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Diesel Technician - Senior #2301-123220-02

Multiple Positions

Date Opened
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 12:30 PM
Close Date
Monday, June 17, 2024 8:00 AM
General Services
  • $59,000 - $65,000
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The goal of the City of Charlotte's General Services Department is to guide agencies through innovative and efficient deployment of resources to meet their missions and fulfill the needs of the City in a rapidly evolving and complex environment. The Department will design and deliver expanded, shared services across departments and for the City of Charlotte to improve performance and save taxpayer money. General Services consists of capital project management, fleet services, procurement, environmental services, property management, and other support services.  


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.


Skilled Trades


We are currently seeking a Diesel Technician – Senior to join our award-winning Fleet Management Division.  The Diesel Technician will be a key member of a dedicated team of ASE Medium and Heavy certified technicians, supporting the City of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County.
Our garages offer modern column lifts and state of the art factory diagnostic software and tooling.  The City of Charlotte has a diverse and modern fleet of over 7,000 assets.  First and second shift positions are available.   

Fleet Management offers:
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • $2,000 sign on bonus
  • 2.5% premium pay for heavy technicians who possess a CDL
  • 2.5% shift differential for technicians on second shift
  • Employee referral bonus opportunity
  • Career growth opportunities, including pre-paid tuition for an Associate’s Degree through CPCC
  • Annual tool reimbursement
  • ASE training incentives

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Daily evaluation, inspection, diagnosis and repair of heavy truck fleet, medium duty vehicle fleet, and construction equipment 
  • Inspection, diagnose and repair of complex electronically controlled diesel engines, modern electrical systems, on and off-road equipment drivetrains, air braking systems, steering and suspension, and hydraulic systems on fleet assets
  • Utilize fleet maintenance software to accurately document work performed
  • Communicate with all levels of fleet operations and customers ensuring repairs are completed 
  • Interpret manuals, electrical diagrams and diagnostic software
  • Understand and follow general and trade specific safety procedures

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of methods, tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing automotive and heavy equipment
  • Commitment to life-long learning, keeping pace with new technology
  • Ability to work effectively as part of team
  • Works in organized, clean and safe manner
  • Ability to diagnose defects in a range of equipment from light vehicles to heavy trucks and construction equipment and perform mechanical repairs independently, using computer based diagnostic programs and other technical equipment 
  • Follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to lift up 75 lbs. of equipment and/or tools
  • Must have or obtain the following licensures:  
    • NC Inspection License (within 12 months from hire)
    • AC Recover and Recycling License (within 6 months from hire)
  • Must have within one year of hire, a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, and ability to obtain and maintain a City driving permit 
      • Must have basic hand tools and tool storage upon hire

      Preferred Qualification

      • Considerable experience in performing journeyman level diesel service technician work on all types of medium and heavy equipment 
      • Degree or certification from an accredited technical school, college or manufacturer training certification recognized by ASE
      • ASE certification(s) applicable to position

      Minimum Qualifications

      • Five (5) years of relevant work experience; or a High School diploma/GED with three (3) years of relevant work experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the essential job duties


      • $57,165 - $61,594 Commensurate with Experience

      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.

      Please note that all job offers are contingent upon an applicant successfully passing a new hire background check and drug screening.  If an applicant does not pass the background screening, the offer will be rescinded. 

      The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

      How To Apply

      Apply online.

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

      Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

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

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