The fundamental reason this position exists is to provide skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive and light truck vehicles. This position requires a high degree of technical ability related to engine maintenance, major rebuilding, and problem diagnosis and repair. Employees exercise independent judgment as to the method of repair after receiving written or oral instructions concerning the operating condition of the vehicles. The essential functions of this position are: runs preventative maintenance checks on automotive and light trucks, performs general service and repair of automotive and light trucks, and performs administrative tasks as needed to service and repair vehicles. Incumbents receive supervision from the master mechanic or superintendent.
Three years of experience within the past five years as an automotive mechanic with at least one year as an independent lead mechanic OR a diploma/certificate in automotive mechanics and one year of experience as an independent lead mechanic.
Must have and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license and an insurable driving record in order to drive city vehicles. Must be able to attend specialized training out of town as needed to maintain or increase skills. Must be willing to respond to the Garage in order to make repairs to automotive vehicles after normal working hours and be willing to be on call 24 hours during emergency situations or when deemed necessary by the director or his designated representative.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to physical maneuver objects weighing up to 100 pounds and to perform other strenuous physical tasks over extended periods of time. Ability to work in dusty, drafty, and noisy environments. Ability to stand for extended lengths of time as needed to perform job duties.
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