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Sr. Automotive Technician (2nd Shift) #2307-123211-01

Date Opened
Tuesday, July 25, 2023 7:00 AM
Close Date
Sunday, September 24, 2023 8:00 PM
General Services
  • $50,000 - $55,932
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 15th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 897,000 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 


The Fleet Management Division is seeking a Senior Automotive Technician to join a team of highly skilled technicians. The fleet includes, but is not limited to: light duty, medium duty, police and fire equipment. The fleet is powered by gas, diesel, and electric drivetrains. This is a 2nd shift position at the General Commerce Shop.    

Major Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs advanced diagnosis & repair of complex electronically controlled gasoline, automotive diesel, hybrid, electric powertrains, and modern electrical systems that may necessitate the use of computer based diagnostic platforms.
  • Performs preventative maintenance inspection and repair to comply with Fleet Management and NCDOT standards
  • Utilizes fleet maintenance software to accurately document work performed
  • Interpret manuals, electrical diagrams and diagnostic software.
  • Understand and follow industry specific safety procedures and general safety practices.
  • Maintains a safe/clean work environment 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Experience performing automotive service technician work on all types of light and medium duty vehicles
  • Works well without direct supervision
  • Knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in maintaining & repairing automotive & related equipment
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards & safety precautions of the trade
  • Analyze, evaluate & effectively write diagnosis, recommendations, and work performed to complete work orders
  • Skilled in the use and care of tools, equipment and materials used in all types of automotive repair work.
  • Follow oral & written instructions
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds of equipment and/or tools
  • Possess or obtain the following licensures within six months (180) days of hire:
    • NC Inspection license
    • AC Recovery & Recycling License
  • May be required to periodically work overtime, alternate shifts, holidays, and weekends to meet Fleet staffing needs
  • Must possess a valid driver's license
  • Ability to effectively be part of team.

Preferred Qualification

  • Degree or certification from a technical school or college.  
  • ASE certification(s) applicable to position.
  • Experience repairing and maintaining Fleet vehicles and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School diploma/GED with five (5) 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


  • $50,000 - $55,932 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.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

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.

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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