Fleet Mechanic

  • 005336

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs a wide variety of mechanical work on light, medium and heavy duty vehicles and equipment; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Performs routine maintenance and repair on assigned vehicles (e.g., engine, transmission, drive train and hydraulic system oil, checks and replaces brakes).
  2. Inspects all vehicles and related systems (e.g., air conditioning, electronic, electrical).
  3. Performs scheduled tune-ups.
  4. Performs routine maintenance and repair on heavy equipment and construction equipment, including transmissions, hydraulics, and water pumps.
  5. Road tests vehicles and equipment after performing repairs.
  6. Maintains and repairs City lift stations and pump stations, including generators.
  7. Maintains and repairs City compactors.
  8. Services A/C systems assigned. (must be certified)
  • Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, compression and water pump repair, air brakes and maintenance of light and heavy-duty automotive and construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of electronic and computerized automotive diagnostic equipment used to maintain and repair vehicles and equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational safety and health policies and procedures related to vehicle maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge of operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment and vehicles.
  • Skill in safely repairing and testing of vehicles and equipment.
  • Skill in working in the field at job sites to repair or tow vehicles or construction equipment.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in operating and working around moving equipment.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather to include outdoors and inclement weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED and three (3) years experience in automotive, vehicle and equipment repair, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida Class B driver’s license with CDL endorsement is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt>br /> B/U: SEIU
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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