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Mechanic I

Published on January 20, 2022


Location: Pittsburg, KS

Fleet Mechanic I under general supervision performing; repairs, services, and diagnostics to City automobiles, trucks, emergency equipment, tractors, and other power-driven equipment. Reports to Mechanic Supervisor. Works in coordination with Mechanic II as directed. 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 and trench excavations 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.

• Inspect automobiles, trucks, and related equipment to locate and determine the extent of necessary overhaul or repair.
• Perform 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.
• Inspect, adjust, and replace necessary units and related parts including valves, hoses, belts and alternators.
• Repair cooling, fuel, electrical, and exhaust systems; tune engines using standard testing equipment.
• Diagnose, repair, and maintain hydraulic systems.
• Perform preventative maintenance work on vehicles, including lubrication and oil changes.
• Fabricate and weld to repair equipment as necessary.
• Perform vehicle body work and collision repair.
• Operate vehicles and equipment to aid in diagnostics; pick up and deliver vehicles and parts.
• Install emergency equipment for emergency vehicles; perform repair work on other City equipment and systems as necessary.
• Clean and maintain the garage area and equipment.
Department: Public Utilities Classification/FLSA: Full Time, Non- Exempt
Location: Streets Barn Reports To: Mechanic Supervisor
Supervises: N/A Pay Range: $13.46 – $16.83
Benefits: Per City Handbook Travel: As needed
Date Written/Revised: 01/20/2022
• Inventory, order and control tools, supplies and materials for garage; research, compare, and locate parts, equipment, and vehicles.
• 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


• Associate’s degree or equivalent trade school certificate and 1 year of relevant work experience.
o High school graduation or equivalent and 3 years of relevant work experience.
• Kansas Commercial Driver’s License Class A
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
• Required Certifications:
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
• Continued Certifications Automotive Service Excellent Certificates:
o A1 – Engine Repair – Automobile and Light Truck
o A2 – Automatic Transmission/Transaxle – Automobile & Light Truck
o A3 – Manual Drive Train & Axles – Automobile & Light Truck
o A5 – Brakes – Automobile & Light Truck
o A6 – Electrical/Electronic Systems – Automobile & Light Truck
o A7 – Heating & Air Conditioning – Automobile & Light Truck
o A8 – Engine Performance – Automobile & Light Truck
o A9 – Light Vehicle Diesel Engines – Automobile & Light Truck
o T8 – Preventative Maintenance Inspection
• 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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