Pay Range 12 Breakdown

Hourly (40 hrs.)$15.4227$23.1340
Hourly (42 hrs.)$14.6883$22.0324
Hourly (56 hrs.)$11.0162$16.5243

Fleet Mechanic I

Range: $32,079.14 - $48,118.70 (12)
Position Number: 3537

JOB SUMMARY:  This position is responsible for performing mechanical repair and maintenance duties on city vehicles.  An incumbent in this position may be designated as Fleet Mechanic II.
Inspects, diagnoses, and locates malfunctions in mechanical, electrical, air and hydraulic systems on city vehicles and equipment; performs general and skilled mechanical, hydraulic and fabrication work.
Replaces or repairs faulty parts including wheel bearings, clutches, oil seals, shock absorbers, exhaust systems, steering components, hoses, and electrical system.
Operates complex diagnostic equipment and hand and power tools used to repair and maintain city vehicles.
Responds to emergency situations and makes repairs in the field; arranges transport of disabled vehicles to shop.
Performs North Carolina inspections; inspects and replaces emission control devices; completes inspection forms.
Maintains work time and material records.
Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
Cleans and washes motorized equipment as necessary; performs general cleaning and maintenance necessary to keep department tools and equipment in operable condition.
Performs minor cutting and welding repairs on equipment; fabricates brackets, linkages or tools as needed to repair vehicles.
Operates a wrecker to transport out-of-service vehicles.
Performs other related duties as assigned. 
Knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel powered equipment.
Knowledge of fuel, braking, hydraulic, electrical, and mechanical systems.
Knowledge of diagnostic equipment, and hand and power tools used in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.
Skill in the use of portable computer diagnostic equipment.
Skill in interpersonal relations.
Skill in oral and written communication.
SUPERVISORY CONTROLS:  The Fleet Manager or Fleet Maintenance Supervisor assigns work in terms of general instructions.  The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
GUIDELINES:  Guidelines include city safety policies and procedures, OSHA, EPA, and UST standards and regulations, repair manuals and vehicle specifications, supervisory instructions, and local, state, and federal laws.  These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.
COMPLEXITY:  The work consists of related technical duties.  The complexity of the systems in need of repair contributes to the complexity of the position.
SCOPE AND EFFECT:  The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair city vehicles and equipment.  Successful performance helps ensure that the city’s vehicle and equipment needs are met by a fleet of safe and well maintained vehicles.
PERSONAL CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically with other city employees.
PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:  Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The work is typically performed while intermittently standing, walking, crouching, bending, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light, and occasionally heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and must distinguish between shades of color.
WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work is typically performed in a stockroom or garage.  The employee may be exposed to much dust, dirt, grease, and to machinery with moving parts.


Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.

Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.

Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of North Carolina for the type of vehicle or equipment operated

Applicant must possess a valid CDL license; meet DOT physical requirements and forklift operator license.

Rev. 12/14