Auto Mechanic (Diesel Engine/Heavy Equipment)

Recruitment #16-CI5241-02

Salary Information

Compensation plans are based on a multi-step progression system. The pay range reflects the entry level and maximum salary potential in the assigned pay grade.

**A starting salary may be negotiated and will be commensurate with education, training and experience in alignment with pay administration policies and MCCP Board Rules & Regulations**

Nature of Work

This is skilled mechanical work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of diesel engines and heavy equipment. Incumbents must have a high degree of technical ability as it relates to engine repairs and major assembly rebuilding. Responsibilities include repairing diesel engines, replacing and installing Allison, New World and Rockwell transmissions, repairing cooling and air conditioning systems, repairing electrical systems, repairing or replacing fuel systems, hydraulic and air brake systems, and hydraulic systems, performing miscellaneous repairs or modifications on diesel engines and heavy equipment and overhauling engines. Incumbents are supervised by the Garage Superintendent.

Minimum Qualifications

At least three years of experience as an automotive, diesel engine and heavy equipment mechanic within the past five years to include performance at the journeyman level. At least one of the three years of experience must be as a diesel engine and heavy equipment mechanic. The journeyman experience must include at least two years of apprenticeship experience working under a trained mechanic and at least one year of experience working independently as a lead mechanic.

OR must possess a diploma or certificate in diesel mechanics or a related area from a technical school and at least one year of experience within the past five years working independently as a diesel engine or heavy equipment mechanic. 

Independent work experience must include making repairs as a lead mechanic to include diesel engines, transmissions, tires, hydraulic and air brake systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, and fuel systems. 

Must also have experience conducting diagnostic tests to isolate problems such as with diesel engines, engine components, or computerized automatic and standard transmissions on diesel engines and heavy equipment or fire apparatus. 

Experience at operating heavy equipment or the ability to learn to operate heavy equipment in order to diagnose problems and perform road tests. 

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.

Special Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid Alabama driver's license. Must be willing to obtain an Alabama CDL driver's license as needed  to operate heavy equipment when conducting road tests. 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 diesel engines and heavy equipment 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.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one (1) vacancy and any vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the City of Montgomery Fleet Management Department.  Applicants will be screened, qualified and ranked based on education and experience as shown on the application and willingness questionnaire. For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and willingness questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.  If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants on the register.  Tied scores will not be broken. If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 11:59 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a pre-employment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

BACKGROUND CHECK: Employment may be conditional upon the potential employee passing a background check. (Candidates will be asked to provide consent prior to the administration of background checks.)

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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