Garage Mechanic

Posted: 03/01/2020

Submit resume by going to, Career Opportunities, reviewing the Garage Mechanic description and following directions to submit cover letter and resume. We will not accept mailed, faxed, hand-delivered or directly emailed resumes. Deadline to submit resume is Noon on Friday, April 3, 2020. Skilled technical position, responsible for the maintenance and repair of up to seventy different types of vehicles owned by the City and operated by City employees. 1. Performs routine preventive maintenance on a variety of gasoline and diesel powered equipment. 2. Repairs gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions and drive trains. 3. Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs automotive electrical failures. 4. Performs tire replacement/repair, fuel systems diagnosis/repair, brake repair, suspension system repair, cooling system repairs, clutch/transmission replacement or repair, driveline repair and hydraulic systems diagnosis/repair. 5. Repairs radiators, cleans and overhauls carburetors and replaces fuel pumps. 6. Repairs hydraulic pumps and lines. Fabricates hydraulic lines to proper pressure ratings and performs pressure testing of lines. 7. Performs major overhaul on gasoline and diesel engines. 8. Performs layout and fabrication of metal assemblies and weldments. Performs welding/cutting as needed. 9. Performs design and creation of jigs to aid in the fabrication of parts. 10. Performs mechanical duties in shop or on service calls, responding to calls for service at remote job sites. Works outside in all weather conditions. 11. Replaces or repairs major components of fire apparatus high volume centrifugal water pumps. (FIRE ONLY) 12. Maintains accurate records of all parts and component replacements. Documents all maintenance performed on equipment being maintained or repaired. 13. May assist with writing specifications for the purchase of new equipment, including fire and medical apparatus. 1. Working knowledge of engines, drive trains, chassis, cooling, electrical and hydraulic systems. 2. Knowledge of properties and characteristics of metals used for cutting, welding and forming objects. 3. Ability to cut and join metal parts for fabrication and repair of vehicles and equipment. 4. Basic knowledge of blueprint reading. ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE & TRAINING 1. Associate’s Degree in car or truck mechanics with minimum two years experience in major repair of vehicles or Technical school graduate with a diploma in automotive mechanics and minimum three years experience as defined or High school graduate/equivalent with minimum four years experience as defined. 2. Work experience must be verifiable with a dealership, private repair facility, truck stop/service center, construction company, governmental agency/school system or other legitimate business. 3. Required to possess or obtain an Iowa Class A Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL) with air brake and tanker endorsements within 6 months of employment. Failure to obtain this CDL within the 6 month time frame will result in termination of employment with no appeal rights. Good driving record based on City of Waterloo driver performance criteria. WORK SCHEDULE Will be assigned to a shift that is one of the following: 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. or 3:00 p.m.-11:00 p.m. Monday-Friday with a twenty-minute paid lunch. Required to report for work as needed any time during emergencies that are usually caused by extreme weather conditions.

Type of Employment: Full-Time