• Full Time
  • Evanston, IL
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City of Evanston

City of Evanston

Salary Range: $34.512 – $42.068/hour
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.

Standard shift is 8 hours Monday through Friday; however, both scheduled and unscheduled overtime is required based on workload and personnel availability. In addition, required seasonal overtime due to weather conditions is mandatory in emergency situations (12 hour shifts).

This is senior level, highly skilled work in the diagnosis, maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered equipment and vehicles. The work requires diagnosing, repairing and maintaining complex mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and electronic systems, engine, transmission, brake, suspension and automotive Heating/AC repair and maintenance, welding, and fabricating. Working in a teamwork setting, Employee provides guidance, training and assistance to less experienced mechanics. Employees may be assigned tasks of similar or higher level classifications to gain experience and training in preparation for advancement. Work is performed inside, underneath and around elevated equipment and vehicles in the Fleet Shop located in the Service Center, requiring employees to be alert to avoid accidents or personal injuries. Safety equipment such as safety glasses, shields, gloves, earplugs, and safety boots are worn.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
• Diagnoses, maintains, repairs and overhauls all City-owned gasoline and diesel powered vehicles, construction equipment, including police and other emergency vehicles, fire apparatus and EMT vehicles, sanitation trucks, snow plows, busses, excavation and loading equipment and other specialized heavy equipment.
• Diagnoses, removes and replaces and repairs electrical and electronic systems including engine controls, accessories, lighting, charging and cranking systems, engines, fuel systems, ignition systems, emission controls, cooling and exhaust systems.
• Diagnoses, removes and replaces and repairs air, hydraulic and electric brake systems, suspensions, chassis, steering, tires, pumps, motors, tanks, valves, pipes, hoses, hydrostatic transmissions.
• Diagnoses, removes and replaces and repairs heating, air conditioning, and ventilation systems; transmissions, clutches, drive shafts, axles, chain drives, u-joints, flex couplings and others.
• Cleans, lubricates, adjusts and repairs the mechanical components of equipment.
• Welds and fabricates parts for damaged vehicles and construction equipment; rebuilds heavy equipment parts using specialized welding equipment.
• Assists and guides less experienced mechanics in the proper operation, repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
• Makes parts lists, completes repair orders online, maintains work tools and equipment.
• Cleans and maintains shop area; cleans dirty components or areas on vehicles to be worked on for employee safety and efficiency.
• Test operates and drives equipment and vehicles; picks up parts and tools; delivers cars and trucks to respective user departments.
• Receives training in contemporary vehicle systems.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

• Must possess a high school diploma, GED, or higher and must possess five (5) or more years of journeyman level experience in gasoline or diesel engine maintenance and repair work.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license and a safe driving record. Must possess or be willing and able to obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License with air brakes endorsement within 6 months of employment and maintain it as a condition of employment.
• Must possess vehicle mechanic tools and cabinet. (Current AFSCME Union contract includes a provision of an $800 annual tool stipend for staff in this position).
• Must be willing and able to obtain a forklift operator’s certification, air conditioning EPA certification, and an Underground Storage Tank Class C Certification within 6 months of employment and maintain them as a condition of employment.
• Possession of an Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) certification is preferred.
• Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:

• Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment including gasoline and diesel engines and complex mechanical, hydraulic and electrical operating systems.
• Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
• Thorough knowledge of the safe use of oxygen-acetylene and arc welding equipment, preferred.
• Ability to diagnose and repair complex defects, and troubleshoot a wide variety of vehicle and equipment mechanical problems.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to interpret and work from computerized service manuals, online systems, written specifications and diagrams.
• Ability to provide information for preparation of accurate fleet maintenance records.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers, other employees, and the public.
• Ability to operate tools and equipment properly and safely.
• Skill in the use and operations of tools and machinery used in automotive and heavy truck and construction equipment repair work and welding.
• Ability to utilize City computers for research and communications.
• Ability to utilize software application to book 100% of all daily billable hours and parts utilized in repairs.

• Ability to operate tools and machinery used in automotive repair work.
• Ability to lift heavy equipment, tools and boxes and work in extreme weather conditions or stooped positions on, under or inside vehicles and equipment.
• Ability to work outdoors in a variety of conditions such as extreme cold, high winds, rain, snow, sleet, high temperatures and humidity.
• Ability to bend, stoop or work in cramped and/or tight spaces and under or inside vehicles and equipment.
• Ability to lift heavy objects above shoulder height, as required by the position.
• Ability to focus on small and distant objects, recognize depth of objects, lift, stand for long periods of time, work in cramped and/or tight spaces, work outdoors at night with reduced lighting, talk and hear.
• Ability to work in situations where the following are present: loud noise levels, chemicals such as oil, fumes and gasses, paint, dust and dirt, and noxious odors.

Work is performed under the direction of supervisors. The employee is called to perform the more difficult repairs and uses judgment in identifying and troubleshooting the malfunction as well as determining the most appropriate course of repair. Service requests and maintenance orders are in electronic software systems, verbal or written instructions may also be utilized for the tasks to be performed and the completion reporting is directly inputted into the software system, with the employee responsible for identifying and troubleshooting required work. Employee is responsible for completing work according to City work rules and safety regulations. Guidance is provided through rules and regulations, policies and procedures, Unified Work Rules, Union Contract, Personnel Rules and OSHA. Work is checked at the completion of a project through observation, meetings, and feedback from the supervisor and user employees; work is evaluated at least annually for the safe and skilled operation of equipment, quality of tasks, adherence to work rules, and performance in accordance with classification standard.

The employee has regular contact with other City employees to provide assistance and answer questions; there is sporadic but not rare contact with the general public when driving or operating equipment. There is occasional contact with vendors regarding warranties, parts and related information.

Structured Oral Interview Category Group

To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-866-5095 (TTY).