Fleet Mechanic (Automotive or Truck) Career Path

  • City of Boynton Beach, FL
  • Boynton Beach, Florida
  • Apr 20, 2020
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Fleet Management Transportation or Transit

Job Description

Purpose of Classification Fleet Mechanic
The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled/mechanical repair and maintenance on City vehicles and equipment to ensure that repaired vehicles run properly and safely; to conduct preventative maintenance on City equipment as scheduled; and to perform related work as required.

Fleet Mechanic Senior
The purpose of this classification is to perform advanced skilled/mechanical repair and maintenance on City vehicles and equipment to ensure that repaired vehicles run properly and safely; to conduct preventative maintenance on City equipment as scheduled; and to perform related work as required.

Master Fleet Mechanic
The purpose of this classification is to perform highly skilled work in the repair and maintenance of automotive and specialized equipment relating to Fire/Rescue.
Essential Functions Fleet Mechanic
Performs routine diagnosis, general maintenance and general mechanical repair work on City vehicles, mechanical equipment, and other machinery.
 
Performs dismantling, overhauling, repairing and reassembling engines, rebuilding/replacing transmissions or rebuilding drive trains, carburetors, differentials, pumps and gear boxes.
 
Inspects, tests and repairs engine components and systems, such as the following: ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, power windows, lighting systems, or horns.
 
Performs routine and preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment, which may include the following: pumping fuel into vehicles, checking/replacing fluid levels, draining/replacing oil, changing/replacing filters, lubricating mechanical parts, rotating tires, replacing tires/belts/hoses, checking batteries, greasing equipment, flushing radiators, and performing tune-ups/alignments.
 
Performs welding work on vehicles/equipment, which may include welding metal components, constructing or fabricating parts, or adapting existing parts when appropriate parts are unavailable.
 
Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles, which may include the following: a motor vehicle, vehicle lift, scanning tools, diagnostic analyzer, tire changer, tire balancer, battery charger, hydraulic jack, air compressor, pressure washer, generator, air conditioner recycling/recharging station, welder, torch, soldering iron, brake lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, grinder, gauges, meters, mechanic tools and diagnostic instruments.
 
Tests vehicles, machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operations.
 
Performs cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools/equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, washing/cleaning vehicles and equipment, and cleaning shop/work area; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
Initiates orders for additional or replacement items; reviews incoming orders to ensure accuracy and completeness to ensure availability of parts, tools, and supplies needed to operate/maintain vehicles and equipment.
 
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; reports accidents and incidents.
 
Maintains logs, service records, warranty records and other documentation.
 
Prepares and completes various forms, reports, correspondences, work orders, training reports, work request forms, preventive maintenance checklists, invoices, safety newsletters, publications, technical manuals, electrical diagrams, reference materials or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
 
Operates a computer to retrieve, review, enter, or modify data; utilizes database, diagnostic or other software programs.
 
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service or assistance.
 
Communicates with supervisor, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activates, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems.
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
 
Conducts various errands as needed, which may include picking up or delivering vehicles, parts, or supplies.
 
Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.
 
Maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
 
Performs other related duties as required.

Fleet Mechanic Senior
Assists Fleet Mechanic Supervisor in coordinating daily work activities of the shop; organizes, prioritizes, and assigns work; assists in monitoring work in progress and inspecting completed work; provides training to other workers as needed; assists with complex/problem situations.
 
Serves as repair team leader and provides training to other workers as needed.
 
Conducts quality control inspections.
 
Assists in coordinating shop work activities; discusses vehicle/equipment problems with users; prepares written estimates for vehicles/equipment entering shop; notifies user departments when vehicles are due for service; notifies department when repairs or service work is completed; submits completed work orders to supervisor to facilitate the billing process.
 
Diagnoses and troubleshoots mechanical problems; determines nature of necessary repair work and assigns to mechanics; performs complex mechanical repair work on City vehicles, mechanical equipment, and other machinery.
 
Performs routine diagnosis, general maintenance and general mechanical repair work on City vehicles, mechanical equipment, and other machinery.
 
Performs dismantling, overhauling, repairing and reassembling engines, rebuilding/replacing transmissions or rebuilding drive trains, carburetors, differentials, pumps and gear boxes.
 
Inspects, tests and repairs engine components and systems, such as the following: ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, power windows, lighting systems, or horns.
 
