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Gainesville Regional Utilities Fleet Mechanic II - RTS in Gainesville, Florida

Fleet Mechanic II - RTS

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Fleet Mechanic II - RTS

Salary

$18.93 - $31.30 Hourly

Location

Gainesville, FL

Job Type

Full-Time Regular

Department

REGIONAL TRANSIT SYSTEM

Job Number

8721

Closing

Continuous

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Inviting applications for the role of:

Fleet Mechanic II

The City of Gainesville, RTS, is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual who is innovative and forward thinking that will embrace the organization's citizen centered vision. The community, its elected leaders, and executive leadership team have embraced this vision. This highly responsible, self-starter will perform mechanical work repairing and maintaining vehicles and equipment.

A typical work day may include, but not be limited to: Performing scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on automobiles, light trucks, busses and transit equipment in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations statutory requirements and departmental policy and procedures; diagnosing and repairing diesel and gasoline powered engines including in-frame rebuilds and removal and replacement of engine assemblies; diagnosing and repairing wheel chair lift mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, repairs/replaces hydraulic cylinders; Performing repairs to vehicle safety equipment, horn, windshield wipers, mirrors and lights; performing brake system performance tests and diagnostics, relines brakes, and replaces valves, switches, hardware, slack adjusters and other foundation brake parts and components.

To be considered for this position you must have:

  • Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by appropriate technical courses preferably including training by vehicle manufacturers' and accredited vocational-technical institution, and

  • Five (5) years of progressively responsible experience repairing motor vehicles and/or equipment, preferably in a transit or coach fleet environment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Notes:

  • Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification in bus or heavy truck repair and maintenance highly desired.

  • A CDL Class "B" with "P" (Passenger Transport) endorsement is required within thirty (30) days of employment.

  • Position will require shift work ($2/hr differential for 3rd shift)

  • May establish eligibility list

  • Open until filled

  • May fill multiple positions

Embracing change is the Gainesville way of life!

Come join our team as we shift the culture from "No to Yes", "from reactive to proactive," "from policy-oriented to services-oriented", and "from silos to teams".

Job Description

SUMMARY

Advanced skilled work repairing and maintaining various vehicles including busses.

Positions allocated to this classification report to a designated supervisor and work under general supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from higher classes by a lack of supervisory responsibility and from lower classes by its technical nature and emphasis on advanced skilled mechanical repair work.

EXAMPLES OF WORK*

*This section of the job description is not intended to be a comprehensive list of duties and responsibilities of the position. The omission of a specific job function does not absolve an employee from being required to perform additional tasks incidental to or inherent in the job. Performance of lower level duties may be required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

Performs scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on automobiles, light trucks, busses and transit equipment in accordance with manufacturers' recommendations, statutory requirements and departmental policies and procedures.

Diagnoses and repairs diesel and gasoline powered engines including in-frame rebuilds and removal and replacement of engine assemblies.

Tunes diesel engines adjusts valve and injectors.

Diagnoses and repairs diesel air intake and fuel systems including but not limited to turbochargers, piping and couplers, charge air cooler and related parts and components.

Diagnoses and repairs bus transmission electronic control systems, removes and replaces transmissions.

Diagnoses and repairs wheel chair lift mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems, repairs/replaces hydraulic cylinders.

Performs functional inspection and repairs wheelchair restraint systems.

Diagnoses pneumatic system defects and repairs or replaces pneumatic system motors, switches valves and interlock system components.

Performs repairs to internal and external vehicle and bus lighting systems.

Performs repairs to vehicle safety equipment, horn, windshield wipers, mirrors and lights.

Performs brake system performance tests and diagnostics, relines brakes, and replaces valves, switches, hardware, slack adjusters and other foundation brake parts and components.

Diagnoses and repairs automotive-type electrical systems including multiplex computer systems.

Diagnoses and repairs engine starting and charging systems.

Performs on-board computer diagnostics of major bus components including engines, transmissions, A/C and multiplex electrical Systems.

Diagnoses and repairs engine cooling system and components. Removes and repairs or replaces radiators, cooling fan, hydraulic fan drive system components, thermostats, water pumps, belts, hoses and other related cooling system components.

