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Mechanic I / II

Company: City of Westminster, CO
Location: Westminster
Posted on: January 14, 2019

Job Description:

POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION Mechanic I: This is a skilled journeyman mechanic position responsible for the maintenance and repair of automotive equipment. Work involves servicing and repairing cars, trucks, construction equipment, emergency and other automotive related equipment. Work is performed under the general direction of the Crewleader, Foreman or Fleet Manager. Work is assigned orally or through work orders. This position will be required to work overtime and to be on call during storm or emergency situations. Mechanic II: The Mechanic II is a skilled journeyman level position responsible for mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive, heavy-duty trucks and off-road equipment. Work involves servicing, using advanced diagnostic abilities, and repairing cars, trucks, construction equipment, police and fire vehicles and other automotive related equipment. Generally, work is more technical and difficult than that of Mechanic I and requires considerable independence in tasks and accomplishments. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Crewleader, Foreman or Fleet Manager and may be assigned orally or through work orders. This position is required to work overtime and to be on call during storms or emergency situations. The full salary range for this position is stated above. The starting range of pay is dependent on qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee's fluency in Spanish, Hmong, and/or Laotian. ORGANIZATIONAL COMPETENCIES AND CULTURAL VALUES/GENERAL COMPETENCIES The mission of every employee at the City of Westminster is to deliver exceptional value and quality of life through SPIRIT. Each employee is measured by the ability to adhere to the City's core values of Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation, and Teamwork. This position supports the goals of the General Services Department, which champions the City's Mission by providing quality support and services to City departments, employees and citizens. This position also supports the Fleet Division, which provides safe, reliable transportation, shop and customer services in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Every employee is accountable to:* Demonstrate a high level of customer service; encourage others to focus on the customer; foster an environment where customer service is a priority* Communicate with customers to ensure that, where possible, they are satisfied and that their needs are being addressed; solicit and evaluate customer feedback* Act as an ambassador by understanding and fostering the organization's mission and vision* Exhibit pride in self, the department, the city and the community; conduct self in a professional manner* Demonstrate integrity and build trust through credibility, reliability, commitment, loyalty and ethical behavior* Address difficult or contentious issues in a constructive manner* Support/promote change; demonstrate flexibility and takes calculated risks when appropriate* Participate in personal growth opportunities and attend trainings designed to enhance capacity to bring new skills and ideas to the job and the organization* Work to continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the service or product being delivered* Demonstrate support for team efforts by accepting new roles and responsibilities, and helping others achieve objectives* Value diversity; demonstrate an awareness of differences; demonstrate sensitivity and adapt behaviors and communication to accommodate these differences GENERAL COMPETENCIES Citywide - Every employee in this position is accountable to:* Establish effective interpersonal relationships through honest, open communication and follow-through on commitments* Recognize personal strengths and weaknesses and target areas for personal self-development* Demonstrate initiative in performing job tasks* Exhibit problem-solving skills leading to sound judgment and quality decisions* Achieve goals, handle assigned workload and new assignments effectively; demonstrate an ability to work independently* Communicate effectively with individuals and groups using clear and concise verbal and written communications* Demonstrate accountability for work and take ownership in job performance* Demonstrate concern for the accuracy and quality of work; take steps to correct mistakes and improve the overall product Job Specific - Every employee in this position must be able to: Mechanic I:* Learn new methods of testing and repairing equipment* Demonstrate knowledge of principles and repair methods of internal combustion engines, transmissions/drivelines and electrical fuel systems* Fabricate and weld with electric and gas welders* Apply knowledge of work safety rules and procedures* Diagnose automotive related problems including computer controlled vehicle systems* Follow oral and written instructions* Accurately fill out forms and repair orders* Read and interpret schematics, service manuals and manufacturer instructions* Drive or learn to drive a wide array of vehicles and equipment* Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow co-workers, vendors and the public* Display familiarity with personal computers to allow for time and activity reporting onto a computerized vehicle monitoring system Mechanic II:* Supervise and lead a small group of employees in the completion of assigned tasks* Demonstrate thorough knowledge and experience with principles and repair methods of internal combustion engines, transmissions/drivelines and electrical/fuel systems* Diagnose all automotive related problems* Design equipment modifications JOB SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS Essential Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Tasks Mechanic I: 1. Performs routine preventative maintenance work such as oil changes and chassis lubrication on cars, trucks and construction equipment 2. Diagnoses problems as well as repairs or replaces various equipment