The purpose of this classification is to perform
technical/manual work functions associated with the repair and
maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive/mechanical
equipment and machinery.
The following duties are normal for this classification. The
omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the
classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical
assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required
and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all
positions within this classification, but are determined by the
normal requirements for the particular position.
Inspects equipment and diagnoses malfunctions; examines parts
for damage or excessive wear; repairs, rebuilds and maintains
automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery.
Repairs vehicles and heavy equipment, specifically: fire and
rescue vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, backhoes, front end
loaders, track driven loaders, bulldozers, trenchers, motor
graders, boom and bucket trucks, cranes, knuckle boom loaders, and
other City equipment; operates/inspects/tests equipment to ensure
Performs technical and skilled tasks to rebuild a wide variety
of motors, engines, tools, pumps, and specialized systems including
hydraulic cylinders, rear differentials, gear boxes, steering
sectors, and related systems
Inspects equipment and conducts diagnostic tests to detect
problems and determine resolutions on systems including automatic
and diesel electronic systems, air conditioning systems, and
related operational areas.
Repairs numerous operating systems performing technical and
skilled tasks; repairs air brake systems, hydraulic brake systems,
hydrostatic brake systems, antilock brake systems, drive shafts,
manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, cranking systems,
charging, systems, electronics, cooling systems, fiberglass body
components, sheet metal body components, mechanical and electronic
fuel injection systems, electronic turbo charged diesel systems,
front and rear axles, truck frames, and any other operational areas
necessary to restore usability to the equipment.
Performs the following repair tasks: overhauling vital engine
components, repairing and maintaining structural integrity,
repairing and maintaining hydraulic systems, inspecting and
repairing brake components, overhauling rear differential and rear
axle bearings, troubleshooting ignition and electrical systems,
repairing and recharging air conditioning systems.
Performs the following maintenance on machinery: checking fluid
levels, changing oil and filters, replacing tires, batteries and
hoses, tuning engines, greasing equipment, pumping gasoline, and
Operates machinery used in fabrication of parts and designs
requested by verbal instruction or detailed drawings.
Operates machinery, equipment and tools associated with
repairing, rebuilding, maintaining, and testing equipment,
specifically: specialized welders, cutting torch, air arc torch,
mechanic tools, pneumatic tools, and diagnostic instruments.
Rigs and lifts heavy loads such as truck beds, boom sections
from knuckle boom loaders, and large sheets of steel.
Maintains equipment service records, warranty records.
Prepares and/or receives forms, drawings or documents; processes
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides
information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to
appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service.
Responds to service calls for vehicles disabled on the road;
troubleshoots problems or arranges tow.
Cleans shop areas after projects are complete.
Maintains shop equipment, specifically: air compressors, gas
pumps, hydraulic lifts, electrical wiring in building.
Assists tire shop in repairing rims and removing stripped lug
nuts and studs.
Maintains grease and oil separator.
Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or
without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.
Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the
provision of quality services by the department.
Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day to
Must meet regular attendance requirements.
Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with
staff, co-workers, managers and citizens.
Performs other related duties as required.
High School diploma or GED with vocational/technical school
training in automotive mechanics, diesel engine repair, or related
field required; three years of experience in automotive
maintenance, machine shop welding, pipe and structural welding, or
heavy equipment maintenance and repair, or a related field; or any
equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which
provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this
job. Must obtain and maintain certification in freon recovery
within six months of date of hire. Must obtain and maintain a valid
Alabama Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, within six
months of date of hire. This job classification is considered to be
safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug
Minimum Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions
The following requirements are normal for this classification.
Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this
classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for
the particular position.
DATA UTILIZATION: Requires the ability to review, classify,
categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising
discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing
such analysis to established standards for the purpose of
recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and
HUMAN INTERACTION: Requires the ability to exchange information
for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established
policies, procedures and standards.
EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZATION: Requires
the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or
rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to
prescribed standards and specifications. Requires the ability to
operate and control the actions of the same equipment, machinery,
VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety
of reference and descriptive data and information.
MATHEMATICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to perform addition,
subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate
decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of
fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.
FUNCTIONAL REASONING: Requires the ability to apply principles
of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in
written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise
independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to
meet variations in assigned objectives.
SITUATIONAL REASONING: Requires the ability to exercise
judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving
evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable
PHYSICAL ABILITY: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy
physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing
and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of
stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting,
carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and
materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects
and materials (up to 100 pounds).
SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Some tasks require the ability to perceive
and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, texture,
and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to
ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Performance of essential functions may
require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt,
dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, smoke, temperature
and noise extremes, hazardous materials, confined spaces,
machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards,
bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks,
animal/human bites, or rude/irate customers.