- About the Position
The city of Las Vegas is accepting applications for Senior Mechanic. This position leads, oversees and participates in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for the major and minor repairs on all systems of diesel and gasoline engines, including emissions testing; and performs a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
For each employer, applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum qualifications and essential functions found in the job posting. We must be able to determine from your experience that you have at least 5 years of experience with vehicle mechanical repair across a range of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles, which includes at least 1 year of experience in the automotive mechanical repair of modern day automotive equipment.
A civil service examination will be conducted in accordance with the Civil Service Rules of the city of Las Vegas. The civil service examination for this recruitment will be a multiple-choice written examination, weighted 100% for eligible list placement.
Written Exam Date: August 13, 2008
Eligible List Placement
You must score 70% or higher on the written examination to be placed on the eligible list.
Final candidate selection will include list placement and may include hiring interview (if applicable). Any individual offered employment will be required to pass a pre-employment drug test, complete background check, and may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform the physical requirements of the job." Some positions may require preliminary background checks.
- EXAMPLE OF DUTIES
This is the advanced journey level class in the Mechanic series. Positions at this level are distinguished from the other class within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.
Supervision Received and Exercised
Receives direction from the Fleet Services Supervisor and higher level management staff.
Acts as a lead worker, exercising functional and technical supervision, including scheduling and assigning tasks, providing guidance, ensuring work is completed according to proper procedure, monitoring work progress, and reviewing results.
- Ensures employees adhere to established work methods, techniques and schedules, and comply with applicable city and department policies, procedures, standards and specifications; reviews needs with appropriate management staff; allocates resources accordingly.
- Plans, schedules and directs the repair and maintenance of diesel and gasoline equipment; performs the most complex repair, maintenance, installation and diagnostic duties; performs safety inspections and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment.
- Assists in coordinating and participates in after hour emergency and call services.
- Maintains records of all equipment repairs.
- Attends and participates in professional group meetings. Stays abreast of innovations and new technology; researches technical data required for the repair of automotive and construction equipment system.
- Provides technical and safety information and training to other city staff.
- Prepares clear and concise reports.
- Reads and interprets schematics, diagrams and manufacturers' technical service bulletins.
- Conducts daily inspection of shop area and inventory of vehicles and equipment.
- Monitors and maintains appropriate levels of supplies, equipment, and inventory to ensure efficient and effective operations. Participates in the procurement process, including researching materials, equipment, and vendors, assisting with specifications, and requisitioning materials as needed.
- Participates in the preparation and administration of the function budget.
- Performs emissions testing duties, performs State of Nevada Emission Certification testing; analyzes emission certification failures and recommends solutions.
- Coordinates the transportation and storage of vehicles and equipment that will be auctioned.
- Operates and secures assigned vehicle and other assigned equipment; determines whether vehicle is in good working order; maintains vehicle in clean and fueled condition.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
- MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Five years of increasingly responsible vehicle/equipment mechanical repair experience across a range of light, medium, and heavy duty vehicles and equipment which included at least (1) year of experience in the automotive mechanical repair of modern day automotive equipment.
Experience in diesel, electric, and/or alternative fuels, and electric and electronic repair strongly preferred.
Supervisory or lead responsibility experience within the above experience strongly preferred.
Equivalent to graduation from high school and completion of an accredited automotive and diesel technician training program.
Licenses and Certifications:
Possession of an appropriate valid driver's license and maintenance thereafter.
Possession of a valid forklift certificate issued by the city of Las Vegas within six (6)months of the date of appointment.
Possession of a 2G Emissions Inspector license from the state of Nevada within six months of the date of appointment, and maintenance thereafter.
Possession of the following licenses and certificates are desirable:
-- An Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certificate in one or more areas.
-- Class A commercial driver's license
-- Environmental Protection Agency Section 609 certificate
Certain city functions operate on a 24 hour per day, seven day per week schedule, and may require support on any shift. May be required to respond to calls for assistance during any shift.
- KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Operations, services and activities of a fleet maintenance program.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Methods and techniques of automotive repair and maintenance.
Operational characteristics of automotive equipment and tools.
Operational characteristics of diagnostic and repair tools, including emissions testing equipment.
Machine shop operations.
Electronic fuel and computer controlled systems.
Electrical and hydraulic systems.
Principles and practices of inspection, trouble shooting and repair of diesel and gasoline engines.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Independently performing the most difficult diagnostic and repair services.
Scheduling repair work, assigning work, monitoring work quality and completion times.
Interpreting, explaining and enforcing department policies and procedures.
Operating a variety of automotive repair and diagnostic tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Troubleshooting and diagnosing problems and causes in automobile, diesel, construction and related equipment.
Repairing electronic components.
Operating computerized equipment.
Researching and comprehending technical information and disseminate that information to staff.
Performing the more complex diagnostic and repair services.
Working independently in the absence of supervision.
Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
Communicating clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Diagnosing and repairing emissions control problems.
Reading and interpreting standards, schematics, diagrams and manufacturers' technical service bulletins.
Preparing clear and concise reports.
Core Workforce Competencies
Professionalism – Demonstrates core values by being honest, respectful and positive.
Effective Communication – Expresses verbal and written thought in a clear and understandable manner.
Customer Focus – Demonstrates genuine concern and satisfies external and/or internal customers based on the CLV core purpose and values.
Adaptability – Able to effectively modify behavior to suit changing workforce demands.
Problem Solving – Solves problems by considering all causes, solutions and outcomes.
Productive Partnerships – Develops, maintains and strengthens partnerships with others.
Technical and Safety Expertise – Possesses a depth of knowledge, skill and ability in a technical (job) area.