Performs routine and preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment, which may include the following: pumping fuel into vehicles, checking/replacing fluid levels, draining/replacing oil, changing/replacing filters, lubricating mechanical parts, rotating tires, replacing tires/belts/hoses, checking batteries, greasing equipment, flushing radiators, and performing tune-ups/alignments.
 
Performs welding work on vehicles/equipment, which may include welding metal components, constructing or fabricating parts, or adapting existing parts when appropriate parts are unavailable.
 
Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles, which may include the following: a motor vehicle, vehicle lift, scanning tools, diagnostic analyzer, tire changer, tire balancer, battery charger, hydraulic jack, air compressor, pressure washer, generator, air conditioner recycling/recharging station, welder, torch, soldering iron, brake lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, grinder, gauges, meters, mechanic tools and diagnostic instruments.
 
Inspects and tests vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts to ensure proper operations and proper completion of repairs.
 
Oversees and performs cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools/equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, washing/cleaning vehicles and equipment, and cleaning shop/work area; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
 
Maintains adequate inventory levels of equipment, parts, tools, and supplies to meet shop requirements; initiates orders for additional or replacement items; reviews incoming orders to ensure accuracy and completeness.
 
Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; reports accidents and incidents.
 
Maintains logs, service records, warranty records and other documentation.
 
Prepares and completes various forms, reports, correspondences, work orders, training reports, work request forms, preventive maintenance checklists, invoices, safety newsletters, publications, technical manuals, electrical diagrams, reference materials or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.
 
Operates a computer to retrieve, review, enter, or modify data; utilizes database, diagnostic or other software programs.
 
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service or assistance.
 
Communicates with supervisor, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activates, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems.
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
 
Conducts various errands as needed, which may include picking up or delivering vehicles, parts, or supplies.
 
Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.
 
Maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.
 
Performs other related duties as required.

Master Fleet Mechanic
Performs all functions in lower classifications such as Fleet Mechanic Trainee, Fleet Mechanic, and Fleet Mechanic Senior.
 
Troubleshoots, tests, diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services a variety of cars, medium and heavy duty trucks, fire and pump apparatus', aerial truck hydraulic systems, firefighting equipment and rescue units.
 
Repairs, overhauls and maintains specialized equipment. Quality checks at peer level and work performed.
 
Overhauls, fabricates and services assembly and accessories, such as hydraulic Power Take Off (PTO) compressed air, vacuum and electric control, system and component.
 
Troubleshoots, tests, diagnoses, adjusts, repairs and services heavy equipment, rubber tires, and crawler transport mechanisms, tractors, gradalls, graders, loaders, large mowing attachments, trailers, equipment and components, hydraulic and automatic shutdown systems, ancillary construction equipment (generators, pumps, compressors), ambulances, and fire apparatus.
 
Performs precision adjustments and calibration using varied measuring devices to include pitot gauge.
 
Uses hand and power tools and hoists, including a truck-mounted hoist for field repair to install, remove, and reassemble/assemble or adjust parts and replace units.
 
Monitors production levels on fire apparatus maintenance and repair.
 
Orders parts to replenish inventory as needed, and enters parts for inventory control.
 
Provides input in areas of certifications for new and replacement tools equipment and refurbishes existing equipment, as requested.
 
Ability to use personal computer and associated fleet software including diagnostic repair software.
 
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
 
Performs general and major repair of cars, trucks, fire apparatus, and other City equipment, as required.
 
Develops, performs, implements, and maintains a preventative maintenance program for Fire/Rescue.
 
Comprehensive knowledge of the construction, design, repair and adjustment of a wide variety of specialized medium/heavy duty trucks and equipment; fire equipment, pump and apparatus.
 
Thorough knowledge of the usual types of tools and equipment, as well as the special tools, gauges, machinery, and analyzing equipment used in the repair, servicing and maintenance of gas and diesel driven equipment and fire apparatus or other specialized equipment.
 
Performs other related work as required.
 
Minimum Qualifications Fleet Mechanic (Automotive): Pay Rate - $20.34 hourly
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have three (3) years of experience as an automotive mechanic.
 
Must possess and maintain three (3) job related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
 
Must have been a licensed driver for at least one (1) year prior to date of hire.
 
Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida driver's license.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Associate's Degree or higher.

