City of Fort Wayne

Fleet Mechanic

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Job Code: 2023185
Posted On: Tuesday, 16th May 2023
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Parks and Recreation
Shift: 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; may be assigned summer hours 6:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Fort Wayne, IN
200 E. Berry Street
Pay Rate: $24.6674 per hour

Job Description:


Working under the general direction of the Manager of Operations and direct supervision of the Fleet Mechanic Working Leader, incumbent performs major and minor mechanical repairs on various kinds of motorized vehicles, related park support equipment and tools, correctly and efficiently with minimal supervision. 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 the City safety rules and operating regulations, 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.


  • Trouble shoots vehicle and equipment malfunctions using visual inspection, computerized scanner equipment, electrical multimeters and on-board computer diagnostics;
  • Completes rebuilding of engines, transmissions, gearboxes, differentials, and other components as directed;
  • Operates a variety of hand, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic tools;
  • Makes emergency service calls after hours and on weekends;
  • Documents work completed in maintenance management software on computer;
  • Reads mechanical and electrical wiring diagrams;
  • Maintains proficiency with emerging new automotive technologies through participation in vendor/dealer sponsored education programs;
  • Possesses knowledge of approved code and American National Standards Institute requirements and safety standards;
  • Maintains work records as required.


  • Performs preventative maintenance checks and services according to equipment operation manuals and department service checklists and then documents defects found.
  • Inspects and repairs two stroke and four stroke compression ignition and spark ignition engines.
  • Inspects and repairs body components, air conditioning, heating and ventilation systems, instruments, gauges, and meters and other body attachments and accessories;
  • Inspects and repairs non-driven axles, brake systems, frame components, steering systems, suspension components, tires, wheels, bearings, spindles, and seals;
  • Inspects and repairs transmissions, transfers, drive shafts, clutches, differentials, driven axles, and other drive-train components;
  • Inspects and repairs electrical charging, cranking, ignition, and lighting systems;
  • Inspects and repairs air intake, cooling, exhaust, emission, and fuel systems;
  • Inspects and repairs hydraulic pumps, motors, lines, and drives;
  • Inspects and repairs general accessories, electrical accessories, warning devices, cargo handling and restraining systems, power takeoffs, winches, and vehicle coupling systems;
  • Inspects and repairs large and small rotary and reel mowers, pump engines, chain saws, weed trimmers, rototillers, and other support equipment;
  • Identifies and orders the correct parts for repair and/or replacement.
  • Removes and replaces the above components and systems;
  • Performs maintenance welding and fabrication using oxy-fuel gas, shielded metal arc, gas tungsten and gas metal arc welding equipment and support machines;


  • Maintains equipment, tools, and work area in a clean and orderly condition;
  • Assists other staff as needed or directed;
  • Other duties may be assigned as necessary.


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.


Incumbent may assist in the supervision of seasonal employees depending on peak period or slack time.


To perform this job successfully, the incumbent must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Any combination of experience/education equivalent to a high school diploma;
  • Formal college or dealer automotive education preferred;
  • Verifiable four (4) years’ experience as automotive and truck mechanic;
  • Demonstrated ability to read and write interpret automotive repair manuals, wiring diagrams, computer diagnostic software output, and record work completed;
  • Knowledge of operation and construction of automotive systems and functional units;
  • Knowledge of methods, tools, equipment and materials used to troubleshoot, repair and maintain motorized vehicles and equipment;
  • Knowledge of computers, Windows 10, maintenance management software and the internet;
  • Knowledge of vehicle emission control system components and operation;
  • Knowledge of principles and equipment used to form, weld and cut metal;
  • Knowledge of maintenance diagnostic software programs and onboard diagnostic computer systems;
  • Must have own hand tools required to perform assigned duties.



  • Provide own hand tools;
  • Possesses good communication skills orally and in writing and understands oral and written instructions.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Must be able to write routine reports and correspondence.


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 and to draw and interpret bar graphs.


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. Incumbent is responsible for performing complex and relatively standardized repair and maintenance tasks under minimal supervision. Individual latitude allowed in identifying and implementing courses of action without supervisory approval. Support from working leader/manager available in unusual situations which do not have clear precedents.


  • Valid Indiana driver’s license;
  • CDL B permit with airbrake endorsement within 90 days of hire, 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;
  • Refrigerant Handling License preferred.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by the incumbent to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Frequently required to sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, lie down, stand and walk. Frequently uses hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk. More than normal visual, smell and hearing acuity is required. Occasionally required to climb ladders and equipment while maintaining balance. Lifts 75 pounds and carries the weight a minimum of 50 feet. Physical effort involves frequent heavy lifting, pushing, pulling and bending while in an abnormal sitting, standing or prone position over short periods of time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those the incumbent encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Normal work environment is within a maintenance garage, with moderate outside work requirements. Daily exposure to hazardous work conditions. Frequent exposure to adverse weather and nighttime operations. Daily exposure to dirt, grease and hazardous chemicals.

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All applications for currently posted positions will be submitted on line at 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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