Employees in this classification perform skilled work in the preventive maintenance, diagnostics and repair of diesel and gasoline powered automobiles, trucks, heavy construction and specialized equipment. Work also includes servicing and repair of small equipment, such as lawn mowers and related grounds maintenance equipment. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Garage Foreman.
The list of duties and functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the type of tasks performed within this classification. They are not listed in any order of importance. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
- Performs general preventive maintenance, diagnosis, and major repair work on automobiles, heavy equipment and apparatus, including packers, trucks, graders, dozers, fire fighting vehicles and related equipment.
- Adjusts, services, and repairs equipment following manuals and using hand tools, power tools, and a knowledge of electrical, power brakes, power steering, transmission, brake systems, air brake systems, and automotive electronic systems.
- Receives job orders and diagnoses reported discrepancies.
- Installs new ignition systems; replaces and/or overhauls transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies, air conditioning, cooling, fuel, and exhaust systems.
- Repairs and overhauls brake systems; installs, repairs, and adjusts hydraulic controls and systems.
- Tests and inspects vehicles and equipment upon job completion for proper operating conditions and adherence to job specifications, work orders and/or other instructions.
- Ensures adherence to safety and accident prevention standards and regulatory guidelines.
- Requires regular attendance to scheduled work shifts.
- Knowledge and skill in principles and methods of preventive maintenance, operational standards and repair techniques for automotive, vehicular, and specialized equipment utilized in municipal operations.
- Knowledge of OSHA standards and regulatory requirements of the work.
- Skill in diagnostics utilizing state of the art testing and diagnostic systems.
- Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instruction.
- Ability to prepare written records of work performed.
- Communicates with co-workers, management, citizens, and others in a courteous and professional manner.
- Ability to read, interpret and apply instructions and problem-solving techniques contained in technical specifications applicable to the assigned projects / tasks.
- Ability to provide guidance and instruction to lesser skilled staff on automobile and equipment maintenance and repair.
- Conforms with and abides by all departmental and City regulations, policies, work procedures, and instructions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent; supplemented by one (1) to two (2) years progressively knowledgeable and skilled experience in automotive and equipment maintenance and repair of municipal construction and service equipment; or similar experience. Must hold a State of Florida temporary Class B driving permit. Must obtain valid State of Florida Class B driver’s license, with air brakes endorsement within 180 days from issuance of temporary driving permit. Position may be required to be on call, including nights, holidays and weekends.
One (1) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in approved service category (e.g., brakes, suspension and steering, heating and air conditioning, electronic systems, etc.).