Fleet Service Technician
City of Eugene, OR - Eugene, OR

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Fleet Service Technicians perform specialized testing, diagnosis, repair, modification, and routine preventative maintenance of City-owned vehicles and equipment which includes automobiles, trucks, construction equipment, emergency vehicles, motorcycles, and other small equipment. Employees in this class may assist with complex repairs to fleet vehicles and equipment.

Schedule: Hours subject to change, depending on business need.
  • For the training period the working shift may be days (Monday – Friday: 6:30am - 3:00pm), or swing (Monday – Friday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm). Scheduling of this training period will depend on business need.
  • At the end of the training period, these positions will work swing shift: Monday – Friday: 2:30pm - 11:00pm (Employees assigned to this shift will receive a shift differential pay of $.80/hour)
Application Deadline : Friday, April 11, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Accepting on-line applications only.

Must Pass Police Background Check

Examples of Duties Performed - Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

Diagnoses mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems in vehicles and equipment in order to identify and perform necessary repairs.

Performs general repair on heavy, medium and light duty motor vehicles and equipment, including fire equipment, and equipment with diesel, gasoline, water and air-cooled engines.

Reviews log book or service request form and verifies and signs off work documented in log book or service request form as completed, deferred, or temporary service.

Performs adjustments and repairs to brakes, transmissions, ignition and lighting systems, cooling and heating systems and other vehicle and equipment systems.

May perform structural repair and fabrication employing a variety of welding techniques.

Performs emergency mechanical repairs in shop or in the field and troubleshoots malfunctions needing immediate repair.

Provides assistance and information to co-workers regarding specialized work such as testing and repairing computerized electronic controls in automobiles.

Inspects, repairs, or replaces parts, and performs adjustments to keep equipment in good working condition.

Enters and maintains electronic records of repair and servicing of vehicles and equipment.

Performs scheduled preventative maintenance of light or heavy duty vehicles and equipment by inspecting brakes, engines, transmissions, hydraulics, electrical, cooling and exhaust systems.

Inspects and makes minor repairs to vehicles and equipment such as electrical lighting repair and replacement, wiper repair and replacement, and other adjustments to components.

Notifies Lead Fleet Service Technician of vehicle problems which require major repairs to the mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic systems, or lighting system.

Secure, clean, repair, and service shop facility, equipment, and tools.

Follow all safety practices and procedures.

Actively supports and respects diversity in the workplace.

May perform duties described in entry classification.

May perform other Fleet related duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

Knowledge of:
Principles and methods of auto, truck, and equipment repair and maintenance.

Hazards and safety precautions of the mechanical trade.

Personal computer skills, effective use of computer software, industry fleet management system database, etc.

Ability to:
Enter and retrieve information using fleet management system; perform basic searches using computer work station and to use parts, labor, and equipment inventory application.

Work independently in a crew environment and exercise independent judgment.

Diagnose mechanical problems and determine repairs needed.

Complete quality services and repairs to meet or exceed industry or internal standard repair times with emphasis on no comebacks.

Follow oral and written instructions and keep accurate records.

Prioritize and organize assigned work tasks.

Respectfully work well with all co-workers.

Follow shop safety practices and procedures to include wearing personal protective equipment as required.

Be available and respond for emergency call-back as necessary.

Foster positive and effective customer interaction.

Support and provide input to improve and achieve department’s vision, mission, and goals.

Follow all city and department policies, procedures, and practices.

Operate specialized equipment and vehicles to diagnosis needed repairs.

Research standard repair or service times using industry software.

Skill to:
Repair mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems of vehicles and equipment to industry or internal standards.

Operate equipment and tools used in testing, repair, and making structural changes to vehicles and heavy equipment.

Use electronic diagnostic equipment and software.

Fabricate and weld, depending on area of assignment.

Use fleet management system database and industry software such as Mitchell on Demand.

Meet or exceed industry standard repair times or internal repair standards.

Complete and pass a Police background check.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:
Three years experience in vehicle and/or equipment preventative maintenance and repair. Prefer experience repairing and maintaining vehicles, light trucks, heavy trucks, heavy equipment, and public safety vehicles and equipment with strong electrical and computer diagnosis skills. Municipal fleet experience is desirable.

Training:
Two years of specialized training in automotive and/or heavy equipment systems repair at an accredited trade school or college.

License or Certificate:
Valid Oregon Class A Commercial Driver’s license with appropriate classification or endorsement as determined by the equipment operated, or ability to obtain within the probationary period; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out -of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

ASE Master Certification in Automotive or Heavy Truck Series desired.

Must obtain at least four (4) ASE certifications within 12 months of employment. . Must acquire one additional certification per year after the first year up to a total of 8 ASE Auto or Heavy Truck certifications in any combination.

POSSESSION OF A SET OF TOOLS SUFFICIENT TO PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE POSITION IS REQUIRED. SPECIALTY TOOLS WILL BE PROVIDED BY THE CITY.

Supplemental Information:

In addition to the salary listed above, upon eligibility, the City will contribute the employee contribution of 6% and the employer contribution to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees' Retirement System (PERS).

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions
Regular and sustained performance of moderate physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and or lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling of moderately heavy objects.

Ability to lift and/or manipulate up to 50 pounds.

May risk exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, machinery vibrations, traffic hazards and potentially hazardous automotive related shop chemicals.

Selection Process
Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Some positions also require applicants to have a psychological evaluation and/or physical examination and a drug test prior to employment. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.

DUE TO THE VOLUME OF APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THE CITY, GENERALLY, ONLY APPLICANTS SELECTED FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION (TESTING, INTERVIEWS) WILL BE CONTACTED.

CURRENT INFORMATION ABOUT JOB POSTINGS IS AVAILABLE BY going to www.eugene-or.gov/jobs and selecting "status of recently posted positions."

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.

The City of Eugene is committed to a work environment which values the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally competent service to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, the City continues to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

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