Fleet Mechanic-Service Technician

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Posted: 10/09/2022


  • Removes, repairs, installs engines, transmissions, and differentials in construction equipment such as front-end loaders, backhoes and dump trucks.
  • Inspects, adjusts, and replaces component parts of gasoline engines, including valves, pistons, gears, and bearings.
  • Inspects, adjusts, and replaces component parts of diesel engines, including rods, plugs, valves, pistons, and crankshafts.
  • Repairs oil, water, and fuel pump systems.
  • Cleans, repairs, and adjusts carburetor and fuel injection systems.
  • Removes, repairs, and installs hydraulic pumps and systems.
  • Relines brakes, fits and adjusts brakes systems.
  • Repair steering and front-end assemblies.
  • Adjusts ignition systems, including spark plugs, condensers and accessory units.
  • Performs clean-up work at service garage.
  • Repair small motor equipment such as lawn mowers, chain saws, and pumps.
  • Performs welding jobs as needed with wire feed welder, and stick welder.
  • Purchases general automotive supplies and bills repair costs to appropriate department.
  • Inventories parts and tools.
  • Operate and maintain light and heavy-duty equipment to include wheel loaders, motor graders, one-way plows, trucks and other equipment with a GVWR of 26,000 lbs or more.
  • Assist with buildings and ground maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Repairs tires as need.
  • Mounts and dismounts tires from vehicle and rim on all fleet vehicles and equipment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Two years experience in a garage or service station or any other equivalent combination of experience and training.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Possess a valid driver’s license.
  • Applicant must obtain a South Dakota Class A Combination CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) within 60 days of beginning employment.
  • Applicant must be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen
  • Associates degree in Auto Mechanics and/or or Diesel Technology is preferred.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Good knowledge of the procedures, techniques, materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of a variety of construction equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to diagnose equipment malfunctions and make reports on work performed.
  • Skill in the use of the tools, machinery, and equipment of the mechanic trade as well as computers.
  • Possess positive skills in working with the public and other city employees.
  • Ability to follow written and oral directions and safety policies.
  • Excellent work habits.
  • Self-motivation and self-starter skills with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
Following an offer of employment, the applicant must be able to pass a fit-for-duty physical and job function test. For more details, please see the functional job description for this position.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential function of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
BENEFITS This position offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, life, and retirement.