City of Anderson

FLSA Classification:    Full Time, Non-Exempt

Date Revised:    April 2019                                           Department:    Fleet Services

Salary: 38,630


Position Summary


The Mechanic will perform skilled mechanical repair work on City-owned diesel and gasoline-powered automobiles, trucks, and other light-to-heavy equipment. The Mechanic will ensure that repaired vehicles run properly and safely and will perform preventive maintenance on such equipment as scheduled. The Mechanic will be provided with a general outline of work to be performed and will then develop work methods and sequences under general supervision.

Position Responsibilities – Essential Job Functions


  • Diagnose and perform mechanical repair work on diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles, trucks, and heavy equipment, including repairing or replacing engines, fuel injection systems, electronic engine controls, electrical systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, HVAC systems, computer systems, drivetrains, differentials, etc.
  • Repair emergency services and law enforcement vehicles.
  • Install and maintain specialized equipment on emergency vehicles as necessary.
  • Perform welding and fabrication work as needed.
  • Perform body work and painting as needed.
  • Perform a variety of preventive maintenance duties as scheduled, including changing oil, lubricating, replacing hoses and belts, replacing brakes, checking lights, and tuning engines.
  • Change and repair tires on vehicles.
  • Conduct road tests after repair work is completed to ensure that all vehicles are mechanically safe and function properly.
  • Provide emergency field assistance to disabled vehicles.
  • Operate rollback/wrecker to transport broken down vehicles.
  • Install decals, striping, and logos to all City vehicles.
  • Assist in ordering and receiving parts and supplies as needed.
  • Review work orders to ensure repairs are completed correctly and in a timely manner.
  • Maintain records of work completed and parts used.
  • Maintain assigned tools and equipment.
  • Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly shop.
  • Receive and respond to inquiries, concerns, complaints, and requests in areas of responsibility.
  • Perform routine clerical work as required, including, but not limited to, attending meetings, preparing reports and correspondence, copying and filing documents, sending and receiving faxes, entering and retrieving computer data, processing daily mail, ordering office supplies, answering the telephone, etc.
  • Attend training sessions, meetings, seminars, workshops, etc. to enhance job knowledge and skills.

It is understood that every incidental duty connected with operations detailed in this job description are not always specifically described, and employees, at the discretion of the City, may be required to perform duties not within their job descriptions and as requested at the discretion of management of the City.


Position Responsibilities – Additional Job Functions


  • Perform other duties as assigned and requested.
Essential Skills and Experience


  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Provide proof of valid state driver’s license.
  • Possess two years of relevant work experience.
  • Copy, transcribe, enter, and post data/information.
  • Give information, guidance, or assistance to people to directly facilitate task accomplishment.
  • Give directions or assignments to helpers or assistants.
  • Safely operate and repair complex machinery or equipment that requires extended training and experience, such as vehicles, trucks, emergency vehicles, and other mechanical equipment (may involve installation, testing, and operations of limited scope).
  • Perform skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem-solving.
  • Read and use technical instructions, procedures, manuals, and charts to solve practical problems.
  • Compose routine and specialized reports, forms, and business letters with proper format and grammar.
  • Complete manual or technical tasks requiring a wide range of procedures and an intensive understanding of a restricted field or complete familiarity with the functions of a unit or small division of an operating agency. (Requires normal attention with short periods of concentration for accurate results or occasional exposure to unusual pressure.)
  • Maintain responsibility for guiding others and making frequent decisions affecting co-workers, customers, and others who depend on departmental services.
  • Demonstrate:
    • Math skills including addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and calculating ratios, rates, and percentages.
    • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills with ability to develop strong professional working relationships across all levels of the organization.
    • Ability to work in a fluid environment with rules and procedures and many variations from the routine.
    • Ability to speak compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
    • Ability to plan effectively, set priorities, make sound decisions, and to manage/complete multi-faceted projects in conjunction with normal activity.
    • Superior organizational skills, strong quality orientation, and high attention to detail.
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook and custom applications.
    • Strong ethical standards, reliability, professionalism, positive attitude, and ability to remain calm in stressful situations.


Beneficial Skills and Experience


  • Possess two to four years of relevant work experience.


Work Environment


To ensure the greatest possible protection for employees in the workplace, the City of Anderson requires cooperative efforts of all employees with help in establishing and maintaining a safe and healthful work environment.

The City of Anderson requires that PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) be used by employees whenever workplace hazards are discovered that could damage any part of the body. In addition, the City of Anderson requires all employees to wear PPE, such as but not limited to, safety glasses, face shields, safety shoes, hearing protection (ear plugs/ear muffs), gloves, etc. as required by their job duties. PPE is to be used as a tool to eliminate and/or reduce the hazards employees face in their daily job duties.

PPE is not to be used and will not be used as a substitute for safe work practices, machine guards, or other controls designed by equipment manufacturers or other engineering sources. PPE is to be used in conjunction with these controls to increase employee protection.

ADA Compliance


The City of Anderson is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  ADA requires the City to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities.  Prospective and current employees are invited to discuss accommodations.

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