Vehicle Mechanic- 955 (Fleet)

City of Columbia MO- HR   Columbia, MO   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on December 31, 2022
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Posting Number 2821P
Position Title Vehicle Mechanic - 955 (Fleet)
Department Public Works
Job Code 02107
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Union Code/Affiliation Local 955
Job Description Summary
Perform journey-level maintenance and repair work of City-owned vehicles and equipment.
Essential Job Functions
•Service and repair gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) engines, manual and automatic transmissions, rear ends, drive lines, clutch, brake and electrical systems, air conditioning and related equipment, fuel and cooling systems, hydraulics, and air brakes at a vehicle maintenance facility or the site of a vehicle breakdown.

•Perform general overhaul of equipment, including disassembly, repairing or replacing of damaged or malfunctioning parts or mechanical units.

•Utilize electronic diagnostic equipment and corrective tools, including air impact wrenches, ignition scope, laptop computer, brake drum, rotor lathe, drill dress, hydraulic press, valve grinder, torch welder, front end machine, and wheel balance.

•Perform preventative maintenance and troubleshooting inspections; evaluate conditions and determine extent of repair work to be performed.

•Repair, replace, and adjust braking systems, master and wheel cylinders, front-end assemblies, steering systems, suspensions, alignments, and the like.

•Clean work areas, equipment, and tools.
Ancillary Job Functions
•Maintain accurate records of services performed.

•Repair and service small engines, such as chainsaws, lawn mowers and related equipment.

•May provide maintenance and repair work on stationary equipment, fixtures, and other equipment.

•Perform other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience - An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered
•High school diploma or equivalent.

•2 year technical degree or minimum of three years of journey-level experience in the
maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel vehicles and equipment.

•Must possess and maintain a valid Class B CDL, with no air brake restriction within 6 months of hire.

•Must possess and maintain a Missouri State Vehicle Inspection License and Freon Handler Certification.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities which may be representative, but not all-inclusive of those commonly associated with this position
•Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, materials, and equipment of the automotive and mechanical trades.

•Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards connected with vehicle maintenance and repair, including relevant safety standards and precautions.

•Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems relating to the safe and effective operation of gasoline, diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles and equipment.

•Ability to use and maintain bench and hand tools, machines, and test equipment of the automotive and mechanical trades in a safe, efficient manner.

•Ability to read and interpret electrical wiring and hydraulic system diagrams.

•Effective verbal and written communication skills.

•Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.
Work Environment – Environmental or atmospheric conditions commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job
•May be exposed to inclement outdoor weather, mechanical oils, airborne particles/fumes, moving mechanical parts, loud noise levels, or potentially hazardous or cancer-causing agents/chemicals.

•May be required to work in confined spaces, hazardous traffic conditions, or high/dangerous places.
Physical Abilities that are commonly associated with the performance of the functions of this job. The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions
•Regularly required to perform repetitive wrist, hand and/or finger movement.

•Regularly required to talk and listen.

•Frequently required to feel attributes of objects in order to check parts for wear; grasp tools; push to move shop equipment; stand to service heavy equipment; walk; drive; reach with hands/arms to make various repairs; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl to inspect a vehicle; and move up and down from/to a sitting position on the floor to work under vehicles.

•Must have clarity of vision, three-dimensional vision, ability to identify/distinguish colors, and precise hand-eye coordination in order to perform visual inspections to discover failed parts and components and follow wiring diagrams to perform diagnosis.

•Requires concentrated attention from the worker.

•Must be able to lift 100 or more pounds.

•Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
Multiple shifts
Supervision Exercised
Starting Salary $20.64 per hour plus shift differential of $.75 per hour for all hours worked between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.
Pay Grade A11
Number of Positions Available 5
Deadline to Apply  
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
This position is open until filled, however we prefer to have all applications submitted by December 15, 2022.
Notice to Applicants
Individuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.CITY (2489)




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