City of Farmington
  • 03-Mar-2023 to Until Filled (MST)
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 17.40-27.07 per hour
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits



JOB POSITION #48 - Heavy Truck and Equipment Mechanic


DEPARTMENT: General Service/Vehicle Maintenance


SALARY: $17.40 - $27.07 / Hour

PAY GRADE: H - Non-Exempt

TYPE OF POSITION: Regular/Full-Time

DAYS WORKED: Monday - Friday

HOURS WORKED: 6:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.




Works under the close supervision of the Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent or designee.

Using excellent customer service skills, establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, officials, and all members of the general public.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Performs semi-skilled, skilled work in maintaining the vehicles in the City's fleet and mechanical equipment of the city.

Carries out preventive maintenance tasks for all vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Operates a variety of diagnostic scan tools and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.

Tests, services, and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.

Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems on all types of equipment. May at times be required to work on hydraulics.

Cuts metal and performs related work.

Changes and repairs tires.

Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs needed repairs.

Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair, or replacement.

Requisitions equipment, parts, and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system maintenance.

Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.

Maintains records daily; may include the preparation of reports and other specialized maintenance records (e.g. mechanical equipment).

Required to be on call for weekends and holidays on a rotating schedule.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.


Serves as a member of various employee committees, as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position, if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City of Farmington's Drug and Alcohol Testing Policy which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, random testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Extensive background checks required.

A pre-employment physical and or drug/alcohol test is required for this position.

This position requires a baseline audiometric examination.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field.

Valid driver's license required with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Valid Commercial Driver's License required, or ability to obtain such within nine (9) months of employment.

A.S.E. certifications required within nine (9) months of hire date and maintain them.

Three (3) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Repairs and maintenance will be required on cars, trucks, trailers, snowplows, and any and all other equipment as deemed necessary.

Thorough knowledge of equipment and on highway truck mechanics, including automotive gas and diesel engines.

Considerable knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, gas engine and electrical.

Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities.

Work on snowplows and related equipment.

Working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern automotive maintenance.

Some computer experience is preferred.

Must have a working telephone and be willing and able to be on 24-hour call; must be able to be at the Municipal Operations Center within thirty minutes after receiving a call or page.

Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion in a timely manner.

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Complete all paperwork daily

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public.

Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment.

Keep your work area clean and organized at all times.


Skill in operation of motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic's tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer; calculator; phone; mobile or portable radio, and various hand tools.

NOTE: Employee is required to supply his own hand tools and storage cabinet/tool chest. Employee may be given an annual tool allowance, dependent upon approval of the budget by City Council.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and may occasionally lift weights up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic, or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.


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