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City of Powder Springs

Posted: Sep. 26, 2018

End Date: Oct. 18, 2018

Employment Opportunity

City of Powder Springs


Job Title:   Mechanic                              


FLSA Status: Non-Exempt                               Public Works Department 

Grade 56                                         Salary Range:$29,901.90- $46,348.05

Job Summary:  This position is responsible for skilled automotive mechanical repair work.  Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Public Works Director.
Major Duties:
  • Performs skilled automotive mechanical work in the preventative maintenance and repair of a wide variety of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles and auxiliary equipment with electronic components including rear-loading dump trucks, sweepers, automobiles, pickup trucks, and heavy and light equipment.
  • Repairs and overhauls mechanical components on automobiles, specialized and multi-purpose trucks, and other departmental equipment.
  • Inspects, tests, adjusts, repairs, and replaces complete or integral parts of diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, etc.
  • Tests and repairs mechanical components, including injectors.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions and adjusts engine, fuel, electrical, and mechanical system to specifications including electronic fuel injection systems and electronically controlled transmissions.
  • Orders parts for all City vehicles and equipment; maintains inventory of all frequently used parts and supplies.
  • Arranges for outside repair of vehicles when needed; ensures that repairs are satisfactorily completed and in compliance with City performance and safety standards.
  • Ensures facility cleanliness and orderliness of tools and equipment.
  • May be asked to assist co-workers in other areas of the Department, in particular assistance operating sanitation truck.
  • Perform related duties as required. 
Knowledge Required by the Position: 
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and technology used in the repair and maintenance of automotive and related equipment.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the position.
  • Knowledge of the operation and maintenance of internal combustion engines.
  • Skill in the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials associated with the position
  • Skill in repairing defects in a wide variety of automotive equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and electronic failures.
  • Ability to adapt successfully to the wide range of equipment repaired in the Public Works facility.
  • Ability to safely operate gas and welding equipment to fabricate parts or mounting equipment
  • Ability to learn new technology and terminology of modern automotive equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, vendors and other city employees.
  • Ability to obtain Commercial Drivers License (CDL) within 3 months of hire.
Supervisory Controls:  The Fleets Maintenance Supervisor assigns work in terms of somewhat general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks work in progress and reviews completed work for the accuracy, nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines:  Guidelines include City codes, departmental and safety policies and procedures, Georgia DOT laws and regulations, and supervisory instructions.  These guidelines are clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
Complexity:  This position consists of a variety of tasks, including repair and preventive maintenance on a variety of automobiles and equipment.
Scope and Effect: This position ensures the safe, effective and efficient operation of City fleet.
Personal Contacts:  Contact is typically with City employees and vendors.  
Purpose of Contacts:  Contacts are for information sharing and work coordination.
Physical Demands:  The work is typically performed with the employee intermittently sitting, standing, walking, bending, crouching or stooping.  The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.
Work Environment:  Most repair work is completed in a shop; on occasion, equipment repairs are made in the field which may involve hazardous conditions. The work involves considerable physical activity with exposure to safety hazards normally associated with general vehicle and equipment repair.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility:  None.
Minimum Qualifications:
High School diploma or GED, some vocational tech auto training desired; three (3) years of related experience; manufacturer, maintenance and service training preferred; any combination of education or experience acceptable. CDL preferred.
The City of Powder Springs is an Equal Opportunity Employer
All applicants must submit a City of Powder Springs employment application. Applications may be down loaded and printed from the website at www.cityofpowdersprings.org or you may visit 4484 Marietta St., Powder Springs, GA 30127 to request an application. Please submit letter of interest and resume along with the City of Powder Springs employment application to:
Rosalyn Nealy, Human Resources Director
City of Powder Springs
P.O. Box 46
Powder Springs, GA 30127
Closing Date:  October 10, 2018