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Vehicle Mechanic, Senior

City of Albany

Listing Summary

The Position

The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled/mechanical work functions associated with repair and maintenance of automotive and mechanical equipment.


Diagnoses, maintains, and performs general mechanical repair work on light and heavy equipment, vehicles, and other machinery.

Performs general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work, such as dismantling, overhauling, repairing and reassembling engines, removing/replacing transmissions, servicing automatic transmissions, etc.

Inspects, tests and repairs engine components and systems such as ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic brake systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, emission systems, air conditioning systems, etc.

Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment such as pumping fuel into vehicles, checking/replacing fluid levels, draining/replacing oil, changing/replacing filters, lubricating mechanical parts, rotating tires, replacing tires/belts/hoses, checking batteries, greasing equipment, flushing radiators, performing basic body repair, performing light welding and fabrication.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing vehicles and equipment which may include a service truck, bus, dump truck, fire truck, tractor, forklift, sweeper, trailer, bulldozer, backhoe, end loader, fuel truck, generator, tire changer, computerized tire balancer, battery/charging system analyzer, transfer pump, air conditioner recovery/recycling machine, air wrench, air compressor, pressure washer, hydraulic jack, grease gun, tire hammer, welder, torch, metal grinder, drill press, gauges, mechanic tools, volt ohmmeter, diagnostic instruments, etc.

Tests machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations; reports problem situations.

Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools and equipment in good working condition; reports faulty equipment for repair.

Makes emergency service calls for disabled vehicles at job sites or on the road.

Receives various forms, reports, work orders, diagrams, manuals, or other documentation; reviews, processes and maintains as appropriate.
Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls as necessary.

Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from employees, the public, or other individuals.


Obtains and/or transports parts/supplies as needed.

Performs general cleaning/housekeeping tasks associated with maintaining vehicles, equipment, and shop areas.

Provides assistance to other employees or departments as needed.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by vocational/technical training in mechanics ; additionally, two (2) years previous experience and/or training involving automotive/mechanical repair and maintenance; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain valid Air Conditioning/CFC Recovery certification. Must possess and maintain Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification in Automotive or Truck Specialization. Must obtain and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License within six (6) months of hire.

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