LEAD MECHANIC

Department of Job Listing: 
Public Works
Salary Range: 

Salary $33,155.20 - $44,428.80

General Function: 

This is skilled work in directing and participating in maintenance and repair of a variety of automobiles, trucks, tractors, and related road construction equipment. Is responsible for the general operation of the vehicle repair shop. The position requires being periodically on-call.

Essential Duties: 
  • Communicates policies, procedures, methods, and techniques to subordinate employees.
  • Directs and works with a group of employees in various maintenance and repair activities.
  • Enforces departmental rules and City rules.
  • Keeps routine records of services performed and parts and materials used on each vehicle.
  • Assists in studies of equipment having frequent breakdowns to determine cause and attempts to prevent future occurrences.
  • Directs and participates in fabrication work.
  • Determines the need and feasibility of both minor and major repairs on individual units and assemblies.
  • Assists and advises mechanics when new and unusual problems arise.
  • Performs related work as required.

 

         

Minimal Acceptable Qualifications: 
  • Knowledge of the use of hand and power shop tools and equipment applicable to the repair and maintenance of City vehicles.
  • Ability to diagnose defects in automotive equipment and to apply approved techniques in remedying defects.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation of gasoline and diesel-driven equipment.
  • Knowledge of mechanical repair and service methods applicable to heavy trucks and construction equipment.
  • Knowledge of diagnostics and repair of automotive air conditioners.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and proper safety equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, supervisors and subordinates.
  • Ability to weld on various types of metals.
  • Ability to plan and direct work of subordinates.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and other outside agents.
  • Ability to maintain and repair mechanical equipment at City facilities.
  • Possession of a valid Oklahoma State Commercial Driver's license and a driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: 
  • Minimum of two (2) years Vo-Tech training or trade school.
  • Five (5) years mechanical experience.
  • Experience working with Lodal Evo-D series trucks, or other sanitation type truck.
Supervision Given and Received: 

Directs skilled and semi-skilled workers in the maintenance of all City vehicles. Works under the direct supervision of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor.