Automotive Mechanic

  • City of Galveston, TX
  • Galveston, Texas
  • Jan 01, 2022
Full Time Fleet Management
  • Salary: $39,283 - $58,925 USD

Job Description


Job Description
Under general supervision, performs routine to complex maintenance and repairs to City vehicles, heavy and specialized equipment.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. Factors such as regular attendance at the job are not routinely listed in job descriptions, but are an essential function. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Prepare work orders; discusses service requests with customers to determine the nature and type of repairs or maintenance needed; prioritizes repair requests.
  • Performs general and advanced diagnosis; makes minor and major repairs as needed.
  • Operates a personal computer to perform diagnostics of units or equipment.
  • Performs major overhauls of automotive and heavy equipment, including engines, transmissions, suspensions, axles and related items
  • Diagnosis and repairs hydraulic, mechanical, and electrical systems.
  • Assesses electrical problems and determines the appropriate repairs.
  • Prepares parts requests.
  • Performs engine tune-ups and fuel injection diagnosis.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on specialized units and equipment.
  • Performs preventive maintenance services and repair schedules.
  • Performs inspections of City units.
  • Tests units or equipment after repairs are completed.
  • Fabricates various parts.
  • May perform welding projects.
  • May perform road service calls.
  • May perform general building maintenance and repairs.
  • Ensures that safety rules and regulations are followed.
  • Maintains a clean work area.
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Galveston and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with citizens, visitors, and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
  • Employees may at any time be required to work in order to provide for the safety and well-being of the general public, including the delivery and restoration of vital services, in the event of an emergency.
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:
Knowledge:
  • Advanced vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair practices and procedures.
  • Troubleshooting techniques and methods.
  • Fabrication methods and practices.
  • Recordkeeping practices.
  • Safety procedures and practices.
  • Personal computer and various software applications.
Skill in:
  • Handling situations requiring diplomacy, fairness, firmness and sound judgment.
  • Providing efficient customer service.
  • Understanding and applying City policies and procedures.
  • Using testing and measuring equipment.
  • Using power and hand tools.
  • Operating motorized equipment.
  • Reading and understanding technical manuals, schematics, wiring diagrams, technical service bulletins and parts catalogs.
  • Performing mathematical calculations with accuracy.
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with all levels within the City.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
High School diploma or equivalent; AND three years of advanced automotive/motorized equipment maintenance and repair experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.
LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
  • Possession of a valid Texas Class C or B Commercial Driver’s License.
  • May require Texas Inspector license.
  • May require Freon service license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed both in an outdoor and indoor work environment. May be exposed to dangerous machinery, potential physical harm, extreme weather conditions and hazardous chemicals. May be required to lift and carry items weighing up to 100 pounds. May be required to work within confined spaces. May be required to climb ladders.


Closing Date/Time: March 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM CST

Job Address

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