Repairs hydraulic systems on automobiles, light trucks, buses, and transit equipment.

Diagnoses and repairs defects in steering and suspension systems.

Diagnoses irregular tire wear patterns and determines cause, repairs tires, including mounting new tires and the rotation of tire positions to maximize the service life of tires.

Performs minor metal fabrication such as welding, cutting and mounting specialized equipment.

Performs minor body work replaces bumpers, panels, doors and hinges.

Diagnoses and repairs/replaces rear differentials and propeller shafts including yokes and universal joints.

Diagnoses and repairs mobile video surveillance systems and equipment.

Diagnoses and repairs Advanced Vehicle Location equipment.

Maintains and repairs fare collection equipment, farebox components and vaults.

Periodically serves as lead mechanic.

Attends work on continuous and regular basis.

NON-ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

If no Lead Mechanic is available, may periodically serve as Transit Fleet Supervisor.

Performs emergency road service to equipment, cleans up petroleum or coolant discharge on the roadway and completes required documentation.

Prepares detailed records and reports in a timely manner.

May advise or assist co-workers in more complex repair work, such as diagnosis, failure analysis and rebuild/repair of major vehicle components.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job function satisfactorily. Below are the required education, experience, knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma, supplemented by appropriate technical courses preferably including training by vehicle manufacturers' and accredited vocational-technical institution, and five years of progressively responsible experience repairing motor vehicles and/or equipment, preferably in a transit or coach fleet environment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience which provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.

CERTIFICATIONS OR LICENSES

Licenses

CDL class "B" license, with passenger transport endorsement, required within one month of date of employment.

Certifications

Automotive Service Excellence (A.S.E.) certification in bus or heavy truck repair and maintenance highly desired.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of the automotive mechanic trade.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and accident prevention methods in assigned area of responsibility.

Knowledge of operating and repair characteristics.

Knowledge of principles of operation, repair, and overhaul of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines.

Knowledge of automotive electrical systems.

Knowledge of automotive on-board computer systems.

Skill in the use of tools, machines, and testing instruments.

Ability to perform complex diagnostic evaluations on automotive and other transit equipment.

Ability to train and instruct personnel.

Ability to perform systems and data analysis to determine cause of failure.

Ability to read and understand technical manuals and follow logic ladders to diagnose vehicle failures.

Ability to use personal computers.

Ability to work effectively with internal and external customers.

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess certain physical abilities and be able to withstand work related environmental conditions.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

Work requires physical strength and agility sufficient to safely perform all essential functions.

Work requires bending, kneeling, crawling, and pushing/pulling up to a maximum of 100 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work requires climbing/working at heights with the use of ladders, scaffolding and stairs.

Work may require exposure to hazardous conditions and noxious chemicals, including fiberglass materials and resins.

Work may require performing tasks in and around heavy traffic.

Work may require exposure to prolonged high noise levels.

Must supply and maintain own tools as specified.

Work may require performance of tasks in extreme heat and confined areas.

To learn more about benefits available to eligible City of Gainesville / Gainesville Regional Utilities employees, please CLICK HERE.

01

Have you graduated from high school or possess an acceptable equivalency diploma (GED)?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Please describe any appropriate technical courses/training/certificates related to automotive mechanic duties. If you did not take any course or training and/or have job-related certificate, please enter N/A.

03

Please select the answer that best describes your years of experience as a diesel mechanic Experience MUST be shown in application for consideration

  • Less than 3 years

  • 3 years to less than 5 years

  • More than 5 years

04

Please identify the company/agency/organization where you gained experience as a diesel mechanic. NOTE: Entering 'N/A' or 'See Resume/Application' does not qualify as an acceptable response.

05

Do you possess A.S.E. Certification in heavy truck repairand maintenance?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Do you understand that a CDL Class 'B' with 'P' (Passenger Transport) endorsement is required within thirty (30) days of appointment?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Do you understand that this position will include shift work?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

City of Gainesville

Address

222 E. University Ave

PO BOX 490

Gainesville, Florida, 32627

Website

http://www.cityofgainesville.jobs

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