Master Auto Mechanic

Recruitment #24-CO0592-01

Pay Grade


Nature of Work

The fundamental reason this job exists is to supervise and instruct mechanics and auto servicers and perform highly skilled work in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of trucks, heavy equipment, automobiles, farm equipment, motorcycles and fire apparatus (City) and to perform highly skilled work in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of trucks, heavy equipment, and farm equipment (County). Assists the superintendent in the overall supervision and management of the division.  The essential functions are:  supervises mechanics and servicers in the diagnosis, maintenance, repair of large trucks, off-road heavy equipment, automobiles, light trucks, motorcycles, small engines, and fire apparatus (City); performs equipment repair work on light, medium and heavy duty trucks, and off-road equipment; communicates with parts department personnel, businesses, other divisions and supervisors; performs miscellaneous functions; troubleshoots and performs repairs on electrical systems on various makes and models of vehicles; performs repairs on hydraulic system on various makes and models of heavy equipment; and troubleshoots and repairs brake systems.   Incumbents perform the more difficult repairs as needed, and report to a Garage Superintendent.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have at least five years of recent experience as an automotive, diesel engine, heavy equipment, or fire apparatus mechanic at the journeyman level. 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. Applicants must also have experience using computer testing or diagnostic equipment on vehicles, diesel engines, heavy equipment, or fire apparatus. Preference may be given to those with current Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification(s) or previous training or experience supervising mechanics or technicians.

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

Special Requirements

Must be willing to respond after normal working hours, work day or night shift, and be on-call 24 hours during emergency situations or when deemed necessary.  Must possess and maintain a current Alabama Driver's License and have an insurable driving record.   Must be willing to obtain an Alabama Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) (City).   Must have a Commercial Driver's License (Class A), from the State of Alabama, or must obtain one within six (6) months of employment date (County). Must be able to attend specialized training out-of-town as needed to maintain or improve skills.

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 Montgomery County Sheriff Department.  Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental 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. 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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