Fleet Mechanic I RTS

City of Gainesville
Job Description
Salary 
$18.14 - $26.78 Hourly
Location 
Gainesville, FL
Job Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM
Job Number
09218
 
 
Closing
Continuous
Job Ad
Fleet Mechanic I RTS description image
The City of Gainesville is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision. This highly responsible, self-starter will perform mechanical work repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment.

A typical work day may include, but not be limited to: Performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on automobiles, light trucks, busses and transit equipment in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations statutory requirements and departmental policy and procedures; Diagnosing and repairing bus transmission electronic control systems, removes and replaces transmissions; Performing brake system performance tests and diagnostics, relines brakes, and replaces valves, switches, hardware, slack adjusters and other foundation brake parts and components; Diagnosing irregular tire wear patterns and determines cause, repairs tires, including mounting new tires and the rotation of tire positions to maximize the service life of tires.

To be considered, you must have: 
  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by appropriate technical courses, preferably including training by vehicle manufacturers' or accredited vocational-technical institution, and
  • Three (3) years of experience  repairing motor vehicles and/or equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.
Notes:
  • Shift work will be required ($2/hr differential for 3rd shift)
  • Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification in bus or heavy truck repair and maintenance highly desired.
  • A CDL Class "B" with "P" (Passenger Transport) endorsement is required within thirty (30) days of appointment.
  • May establish eligibility list
  • May fill multiple positions
  • May under fill the position

Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life!
Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".
 
Job Description

SUMMARY
Skilled mechanical work repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment.
Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under limited supervision.  Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by its lack of leadworker responsibility and from lower classes by its technical nature and emphasis on repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*
*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position.  The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job.  Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on automobiles, light trucks, busses and transit equipment in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations statutory requirements and departmental policy and procedures.
Repairs diesel and gasoline powered engines.
Repairs diesel air intake and fuel systems.
Diagnoses and repairs bus transmission electronic control systems, removes and replaces transmissions.
Repairs wheel chair lift mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, repairs/replaces hydraulic cylinders.
Performs functional inspection and repairs wheelchair restraint systems.
Repairs or replaces pneumatic system motors, switches valves and interlock system components.
Performs repairs to internal and eternal vehicle and bus lighting systems.
Performs repairs to vehicle safety equipment, horn, windshield wipers, mirrors and lights.
Performs brake system performance tests and diagnostics, relines brakes, and replaces valves, switches, hardware, slack adjusters and other foundation brake parts and components.
Diagnoses and repairs automotive-type electrical systems.
Diagnoses and repairs engine starting and charging systems.
Performs on-board computer diagnostics.
Repairs engine cooling system and components. Removes and repairs or replaces radiators, cooling fan, hydraulic fan drive system components, thermostats, water pumps, belts, hoses and other related cooling system components.
Repairs hydraulic systems on automobiles, light trucks, buses, and transit equipment.
Diagnoses and repairs defects in steering and suspension systems.
Diagnoses irregular tire wear patterns and determines cause, repairs tires, including mounting new tires and the rotation of tire positions to maximize the service life of tires.
Performs minor body work replaces bumpers, panels, doors and hinges.
Repairs/replaces propeller shaft, yolks and universal joints.
Maintains fare collection equipment.
Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.
Performs emergency road service to equipment, cleans up petroleum or coolant discharge on the roadway and completes required documentation.
May advise or assist co-workers in more complex repair work.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by appropriate technical courses, preferably including training by vehicle manufacturers' or accredited vocational-technical institution, and three (3) years experience  repairing motor vehicles and/or equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES
Licenses
CDL class "B" license, with passenger transport endorsement, required within one month of date of employment.
Certifications
Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification in bus or heavy truck repair and maintenance highly desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of automotive mechanic trade.
Knowledge of automotive electrical systems.
Knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned area of responsibility.
Knowledge of principles of operation and repair, of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines..
Knowledge of automotive electrical systems.
Knowledge of automotive on-board computer systems.
Skill in the use of tools, machines, and testing instruments.
Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers.
Ability to read and understand technical manuals.
Ability to use personal computers.
Ability to perform diagnostic evaluations on automotive and other transit equipment.
Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Work requires physical strength and agility to safely perform all essential functions.
Work requires bending, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling up to a maximum of 100 lbs.
Work requires climbing/working at heights with the use of ladders, scaffolding and stairs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
Must supply and maintain own tools as specified. 
Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic. 
Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels. 
Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals, including fiberglass materials and resins. 
Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas.

Contact Information