Fleet Equipment Technician
City of Bloomington
This is the journeyman level of skilled work in preventive maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of gasoline and diesel automotive and heavy public work equipment. Work involves the performance of preventive maintenance, repair work on automobiles, light and heavy duty trucks, tractors, construction equipment, street sweepers, firefighting, police and other related auxiliary equipment. Duties involve all associated mechanical trade tasks. Employees in this class are required to weld, troubleshoot equipment, and secure parts and complete adjustments and repairs autonomously. 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 general overhaul and repair work on automobiles, light and heavy duty trucks, tractors, construction equipment, street sweepers, firefighting equipment, police and other public works vehicles and equipment.
- Repairs and overhauls brakes, ignition and lighting systems, engines, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies; repairs and installs hydraulic controls, cooling, fuel and exhaust systems; tunes engines using standard testing equipment.
- Performs repairs and rebuilding of salt distribution equipment and snow plows.
- Performs preventative maintenance on all fleet equipment.
- Performs mechanical repair and adjustment work on firefighting trucks, automotive and auxiliary equipment including water pumps and light plants.
- Prepares standard repair and maintenance work reports on all jobs performed.
- Performs related work as required.
- Performs up fitting of new equipment to required standard of the City and associated departments.
- Disassembles equipment and components and inspects for wear and damage.
- Performs diagnostics and repairs to all systems.
- Ability to read and explain wiring, hydraulic, air systems and water schematics.
General Skill Levels
- Standard practices, methods, tools and computer diagnostic equipment used in the automotive mechanic trade.
- Operating principles and standards of gasoline and diesel engines.
- Hydraulics as it applies to trucks, and construction maintenance equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards involved and safety precautions necessary in the automotive mechanical trade work.
- Operating and maintenance standards of firefighting equipment.
- Welding as used in the trade.
- Computer programs and operations, including the ability to enter, retrieve and compile data.
- Use and care of mechanical manual and power tools and test equipment.
- Troubleshoot and diagnose defects or malfunctions in automotive equipment.
- 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 parts manuals.
- Exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.
- Explain, demonstrate and clarify to others within well established policies, procedures and standards.
- Follow specific instructions and respond to simple request from others.
- Required - Graduation from standard high school or vocational/technical school; completion of an approved apprenticeship in the automotive mechanic trade; experience at the journeyman level; or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the following knowledge, abilities, and skills.
- Required- Possession and maintenance of a valid Illinois Class B Commercial Drivers License, with an Air Brake endorsement drivers license. Possession and ownership of all hand tools necessary to perform the required duties. Successful candidate must be ASE certified in A4 Suspension and Steering, A5 Brakes, A6 Electrical/Electronics, T4 Brakes, T5 Suspension and Steering and T6 Electrical /Electronics or have the knowledge and skill to become ASE certified within 12 months of appointment to the position.
- Must be able to pass a Function Job Analysis exam at time of Conditional Job Offer. A copy of the requirements can be provided upon request.