Vehicle Equipment Mechanic

Description :

THE CITY OF PORT HURON IS CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE FOLLOWING FULL-TIME EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: 

THIS POSITION REQUIRES A CURRENT, VALID, MICHIGAN COMMERCIAL DRIVER LICENSE (CDL) GROUP A WITH AIR AND A CLEAN DRIVING RECORD.  SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES WILL BE GIVEN 90-DAYS FROM THEIR DATE OF HIRE TO OBTAIN THE REQUIRED CDL AT THEIR OWN EXPENSE. 

VEHICLE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:  To perform a variety of automotive and equipment repair tasks, such as inspecting, repairing and rebuilding equipment including electrical equipment and bridges, cars, trucks, tractors and other power-driven units; and to perform work as required. 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Work is performed under the general supervision of a foreman or superintendent. 

TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK:  An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following:  (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.) 

  • Operate computerized test equipment, perform diagnostic functions on computerized engines and complete needed repairs.
  • Perform complex equipment repair work involving heavy automotive and diesel power equipment.
  • Adjust, repair and replace parts in engines, transmissions, differentials, and other equipment.
  • Inspect equipment, analyze trouble and plan sequence of repair operations.
  • Perform bumping, painting, heating, drilling, bolting, welding, brazing, soldering or cutting operations.
  • Make repairs to the electrical systems of automotive and power-driven equipment.
  • Inspect bodies and replace body units and fixtures.
  • Reline and adjust brakes and make repairs to hydraulic and air systems.
  • Perform motor tune-ups on all types of equipment.
  • Perform front-end alignment, balance wheels, repair tires and replace shock absorbers.
  • Operate a variety of power operated and hand tools used in maintenance work.
  • Prepare records and reports.
  • Install, maintain and repair electrical equipment and devices including wiring, motors, switches, relays and other electrical equipment.
  • Perform electrical tests to determine causes of electrical failures.
  • Perform related work as required. 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:

  • Thorough knowledge of computerized engine systems, diagnostic test equipment and repair methods.
  • Thorough knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and equipment used in maintaining, repairing and rebuilding a variety of automotive and power-driven equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of internal combustion engines, automotive electricity, transmissions, differentials, and other component of automotive equipment.
  • Thorough knowledge of diesel engines.
  • Knowledge of welding and cutting techniques.
  • Thorough knowledge of heavy duty truck and heavy equipment transmissions.
  • Skill in the operation of a variety of tools and equipment used in automotive repair and maintenance activities.
  • Ability to analyze and repair mechanical failures.
  • Mechanical aptitude.
  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, and practices used in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and devices.
  • Ability to work effectively with others. 

An employee in this class, upon appointment, shall have the equivalent of the following training and experience: 

  • Graduation from an accredited high school.
  • Must have valid Michigan Mechanic Master Certification for automobile, light and heavy-duty truck, gas and diesel.
  • Several years of responsible experience in repairing and overhauling a variety of heavy and other automotive and power-driven equipment.
  • Several years experience in automotive/truck electrical systems work.
  • Full set of mechanic's tools required.
  • Must have a valid Michigan Driver License (Operator=s) and a valid Michigan Commercial Driver License (CDL), Group A/Air. 

Working Hours:  Ability and willingness to work Monday through Friday,
                             Day shift (7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) OR Midnight shift (11:00 p.m. – 7:00 a.m.)
                             Ability and willingness to work overtime as needed. 

Salary Range:  $ 18.90 - $ 23.63 hourly
                          Additional $2.00 per hour for possession of both Master Auto and Heavy Duty
                          Truck Certifications

Benefit Package, including: 

  • Paid vacation leave, sick leave, personal days and holidays
  • Healthcare, dental, life and optical insurance
  • Disability income plan
  • Qualified retirement plan
  • Deferred compensation plan (457)
  • Healthcare savings plan. 

Date Posted:  Monday, September 14, 2020
Application Deadline:   Friday, October 2, 2020

Contact :

  • Job applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or downloaded from here
  • A resume must accompany the completed job application.
  • If mailed, it must be postmarked by the deadline date listed above.
  • Original job applications will be accepted in-person or by mail at:

City of Port Huron
Human Resources
100 McMorran Blvd.
Port Huron, MI  48060 

** EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER **

Deadline for Applying : Oct 2, 2020 04:30 PM