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Journeyman Mechanic/Master Mechanic

Company: City of Grapevine
Location: Grapevine
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Job Summary

Journeyman Mechanic

$20.25 - $28.35 per hour

Master Mechanic

$$22.32 - $31.25 per hour

Journeyman Mechanic Job Summary

Inspects, maintains, repairs and overhauls automobiles, light/heavy trucks, off-road equipment both gasoline and diesel. Position performs preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment and all other related work as required.

Master Mechanic Job Summary

Inspects, maintains, repairs and overhauls automobiles, light/heavy trucks, off-road equipment both gasoline and diesel. Position performs preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment and all other related work as required. Performs extensive repairs on police and fire emergency equipment.

Essential Functions

Journeyman Mechanic Essential Functions

  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and state vehicle inspections on all vehicles and equipment.
  • Diagnoses engine and electrical basic defects. Troubleshoots and repairs air conditioning, brake systems air/hydraulic, power trains, and suspension.
  • Performs major and minor engine repairs and overhaul gasoline and diesel engines.
  • Performs troubleshooting and repairs on 12v and 24v automotive electrical systems.
  • Performs basic troubleshooting and repairs of hydraulic systems.
  • Perform minor body and frame repairs.
  • Performs tire repairs up to 20" and/or replacement.
  • Installs radios, light bars, safety devices, tool boxes and other implements and equipment.
  • Uses hand and power tools of the trade as well as basic diagnostic data readers.
  • Assists and/or work with other mechanics on repairs.
  • Performs road tests of vehicles and equipment.
  • Responds to road calls and perform field repairs as needed.
  • Works on call for 24 hours a day for a seven day period on a fleet mechanic rotation.
  • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
  • Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
  • Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.

Master Mechanic Essential Functions

  • Performs scheduled preventative maintenance inspections and state vehicle inspections on all vehicles and equipment.
  • Performs accurate diagnoses of engine and electrical defects. Performs trouble shooting and repairs of air conditioning, brake systems air/hydraulic, power trains, and suspension.
  • Performs major and minor engine repairs and overhaul gasoline and diesel engines.
  • Performs trouble shooting and repairs on 12v and 24v automotive electrical systems.
  • Performs accurate trouble shooting and repairs of hydraulic systems.
  • Performs body, frame repairs, cutting of metals and welding.
  • Performs tire repairs up to 20" and/or replacement.
  • Installs radios, light bars, safety devices, tool boxes and other implements and equipment.
  • Operates hand and power tools of the trade as well as advance diagnostic data readers.
  • Assists other mechanics as needed or directed.
  • Performs road tests on vehicles and equipment.
  • Responds to road calls and performs field repairs as needed.
  • Performs related duties as directed when such duties are a logical and appropriate assignment to the position.
  • Regular and timely attendance are required for this position.
  • Interacts professionally and respectfully with the public, coworkers and others in the course of daily work.

Required Skills

Journeyman Mechanic Essential Functions

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Must possess good reading, writing, and math skills sufficient to work with complicated formulas, equipment, chemicals, instruments, and water laboratory related equipment.
  • Must have basic computer skills.
  • Ability to work effectively with people regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or job type.
  • Ability to maintain regular and punctual attendance.
  • Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Ability to follow instructions, safety practices and standard operating procedures in performing assigned tasks.
  • Ability to perform work accurately and thoroughly.
  • Ability to work effectively with limited supervision; follow oral and written communications; effectively communicate with the public in giving and receiving information and answering inquiries relative to area of responsibility.
  • Ability to respond appropriately in emergency situations as needed.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor and to work in adverse conditions when required.
  • Must have basic knowledge of federal, state and local environmental laws and regulations in automotive industry.
  • Must have basic knowledge of repairs and trouble shooting of automotive and construction equipment.
  • Must have knowledge of basic hydraulic system, electrical systems, air systems and drive trains.
  • Must have knowledge of parts requisition.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Requires a minimum of three years of experience in the repair and service of automobiles and trucks.

Must have and maintain (3) three of the six listed ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certifications one from each category (A1 or T2) (A4 or T5) (A5 or T4). If the applicant does not have any of the aforementioned certifications, one of the following requirements may substitute for the ASE requirement along with a scheduled ASE training plan and achievement date within one year:

  • Completion of a Diesel or Gasoline Technical program from an accredited school
  • Expiration of ASE certifications
  • Military equivalent training to the pay grade of E-4 in a mechanical career field.

Certifications must be maintained during term of employment.

Must have air brake certification or obtain within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must have MACS (Mobile Air Condition Society) or ASE A/C certification or obtain within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must be familiar with the use of DDR (Diagnostic Data Readers), automotive and diesel test equipment, gauges, hand tools, power tools, instruments etc.

Must be able to work shift work, overtime and be subject to on-call as required.

Must be an "Official State of Texas Vehicle Inspector" or obtain within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must pass a Federal/National criminal background check. Must have a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy. Ability to obtain a Class A CDL Texas driver's license within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen and functional assessment screening (Level 2).

Master Mechanic Required Skills

SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  • Must be available to be on call for 24 hours a day for a 7 day period on a fleet mechanic rotation.
  • Must be self-motivated.
  • Knowledge of trouble shooting and repairs of police and fire emergency vehicles and equipment.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of repairs, trouble shooting of automotive and construction equipment.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of hydraulic system, electrical systems, air systems and drive trains.
  • Knowledge in installation of electronics and emergency Police/Fire equipment.
  • Knowledge of parts requisition and ALLDATA referencing.
  • Must be familiar with the use of automotive and diesel test equipment, gauges, hand tools, power tools, instruments, etc.
  • Skill in communicating orally and in writing. Familiar with computers and other office equipment and fleet programs.
  • Provide tools and boxes required of a Master Mechanic Profession.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

Requires a minimum of five years of recent experience in the repair and service of automobiles and trucks.

Must have Auto/Light Truck Master ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification, which requires successful completion of 8 exams (A1 thru A8) or must have Medium/Heavy Duty Truck Master ASE certification, which requires successful completion of 6 exams (T2 thru T7). If the Master ASE certification has not been obtained, one of the following requirements may substitute for the ASE requirement with a scheduled ASE training plan and achievement date within 24 months:

  • Completion of a Diesel or Gasoline Technical program from an accredited school
  • Expired Master ASE certification
  • Military equivalent training to the pay grade of E-5 or above in a mechanical career field

Certifications must be maintained during term of employment.

Must have used the past two generations of DDR (Diagnostic Data Reader) or current scan and data reader.

Must have air brake training and obtain certification within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must have MACS (Mobile Air Condition Society) or ASE A/C certification or obtain within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must possess or obtain within 24 months one or more of the Emergency Vehicle Technician Certifications (EVT) F1 thru F8 or E0 thru E4. Certification(s) must be maintained during term of employment.

Must pass a Federal/National criminal background check. Must have a valid Texas driver's license with an acceptable driving record as defined by City policy. Ability to obtain a Class A CDL Texas driver's license within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must be an "Official State of Texas Vehicle Inspector" or obtain within twelve months of hire or promotion.

Must pass a pre-employment basic physical, drug screen and functional assessment screening (Level 2).

Must be able to work shift work, overtime and be subject to on-call as required. Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by the person assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and the employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the job requirements change.

Keywords: City of Grapevine, Grapevine , Journeyman Mechanic/Master Mechanic, Other , Grapevine, Texas

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