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Mechanic Apprentice


Department(s): Public Works and Utilities

Location: Pittsburg, KS

Works assisting fleet mechanic 1 or 2. Performs manual labor accomplishing all tasks associated with the repairs, services, and diagnostics to City automobiles, trucks, emergency equipment, tractors, and other power-driven equipment. This position is a probationary position to assess employee’s ability to receive and follow instruction. Probationary period also allows employee time to complete necessary certifications and trainings before being classified as a fleet mechanic 1.
Performs daily required service checks on equipment to be used for the day including checking and filling; fluids, pressures, and grease points. Cleaning machinery as necessary. Ensures that equipment is operating correctly and reports any suspected malfunctions or safety issues.
Primary work environment will be in shop conditions, work may include working in adverse weather conditions.
Work may involve 24-hour availability during emergency situations. This will include overtime and call back situations as required. Work in confined spaces as required.
The job position summary, duties and responsibilities are not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills or competencies with this job. Performs other duties as assigned.

• Learn inspection of automobiles, trucks, and related equipment to locate and determine the extent of necessary overhaul or repair.
• Assist with general overhaul and repair work on gasoline, diesel and propane powered engines such as automobiles, trucks, tractors, police and fire vehicles and equipment, and other automotive and mechanical equipment at off-site locations and at the garage.
• Assist with inspecting, adjusting, and replacing necessary units and related parts including valves, hoses, belts, and alternators.
• Assist with repair of cooling, fuel, electrical, and exhaust systems; tune engines using standard testing equipment.
• Learn to diagnose, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems.
• Learn to perform preventive maintenance work on vehicles, including lubrication and oil changes.
Department: Public Utilities Classification/FLSA: Full Time, Non- Exempt
Location: Streets Barn Reports To: Mechanic Supervisor
Supervises: N/A Pay Range: $12.63 – $15.16
Benefits: Per City Handbook Travel: As needed
Date Written/Revised: 01/20/2022
• Learn to fabricate and weld to repair equipment as necessary.
• Learn to perform vehicle body work and collision repair.
• Assist with operating vehicles and equipment to aid in diagnostics; pick up and deliver vehicles and parts.
• Assist with install of emergency equipment for emergency vehicles; perform repair work on other city equipment and systems as necessary.
• Clean and maintain the garage area and equipment.
• Learn to inventory, order and control tools, supplies and materials for garage; research, compare, and locate parts, equipment, and vehicles.
• Learn to maintain records on all maintenance and repair work performed; track recalls and warranties for all vehicles.
• Personal Conduct
o Reliability: Policy 210 & 502
o Judgement: Policy 101
o Cooperation/Attitude: Policy 104
o Serving the Public: Policy 103


• High school graduate or equivalent
• Work to obtain Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class A – (6 months from hire date)
o Air Brake Endorsement
o Tanker Endorsement – may be optionally required
o Automatic Transmission
o Standard Transmission – may be optionally required
• Obtain OSHA 10-hour certification (1 year from hire date)
• Will complete one year of on the job training minimum.
• Work to obtain certifications in: (max 3 years from date of hire)
o Automotive Service Excellence – Refrigerant Recovery & Recycling Certification
o Hydraulic Certification from International Fluid Power Society or another recognized program equivalent
o Automotive Service Excellence Entry Level Certification
• Basic competencies using Microsoft products such as outlook, word, and excel.
• Basic competencies to utilize smart phones tablets, and computers for communicating, corresponding, and processing work orders.

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