HEAVY AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC II/TRAINEE
Arlington County is currently seeking an experienced mechanic to repair and maintain the various fleet vehicles used by the county and its various departments. These vehicles include school buses, fire trucks and other fire apparatus, medic units, refuse trucks, and dump trucks, and other miscellaneous heavy equipment used by Arlington County. These mechanics are responsible for performing preventive maintenance work and routine corrective repairs on light, heavy, construction and/or emergency vehicles.
Specific duties include:
- Inspecting vehicular equipment;
- Performing corrective and preventive maintenance;
- Troubleshooting and diagnosing repair work on mechanical, hydraulic, air conditioning, and air brake systems and electrical systems to include multiplex systems using diagnostic scanning tools;
- Determining scope and sequence of repairs required;
- Repairing or replacing tires for all types of equipment;
- Operating shop equipment and vehicles such as the tire machine, computerized tire balance, fork lift and wrecker;
- Providing repair feasibility recommendations on transmissions or related components;
- Training new mechanics;
- Assigning and reviewing work during the absence of the supervisor;
- Performing Virginia State Safety Inspections on vehicles; and
- Transporting vehicles and heavy equipment.
Trainee Level: High school diploma or GED plus 18 months of auto mechanic experience performing preventive maintenance duties to include diagnosing, repairing or rebuilding gasoline or diesel engines, brake systems, manual or automatic transmissions, and differentials.
Full Performance: High school diploma or GED plus three years of auto mechanic experience performing preventive maintenance duties to include diagnosing, repairing or rebuilding gasoline or diesel engines, brake systems, manual or automatic transmissions, and differentials. Additionally, must have:
- Virginia Safety Inspector License; and
- Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License and required endorsements (See special requirements).
Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with mechanical experience in one or more of the following:
- Repairing school buses, fire trucks and other fire apparatus, medic units, refuse trucks, and dump trucks;
- Performing computerized diagnostic testing to troubleshoot complex engine, mechanical, or electrical problems;
- Repairing diesel engines, transmissions, or hydraulic systems;
- Training other mechanics;
- Performing Virginia State safety inspections; and
- Possession of National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications.
- The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license from place of residence and authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide, a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record.
- Applicant must possess or obtain within specified time frames of appointment:
- Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License from the applicant's place of residence within the first six (6) months of employment;
- Hazardous materials endorsement (H), Tank vehicle endorsement (N), School Bus endorsement (S), and Passenger Carrying endorsement (P) for the CDL within the first nine (9) months of employment;
- VA State Safety Inspector License within the first twelve (12) months of employment.
- Anyone hired without the VA State Certified Safety Inspector License, or the Commercial Driver's License and required endorsements will be appointed as a Trainee and must obtain the permit/license within the specified time frame.
- Once obtained, the CDL and VA State Certified Safety Inspector Licenses must be kept in good standing throughout the duration of the employment.
Work Hours: Typical work hours are from Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
The salary listed at the top of the announcement reflects the range for the full performance employee. The salary range for the trainee level is $46,841.60 to $71,572.80 annually.
If a trainee is hired, depending on qualifications, a training period will be established to last no longer than the equivalent of one year. At the end of the training period, the employee must meet experience, training and proficiency requirements for the full-performance level position. Once the candidate qualifies, the one-year probationary period will begin.
Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The official title of this position is Auto Mechanic II.