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City of Chattanooga TN Equipment Mechanic 3 (12th Street Garage) in Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Title:

Equipment Mechanic 3 (12th Street Garage)

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$1,274.12 Biweekly $33,127.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time Regular


Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Supplemental Questions

Incumbents in this classification are responsible for serving as a lead to lower level fleet staff and performing the full range and most complex duties related to the fabrication, maintenance and/or repair of City vehicles and equipment. Duties include troubleshooting and diagnosing vehicle and equipment problems, training lower level fleet staff and performing complex repairs. Work is performed under limited supervision.


The Equipment Mechanic 3 is the fourth level of a six level fleet services series.

This is a Non-Exempt position.

Work Hours: 6:30 am until 3:00 pm OR 3:00 pm until 11:30 pm

Work Location: 12th Street Garage

Essential Functions:


(The following duties ARE NOT intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbent(s) may not be required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.)

Serves as a lead to lower level fleet maintenance staff to include assigning and monitoring work, training staff on work methods and procedures and providing direction.

Overhauls, repairs and maintains a wide variety of light and heavy vehicles and equipment and their component systems and computerized automotive systems; troubleshoots, diagnoses and performs major repairs and overhauls to engines, involving inspection and replacement of broken or worn parts such as pistons, piston rings, valves, bearings, fittings, wrist pins, shafts, mufflers, blades, chains, heads and gaskets.

Diagnoses, repairs, cleans, adjusts and installs fuel, ignition, electrical and cooling systems involving routine to complex repair and replacement of such parts as carburetors, fuel pumps, starter motors, distributors, generators/alternators, voltage regulators, wiring, switches, batteries, radiators, thermostats and water pumps.

Diagnoses, repairs, overhauls and rebuilds transmission systems and engines including such parts as clutches, standard transmissions, differential units, front and rear axles, gears, bearings, universal joints and hydraulic units; removes, repairs and replaces tires and wheels; diagnoses, adjusts steering mechanisms and other controls.

Performs preventive maintenance on equipment, trucks, automobiles and other vehicles and equipment which includes changing oil and lubricating parts; fueling vehicles and equipment; road testing vehicles; inspecting vehicles in the shop and field; modifying, fabricating and installing new parts using welding equipment; maintaining and repairing small gasoline engines and similar equipment.

Installs and repairs auxiliary emergency lights, cameras and/or other related equipment.

Reads and interprets manuals, drawings and specifications; estimates labor, material and equipment and orders parts required to complete assignments.

Picks up and delivers parts and equipment to and from vendors and/or applicable job sites.

Completes forms and keeps accurate maintenance records.

Stores, maintains records and arranges for disposal of hazardous waste materials such as oil, tires, batteries and other supplies and equipment related to the work.

Uses and maintains a full set of hand, power and shop tools and equipment related to the work; observes safe work methods and utilizes safety equipment related to the work.

Performs welding, cutting and fabrication of metal materials for heavy and light equipment repairs and/or modifications.

Monitors and maintains inventory of applicable fleet maintenance supplies, inventory and equipment; orders supplies and inventory to ensure efficient division operations.

Assists in cleaning and maintaining fleet shop area.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma, or G.E.D and four years of preventive maintenance experience required. Any combination of vocational/technical training in equipment or automotive mechanics and/or experience may be combined to satisfy the required experience.


Valid Tennessee Driver's License.

Class B CDL.

Advanced ASE Certification(s).

ASE Master Mechanic preferred.

Supplemental Information:


Knowledge of welding techniques; braking, electrical and hydraulic systems; electrical circuit operations; advanced methods, techniques, parts, tools and materials used in the maintenance and repair of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles; diagnostic devises utilized in identifying vehicle and/or equipment malfunctions; the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment common to the field; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work; shop mathematics and tire changing techniques.

Skill in prioritizing and assigning work; welding, cutting and modifying equipment and vehicle body parts; fabricating parts; performing major vehicle and equipment repairs; maintaining and repairing vehicles and equipment; detecting and diagnosing complex vehicle and equipment malfunctions; performing vehicle maintenance activities to applicable vehicles and equipment; operating and maintaining a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in the work; understanding and following oral and written instructions; preparing records and reports; reading and interpreting manuals, specifications and drawings and establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other employees and those contacted in the course of the work.


Positions in this class typically require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.


Very Heavy Work: Exerting 50 pounds of force frequently and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Incumbents may be subjected to moving mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, fumes, odors, dusts, gases, poor ventilation, chemicals, oils, extreme temperatures and intense noises.


Safety Sensitive: Y

All employment offers are made at the beginning salary unless otherwise authorized.

All employees must maintain Tennessee residency from the date of hire.

Only applicants who provide a valid email address will be notified when the position has been filled.

The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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