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Employer: City of Winfield
Division: Fleet Services
Job Title: Internal Application Only!!! - Mechanic I
Salary: $0 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title: Mechanic I
Department: Service Center
Reports to: Assistant to the City Manager or Assigned Supervisor
Category: Non-Exempt
Pay Grade: 13 ($15.54 to $22.71)
Position Summary:
Under general supervision, performs a variety of semi-skilled and skilled work involved in the mechanical servicing, maintenance, and repair to the City of Winfield’s fleet of light, medium, and heavy gas and diesel powered equipment and vehicles.


Tasks:
• Ensures that City vehicles and equipment are maintained in compliance with established rules and regulations.
• Examine vehicles to determine extent of damage or malfunctions.
• Perform routine and scheduled maintenance services such as oil changes, lubrications, and tune-ups.
• Install and repair accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
• Test drive vehicles, and test components and systems, using equipment such as infrared engine analyzers, compression gauges, and computerized diagnostic devices.
• Replace and adjust headlights.
• Carries out a preventive maintenance program.
• Purchases parts.
• Obtains quotations on parts and orders.
• Maintains an inventory of parts, tools, equipment, apparatus, and supplies used in the shop.
• Maintains a variety of equipment from heavy to small to ensure they are in safe and operable condition.
• Complies with city and state safe work practices.
• Performs overhauls such as engine, transmission and rear end.
• Works on hydraulic systems.
• May lead seasonal/temporary employees, or Department of Corrections workers.
• Is subject to stand by and call out.
• Must maintain a valid class A Kansas Drivers license.
• May perform water and wastewater treatment plant mechanical repairs.
• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees, superiors, other agencies, and the public.
• Deals with the public in a manner that positively promotes the image of the City and handles complaints and needs tactfully.
• All employees of the City of Winfield are subject to immediate callout when an emergency, disaster or breach of homeland security occurs. Such call to respond and assist may involve those activities to his/her regular job responsibilities and incorporate other non-job related duties as necessary and required of an employee. An employee’s response to these matters may require the working of unusual, long hours over an extended period of time with infrequent breaks or rest periods.

• “This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.”


Skills:
• Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
• Repairing - Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools.
• Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
• Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
• Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
• Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
• Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
• Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
• Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
• Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
• Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
• Equipment Maintenance - Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
• Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
• Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
• Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
• Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
• Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
• Management of Material Resources - Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work.
• Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.


Attributes:
• Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
• Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
• Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
• Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
• Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
• Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
• Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
• Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
• Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
• Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
• Selective Attention - The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
• Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
• Memorization - The ability to remember information such as words, numbers, pictures, and procedures.
• Time Sharing - The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
• Rate Control - The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
• Gross Body Equilibrium - The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.


Experience and Education:
• Any combination of education and experience equivalent completion of vocational mechanic training.
• Two years of demonstrated semi-skilled mechanical experience.
• Must have and maintain Kansas Class A Commercial Driver's License with combination tank vehicle and hazardous material endorsements prior to completion of probationary period. May require a Non- Department Of  Correction Supervisor certification within the first six months of employment.
• Successfully attain, within 24 months of employment, Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certifications in one of the following: 1) Automotive/Light Truck or 2) Medium/Heavy Truck or 3) Truck Equipment, AS WELL AS, one of the following Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certifications: 1) Fire Apparatus, or 2) Ambulance or 3) Law Enforcement


Physical Requirements:
• Possesses hand/eye/foot coordination adequate to operate equipment, hand and shop tools, and driving vehicles.
• Ability to maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations, communicating with others, reading and writing, operating office and shop equipment.
• Must be able to use a telephone and two-way radio to communicate verbally.
• Ability to see and read instructions, shop manuals, work orders, and similar materials.
• Ability to use a keyboard to communicate through written means, to review information and enter/retrieve data, to see and read characters on a computer screen.



Vacancy Number: 135

Open Date: 5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 5/23/2018 11:59:59 PM