Shop Repair Worker 1

City of Minneapolis
January 8, 2020
Minneapolis, MN
Job Type


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.

Perform electrical troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of small engines, drive trains, hydraulic, pneumatic equipment, pumps, and power spraying equipment and other machinery and tools and to fabricate small metal tools and attachments.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and repair small automotive (including two and four cycle engines), electrical equipment, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment, skid steer loaders, propane burners, joint seal machines, tar wagons, sandblasters, trailers, breathing apparatus and other small equipment.
  • Repair and construct wooden and metal structures for use on trucks and with small equipment.
  • Go out in the field to repair small equipment and fix flats, change tires, etc.
  • Perform welding and metal cutting, including fabricating small tools and equipment.
  • Perform maintenance on small hand and power tools.
  • Maintain shop and yard cleanliness and organization.
  • Maintain records of repairs and maintenance performed and other unit records as assigned.
  • Assist in the maintenance of inventory of repair parts and supplies, including researching and placing orders.
  • Additional duties as assigned

Working Conditions: Shop and field with exposure to chemicals, fumes, dust, dirt, noise and outside elements. Frequent standing and walking for long periods of time on concrete; frequent push/pull, bending, twisting, lifting and maneuvering of objects weighing up to 100 pounds.

Required Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: Vocational training or trade school training in small engine repair, metal cutting and welding or equivalent.

Minimum Experience: One year experience of small engine repair and maintenance or equivalent experience.

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Minnesota Driver's License.

Preferred Licenses/Certifications: Valid Commercial Driver's License.

Selection Process: The examination/selection process for this position may consist of a rating of training and experience and a written examination. Since the examination process will consist of a rating of training and experience, it is to the applicant's advantage to be as complete and thorough on your application form as is possible. Minimum passing score is 70.00.

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 Test: 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 Examination: After a conditional job offer, candidates will be required to pass a pre-employment medical exam prior to employment. Applicants who do not consent to undergo any part of the medical exam 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.

Union Representation: This position is represented by a collective bargaining agreement between the City of Minneapolis and Laborers' #363. For more information on the terms and conditions of this agreement, please visit:

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.

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 six months after it has been established.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of two and four cycle engine repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of and ability to weld, cut metal and fabricate small tools and equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to operate ground maintenance equipment, ie zero-turn mowers and snow and ice control equipment, ie pick-up truck plows and sanding units
  • Knowledge of hydraulic and pneumatic pumps, lifts, pressure sprayers and compressors.
  • Knowledge of propane burner repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and repair.
  • Knowledge of joint seal machines, tar wagons and sand blasters repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of trailer repair and maintenance to include brakes.
  • Knowledge of basic electrical connections and small electrical tool operation.
  • Knowledge of and ability to keep accurate records.
  • Knowledge of computer operations and software utilized in the area assigned.
  • Ability to keep accurate inventory of repair parts and supplies, including knowledge of the purchasing process.
  • Ability to identify problems, make repairs and install replacement parts.
  • Ability to maintain and repair equipment used in the assigned area.
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