SENIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

Recruitment #1805-5322-001

General Description

Performs preventive maintenance and repairs of heavy vehicles and equipment. Rebuilds and installs engines and makes service calls.

Essential Functions

Performs preventative maintenance by replacing fluids and filters in equipment, measuring, adjusting and recording test results, cleaning and replacing components in equipment, checking and adjusting components and ensuring equipment is in proper operating condition.

Repairs equipment and makes service calls by diagnosing, troubleshooting, repairing and replacing defective parts and components, investigating malfunctions and breakdowns, installing new parts and components and welding and fabricating parts as needed.

Rebuilds and installs diesel, gasoline and natural gas engines by disassembling, inspecting, measuring and evaluating internal and external engine parts, ordering parts, reassembling and installing engines, verifying clearance and tolerance and making adjustments as necessary.

Interprets and applies information from technical manuals and web sites.

Tests equipment in accordance with technical requirements.

Prepares reports, requisitions and work orders and maintains records.

Maintains shop by cleaning, degreasing shop areas, painting and labeling equipment and promoting safety procedures.

Contains and safely disposes of hazardous wastes.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Education Level & Type: 6 months post High School

Minimum Experience Qualifications: At least 4 years maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding heavy and specialized trucks, construction, and street maintenance equipment

Valid and Unrestricted Class D - Driver's License

Special Job Requirements

Some positions require Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) Certification

Positions at Tucson Water require a CDL Class B permit at time of application

Selection Plan

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated on the education and work experience in their employment profile and the responses to their supplemental questions. The highest scoring applicants will then be invited to participate in an Practical Exam.

Practical Exam will be held the week of: July 8, 2018.

Upon completion of all examination processes, the highest scoring applicants will be placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  An applicant's ranking on the Civil Service list will be based on their final score which will be calculated as:      

  • 10% of your rating for education and work experience
  • 90% of your practical exam

This recruitment will establish a civil service list that will be utilized to fill vacancies occurring within the next 6 months.

Veterans, Native American, or Disability preference points will be added to the final score for those that are placed on the Civil Service Employment List.  If you qualify for preference points as outlined in the Employment Profile, you must hand deliver your documentation on the day of the practical exam. The DD 214 must be a copy that indicates characterization of service.  

If you are in need of Americans with Disabilities Act-related accommodation during the testing process, please call Demetria Lopez at 520-837-5015, at least 48 hours prior to the evaluation.

Pre-employment Medical Testing Requirements

If at Water then:

Basic Physical

NIDA Drug Test

75 lb Lift Test

If at GS working on garbage trucks then:

Basic Physical

Hep B Vaccine (follow City of Tucson protocol)

50 lb Lift Test

If on swing-shift then add:

Long Audio Test

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To ensure accurate payroll information for tax purposes, the successful candidate will need to provide their original Social Security Card or original letter from the Social Security Administration with their social security number prior to beginning work with the City of Tucson.

The City of Tucson hires lawful workers only - US citizens or nationals and non-citizens with valid work authorization - without discrimination. Federal immigration laws require all employers to verify both the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States. In its efforts to meet the law's requirements, the City of Tucson participates in the E-Verify program established by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Social Security Administration (SSA) to aid employers in verifying the eligibility of workers.

Retired City of Tucson employees receiving benefits from the Tucson Supplemental Retirement System who are considering reemployment with the City should be aware that pursuant to Section 22-37(g) of the Tucson City Code, retirement benefits shall be suspended during the period of reemployment with the City of Tucson unless you have been separated at least twelve consecutive months before returning to work AND you return to a non-permanent employment classification. Creditable service does not accrue during any reemployment period.



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