Mechanic, Service Department, City of Westla ....


Organization : City of Westlake
Job Category : Fleet Services
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : OH
City : Westlake
Salary and Benefits : Mechanic I: $29.71 ; Mechanic II: $27.70

Mechanic, Service Department

City of Westlake

Position: Mechanic

Department: City of Westlake Service Department

Salary Range: Mechanic I:  $29.71 (based on ASE Master Certification and Experience)

                        Mechanic II: $27.70

Position Type: Full-time 

Closing Date: City of Westlake Applications will be accepted until the position is filled

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Public Service and/or Deputy Director the individual in this position will perform a variety of skilled, semi-skilled or unskilled tasks and administrative work in maintaining all City owned vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Provides safety leadership, training and direction to all Service Department employees assigned to work around the vehicle/s or equipment that he/she is working on.


  • Plans, evaluates and carries out preventive maintenance schedules for all vehicles and mechanical equipment, either personally or through outside vendors.
  • Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments along with a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.
  • Tests, diagnosis, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.
  • Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work on brakes, engines, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems.
  • Cuts and welds metal and performs minor body repair, touch up and related work. Changes and repairs tires and tubes.
  • Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.
  • Prepares purchase requisitions for equipment parts and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system maintenance.
  • Maintain records, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records of vehicles and mechanical equipment.
  • This individual will need to make the proper decisions based upon the technical specifications set forth for the repair and use of all vehicles and/or equipment.
  • May perform some or all the duties of a Service Worker I or II and will be available for emergency calls and overtime as directed by supervisor.
  • May serve as a member of various employee committees.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of automotive and truck mechanics; gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves, generators and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment.
  • Working knowledge of equipment and supplies used to do minor repairs.
  • Working knowledge of first aid and applicable safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities.
  • Skill in operation and maintenance of tools and equipment.
  • Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public.


  • Must have a valid State of Ohio Commercial Driver License (CDL) with tanker and air brake endorsement
  • Pre-employment drug screening and background check

Desired Minimum Qualifications:

Education and Experience:

  • Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and
  • Minimum of five (5) years related experience in mechanics, maintenance management or a closely related field or
  • Any equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience
  • Experience in welding and fabrication
  • ASE Certification(s) in auto and/or truck (recommended)
  • EVT Certification in Ambulance or Fire Apparatus (optional)

Work Shifts:

Fleet Dept. works two shifts which include a day shift (7:30am-4:00pm) and a night shift (10:00pm-6:30am).  New hire Fleet personnel can expect to be assigned night shift schedule upon completion of training on days.  Night shift personnel are selected by volunteer and then to lowest seniority.


Tools and Equipment Used:

Motorized vehicles and equipment for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanics tools including, but not limited to, jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; calculator, pumps, compressors, sanders, generators, common hand and power tools, wrenches, detection devices, mobile radio, phones and have basic computer skills.


Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk and use hands to handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls. The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk and hear.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to twenty-five (25) pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than one hundred (100) pounds. Special vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions. The individual occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The individual is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately noisy to very noisy.

Selection Guidelines:

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference check and any related test to demonstrate the ability to perform essential duties may be required. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer, as needed.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

To be considered for the position, applicants should email or mail City of Westlake employment application, resume, and cover letter detailing background and experience to the City. 

Mail:    City of Westlake

            Human Resources Department

            27700 Hilliard Boulevard

            Westlake, OH  44145


Phone: 440-617-4300

Fax:     440-617-4299

Download employment application form

The City of Westlake is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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