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Diesel/Heavy Equipment Mechanic (Fleet Maintenance Technician IV)

Dekalb County

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Salary Range: $46,521 - $72,109 

Make a difference in DeKalb County!

Beautiful DeKalb County is Georgia’s fourth largest county with an estimated 759,297 residents calling it home. It encompasses a portion of Atlanta, as well as the cities of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Decatur, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Stone Mountain, and Tucker. DeKalb is the headquarters of some of the country’s most prominent businesses and organizations including the Centers for Disease Control, the American Cancer Society, Emory University, and Agnes Scott College. There’s so much to see and do here – discover for yourself by visiting  

Imagine yourself in this role…

As a Diesel Mechanic, you will be instrumental in promoting good government in DeKalb County. Duties include:

  • Operate or use various machinery, equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments; operates and maintains maintenance equipment; maintains a mechanics toolbox; and maintains equipment-specific tools.
  • Perform scheduled preventive maintenance; changes oil, hydraulic fluid, air filters, fuel filters, and other expendables as required; inspects seals, hoses, and tires for wear or damage; and arranges replacement as needed.
  • Perform equipment inspections; inspects and tests all equipment systems, including drive train, engine operation, transmission operation, suspension, steering, brakes, hydraulics, electrical system, and HVAC; completes or revises work order for repairs; obtains (pulls, fabricates, or orders) required parts; and inspects completed work.
  • Repair heavy equipment; gathers information from operator reports, equipment manuals, and fault codes; troubleshoots and diagnoses electrical, hydraulic and engine problems; utilizes multi-meter, test light, pressure gauges, flow meters, vacuum and compression gauges, etc.; identifies items and systems needing repair; completes required repairs; and ensures equipment operation and performance is within specified limits.
  • Weld and fabricate parts; welds broken parts; fabricates replacement parts; replaces parts or structures to vehicles; and verifies parts operate according to specifications.
  • Prepare and commission new equipment and accessories; completes records for new equipment; adds stencil numbers; and installs accessories such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
  • Decommission equipment; removes County decals, equipment, accessories, and other property; and ensures equipment is ready for disposition.

Are you the ONE?

We are looking for a strong candidate with a passion for serving our community!

To be minimally qualified, you must have the following:

  • High school diploma or GED, with vocational training or technical training in automotive repair or a related field
  • Three years of automotive, heavy truck, or heavy equipment maintenance repair experience including one year at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel powered heavy trucks, road maintenance equipment, and other related equipment
  • You will qualify if you have any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job

Specific License or Certification Required:  You must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.  Some positions may be required to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) appropriate for the level of equipment operated within six (6) months of starting employment in this classification

Rewards of working with DeKalb County… 

In addition to gratifying work as a public servant, DeKalb County offers a highly competitive total rewards package. We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid defined benefit/defined contribution pension plan
  • Health care insurance plan options including a traditional HMO, POS & HSA
  • Dental and vision insurance options
  • Basic Life Insurance benefit of 2.25 times an employee’s annual salary rounded up to the next $1,000
  • Flexible Spending Account Plan
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Deferred Compensation                                                                                                               
  • Peach State Credit Union
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Leave - 13 days sick leave and a minimum 15 days of annual leave per year

Take the best next step – APPLY NOW!

We look forward to working with you!


At DeKalb County Government, we enable career success by providing opportunities to thrive! Our culture is rooted in principles of collaboration, teamwork, and achievements. We foster a diversified and inclusive workforce, embracing a shared set of core values based on character, competitive spirit, relationships, and giving back to the communities where we live and work. This foundation is how we help turn jobs into careers.

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