director has been designated as the compliance coordinator for persons with disability seeking employment and will provide reasonable accommodations for testing and employment to qualified applicants.
City of Louisville
749 Main Street
Louisville, Colorado, 80027
Fleet Mechanic I or II Supplemental Questionnaire
Do you have a driver's license with an acceptable driving record for the last 3 years? (An acceptable driving record does not include DUIs, DWAIs, or major traffic violations).
Do you currently have a Class B Commercial Drivers License (CDL) in good standing with no major violations in the past three (3) years?
Are you able to obtain a Commercial Driver's License with Air Brakes within 6 months of employment? The city will provide the appropriate training.
Are you able to report to work within 35-40 minutes when on call?
How many Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificates do you have? And which ones?
Please describe the number of years of experience you have in the Fleet Mechanic area which would prepare you for this type of position. And briefly describe what you did.
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