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13-0450 Lead Master Equipment Tech
DEFINITION: Perform minor and major diagnosis and repairs to automobiles, trucks, sanitation equipment, fire apparatus, construction equipment and vehicles specific to municipal operations, including work on gasoline, diesel, natural gas and small engines, electrical, aerial, and hydraulic equipment.  Provide functional and technical supervision to Equipment Technicians I/II and Master ASE Certified Equipment Technicians I/II during second shift operations primarily to sanitation vehicles and as necessary, to fire apparatus. This position will be required to have Master ASE Certification in both light and heavy duty. Must have Master EVT Certification, or the ability to attain within two years of hire.  

PRINCIPAL DUTIES: Inspect, diagnose, locate, and repair mechanical difficulties related to a variety of City owned gasoline and diesel powered automobiles, trucks, specialty municipal equipment, fire apparatus, sanitation vehicles and construction equipment.  Perform basic drivability diagnoses of fire apparatus, automotive and large truck computerized engines, transmissions, and electrical systems. Diagnose and repair gasoline and diesel engines, ABS systems, advanced electrical and on board computers, fuel delivery, hydraulics, air system, air conditioning, transmissions, drive lines, rear ends, suspension systems, front ends, steering, exhaust systems, fire pumps, and aerial apparatus. Act as lead worker to Equipment Mechanics I/II and Master ASE Certified Mechanics; train and assist less experienced personnel. Schedule and direct work of mechanics to complete repairs and maintenance so equipment can be in service at the end of the shift whenever possible. Coordinate activities of a second shift with the Fleet Operations Supervisor, Fleet Service Coordinator and end users to assure smooth transition of work between shifts/locations. Complete and maintain a variety of records and documents related to vehicle maintenance and repair and performance. Diagnose and repair hydraulics, hydrostatics, electrical systems, computerized ignition systems, and air conditioning systems. Mount, dismount, and balance wheels and tires.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Work requires physical and visual capabilities to operate passenger vehicles, trucks, and motorized equipment to operate and/or drive all City owned vehicles and equipment. Primary work is performed in shop environment, with occasional fieldwork in all temperature and weather extremes. Environment includes exposure to dust, grease, oils, solvents, fumes and gases, and hazardous waste and materials associated with repairing trash trucks. Requires heavy lifting and carrying (50 lbs. and over); pulling, pushing, stooping, reaching with both hands; walking, standing for long periods, crawling, working on back, bending, kneeling, climbing, and climbing on ladders. Requires basic communication skills to complete daily activities and interact with co-workers and other department employees, requires constant work around moving parts and machinery, and ability to enter data on the fleet computer and database system related to repairs, maintenance, and labor. Overtime and flexible time schedules may be required to fulfill organizational needs.

QUALIFICATIONS: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade, three to five years of progressive practical employment experience, plus technical training and advanced practical experience in the maintenance and repair of both diesel and gas powered equipment and or fire apparatus. Special Qualifications: Possession of a valid Colorado Commercial Driver’s License with Class “A” certification, Colorado state license necessary to conduct diesel and vehicle emission control tests, and a CFC Certificate.  Completion of all requirements in order to be certified as an ASE Master Mechanic in both heavy truck T-1 – T-8 and light duty A-1 – A-9. Must have Master EVT Certification, or the ability to attain within two years of hire. Continuing education and training in specialized areas such as computer controls, electronics, hydraulics, etc.  Completion of HAZMAT and in-house safety training as required.

Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, background investigation; may include criminal background check, physical abilities test and substance screening.

DEADLINE: CITY APPLICATION is required and must be received by the Human Resources Department, 350 Kimbark Street, Longmont, CO 80501. POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED. For more information call (303) 651-8609.