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Metropolitan Utilities District Apprentice Mechanic in United States

OAC EXTERNAL POSITION POSTING

DATES POSTED: 12/30-1/21/2022

Job Title:

Apprentice Mechanic

Entry Wage:

$24.22

Division:

Transportation

Schedule:

Full-Time

Shift

Mon-Fri; 2nd Shift

4:00pm-12:00am

Reports To:

Shop Foreman or Night Foreman,

Job Code:

10015

Transportation

Position Summary

Under general supervision, performs routine service and maintenance on the District’s motor vehicles and construction machinery and may perform Auto Service Person duties as required. The Apprentice Mechanic must successfully complete all required classroom and field training, written and proficiency testing occurring during or prior to the end of a thirty (30) month training period to become eligible for consideration for advancement to the position of Mechanic. The position is assigned to either the automotive group or the equipment group of Transportation; however, operational requirements may necessitate temporary assignment as needed.

Wage information:

In the Apprentice Mechanic job incumbents will be eligible for wage increases following six (6) month periods until such time as they are at the Standard Wage (Step 4). The increases are dependent on satisfactory performance and successful completion of training and proficiencies. The entry wage of this job is $24.22 with the potential to reach wage $30.27 within two years.

Entry

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4 STANDARD

Apprentice Mechanic

$24.22

$25.73

$27.24

$28.76

$30.27

Shift Differential is also available for the Apprentice Mechanic role:

$1.00 additional per hour for 2nd shift -12 noon to 7:59 PM

Incumbents must progress out of the Apprentice Mechanic role. If training standards are met and satisfactory performance is maintained incumbents will move into the Mechanic wage scale listed below. This progression results in a promotional increase from the current Apprentice wage to at least a 5% increase or the next highest wage in the Mechanic wage scale.

Entry

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4 STANDARD

Mechanic

$30.27

$32.16

$34.06

$35.95

$37.84

Incumbents in the Mechanic role may also have the opportunity to promote into the Sr. Mechanic role. Wages listed below.

Entry

Step 1

Step 2

Step 3

Step 4 STANDARD

Sr. Mechanic

$33.30

$35.38

$37.46

$39.54

$41.62

An annual increase to the next step is awarded every year, with satisfactory performance, until standard wage is achieved. Every April a general increase is also applied to the current wage.

Essential Functions

  • Perform diagnostics and make repairs or adjustments on engines, transmissions, drive trains, differentials, suspensions, exhaust systems, fuel systems (diesel, gasoline, compressed natural gas, propane), brakes, tires and other mechanical components of District vehicles and equipment.

  • Diagnose and repair vehicle/equipment electrical issues.

  • Perform cold start-ups on District vehicles and equipment.

  • Perform wheel alignments, tune-ups and assist with engine overhauls.

  • Perform inspections, flushes and repairs on radiators.

  • Perform repairs on starting and charging systems.

  • Inspect and repair steering and hydraulic systems.

  • Drive District vehicles and machinery.

  • Perform metal fabrication, metal cutting, grinding, and welding (Oxy-Acetylene and Wire Feed).

  • Equip new cars, trucks and other types of equipment to meet specifications prior to incorporation into fleet service.

  • Repair or replace winches and cables.

  • Perform the physical requirements of the position.

    Responsibilities/Accountabilities

  • Communicate with and assist internal and external customers.

  • Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and processes.

  • Communicate with and assist customers, co-workers and management professionally, regardless of provocation.

  • Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.

    Additional Minimum Requirements

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a full-time mechanic at a car or truck dealership, machinery dealership or general vehicle or machinery repair facility. Experience at a specialty shop such as exhaust repair, transmission repair, brake repair or tire shop will receive only minor credit. Completion of a basic automotive, diesel mechanics or heavy/agricultural equipment Associates Degree at an approved technical school (i.e., Iowa Western Community College, Metropolitan Community College, Southeast Community College) or equivalent is highly desirable and can be substituted for two (2) years of experience. Correspondence schooling and high school courses do not qualify.

  • Efficiently and effectively speak, read, comprehend and write English.

    Required Computer Skills

  • Experience with personal computers, tablets, and/or other electronic devices to include familiarity with, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word) and enterprise wide software (e.g., SAP).

    Required Education

  • High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).

    Required License/Certification

  • A valid Driver’s License. An unrestricted Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with tanker endorsement is required to be obtained within six (6) months of being placed in this position and then maintained. Note: Obtainment of the CDL will be arranged and paid for by the District.

  • Current certification in at least three (3) of the four (4) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) categories listed below:

  • Engine Repair

  • Engine Performance

  • Brakes

  • Electrical Systems

    At the District’s discretion, a degree in an automotive mechanics or heavy/agricultural equipment program may be substituted for the current ASE certification requirement. If so, the above ASE Certifications must be obtained within 12 months of being placed in Apprentice Mechanic position, before progression to Mechanic position. To successfully progress to the Mechanic position ASE certifications in all eight (8) automotive categories and three (3) of the truck categories must be completed.

