Heavy Equipment Mechanic
City of Phoenix - Phoenix, AZ

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This position repairs and maintains fire equipment, heavy diesel trucks, refuse collection and earth-moving and related construction equipment, including various types of hydraulic components. Some positions in the Aviation Department may perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on 100 kilowatt to 2000 kilowatt emergency diesel and natural gas generators in the field with little supervision. Some positions may troubleshoot Automatic Transfer Switch gear in the field for fault detection. Currently there are vacancies in both Public Works and Aviation Departments.


Recruitment may close when we have received a sufficient number of qualified applications.


$23.51 (minimum) - $28.68 (maximum) hourly / $48,901 - $59,675 annually.

  • Five years of experience as a skilled heavy equipment or automotive mechanic,
  • Including one year as a skilled heavy equipment mechanic with experience in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty construction, refuse collecting, fire fighting equipment, hydraulic system or aerial equipment; OR completion of a recognized heavy equipment manufacturer’s mechanic apprenticeship program.
  • An equivalent combination of related experience and education may be considered.
  • For some positions, individuals will be required to pass an Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) medical examination and possess a Class A Commercial Driver License at the time of hire. Applicants are responsible for all testing costs.
  • For some positions within the Public Works Department, a Tank Vehicle (N) endorsement is required.
  • For some positions within the Aviation Department, a Tanker/Hazmat (X) endorsement is required.
  • All positions in the Aviation Department require individuals to pass a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background check prior to hire.
  • Working irregular hours, second and/or third shifts, weekends, holidays, and evenings may be required.
  • Moving objects weighing up to 50 pounds may be required.
  • May require working outside in a variety of environmental extremes such as heat, cold, rain, air pollution, and dust.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS – The job requirements listed above, plus:

For positions in Public Works
  • Recent heavy equipment repair field experience (within 5-8 years).
  • Experience in the service and repair of truck-mounted auxiliary equipment (i.e., sweepers, tanker, fire, refuse, aerial bucket truck).
  • Power generation repair (stationary generators) experience and/or training.
  • Factory training with Caterpillar, Cummins, Detroit Diesel, John Deere, International, Freightliner, etc.
  • Experience working with alternative fuel systems to include but not limited to, CNG vehicle conversions, testing and repair.
  • Welding and fabricating skills with the use of MIG , TIG, and Plasma cutter.
  • Knowledge in using fleet maintenance management software (i.e., Fleet Focus M4, Faster Asset Solutions) to enter repair information.
  • ASE Certification(s).
  • Supervisory or lead experience.

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