The City of Houston Mechanic II in Houston, Texas
$19.07 - $22.02 Hourly
6/30/2021 11:59 PM Central
Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED
Classification: MECHANIC II
Posting Number: PN # 24795
Department: Fleet Management
Division: Fleet Operations
Workdays & Hours: VARIOUS* (may require working weekends, holidays and shifts)
*Subject to change
DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The Fleet Management Department is seeking candidates to perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance repairs and related services to various types of vehicular equipment. Maintains and repairs LIGHT/HEAVY DUTY mechanical equipment parts and components. Performs minor overhauls and services on manual transmissions, diesel engines, air brakes, suspension, exhaust, fuel, cooling, electrical systems and vehicle component repairs. Keeps track of repair time and reports time on work orders. Stays current on new technology. Rebuilds vehicle components. Repairs electrical and air conditioning systems. Uses hand tools, hoists, pressure gages, drills, grinding wheels and technical manuals.
MUST FURNISH OWN TOOLS AND SAFETY SHOES.
ADDITIONAL SALARY INCENTIVES
ASE/EVT CERTIFICATION PAY (UP TO $5,200 ANNUALLY)
EVENING/NIGHT SHIFT INCENTIVE PAY (UP TO $3,000 ANNUALLY)
There is routine exposure to significant levels of heat, cold moisture and air pollution. The position may involve periodic exposure to chemical substances and physical trauma of a minor nature such as cuts bruises and minor burns. The position may require occasional periods of stooping, bending and/or lifting of materials up to 50 pounds.
MINIMUM EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS
Requires a high school degree or a GED certificate. May require up to 18 months of vocational education/training in automotive maintenance or repair (i.e., NIASE).
MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
Two years equivalent of automotive maintenance and repair experience are required.
MINIMUM LICENSE REQUIREMENTS
Requires a valid Texas driver's license and compliance with the City of Houston's policy on driving. May require a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) if the position requires operation of a heavy vehicle. Departments with a CDL training program may require a position to obtain an A or B CDL within six (6) months of entering the position. In the Fire Department, a State of Texas Inspection License may be preferred.
Applicants with Med/Heavy Duty DIESEL knowledge and experience. ASE- Air Brake Systems Diagnostic & Repairs Certification, and/or State of Texas Inspection License and candidates with Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) is a plus. If you are the selected candidate working on Heavy Duty equipment you will be required to obtain a CDL within 6 months of employment.
**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.
SELECTION/SKILLS TESTS REQUIRED
The department may administer a skill assessment.
SAFETY IMPACT POSITION
YES - This position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.
Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.
Salary Range – Pay Grade 15
Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: www.houstontx.gov.
To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: http://agency.governmentjobs.com/houston/default.cfm or call 832.393.8083.
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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.
All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.
EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.
The city offers a competitive benefits program, including competitively priced health coverage and a defined contribution pension plan.
• Life insurance
• Long-term disability
• Retirement pension
• 457 deferred compensation plan
• Employee Assistance Program
• 10 days of vacation each year
• 10 city holidays, plus one floating holiday
• Flexible schedules
• Professional development opportunities
• Transportation/parking plan
• Section 125 pretax deductions
• Dependent Care Reimbursement Plan
• Healthcare Flexible Spending Account
For plan details, visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hr/benefits.html
Please indicate which option best describes your education
High School Diploma
18 months of vocational education/training completed
Associate's degree or beyond
None of the above
If you completed vocational education/training or obtained an Associate's degree or higher, please list the field of study. ("See Resume" is not accepted. If this does not apply to you, type N/A).
How many years of verifiable LIGHT/HEAVY DUTY maintenance or repair experience do you have?
Less than 2 years
2 years but less than 4 years
4 years but less than 5 years
5 or more years
I do not have any automotive experience
How would you best describe your automotive experience as:
Light Duty Automotive
Heavy Duty Automotive
Neither Light or Heavy Duty
Please describe your experience working with med/heavy duty DIESEL trucks. (See resume is not acceptable. If you do not have diesel truck experience write N/A).
Do you have a valid Driver's License?
My license is currently revoked or suspended
Do you have a Commercial Driver's License (CDL)? If so, please indicate which class.
My CDL is from another State
I do not have a CDL
If selected, are you willing to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within 6 months of employment? Failure to do so could lead to termination.
I currently have a CDL
Do you have any of the following licenses/certifications? (please check all that apply)
Air Brake Systems Diagnostic & Repair
State of Texas Inspection Certification
None of the above
If you checked you have ASE/EVT certifications. Please list which ones and when they expire. If you do not have these, please write N/A.
If required, are you willing and able to work holidays and/or weekends or shifts as needed?
Are you able and willing to lift up to 80 pounds?
Are you a veteran who served on active duty in the Armed Forces (United States Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard) for more than 90 consecutive days and received either an honorable discharge or a general discharge under honorable conditions?