City of Farmington
  • 08-May-2017 to 22-May-2017 (MST)
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 15.8594 - 24.1902
  • Hourly
  • Regular-Full Time

Full Benefits


JOB OPENING

City of Farmington

JOB POSITION: #79 - MECHANIC

NUMBER OF VACANCIES:1

DEPARTMENT: General Services

WORK LOCATION:  Municipal Operations Center

HIRING RANGE:   $15.8594-$24.1902

TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-time

HOURS WORKED: 6:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH:  Monday, May 22, 2017

JOB DUTIES

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Works under the close supervision of the Senior Lead Mechanic 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, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records of equipment and 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.

NON-ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

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.

QUALIFICATIONS

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.

Pre-employment drug/alcohol test and physical & baseline audiometric examinations are required.

Extensive background checks required.

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

Valid New Mexico driver's license required with acceptable driving record for the past three years; Valid Commercial Drivers License required or ability to obtain such within twelve (12) months of employment.

A.S.E. certifications preferred, but not required.

Three (3) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics and gas engines.

Considerable knowledge of diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment.

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

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

Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

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

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:

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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

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.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

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.

WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.

City of Farmington
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