Fleet Mechanic – Entry Level (Equipment Service Worker) – Amended

September 16, 2023
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


Position Description

As the largest and most vibrant city in the state, Minneapolis depends on purposeful, dedicated and innovative employees. Minneapolis has a large variety of careers for people of all experiences and backgrounds who come together for a singular purpose-serving the residents, businesses and visitors of Minneapolis.

About Position: In this position you will perform maintenance on light repairs on automobiles, light duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, construction equipment as well as our City Fire and Police vehicles.

Other Benefits and Compensation information: In addition to base pay we offer shift differential equal to $1.542/hr for evening and weekend shifts. This position may require overtime which is in addition to base wage and shift differential. The city also offers a generous benefit package including 12 paid holidays, vacation and sick days, health insurance, and eligibility for two pensions. This is an entry level position with opportunity for advancement and career growth. Please see the Laborers 363 union contract and the City's benefits page for more details regarding compensation and benefits.

The current opening is in the Fleet Services Division and may require working shifts:
6:00 am- 2:30 pm
3:00 pm - 11:30 pm
10:00 pm - 6:30 am (Winter Seasonal)

Work Location - This position currently works on-site only.

Amended - This posting is closing 5/22/2023 at 11:59 pm.
Job Duties and Responsibilities

• Change all fluids and filters on vehicles, and lubricate

• Vehicle safety inspections
• Check, change and repair tires on vehicles in the shop and in the field
• Check, replace and/or charge batteries
• Tow light and medium duty vehicles using a carry deck truck with wheel lift
• Perform minor mechanical repairs such as lighting, wiper blades, etc.
• Wash and clean cars, trucks and construction equipment, including cleaning body fluids from vehicles
• Install and remove snow plows and other equipment
• Maintain, repair and clean shop, and shop equipment
• Maintain, repair and clean fuel islands
• Monitor fluids and tire inventories
• Remove and install vehicle decals
• Assist Distribution Center (stockroom) supervisor and stock workers
• Assist automotive mechanics with testing and repair of equipment
• Pick up and deliver parts and vehicles
• Drive snow plows and/or equipment when needed
• Other tasks as assigned
• May require working shifts 6:00 am to 2:30 pm; 2:30 pm to 11:00 pm; or 10:00 pm to 6:30 am

WORKING CONDITIONS: Exposure to hazardous chemicals, temperature changes, loud noises, carcinogens, gas and diesel fumes, etc.
Required Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent

Minimum Experience: One year in the servicing of automotive/heavy duty equipment preferred.

-Required to possess and maintain a valid drivers license.
-Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with air brake and tanker endorsement, within six (6) months of hire. The City will provide on the job training and assistance as needed.
Equivalency: An equivalent combination of education and experience closely related to the duties of the position may be considered.

Desirable Qualifications - Cultural Competency
Ability to relate and work effectively with people from diverse cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Selection Process
The selection process will consist of one or more of the following steps: a rating of relevant education and experience and/or an oral examination (100%). It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess. This information will be used to determine which candidates will proceed in the selection process. A submitted application is also used to verify the answers to any supplemental questions. Only those candidates who attain a passing score (70%) on each step in the selection process will be placed on the eligible list. The City of Minneapolis Human Resources Department reserves the right to limit the number in any phase of the selection process.

Background Check
The City has determined that a criminal background check and/or qualifications check may be necessary for certain positions with this job title. Applicants may be required to sign an informed consent form allowing the City to obtain their criminal history and/or verify their qualifications in connection with the position sought. Applicants who do not sign the informed consent form will not be further considered for the position.
Drug and Alcohol Testing
All job applicants must pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol test once a conditional offer of employment has been made. Applicants will be required to sign a notification and consent form prior to undergoing drug and alcohol testing. Applicants who do not consent to undergo drug and alcohol testing will not be required to do so and the City will withdraw the conditional job offer, resulting in the job applicant no longer being considered for the position.

Medical Exam
After a conditional job offer, candidates will be required to pass a medical examination which includes a physical screening.

Union Representation
This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and the Laborers Local #363. For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement please visit: https://www2.minneapolismn.gov/government/departments/hr/labor-agreements/laborers-local-363/

Eligible List Statement
The names of applicants who meet minimum qualification and who pass the screening process shall be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. This list will be certified to the hiring manager who may use the list to fill a vacancy of the same job title. This eligible list will expire [three] months after it has been established.

Interview Selection
The hiring authority reserves the right to determine the maximum number of candidates to interview from the established eligible list. If the hiring authority decides to interview other than by exam score order, they may select additional people to interview based on a candidate's education or experience related to the field, work history, or skills uniquely related to the operational needs of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Ability to perform minor repairs and service of automotive and construction equipment
• Good mechanical aptitude
• Ability to do heavy lifting of up to 80 lbs
• Ability to make repairs in the field, replace batteries, tires, etc.
• Ability to maintain records and related data
• Functional knowledge of personal computers, such as to use the internet to research vehicle information
• Working knowledge of mechanical tools, methods and techniques applicable to the repair and maintenance of automotive, small engine and heavy equipment (garbage and dump trucks, loaders, etc.)
• Verbal and written communication skills using the English language.
• Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the work and necessary safety precautions
• Working Knowledge of the construction and operation of gas and diesel powered equipment is desired.

Benefits Summary
Our employees enjoy competitive salaries and generous benefits. We pride ourselves on a comprehensive benefits program that supports employees' health and financial well-being.
Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on position, average hours worked, location and length of service. For detailed benefits information, pleasevisit the benefits page .

New 12 weeks of paid Parental Leave.
City employees are eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid parental leave in the event of a birth or placement for adoption of a child.

Health insurance
Eligibility for benefits begins the first of the month following employment date. The City of Minneapolis offers eligible employees one plan design with a choice of six provider networks, allowing you to select the best option for you. Available plans include Medica Choice Passport, Medica Elect, VantagePlus with Medica, Park Nicollet First with Medica, Ridgeview Community Network powered by Medica, and Clear Value with Medica.

Dental insurance
The City of Minneapolis offers dental insurance through Delta Dental of Minnesota and pays 100% of the monthly premium for eligible employees.

Paid time off
Our generous leave package includes vacation, holidays and paid sick leave, which gives employees the opportunity to enhance their quality of life outside work. Amounts and accrual rates are based on years of experience and collective bargaining agreements .

City employees earn a pension and may choose to participate in additional retirement savings programs.

  • Pension: The City of Minneapolis participates in the Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA). Employees and the City both contribute a percentage of your pay to fund future benefits.
  • Deferred compensation : Employees may choose to participate in pre-tax or after-tax savings plans through the Minnesota State Retirement System (MSRS).

Eligible City employees may choose to participate in the following transportation programs:

  • Metropass: The Metropass program allows eligible employees to enroll in a pass for unlimited bus or light rail rides at a discounted price.
  • Parking or Van Pool: The City of Minneapolis Transportation Benefits Plan gives you options to pay certain commuting costs--such as qualified parking and van pool expenses--with pre-tax dollars

Learning and development
To engage and develop employees, the City of Minneapolis offers classes in leadership, cultural agility, change management and more. Additionally, educational discounts at Augsburg University, Hamline University and St. Mary's University of Minnesota are available to City employees.

Other perks
Employees can also take advantage of optional life insurance, flexible spending accounts, the Employee Assistance Program , technology discounts and more.

Closing Date/Time: 10/2/2023 11:59 PM Central

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