Mechanic - Yakima, WA

Employer: The City of Yakima

Job Description:
Are you a diesel mechanic looking for a new work environment? The City of Yakima's Equipment Rental division is well managed with a great team of mechanics dedicated to keeping city vehicles and equipment safe and on the road!

The shop is equipped with lifts, overhead cranes, and diagnostic software to efficiently handle the maintenance and repair of 750 pieces of rolling stock. Apply today to join a team of experienced diesel mechanics!

The City of Yakima is a premier employer in the Yakima Valley with extensive opportunities for training and growth. The City offers a competitive salary and benefit package including:
Comprehensive medical, dental and vision coverage including a FREE healthcare clinic!
WA State PERS pension plan and employer contribution to a 457 deferred compensation plan
Generous accruals for vacation and sick leave; and paid holidays
Much more!

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school and completion of an apprenticeship in automotive equipment repair, journey-level mechanic status, or certification of ASE certification as a master automotive technician or master medium/heavy-duty technician.

Shall be subject to drug and alcohol testing, pursuant to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (49 CFR Part 40), and either the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (49 CFR Part 382), or the Federal Transit Administration's Regulations (49 CFR Part 655) as applicable.

Must possess/obtain and maintain a Basic First Aid, including CPR and AED, a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License(CDL) with passenger endorsement within 6 months of employment. May be required to obtain one or more specialty repair certifications such as ASE certifications by the Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.


Job Summary:
Under general supervision, performs journey-level work in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel powered automobiles, medium and heavy trucks, buses, refuse trucks, heavy construction, grounds maintenance and other equipment. Repairs related systems such as pumps, transmissions, carburetors, hydraulics, brakes and others. Work is performed with significant latitude to diagnose and repair assigned equipment and is reviewed through direct observation, results achieved, customer satisfaction and individual conference.

Essential Functions:
Services and performs preventive maintenance of all municipal vehicles and equipment; inspects equipment; identifies problems; records findings, reports repair needs, and makes recommendations for future service needs. Uses computerized equipment to diagnose and program engine and transmission control systems to optimize performance; performs safety inspections; tunes, adjusts and services cars, trucks, buses and other automotive vehicles or municipal equipment; may change and repair tires.

Uses manual and computerized diagnostic equipment and communicates with users to identify equipment problems, and/or repairs equipment to restore to original equipment manufacturers (OEM) tolerances and standards. Works on a wide variety of municipal equipment including automobiles, pickup trucks, medium and heavy duty trucks, construction equipment, public transit buses, refuse trucks and compactors, tractors, golf course greens keeping machinery and mowers, right-of-way and median maintenance equipment such as flail mowers and brush hogs, two-cycle and four-cycle lawn and garden equipment, and other tools and equipment.

Repairs, overhauls or rebuilds gas or diesel engines, pumps, transmissions, carburetors, hydraulic cylinders and systems, alternators, generators, brake systems, electrical and electronic systems including multiplexing, drive trains, suspension systems, steering, carburetion and fuel injection systems, emission systems, exhaust systems, wheel chair and other accessibility assistance systems, and other equipment. Operates lathes, valve refacers, drills and other shop machines; uses acetylene and arc welding equipment in fabricating and repairing equipment; tests and repairs electrical systems; modifies or repairs exhaust systems. Records repairs and inspection of vehicles and equipment.

Assists with annual inventory of parts and equipment. Ensures individual work area is clean and organized to maintain accessibility and prevent accidents and unsafe conditions.

Requires regular and reliable attendance.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Dispenses gas and diesel fuel to vehicles and equipment; picks up parts as necessary. May repair and maintain shop equipment

Major Worker Characteristics:
Knowledge of: the procedures, practices, materials, methods and tools used in the maintenance, diagnostics and repair of automotive medium and heavy duty trucks, buses, construction equipment, refuse trucks, specialized golf course and parks maintenance equipment; repair of hydraulic pumps, cylinders and valves; operation of gas and diesel internal combustion engines and auxilliary equipment such as air compressors, air brakes, air regulator valves; air cylinders; and other tools and equipment necessary to repair and maintain municipal vehicles and equipment.

Ability to:
use hand and power tools; arc, acetylene and other welding equipment; diagnose problems, perform routine and preventive maintenance; and operate manual and computerized diagnostic and related test equipment; establish effective working relationships with customers, co-workers and others; communicate effectively orally and in writing; perform strenuous work and occasionally lift heavy objects; operate a PC as required of the job; plan and organize work and meet deadlines; and perform basic mathematical calculations as required by the job.

Work is performed primarily indoors. Continuous use of both hands in reaching/handling/grasping/fingering while performing duties operating/working on various vehicles, equipment and machinery. On rare occasions may be required to lift heavier weight with assistance of others or mechanical devices up to 100 pounds. Occasionally ascends/descends stairs, ladders, and inclines while maintaining balance. Physical strength and ability sufficient to perform manual labor for extended periods under extreme wet and cold, and generally unpleasant conditions. Continuously bending/twisting at knees/waist/neck/wrists while performing mechanical repairs and maintenance items. Occasional kneeling/crouching/crawling while making repairs in an awkward position. May work at heights, alone, with others, or in noisy work area. Continuously moving, sitting or standing for excessive periods of time. May work outside with all weather extremes, be exposed to smoke, electrical hazards, noxious odors, fumes, vapors, or chemicals, and/or unsanitary conditions. Continuous use of all senses including feeling/talking/hearing/seeing while performing duties and while communicating with co-workers, general public and completing all tasks as assigned. Must be able to distinguish color and maintain long-term and short-term memory. Will be required to wear safety protective gear. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Exposure to fumes and odors; motor noise; unsanitary conditions on refuse and sewer equipment. May perform shift work and work overtime as may be required. Must provide and maintain in the workplace a set of tools as required.

This position requires significant physical ability and dexterity including: frequent standing and walking for prolonged periods on concrete surfaces; lifting and carrying parts, tools and equipment; pushing/pulling or forcibly moving heavy parts and equipment; bending, twisting at the waist, knees, and neck; working in awkward positions and in cramped quarters; kneeling, crouching and crawling; reaching, handling fingering and grasping requiring fine finger manipulations using both hands and arms; use of speech, hearing, sight feeling and sense of smell; and, eye/foot coordination.

Contact Person:
Location: Yakima, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $22.59 - $27.15 HR

Posted on November 04, 2019
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