• Certified Auto/Truck Mechanic

    Posted: 06/29/2022

    This is skilled work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy gasoline and diesel driven automotive and other mechanical equipment. Work involves responsibility for the performance of skilled tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of automobiles, heavy duty trucks, tractors, graders, sweepers, and standard and special automotive and mechanical equipment in accordance with standard trade practices.

    Work is performed under general supervision and requires independence as to method of repair after receiving oral instructions or written work orders.


    • Follows checklists to ensure all important parts are examined, including belts, hoses, steering systems, spark plugs, brake and fuel systems, wheel bearings, and other potentially troublesome areas.
    • Performs routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups on City automobiles, light and heavy duty trucks and other mechanical equipment.
    • Inspects and tests equipment at prescribed intervals of time and usage or upon malfunction or breakdown.
    • Disassembles, inspects, and replaces worn or broken parts. Fits and adjusts new or repaired parts.
    • Test drives repaired equipment.
    • May drive facility tow truck to retrieve vehicles that break down away from the facility (Jump/Recovery)
    • Notifies supervisor of potentially dangerous equipment and what corrective action should be taken.
    • Performs field or shop inspections of automotive or mechanical equipment to determine repair needs or estimate repair costs; makes field repairs when possible.
    • Occasionally works with other City departments on special projects.
    • Performs occasional metal work by cutting, welding, and other procedures.
    • Performs other related work as required.


    • High school diploma or GED equivalent required.
    • A minimum of 2 years' experience in engine mechanic, electrical systems, brakes, steering, and suspension or completion of a recognized automotive training program in high school or at a technical, trade, community or junior college.
    • Must possess and maintain a valid Michigan driver's license plus a CDL with a "B" endorsement, required at job acceptance. N endorsement is required to be obtained and maintained within three (3) months of job acceptance.
    • A CDL "A" endorsement must be obtained within six (6) months of job acceptance.
    • Must possess and maintain State of Michigan certifications in the following repair categories
      • Automobile and light truck repair
      • Engine Tune-up/Performance
      • Front End, Suspension & Steering Systems
      • Brakes & Braking Systems
      • Electrical Systems
      • Heating & Air Conditioning
    • Must obtain and maintain State of Michigan certification as a Master Heavy-duty Truck Mechanic within 24 months of job acceptance.
    • Must provide own tools and tool box.
    • Skill in the use and care of tools used in the automotive and mechanical repair work.
    • Must have and wear protective footwear (steel-toe or equivalent) per MIOSHA regulations at all times, and all footwear must meet federal (ANSI Z41.1) standards.


    • Health Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • City provided HSA [Health Savings Account]
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Defined Contribution Pension Plan through MERS with City contributions
    • Paid Vacation and personal days
    • 11 Paid Holidays
    • Sick leave accrual per month.

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