Under general supervision, performs maintenance and repairs on heavy equipment, off road equipment, snow removal equipment and the City’s vehicle fleet for the Municipal Services Department Central Garage. Diagnoses and performs repairs on fleet, including but not limited to hydraulic, suspension, exhaust, electrical, cooling, fuel, electrical and component repairs. Fabricates repairs and maintains a wide variety of equipment constructed of metal including sheet metal repairs and fabrication. Instructs Parts Clerk on parts required to repair vehicle/equipment. Performs call-out repairs 24 hours a day, seven days a week as required and must be able to work as needed for snow removal call-out and emergency vehicle repair. Must furnish own tools.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma or GED; automotive trade school or equivalent preferred and five (5) years related job experience with demonstrable skills in general automotive maintenance and repair; or any combination of education, training and experience, which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Must have or be able to obtain within six (6) months a Valid State Commercial Driver’s License – Class A with air brake endorsement without K restriction. May be required to obtain a Missouri Vehicle Inspection License, ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications, EVT (Emergency Vehicle Technician) training or ability to obtain. Must complete required NIMS level training within first six (6) months of hire.
Knowledge of: Operations and procedures of automotive repair facilities; methods, materials, equipment and tools used in vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; various electrical systems of gasoline and diesel engines; standard practices, equipment and tools of the automotive and equipment mechanical trade; principles and practices of gasoline and diesel engine repair and maintenance; methods and techniques of welding and fabrication; basic principles of record keeping; shop mathematics; occupational hazards and standard safety; electrical/hydraulics schematics; working knowledge of automotive equipment operations; computer applications related to the work and personal safety equipment and supplies.
Skilled in: Diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing vehicles and equipment; estimating time and materials needed for work.
Ability to: Read, interpret, and comprehend automotive manuals; interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form; and communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Physical Demands: Frequently required to sit and talk or hear; use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms. Occasionally required to walk or stand for long periods. Must have adequate hearing ability to diagnose mechanical problems in a loud environment. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Ability to lift and/or move up to 75 lbs.
Typical Working Conditions: Garage atmosphere, some outdoor work required – conditions include extreme heat and cold, working with solvents, oils, and greases. The air quality often includes internal combustion exhaust gasses and emissions, chemical fumes, and petroleum products. Employee sometimes works near moving mechanical parts and equipment. Regular hours 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
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In addition to the application, testing and/or examinations may be required for further consideration on this position.
Apply online at www.indepmo.org/hr or in the Human Resources, 2nd floor of City Hall, 111 E. Maple, Independence, MO 64050. Position Open Until Filled.
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