City of Tampa

Master Fleet Mechanic II (#003712) 027

$24.07-$34.26 Hourly / $4,172.13-$5,938.40 Monthly / $50,065.60-$71,260.80 Yearly


Introduction

This is skilled work in performing technical maintenance and major repairs to diverse vehicles and equipment.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of technical maintenance and major repair tasks of average difficulty on automotive, construction, and/or special vehicles and equipment that are gasoline, diesel, and/or propane powered. The employees assist in providing training to lower level mechanics in the performance of technical maintenance and major repair tasks as well as checking their work for accuracy, completeness and conformance to instructions. Employees are also expected to perform complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks in an on-the-job training capacity to acquire experience and develop skill. Under general supervision/training of a higher level mechanic, employees are expected to exercise reasonable initiative and independent judgment in completing assigned tasks and in adhering to established rules and practices of safety. Some positions require that the incumbent work nights, holidays, and/or weekends. Work is reviewed through observations while in progress, and operational road testing, and/or inspections upon completion.

Examples of Duties

Performs a variety of technical maintenance and major repair tasks on automotive, construction, fire, and special vehicles and equipment; analyzes vehicle and equipment malfunctions and extent of needed maintenance and repair; removes, replaces and repairs heating and ventilating systems; troubleshoots, removes and replaces instruments, gauges and warning devices; repairs windows and window cranking devices; repairs and replaces lines, seals, valves, compressors, and tanks on brake systems; adjusts shoe clearances, tightens clamps and bleeds brakes; performs minor repairs to suspension systems including replacing shocks, bushings and springs; repairs drive shafts and replaces universal joints and support bearings; removes, repairs and replaces components of the power take-off system; performs minor repairs to automatic transmissions; replaces generators, alternators, voltage regulators, and related wiring and components; performs major repair to the cranking system including replacing flywheel and assemblies; performs ignition system repairs; performs troubleshooting and major repairs to electrical systems including rewiring, lighting, switch replacement, and system modifications; removes and replaces exhaust manifolds, heat risers and catalytic converter systems; performs minor repairs to fuel systems and major repairs to power tailgate systems; removes, replaces and performs minor repair to winch systems; installs, removes, repairs, and replaces vehicle coupling systems; adjusts, removes and replaces hydraulic controls and cylinders and performs repairs to fluid reservoir tanks and coolers; performs vehicle and equipment inspections to recommend retention, removal from service or cannibalization.

Participates in the training of lower level mechanics in the performance of technical maintenance and major repair tasks; gives instructions and assistance; checks work for quality control; prepares records of work performed.

Performs complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks in an on-the-job training capacity to acquire experience and develop skill and proficiency.

Cuts and threads pipes to facilitate installation or repair; uses welding equipment to fabricate trailer hitches, bumpers, vehicle bodies, commercial containers, and/or other types of equipment or parts; operates and maintains shop equipment such as lathe, milling machine, drill press, table saw, band saw, and other shop machinery; operates gas powered L.P.G. fueled equipment and various mechanical equipment; uses precision measuring equipment (calibers, vibration analyzers, micrometers).

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: standard methods, practices, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of diverse gasoline, diesel, and/or propane powered vehicles and equipment; occupational hazards and safety precautions relating to vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic principles as applied to maintenance and repairs of automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment; safe methods used for hoisting and relocating heavy mechanisms.

Some knowledge of: operation and use of diverse automotive, construction, and special vehicles and equipment.

Ability to: perform technical maintenance and major mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic repairs; use and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints and technical publications; operate testing equipment to detect vehicle and equipment malfunctions and to identify repair requirements; perform tasks requiring physical strength; understand and follow oral and written instructions and prepare simple reports; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others; inspect work of others and train lower level mechanics; acquire additional skill in performing complex maintenance and specialized repair tasks.

Skill in: use and care of tools, machinery and testing equipment utilized in technical maintenance and major repair of automotive, construction and special vehicles and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and one (1) year of experience in performing routine maintenance and minor repair work on automotive, construction, and special vehicles and equipment which are gasoline, diesel and/or propane powered including six (6) months of experience in performing technical maintenance and major repair tasks, and possession and maintenance of certification as Master Automobile or Master Medium to Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technician per National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (NIASE) standards; or, current employment as a Fleet Mechanic II and possession and maintenance of certification as Master Automobile or Master Medium to Heavy-Duty Vehicle Technician per NIASE standards and a rating of excellent or outstanding on the latest performance evaluation.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Commercial driver’s license.

Comments

Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 003712; EST: 8/13/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;