    Note: ASE Re-certification is required. The District will pay for initial and ongoing re-certificaiton while employed in a Transportation Mechanic position.

    Required Testing/Verification

  • Pre-employment Background Check, Drug Screen and Physical.

  • Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion and return to duty testing.

    Preferred Education, Experience and/or Skills

    NONE

    Work Environments

  • Perform duties in a shop environment as well as in the field to include, but not limited, all weather conditions, shop chemicals, cleaners, solvents, noises, odors and dust.

  • Work inside and outside in all weather condit ions and terrain for extended periods of time.

    Physical Demands

    General Work Description : Under general supervision, performs routine service and maintenance on the District’s motor vehicles and construction machinery and may perform Auto Service Person duties as required. The Apprentice Mechanic must successfully complete all required classroom and field training, written and proficiency testing occurring during or prior to the end of a thirty (30) month training period to become eligible for consideration for advancement to the position of Mechanic.

    Safety Equipment : Protective footwear, eyewear and reflective clothing, and other safety equipment may be required (can vary depending on workday.)

    Physical Demands Analysis

    Average hours worked per day: 8

    Hours: 8 hour shifts, overtime as needed

    Not Required

    Rare:

    1% or 1 time a day or less

    Occasionally:

    1-33% of time or 1-12 times per hr

    Frequently:

    34-66% of time or 13-33 times per hr

    Continuously:

    67-100% of time or 34 or more times per hr

    Critical to

    Job Success

    YES NO

    Walking

    X

    X

    Standing

    X

    X

    Sitting

    X

    X

    Balancing

    X

    X

    Grasping - Firm

    X

    X

    Grasping - Simple

    X

    X

    Stooping/Bending /Squatting

    X

    X

    Climbing

    X

    X

    Twisting - Neck

    X

    X

    Twisting -

    lumbar

    X

    X

    Crawling

    X

    X

    Fingering

    X

    X

    Material Handling

    X

    X

    Feeling

    X

    X

    Hammering

    X

    X

    Reclining

    X

    X

    Jumping

    X

    X

    Throwing

    X

    X

    Running

    X

    X

    Reaching above shoulder level

    X

    X

    Reaching at or below shoulder level

    X

    X

    Reaching to floor

    X

    X

    Kneeling

    X

    X

    Driving

    X

    X

    Essential Job Functions:

    Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

    Physical Demands:

    Duties may include, but may not be limited to, the following:

    The physical tasks are listed by Essential Function number and were collected by direct measurement and hands on trials when available. A calibrated force gauge and weight scale was utilized. Workers in this job do have consistent ability to ask for assistance.

    All Essential Job Functions below include these physical demands in addition to those listed in each section:

  • Frequent upper extremity horizontal reaching

  • Constant standing

  • Frequent bending/stooping/squatting

  • Frequent walking throughout workday on concrete and uneven terrain

    Drives company vehicles to be fueled, cleaned change oil, etc.

  • Constant sitting while driving

  • Constant grasping of steering console and controls

  • Frequent neck rotation for visual field

  • Occasional climbing in/out of vehicles, approximately 24 inch step

    Maintains, repairs, and inspects various machinery, hydraulic systems, vehicles, and other types of equipment utilized throughout the District.

  • Frequent use of hand/power tools

  • Occasional-Frequent climbing on/off vehicles up to 36 inches

  • Frequent push/pull of materials up to 400lbs (120lbs of force)

  • Occasional reclining to reach areas

  • Frequent lifting/carrying equipment, tools, equipment, etc. up to 120lbs (cranes, hoists, or a partner are utilized when available for heavier materials)

  • Works in all inclement weather

  • Frequent-occasional documentation

  • Frequent walking on uneven or concrete surfaces depending on workday

  • Occasional-frequent use of scissor or forklift

  • Frequent overhead, horizontal, and to the floor reaching to perform tasks

  • Frequent balancing during tasks

  • Frequent to constant grasping of hand/power tools, equipment.etc

  • Occasional-frequent ladder use to perform tasks

  • Occasional welding (Oxy-Acetylene and Wire Feed) and metal fabrication

  • Occasional-Frequent use of overhead cranes, hoists, or hydraulic tables

  • Constant– frequent neck movements to perform tasks

    Cleans area as needed

    · Removes excess materials, moves tools, cleans area up to standard

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OVERVIEW: Apprentice Mechanic

    Weight / Force Required to be PUSHED AND PULLED during an 8 hour shift = □

    Weight / Force Required to be LIFTED AND CARRIED during an 8 hour shift = X

    Not Required

    Rare

    Occasionally

    Frequently

    Continuously

    10lbs or below

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 20 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 35 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 50 lbs.

    X/ ÿ

    Up to 80lbs

    X/ ÿ

    100lbs

    X/ ÿ

    *Please ensure that the application is filled out thoroughly to be considered for this position

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