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This position serves as master heavy equipment mechanic for the Aviation Department. Performs skilled maintenance and repair work on trucks, tractors, fire apparatus, heavy construction equipment, generators and other standard and special automotive equipment operated by the Aviation Department. Serves as lead technician in the absence of the Equipment Shop Lead
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Assignments vary based on area of specialization. Specialties include,but are not limited to fire apparatus and emergency equipment. Other specialties may include, but are not limited to off road support equipment such as the Stripe Hog, Vammas Snow Brooms, , mowers, agricultural tractors, sweepers, and ramp cleaners.
2. Inspects and supervises inspection of automotive and heavy equipment to determine necessary repairs and maintenance service, and estimates cost of performing work.
3. Assigns and reviews work of mechanics and technicians engaged in performing duties which range from routine automotive servicing to minor and major adjustments, engine overhaul, body repair, and towing vehicles. Provides technical assistance on unusual or complex assignments.
4. Inspects records of work performed and materials used in automotive maintenance and repair to ensure accuracy and quality of work products; instructs employees in safety precautions and technical skills.
5. Authorizes requisitions of parts, materials, and supplies from stockroom and accounts for use of items issued; orders necessary repair tools for use by staff.
6. Assists in the maintenance of tools, equipment, machines and general work area used in maintenance and repair work.
7. Serves as lead worker in the absence of the Equipment Shop Supervisor
8. Completes paperwork and reports; maintains records.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in maintaining and repairing automotive and related equipment.
• Thorough knowledge of the operating principles of engines and mechanical components of automotive equipment.
• Familiarity with safe working practices and hazard communication standard.
• Ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and to perform complex mechanical repairs independently.
• Ability to perform and knowledge of shop arithmetic.
• Ability to supervise, assign work and review the work of other mechanics and technicians.
• Ability to schedule the flow of automotive servicing and repair activities.
• 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.
• Considerable skill in the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in all types of automotive repair work.
• Computer literacy required.
Post-secondary education in a related technical field preferred. ASE master certification preferred as well as certification for the dispensing and recovery of A/C refrigerant, R12 and 134A.
Five years relevant work experience
High School Graduate or Equivalent and three years relevant work 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.
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
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