including:* Diagnosing problems in electrical, fuel, and hydraulic systems and in various mechanical components* Repairing and/or rebuilding engines, transmissions, differentials, drivelines, brakes, gearboxes, hydraulic and fuel systems and related automotive systems and components* Repairing automotive and truck tires* Performing field and on-the-road repairs as required in varied weather conditions* Replacing non-repairable items such as shocks, tires, bulbs and brake shoes 3. Fabricates and welds with electric and gas welders and makes cuts with gas torch 4. Possesses a valid Colorado Driver's License and maintain a safe driving record for continued employment 5. Possesses or obtains within six (6) months of employment a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License, Class A with air brake endorsement and safe driving record 6. Maintains regular and punctual attendance Mechanic II: Performs all of the above and: 1. Operating a variety of test equipment and demonstrates thorough knowledge and ability in the use of diagnostic equipment 2. Diagnosing of more complex problems in electrical, fuel, and hydraulic systems and in various mechanical components 3. Designing and modifying equipment; replaces or rebuilds components as required 4. Trains other employees and provides a high level of technical expertise Other Duties and Responsibilities Mechanic I: 1. Cleans shop area and vehicles as necessary 2. Test-drives a variety of vehicles upon completion or repair 3. Picks up and delivers vehicles to and from outside vendors Mechanic II: Performs all of the above and: 1. Checks the quality of the work of others 2. Cross trains Mechanic I on various types of equipment 3. Occasionally fills temporary supervisory position in the absence of Crewleader or Foreman Incumbent is accountable for all duties of this job and other projects and responsibilities may be added at the City's discretion. POSITION REQUIREMENTS/WORKING CONDITIONS/PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS Education, Experience, Skills, Formal Training, Licenses and Certifications Required: Mechanic I:* Graduation from high school or GED* Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic* Some experience in heavy truck or construction equipment repair* Possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and maintain a safe driving record* Possess or obtain within six (6) months of employment a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License, Class A with air brake endorsement and safe driving record* Possess or obtain within 90 days of employment a diesel opacity testing certifications* Ability to pass required DOT physical every two (2) years or as dictated by the DOT Preferred:* Experience with welding and maintenance of heavy vehicles including fire and police equipment Mechanic II:* Graduation from high school or GED* Minimum of five (5) years of experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic* At least one (1) year of experience in heavy truck or construction equipment repair* Possess a minimum of six (6) ASE certifications* Possess a valid Colorado Driver's License and maintain a safe driving record* Possess or obtain within six (6) months of employment a valid Colorado Commercial Driver's License, Class A with air brake endorsement and safe driving record* Possess or obtain within 90 days of employment a diesel opacity testing certifications* Ability to pass required DOT physical every two (2) years or as dictated by the DOT Preferred:* Experience with welding and maintenance of heavy vehicles including fire and police equipment* EVT certifications* Experience with Harley Davidson motorcycle maintenance and repairs Any equivalent combination of education, training and experience, which would provide the required knowledge and skills, may be considered. Physical Requirements Work is physical in nature and requires sufficient physical stamina and strength for:* Occasional sitting to perform office tasks and test drive vehicles; Constant standing to perform various repair and vehicle maintenance; Frequent walking through single level repair shop to pick up equipment and supplies* Frequent squatting to inspect vehicles; Occasional bending at the waist to perform routine maintenance and major repair; Occasional kneeling, climbing, balancing, reaching below shoulder and twisting; Constant reaching overhead to perform tasks under vehicle* Constant light, firm grasp, fine manipulation and handling for daily office duties, minor and major repair* Constant step up/down and actuate mechanism to safely enter/exit and operate vehicles* Constant near/far acuity and hearing to perform vehicle inspections, identify mechanical problems and communicate with employees and citizens* Occasional lifting and carrying of up to fifty (50) pounds to move equipment and supplies to work area; Occasional pushing/pulling of up to sixty (60) pounds of material on a cart or dolly WORKING CONDITIONS Work is constantly performed indoor and occasionally outdoor with constant exposure to extreme weather. This work is performed year round in the repair shop and in the field under inclement and severe weather and working conditions. Working conditions include close proximity to moving vehicles, mechanical parts, and to heavy equipment. Exposure to exhaust and other fumes, odors, dust, noise, and vibrations does exist. Must be able to drive or learn to drive a wide-range of vehicles and equipment with automatic and manual transmissions. Required Materials and Equipment Hand tools and power tools, electric and gas welders, and gas-cutting torch. Test equipment such as voltmeters, emissions test equipment, pressure testers, engine analyzers, and front-end alignment machine. Personal computer based vehicle monitoring software, telephones and photocopy machines. PRE-EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS* Background checks will include employment references and criminal history and when applicable, credit check, driver's license record, education verification* Pre-employment drug screen* Pre-employment physical

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