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City of Bozeman Vehicle Maintenance/Equipment Mechanic in Bozeman, Montana

Vehicle Maintenance/Equipment Mechanic

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Vehicle Maintenance/Equipment Mechanic

Salary

$25.60 Hourly

Location

Vehicle Maintenance/Forestry, 1812 N. Rouse Ave.

Job Type

Full-time

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Job Number

00210

Closing

12/19/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits

POSITION SUMMARY

In this career-oriented role you will diagnose and perform complex mechanical repairs on City vehicles and heavy equipment. This is an excellent full-time career opportunity with progressive on the job training for advancement opportunities and longevity pay. The City of Bozeman strives to develop professional Mechanics and will assist you in obtaining a CDL with endorsements (if you do not currently possess one,) and the required certifications listed below.

Work week: Typically M-F, 8am-5pm (schedule may adjust in the summer to 4-10 hour shifts)

The principal function of an employee in this class is to diagnose and perform complex mechanical repairs on City vehicles and heavy equipment. The work is performed under the supervision and direction of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent, but considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain effective working relationships with assigned supervisors, other City employees, and the general public. The principal duties of this class are generally performed in a maintenance and repair shop environment with occasional work-site or roadside repairs.

Examples of Essential Work

  • Repairs disabled vehicles and equipment as necessary, including passenger vehicles, tractors, loaders, graders, garbage trucks, lawn mowers, emergency vehicles, and other related equipment;

  • Performs overhauls of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, and rear ends;

  • Performs a variety of preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment to ensure safe and efficient operation, including inspecting and servicing vehicles and equipment as scheduled;

  • Uses welding equipment to make repairs and/or fabricate parts for vehicles and equipment;

  • Troubleshoots electronic systems on vehicles and equipment using computerized diagnostic equipment;

  • Fabricates parts and repairs as needed;

  • Reads and interprets manuals, drawings, and specifications as required;

  • Provides technical assistance to other mechanics as necessary;

  • Observes safe work methods, and utilizes related safety equipment as required;

  • Operates a variety of related hand, power, and shop tools and equipment;

  • Maintains complete and accurate records and reports of all completed work;

  • Provides needed information and demonstrations concerning how to perform certain work tasks to new employees in the same or similar class of positions;

  • Keeps immediate supervisor and designated others fully and accurately informed concerning work progress, including present and potential work problems and suggestions for new or improved ways of addressing such problems;

  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audio-visual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas;

  • Responds to citizens' questions and comments in a courteous and timely manner;

  • Communicates and coordinates regularly with appropriate others to maximize the effectiveness and efficiency of interdepartmental operations and activities;

  • Performs other duties consistent with the role and function of this classification.

MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

LEVEL I MECHANIC:

  • High School Diploma or GED; and

  • At least 1-3 years-experience in vehicle maintenance and repair; and

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

  • Some formal post-secondary training or certifications in te areas of automotive technology, maintenance and repair is preferred.

LEVEL II MECHANIC:

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent; and

  • Some (1-3 years) experience in vehicle maintenance and repair; and

  • Current ASE Master Certified Mechanic.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, techniques, parts, tools, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of gas and diesel vehicles and equipment;

  • Thorough knowledge of the operation of and maintenance of related hand and power tools and other related equipment;

  • Thorough knowledge of related safety regulations and work methods;

  • Thorough knowledge of the proper use of computerized diagnostic equipment;

  • Thorough knowledge of basic welding techniques and safety practices;

  • Ability to effectively repair gas and diesel vehicles and equipment;

  • Ability to effectively operate and interpret results of computerized diagnostic equipment;

  • Ability to troubleshoot vehicles and equipment, and make necessary repairs as required;

  • Ability to provide technical assistance to others as requested;

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, both orally and in writing, using both technical and non-technical language;

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and/or written policies, procedures and instructions;

  • Ability to prepare and present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations;

  • Ability to operate a personal computer using standard or customized software applications appropriate to assigned tasks;

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions;

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines;

  • Ability and willingness to quickly learn and put to use new skills and knowledge brought about by rapidly changing information and/or technology;

  • Ingenuity and inventiveness in the performance of assigned tasks.

  • Consistently performs assignments in accordance with the City's Core Values of Integrity, Leadership, Service and Teamwork.

REQUIRED SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • As a condition of continued employment, must obtain ASE T4 Med/Heavy Duty truck brakes or T8 Preventative Maintenance Inspection certifications within one (1) year of employment;

  • Must possess a Valid Drivers' license at the time of hire. As a condition of continued employment, must obtain a valid Montana Type 2, Class A Driver's License (without air brake restriction and with tanker endorsement) within 6 months of employment;

  • Obtain a Certified Fork Lift Operator certification within one (1) year of employment;

  • Offers for employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination, DOT Drug Testing, and appropriate post conditional offer process.

    As a City of Bozeman employee, you will be part of a team that is committed to impacting and serving the community.

    1 FTE (40 hours per week)

    This great opportunity also provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, ability to accrue 15 vacation days and 12 sick days per year, and excellent medical, dental and vision benefits!

    .75 FTE (30 hours per week)

    A .75 FTE provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and medical, dental, and vision benefits with a 75% subsidy from the City.

    .5 FTE (20 hours per week)

    A .5 FTE provides enrollment in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and medical, dental, and vision benefits with a 50% subsidy from the City.

    less than .5 FTE (less than 20 hours per week)

    A .46 or less FTE has the option to participate in an established retirement system with significant employer contribution, prorated vacation and sick time accruals, and holiday pay.

Agency

Bozeman, City of (MT)

Address

121 N. Rouse Ave. Bozeman, Montana, 59715

Phone

406-582-2367

Website

https://www.bozeman.net

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