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Fleet Technician




To diagnose and perform maintenance and repair on a wide range of city vehicles, mechanical and motorized equipment, lawn and garden equipment, off-road machinery, snow removal equipment by ensuring the safe and efficient operation of city equipment and vehicles across multiple departments. This role involves various skilled and semi-skilled automotive and equipment repairs, encompassing automobiles, trucks, and select heavy equipment.

Essential Functions

Equipment Maintenance and Repair

Maintain, inspect, repair, and replace worn or broken equipment, vehicle, and truck parts; perform regular preventative maintenance tasks; perform diagnostic tests as appropriate; provide mechanical knowledge in the repair of trucks and related construction and safety equipment.

Repair and replace components including generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches, and high voltage light systems; repair, adjust and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, master cylinders, disc pads, hydraulic and air brakes.

Weld, fabricate and assemble parts and equipment for automotive and heavy equipment; fabricate, modify, and repair body chassis parts; weld, braze, solder, and cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum by torch and mig welder; sandblast truck beds, plows, and wheels.

Diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical systems components, ignition systems, alternators, high voltage power generators, starters, and batteries; diagnosis, maintain, repair, and recondition hydraulic systems.

Replace component parts on vehicles and equipment; perform safety inspections on equipment.

Install radios, emergency lighting systems and special equipment for police, public works and parks and recreation vehicles.

General Maintenance & Emergency Response

Drive all types of city vehicles as needed for testing, field service, or deliveries.

Responds to service work and related problems that may occur after hours, on weekends, call back for snow events and during holidays.

Responsible for the general maintenance and cleaning of shop building.

Maintenance Analysis & Operations

Analyze failures, determine problems, and causes, and recommend solutions.

Perform preventative maintenance on equipment including lubricating and replacing worn parts.

Operate shop machinery including grinders, welding equipment, and a variety of power and hand tools.

Recycle appropriate fluids, filters and materials including oil and refrigerants; safely dispose of materials and fluids non-recyclable.

Fleet Management & Budgeting

Maintain the Vehicle and Equipment Replacement Program (VERP) by analyzing miles and hours and maintenance service records to recommend replacement cycle modifications.

Assist the Department Director in the preparation of the Fleet Maintenance annual budget.

Responsible for preparing fuel reports that are used in billing internal and external customers. Work with fuel vendor to ensure that unleaded gasoline and diesel tanks are filled regularly.

Supply & Inventory Management

Purchase equipment maintenance parts and materials; participate in the development of specifications; order a variety of supplies including tools, safety equipment, shop equipment, vehicle and equipment parts and chemicals, receive bids; maintain inventory of supplies and equipment.

Vendor Coordination & Record Keeping

Prepare work order for contract mechanic work for major engine, transmission, and brake repairs; receive bids; deliver vehicles to vendors for major repair work and installation of special equipment; pick up and inspect work of vendors to ensure completion; maintain records of work performed.

Maintain detailed records for recording all repairs and service history of vehicles. Use computerized fleet management software/system to track equipment/vehicle maintenance and history. Input necessary data, as needed.

Strategic Support & Communication

Proactively support city’s and department’s strategic goals and functions ensuring community’s needs are met.

Maintain a positive work atmosphere by working and communicating in a manner to get along with internal customers, supervisor, and external vendors.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills


Knowledge of:

      • Vehicle and equipment repair
      • Preventative maintenance
      • Hydraulic systems
      • Welding and fabrication
      • Engine components and operational characteristics
      • Shop equipment and tools
      • Vehicle and equipment lubrication techniques
      • Occupational hazards and safety practices
      • Vehicle, equipment maintenance and safety regulatory compliance


Ability to:

      • Understand and comply with workplace instructions and policies.
      • Demonstrate technical proficiency in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining electrical and mechanical equipment/vehicles.
      • Safely operate city vehicles, trucks, and other specialized equipment.
      • Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with colleagues and stakeholders.
      • Organize and maintain accurate shop and repair records.
      • Cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with individuals encountered in the course of work.
      • Exhibit self-motivation and the capability to work independently when required.
      • Possess sensory and cognitive abilities, including audio-visual discrimination, perception, observation, reading, writing, and equipment operation.
      • Maintain cognitive capabilities for making sound decisions, prioritizing tasks, and demonstrating intellectual acumen.
      • Maintain physical fitness appropriate for job demands, including extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, lifting or carrying heavy objects, and operating equipment.

Skills in:

      • Engine and equipment repair
      • Performing general maintenance procedures
      • Operating tools and equipment
      • Basic math
      • Use of computers and mobile communication devices, including Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office products and fleet management software experience.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in the maintenance and repair of auto, medium and heavy-duty trucks, and construction equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification(s).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree in automotive technology or related field.
  • Missouri Inspector Mechanical License.
  • Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Class A with acceptable driving record.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Supervision Received

  • The work is performed under the supervision of the Community Development Director.

Supervision Exercised

    • None

Work Environment

      • The primary duties of this position are performed in a repair and maintenance shop environment.
      • Regularly exposed to fumes, odors, gasoline, solvents, cleaners, oils, and other related liquids.
      • Exposure to inclement weather when conducting field repairs.
      • Environment includes noise and work with moving objects and vehicles.

Essential Physical Abilities

Sufficient ability to regularly required to stand, walk, and occasionally sit; occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel; must be able to operate assigned equipment and vehicles.

Sufficient body flexibility and balance to perform maintenance and repair operations requiring climbing and working on ladders and power lifts; including lifting and strength to regularly required to lift up to 25 pounds; frequently required to lift up to 50 pounds; occasionally required to lift up to 100 pounds.

      • Sufficient vision requirements including close vision; clarity of hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, to discern verbal instructions and alarm/warning systems, including backup alarms; visual acuity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to comprehend written work instructions and work orders.
      • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, to operate a variety of power and hand tools and make adjustments to equipment.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-time

Salary Range : $21.27 - $31.91/hour

Work location : In person

Do you accept applicants under the age of 18? : No

Residency requirement : No

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