Automotive Mechanic - Spokane, WA

Employer: City of Spokane

Job Description:

City of Spokane is looking for a highly skilled Automotive Mechanic or Technician to support our Fleet Services team. If you are an Automotive Mechanic that is ready to hone your skills and master new ones, working hand in hand with other accomplished trade professionals, this is the opportunity to advance your career!

Our Fleet Services division is an EnviroStar award winning industry leader, in automotive maintenance and management. Our team members are extremely knowledgeable and highly experienced. As a City of Spokane Automotive Mechanic, you will be working with a dedicated and dependable team. You will be responsible for successful maintenance, repair and adaptation of our growing and diverse fleet of City vehicles. If you're ready to bring a strong work ethic and positive attitude to our best in the industry team, a career with City of Spokane Fleet Service is right for you.

Ideal candidates have:

Journey-level understanding of diagnosing, maintaining and repairing engines, electrical and electronic systems, brakes, steering and related automotive systems.
Developed analyzation and trouble-shooting skills, to resolve complex maintenance issues.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, with strong analytical, problem solving, and decision-making abilities.

ASE certification as a Master Automotive Technician is a plus and boosts your starting salary!

City of Spokane Automotive Mechanics have professional development opportunities, annual pay step increases, a flexible working environment and great employee benefits, including a pension plan!

Please visit the City of Spokane Career Center at, for the full job specification and compensation details.


Performs general and major maintenance and repairs on automobiles, trucks, motorcycles and other light to medium gasoline, diesel, natural gas, or propane powered equipment. This includes vehicles up to and including 24,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight, water pumps up to and including 2", portable generators up to and including 4 KW, forklifts up to and including 20,000 lb. capacity, welders, air compressors, electric cranes, street sweepers and other light to medium equipment and shop support equipment.
Overhauls engines, transmissions, differentials, brakes, front ends and other components as required.
Maintains and repairs hydraulic systems.
Using standard testing equipment, diagnoses and repairs electronic engine control systems, emission control systems and fuel injection systems.
Diagnoses and repairs vehicle air conditioning systems.
Performs minor welding, machining and painting.
Answers service calls and performs services or repairs as required.
Maintains records of equipment servicing and repair information.
Road tests vehicles after repair.
Performs related work as required.


Combinations of education and experience that are equivalent to the following minimum qualifications are acceptable.

Open Entry Requirements:
(Open-entry applicants must meet all requirements when they apply.)

Qualifications: Journey-level status as an automotive mechanic.
Licenses: Valid driver's license.


Candidates must meet the minimum qualifications and pass the examination for this position, to be eligible for hire. The examination will consist of a written examination, with scoring weight assigned as follows:

Written examination: 100%

Upon request, at time of application, City of Spokane will provide alternative accessible tests to individuals with disabilities that impair manual, sensory or speaking skills needed to take the test, unless the test is intended to measure those skills.

Written testing will be conducted at City Hall, during the week of June 7, 2021. Additional test sessions may be made available depending on the number of applicants. The approximate duration of the test is 1.5 hours. The written test may include such subjects as:

Applied Technology
Computer Skills
Interpersonal Skills
Safety and Occupational Hazards
Vehicle Maintenance
Vehicle Operations

We encourage you to apply immediately. Online applications must be completed and submitted before 4:00 p.m. on the closing date.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status. As a Fair Chance employer, City of Spokane does not conduct initial background screening for non-public safety positions.


The safety of our employees and community are our highest priority. All employees are educated and trained on how to use proper social distancing, enhanced hygiene techniques, and personal protective equipment (PPE). As a public agency we are following all state required procedures in regards to PPE and COVID 19.

Precautions include:

Remote work when available for certain positions
Daily cleaning and disinfecting of surfaces
Temperature checks
In office social distancing
Use of video conferencing

Contact Person:
Location: Spokane, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $43,392.82 - $67,605.26/yr

Posted on May 25, 2021

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