HEAVY AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC I / TIRE REPAIR TECHNICIAN

Location
Arlington, Virginia
Salary
$52,270.40 - $79,872.00 Annually
Posted
Jul 29, 2021
Closes
Sep 02, 2021
Ref
2812-21A-DES-DB
Hours
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington's Department of Environmental Services (DES) seeks an experienced Heavy Automotive Mechanic/Tire Repair Technician to fill a vacancy within the Operations section of the Auto Equipment Bureau. The Operations section provides maintenance, repair services, and heavy tire repairs to County equipment and fleet vehicles such as: heavy fire equipment, dump trucks, utility trucks, school buses, and snow-related equipment. This mechanic is responsible for performing repairs and replacement of heavy truck and construction equipment tires, preventive maintenance work and routine corrective repairs on heavy, construction and/or emergency vehicles for the day and evening shifts.

Specific duties:

  • Repairing and/or replacing tires for all types of equipment;
  • Operating shop equipment and vehicles such as the tire machine, computerized tire balance, forklift and wrecker;
  • Transporting vehicles and heavy equipment;
  • Repairing and replacement of both heavy truck and construction equipment tires;
  • Inspecting vehicular equipment;
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing repair work on the mechanical, hydraulic and electrical systems using diagnostic scan tools;
  • Determining scope and sequence of repairs required; and
  • Performing Virginia State Safety Inspections on vehicles.

Selection Criteria
Minimum:

Trainee Level
:

  • High school diploma/equivalent;
  • 6 months of experience performing heavy auto mechanic duties;
  • Experience in one or more of the following functions: repairing or replacing tires for all types of equipment, diagnosing, repairing gasoline or diesel engines, brake systems, manual and automatic transmissions, or differentials.

Full Performance Level :

  • High school diploma/equivalent;
  • One (1) year of experience performing heavy auto mechanic duties;
  • Experience in one or more of the following functions: repairing or replacing tires for all types of equipment, diagnosing, repairing gasoline or diesel engines, brake systems, manual and automatic transmissions, or differentials.

Must possess or obtain within specified timeframes:
  1. VA State Certified Safety Inspector License (within 12 months of hire); and
  2. Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License (within 6 months of hire) and required endorsements (within 9 months of hire). See special requirements section.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the education requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with mechanical experience in one or more of the following:

  • Performing repairs to heavy truck and construction equipment tires;
  • Performing diagnostic work and/or technical repairs;
  • Repairing heavy fire equipment, dump trucks, utility trucks, and school buses
  • Repairing and/or maintaining automobiles and/or trucks;
  • Using electronic diagnostic equipment for diesel and gasoline engines.

Special Requirements

1. The applicant must possess a valid motor vehicle operator's license and authorize Arlington County to obtain, or the applicant must provide a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon a favorable review of the applicant's driving record.

2. Applicant must possess or obtain within specified time frames of appointment:
  • Class "A" or "B" Commercial Driver's License 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; and
  • VA State Certified Safety Inspector License within the first twelve (12) months of employment.

3. After obtaining CDL and required endorsements H, N, S and P, applicant must be willing to work on and operate the County-owned 2600-gallon fuel truck as requested by the Operations Supervisor.

4. Applicants must provide written consent for Arlington County to obtain from previous employer(s) information required by Department of Transportation (DOT) agency regulations concerning drug and alcohol testing information.

5. Prior to the time of appointment, the successful applicant must pass a pre-employment drug screening and will be subject random drug screening during employment, as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) standards. Any offer of employment will be contingent upon passing a pre-employment drug screening and alcohol breath test as required by applicable standards.

6. Applicants must be willing to maintain hand and diagnostic tools required by the trade, work in awkward or cramped positions for long periods of time, and work in an environment that includes exposure to noise, odors, dust, grease and dirt with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, crouching and lifting light to very heavy objects and equipment.

7. Must be able to lift heavy objects weighing 25-50 pounds unilaterally; carry 75-100 pounds bilaterally and push/pull 50-75 pounds unassisted.

NOTE:

  • Anyone hired with less than the required one year of experience will be appointed as a Trainee.
  • Anyone hired without the VA State Certified Safety Inspector License, or the Commercial Driver's License and required endorsements must obtain the permit/license within the specified time frame.
  • Once obtained, the CDL and VA State Certified Safety Inspector License must be maintained throughout employment.

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