City of Fort Wayne

Entry Level Technician - Heavy Duty

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Working under the direction of the Shop Supervisor, incumbent assists with heavy-duty and diesel maintenance and repair work on a variety of equipment (mid and heavy-duty dump trucks, fire trucks, small and large construction equipment, sewer...
Job Code: 2020229
Posted On: Tuesday, 10th November 2020
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Fleet Operations
Shift: 6:30 am to 3:00 pm, may vary
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $18.3832 - $22.4684 per hour

Job Description:

SUMMARY

Working under the direction of the Shop Supervisor, incumbent assists with heavy-duty and diesel maintenance and repair work on a variety of equipment (mid and heavy-duty dump trucks, fire trucks, small and large construction equipment, sewer equipment, hydraulic systems, street sweepers, tractors and mowing equipment). The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgement, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations working as part of a team to maintain the 2,200 units in the city’s fleet. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with the City safety rules and operating regulations, policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations. The incumbent is expected to exercise good judgment, independence, initiative, and professional expertise in conducting day-to-day operations. All work duties and activities must be performed in accordance with City and department policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the ability to interact with the public, City incumbents, and outside agencies with patience, tact, respect, and professionalism and the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs preventative maintenance services according to the city’s 125-150 point inspection program (depending on type of equipment being serviced), accurately and within a reasonable time frame and with a quality of work that exceeds expectations;
  • Documents defects found during preventative maintenance service and reviews findings with the Shop Foreman/service writer for direction;
  • Performs minor repairs associated with preventative maintenance defect findings (ie. fluids, brakes, tires, lights, hydraulics);
  • Maintains a clean work area, following the organization and safety rules in place;
  • Completes a daily/weekly/monthly shop chore assignment given by the Shop Supervisor;
  • Safely uses all power and hand-held tools including the shop floor cleaning equipment;
  • Safely moves vehicles in and out of garage area as well as porters vehicles to outside vendors;
  • Uses the fleet management software, Faster, for data input that tracks repairs and identifies the concern, cause and correction for each assignment. Inputs precise notes and completes all necessary forms accurately;
  • Assists the parts personnel with identifying and ordering the correct parts for repair and replacement;
  • Assists in new vehicle make-ready’s (ie. installation of emergency lighting and equipment; fabrications) as well as the removal of items in decommissioned vehicles;
  • Performs minor road-side assistance to city-owned vehicles (ie. jump-starts, tire changes);
  • Participates in educational opportunities; reading manufacturers' publications to further industry knowledge;
  • This is not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties or skills required for the job and is subject to review and change at any time, with or without notice, in accordance with the needs of the fleet.

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Assists other staff as needed or directed;
  • Must perform any mechanical task set forth by supervision.

PERFORMANCE EXPECTATIONS

The incumbent is responsible to manage their performance in accordance with this job description and the performance expectations provided to them by management. If at any time the incumbent is unsure of their role or specific responsibilities, it is the incumbent’s responsibility to refer to their job description and ask for clarification from their supervisor. Management will work with the incumbent, as needed, to ensure performance expectations are clearly communicated and performance goals are achieved.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES

This position does not have any supervisory responsibilities.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • Any combination of work experience or academic pursuit equivalent to a High School Diploma, and six months experience in automotive mechanics;
  • Basic knowledge of automotive mechanics;
  • Aptitude for mechanical work and the ability to effectively operate hand tools and automotive servicing equipment;
  • Ability to operate safely and properly cars and trucks.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

REASONING ABILITY

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Has current CDL B permit with airbrake endorsement, valid CDL physical, and the ability to obtain an actual CDL B license with airbrake endorsement within one (1) year of hire. Upon receipt of Indiana Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class B/ individual must be able to maintain CDL certification. Incumbent must be 21 years of age or older to hold a CDL with the City of Fort Wayne.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee performs moderately complex, relatively standardized tasks using necessary tools and equipment as required to perform work duties. The employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Performs assigned duties which require pushing, pulling, and reaching regularly for sustained periods and bending, twisting, climbing, and lifting up to 50 pounds on a regular basis, physical effort involves moderate lifting of tools and materials. Effort is exerted for sustained periods of time.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee the employee has moderate exposure to dust, grease and extreme temperatures and severe weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Apply Online

All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at www.cityoffortwayne.org. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

(Those individuals who accept employment with the City and live outside one of the six contiguous Indiana counties that border Allen County (DeKalb, Whitley, Noble, Huntington, Wells, and Adams) will have six (6) months from their start date to become residents of either Allen County or one of the six counties listed above. Policy and Procedure Number 204 Page: 1 of 1).

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran's status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.

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