Fleet Technician
Alachua County, FL - Alachua County, FL

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Completion of high school or equivalent, and two years experience in the field of automotive mechanics, of which one year of experience must have been in diesel mechanics; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience. Must possess a valid State of Florida Driver's license by date of employment and obtain a State of Florida Class "A" Commercial Driver's license with an "X" endorsement within three months of employment. Must possess Mobile Air Conditioning Society (MACS) certification on air conditioning repair and recycling by date of employment. Successful completion of a pre-employment physical examination is required prior to employment. Basic computer skills, possession of any ASE Certifications, experience in diagnosing and repairing automotive & pick-up trucks, heavy equipment, medium and heavy trucks, small engines, welding and fabrication desirable.

This is a base pay position. The base pay is $15.55. There is an additional compensation at the rate of $.43 per hour for each designated ASE certification obtained, up to the maximum of ten certifications.

Position Summary:
This is a skilled mechanical and technical position in the Department of Public Works, Office of Fleet Management.

An employee assigned to this classification is responsible for diagnosing, repairing, overhauling and maintaining a wide variety of fleet vehicles and equipment, with minimal supervision.

Work is assigned by, and performed under the general supervision of a Fleet Maintenance Supervisor and is reviewed at various stages and upon completion.

Examples of Duties:

Diagnoses, repairs, and rebuilds components of fire and rescue vehicles and apparatus, automotive, light, medium and heavy trucks, trailers, road construction light and heavy equipment, waste management heavy equipment and plant equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance as required on all vehicles and equipment.

Performs field service work as required, utilizing field service trucks and equipment.

Uses all shop equipment such as brake lathe, valve machine, metal lathe, welder, oxygen/acetylene torch, electronic engine control diagnostic equipment, charging system analyzer, metal break and shear, and assorted power and hand tools.

Performs metal fabrication and repairs as needed.

Performs minor body work and painting as needed.

Assists Fleet Maintenance Supervisor with the training of Fleet Management personnel and other areas as needed.

Prepares records and reports on work accomplished.

Performs all related work as required.

NOTE: The examples listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various kinds of work performed in positions allocated to this class. 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.


Considerable knowledge of the methods, practices, tools and equipment used in automotive, truck and heavy equipment maintenance and repair.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of automotive, truck and heavy equipment.

Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for vehicle maintenance and repair.

Highly skilled in maintaining, diagnosing, repairing and rebuilding a wide variety of autos, light and heavy trucks and construction equipment.

Highly skilled in the use of tools, machines and testing instruments of the trade.

Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions, as well as to communicate in writing.

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 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 is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk or hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move in excess of 100 pounds.

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 regularly works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places; is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions; extreme heat (non-weather), and risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

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