Fleet Mechanic (Truck): Pay Rate - $21.91 hourly
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have three (3) years of experience as a truck mechanic. If transferring from Fleet Mechanic (Automotive), must have three (3) automotive related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and 3,120 hours in Fleet Mechanic (Automotive) position.
 
Must possess and maintain three (3) truck related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
 
Must have been a licensed (CDL) driver for at least one (1) year prior to date of hire.
 
Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license Class B (CDL).
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Associate's Degree or higher.

Fleet Mechanic Senior (Automotive) : Pay Rate - $23.48 hourly
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have five (5) years of experience as a Fleet automotive mechanic.
 
Must possess and maintain six (6) automotive related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
 
Must have been a licensed driver for at least one (1) year prior to date of hire.
 
Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida driver's license.
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Associate's Degree or higher.

Fleet Mechanic Senior (Truck) : Pay Rate - $25.06 hourly
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have five (5) years of experience as a Fleet truck mechanic. If transferring from Fleet Mechanic Senior (Automotive), must have six (6) automotive related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications and 5,200 hours in Fleet Mechanic Senior (Automotive) position.
 
Must possess and maintain six (6) truck related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
 
Must have been a licensed (CDL) driver for at least one (1) year prior to date of hire.
 
Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license Class B (CDL).
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Associate's Degree or higher.

Master Fleet Mechanic : Pay Rate - $26.63 hourly
High school diploma or valid equivalent. Must have seven (7) years of experience as a Fleet Truck Mechanic and one (1) year as an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT). A minimum of (6) job related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications and three (3) Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certifications.
 
Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license Class B (CDL).
 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
 
Associate's degree or higher.
 
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Certification
 
Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Master Certification.
 
Supplemental Information Fleet Mechanic (Automotive)
COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, and maintenance equipment.
 
Knowledge of shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, micrometers, brake relining, and drum grinding machines.
 
Knowledge of automotive mechanics.
 
Skilled in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in automotive repair work.
 
Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.
 
Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.
 
Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.
 
Ability to keep records of repairs and service operation and to make reports.
 
Ability to test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.
 
Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, and the general public.
 
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

Fleet Mechanic (Truck)
COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of diesel/truck, and maintenance equipment.
 
Knowledge of shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, micrometers, brake relining, and drum grinding machines.
 
Knowledge of diesel/truck mechanics.
 
Skilled in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in diesel/truck repair work.
 
Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.
 
Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.
 
Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.
 
Ability to keep records of repairs and service operation and to make reports.
 
Ability to test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.
 
Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, and the general public.
 
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

Fleet Mechanic Senior (Automotive)
COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, and maintenance equipment.
 
Knowledge of shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, micrometers, brake relining, and drum grinding machines.
 
Knowledge of automotive mechanics.
 
Skilled in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in automotive repair work.
 
Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.
 
Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.
 
Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.
 
Ability to keep records of repairs and service operation and to make reports.
 
Ability to test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.
 
Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, and the general public.
 
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

Fleet Mechanic Senior (Truck)
COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
  
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, trucks, and maintenance equipment.
 
Knowledge of shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, micrometers, brake relining, and drum grinding machines.
 
Knowledge of diesel/truck mechanics.
 
Skilled in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in diesel/truck repair work.
 
Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.
 
Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.
 
Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.
 
Ability to keep records of repairs and service operation and to make reports.
 
Ability to test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.
 
Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, and the general public.
 
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

Master Fleet Mechanic 
COMMUNICATION COMPETENCIES
Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.
Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.
 
Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.
 
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.
 
Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.
 
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
 
Knowledge of automotive and diesel/truck mechanics.
 
Knowledge of the operation, diagnostics, and repair of fire apparatus.
 
Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.
 
Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.
 
Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.
 
Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, other departments, customers, and the general public.
 
Ability to tests vehicles, machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operations.
 
Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.
 
Ability to detect by inspection any worn, defective or improperly adjusted part of the assembly.
 
Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

PHYSICAL & SENSORY REQUIREMENTS / ENVIRONMENT FACTORS
 
Physical Ability :  Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds). Must be able to wear heard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, safety harnesses, safety shoes, hearing protector, gloves, and welder's helmet. Exposure to noise, moving mechanical parts, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, mist, gases, and smoke.
 
Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
 
Environmental Factors :  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.
 
The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.  The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 
 
A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.
 

Special Instructions

4/27/2020 2:00 PM Eastern

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Closing Date/Time: 4/27/2020 2:00 PM Eastern

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