Fleet Technician Laborer
City of Bloomington
This is an entry level position in preventive maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of gasoline and diesel automotive and heavy public work equipment.
Work involves the performance of maintenance work on automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, construction equipment, street sweepers, firefighting, police, and other related auxiliary equipment. Employees in this class are required to perform chassis lubrication, engine oil and filter changes, liquid level inspections, and an overall inspection of the vehicle being services. Employees in this class will be required to assist mechanics in the performance of their duties. Work is performed under general supervision and is normally reviewed upon completion through the test driving of equipment, work reports prepared, and through the observation of results obtained.
Examples of Duties
This list may not include all tasks and/or knowledge which may be expected of the employee, nor does it cover all specific duties which may be required. Other duties may be assigned.
- Performs chassis lubrication, engine oil and filter changes on automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, tractors, front-end loaders, street sweepers, firefighting equipment, mowers, zambonis, and other public works vehicles and equipment.
- Performs preventive maintenance on all fleet equipment.
- Prepares standard repair and maintenance work reports on all jobs performs.
- Ability to read and explain wiring, hydraulic, air systems, schematics, and mechanical systems operation.
- Assists mechanics in the performance of their duties.
- Performs related work as required.
- Preventative maintenance of City vehicles and equipment.
- Routine maintenance on automotive and equipment operating systems.
- Performing lubrication and maintaining fluid levels on City Vehicles and equipment.
- Diagnostic procedures on hydraulic, electronic, and mechanical systems.
- Preparation of new units and decommissioning of surplus units.
- Maintaining fueling systems on City vehicles and equipment.
- City Fleet Software systems.
- Variety of maintenance tasks including washing and steam cleaning equipment.
General Skill Levels:
- Vehicle and equipment maintenance repair practices.
- Standard practices, methods, tools and computer diagnostic equipment used in the automotive mechanic trade.
- Operating principles and standards of gasoline and diesel engines.
- Occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary in the automotive mechanical trade work.
- Computer programs and operations, including the ability to enter, retrieve and compile data.
- Use and care of standard automotive maintenance equipment, power tools, and test equipment.
- Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with minimum direction.
- Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
- Perform work independently under minimum technical supervision.
- Exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity required in situations involving the evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.
- Utilize a variety of advisory data and information such as safety regulations, work orders, equipment maintenance and repair manuals, diagrams/schematics, engine oil analysis reports, and service and parts manuals.
- Explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well-established policies, procedures and standards.
- Follow specific instructions and respond to simple request from others.
- Identify safe and unsafe work processes and environments.
- Make responsible decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
- High school diploma, vocational / technical school, or equivalent.
- Position-related college courses or other post-high school training in automotive mechanics.
- Equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Certificates and Licenses:
- Possession of or the ability to obtain an Illinois Class B Commercial Driver’s License.
- Successful candidate must obtain at least one of the following ASE certifications per year of employment: A4 Suspension and Steering, A5 Brakes, T4 Brakes, T5 Suspension and Steering, and T8 Preventative Maintenance Inspection.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
- Work is performed in shop and field environments. The essential functions of this job require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in various settings; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, use a creeper to inspect and repair underneath vehicles, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull objects of light weight; to lift and manipulate heavy objects, primarily for demonstration and training. Activities may take place in dusty, moist, or humid conditions and in the presence of automotive fumes and in a range of outdoor temperatures.
- Also requires the ability to travel to other locations outdoors in all weather conditions and can include extreme weather conditions. The ability to enter, exit and safely inspect large trucks and other machinery, and ability to traverse uneven ground, use steps, ladders, bend, and stoop is required.
- Requires the ability to hear and verbally communicate to exchange information. Also required is the ability to have good attendance during scheduled work hours and to maintain the flexibility to be available during emergency or high demand operations such as snowstorms.