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Heavy Equipment Service Tech Associate #2201-123120-01

Date Opened
Friday, May 13, 2022 1:00 PM
Close Date
Saturday, May 28, 2022 11:59 PM
  • $17.35 - $22.77/hour; $36,084.00 - $47,359.00/year
Employment Type
  • Full Time



The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Carolina Panthers, the Charlotte Hornets and the NASCAR Hall of Fame. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.


This position serves as Heavy Equipment Technician for the Aviation Department.  Performs skilled maintenance work primarily on both diesel and electric buses, trucks, tractors, and other standard and special automotive equipment operated by the Aviation Department.

General Information:
Ideal candidate will possess a valid Class B CDL driver’s license with passenger endorsement. If candidate does not have CDL, CLT Airport will provide training.
Certain convictions within a 10-year period would prevent unescorted access and therefore deny employment.
Vehicle Maintenance Facility offers heated and cooled work area with good lighting and other facility amenities
Hours are 4 days per week (Monday-Thursday or Tuesday-Friday) 6:00AM – 4:00PM. With a rotating weekend day once per month. Subject to work at other times and emergency calls back to work.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

 1. Under direction and guidance of a senior technician, assists with the inspection of vehicle systems for mechanical damage and needed maintenance
2. Completes basic preventative maintenance independently, on Buses (80%) and Light Equipment such as Vans, Pick-up Trucks, and passenger vehicles (20%).  PMs  include: 
o Oil and Filter Change. 
o Brake Replacement
o Chassis Lubrication
o Replace Transmission Fluid
o Cleaning Radiator
o Replace Fuel Filter
o Drain and Replace Axle Gear Oil
o Repack Wheel Hub
o Safety and OBDII Inspections
3. Assists in the diagnosis and repair by completing minor removal and replacement of failed components on the vehicle’s body and/or auxiliary systems. 
4. Must exhibit the basic knowledge of different vehicle/equipment systems and have demonstrated experience in the completion of basic preventative maintenance activities. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Intermediate knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing automotive and related equipment.
Basic knowledge of the operating principles of engines and mechanical components of automotive equipment.
Familiarity with safe working practices and hazard communication standard.
Basic ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and to perform routine mechanical repairs independently.
Ability to perform and knowledge of shop arithmetic.
Ability to prepare and maintain work records and routine reports.
Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Skill in the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in all types of automotive repair work.
Computer literacy required.

Physical Requirements:
This is a physically active job requiring manual dexterity, physical strength and the ability to lift 50 lbs. without assistance, and the ability to manipulate heavier weights up to 100 lbs. with assistance.  Physical activity may include stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and repetitive motions.  Exposure to noise, heat, dust, cold, fumes, uneven surfaces, chemical substances likely, and adverse weather conditions.

Preferred Qualification

Post-secondary education in a related technical field preferred.  ASE certifications are preferred as well.

Minimum Qualifications

One year related work experience


High School Graduate or Equivalent

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

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You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

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The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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