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Employer: City of Liberal
Job Title: Fleet Maintenance Mechanic
Salary: $0 

Job Description:



The fundamental reason this classification exists is to maintain and repair automotive and related equipment requiring a high degree of technical ability. Although repair jobs performed are usually laid out in general terms and inspected on completion, incumbents must be able to carry on the intermediate phases of work without assistance and are expected to exercise independent judgment in determining methods of repair after receiving written or oral instruction concerning the operating condition of a piece of equipment. Assignments are given orally and in writing and work is checked through inspection or through the performance of the equipment serviced. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.



  • Diagnoses defects in automotive and other motorized equipment.
  • Tests, adjusts, and tunes all types of engines and gasoline fuel injection systems;
  • Prepares and keeps records related to automotive repair work, work order requests, labor expenditures, job status, estimates, and proposed or completed projects.
  • Communicates unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries to supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting.
  • Tests for location and nature of defects in vehicle electrical systems;
  • Relines brakes, turns brake drums, and overhauls wheel cylinders;
  • Cleans and repairs front wheel bearings;
  • Repairs and rebuilds gasoline engines;
  • Adjusts and repairs clutches and drive trains on automobiles or other equipment;
  • Installs, replaces or adjusts filters, belts, lights, tires, batteries or similar objects;
  • Inspects, greases and lubricates motorized equipment;
  • Performs emissions testing on City vehicles;
  • Repairs equipment in the shop and on service calls;
  • Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and work cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of:

  • Methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of the automotive mechanic's trade.
  • Mechanical parts of motorized equipment.
  • Principles of operation on internal combustion engines.
  • Installation and repair of automotive air conditioning systems.
  • The standard tools, materials, methods, and practices of the trade.
  • Hazards and safety precautions of the trade.

Skill in:

  • The care and use of hand and power tools used in all phases of automotive repair and maintenance.
  • Locating and adjusting defects in motor equipment.
  • Greasing, lubricating, and servicing motorized equipment and replacing parts.

Ability to:

  • Communicate orally in the English language with customers, clients, and the public in face-to-face, one-to-one settings.
  • Diagnose defects in automotive and other motorized equipment.
  • Complete forms to record or report information in standard format as specified by the form.
  • Read, understand, and apply information from charts, graphs, and manuals.
  • Work cooperatively with others.
  • Use automotive tools and servicing equipment such as an A/C recycler, hydraulic jack or emission analyzer.
  • Manipulate tools in areas of limited space, such as screwdrivers, pliers, wrenches or other similar tools.
  • Communicate any unsafe conditions or accidents/injuries in a timely manner to the supervisor in order to facilitate prompt correction or reporting.
  • Observe or monitor objects to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.
  • Work cooperatively with other City employees.
  • Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Work Environment:

·         Work in a variety of weather conditions with exposure to the elements.

·         Travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces.

  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • Work in small cramped areas.
  • Manipulate tools in areas of limited space.
  • Climb ladders or steps to enter or exit an equipment cab.
  • Work at heights greater than ten feet.
  • Move heavy objects (50 pounds or more) long distances (more than 20 feet).
  • Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of a control mechanism.
  • Coordinate the movement of more than one limb simultaneously to operate multiple equipment controls.
  • Make precise arm-hand positioning movements and maintain static arm-hand position.
  • Make continuous or repetitive hand/arm movements to give directions to a co-worker backing a piece of equipment.
  • Make skillful, controlled manipulations of small objects to repair equipment.
  • Bend or stoop repeatedly over time to work on engines.
  • Lift arms above shoulder level to install and remove auto parts.
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.

Additional Requirements:

  • Some positions will require the performance of other essential and marginal functions depending upon work location, assignment or shift.
  • Some positions require the use of personal or City vehicles on City business. Individuals must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely, possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record. In addition, individuals may be required to pass a Kansas Department of Transportation physical exam and possess the appropriate commercial driver's license (C.D.L.). Pre-employment drug testing is required for C.D.L. positions. Employees in C.D.L. positions will be subject to unannounced alcohol and drug testing as a condition of continued employment. Use of a personal vehicle for City business will be prohibited if the employee does not have personal insurance coverage.
  • This classification requires emergency call-back response and on-call participation as a condition of employment.



Six months of experience in semi-skilled work in a motorized equipment repair shop or garage, or three years of experience as a garage attendant in a work situation which provided familiarity with a variety of equipment servicing functions. Completion of a Automotive Mechanic apprenticeship program or six months of experience as an automotive mechanic above the apprentice level or certification within the past three years. Other combinations of experience and education that meet the minimum requirements may be substituted.

Vacancy Number: 842145

Open Date: 9/17/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: