Job Listing - Washington City Utah

Journey Mechanic

Department: Public Works

Division: Fleet

Effective Date:08/17/21 | Closing Date: Upon Hire

Salary: 43,794-$53,648 (Lateral moves considered Depending on Experience)

General Purpose:

Performs a variety of journey-level, skilled tasks related to the maintenance, service, repair, and rebuilding of light or heavy-duty mechanized vehicles, engines, and equipment.

Supervision Received:

Works under the general supervision of the Public Works Director or Master Mechanic.

Supervision Exercised:

Provides close to general supervision to Apprentice Mechanic(s) and part-time Mechanic Helper(s).

Essential Functions:

Assists to organize preventive maintenance programs, logs work orders, tracks expenses and calculates labor costs; monitors fleet maintenance programs and schedules; instructs less experienced mechanics in processes and procedures.


Assists to maintain parts inventory; prepares purchase orders and orders supplies, including fuel, oil, etc.; assures proper record-keeping related to hazardous materials; monitors shop expenditures to assure compliance with the established budget; may assist in the writing of product specifications in developing major project RFP's and bids.


Performs computerized analysis of vehicle operations; performs automotive and mechanical troubleshooting and analysis of malfunctions using various technical and computerized testing and calibration equipment (diagnostic computers, scanners, scopes, battery checker, pneumatic equipment, brake lathe, etc.) as needed to assure safe and efficient operation of city department vehicles.


Inspects malfunctioning vehicles and equipment, determines the source of the problem, and makes necessary repairs and adjustments to light and heavy trucks, automobiles, and various light and heavy equipment such as bucket truck, trencher, compactor, crack sealers, sewer jet truck, tractor, graders, loaders, backhoes, dump and, fire trucks, street sweeper, pumps, rollers, and lawn mowing equipment, etc.


Makes repairs to vehicles; maintains internal combustion engines (gas and diesel), carburetors, fuel injectors, transmissions, differentials, brakes, clutches air and hydraulic systems (turbo, supercharger systems), electrical, computerized control systems, fuel systems, cooling systems, suspensions, brakes, tires, exhaust, etc.; may perform emergency field repairs and service; services and replaces equipment parts such as radiators, generators, alternators, starters, steering, suspension, distributors as required; performs repair or replacement of damaged body parts and frames;  may perform automotive spray painting as needed.


Installs, maintains, and repairs electrical systems, components, parts, accessories, and equipment; assures proper function of vehicle radios and communication equipment.


Fabricates tools and equipment parts that are not readily available; performs extensive metal fabrication (cages, shields, steps, brackets, push bumpers, etc.), welding and using ARC, acetylene, and MIG equipment; operate grinding equipment, drill, and hydraulic presses.


Performs general vehicle inspection and certification, checks and maintains service schedules consistent with manufacturer or city specifications; orders replacement parts, fuels, and lubricant equipment as needed; changes and repairs tires; completes vehicle repair orders and maintenance records as required.


Assists in various public works projects as needed; may operate equipment such as a loader, backhoe, and related equipment during seasonal increases in work requirements, including spring and fall clean-up.


Performs general facility maintenance and upkeep; completes various projects requiring some skill in plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and masonry.


Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:


1.             Education and Experience:


A.             Graduation from high school; plus two (2) years of specialized technical or vocational training related to above duties;



B.            Six (6) years of skilled mechanic experience in maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel engines;


C.            An equivalent combination of education and experience.


2.             Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


Journey level knowledge of the design, adjustment, operation, maintenance, and repair of diversified mechanical and electrical equipment including light, medium, and heavy gasoline and diesel engines; drive trains, electrical systems, hydraulic and pneumatic components; materials and tools used in equipment maintenance; the safety practices required by state and other laws; installation and repair of automotive air conditioning systems; welding methods and procedures;  servicing and repair of air brakes and air systems; auto electrical systems and equipment;   gas and arc welding, fuel systems and computerized control systems.



Journey level skills in the use of mechanical tools, materials, welding, and diagnostic equipment, i.e., scanners, meters, calipers, micrometers, etc.


Ability to read and interpret maintenance manuals, parts books, and mechanical drawings;  diagnose complex and non-routine mechanical and electrical defects or problems and determine parts and adjustments necessary to repair equipment;  communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing;  establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of all departments.


3.             Special Qualifications:

Must possess a valid class "B" Commercial Drivers License (CDL).  Must be a certified welder and ASE light and

heavy journey mechanic.  Must work on-call and overtime.

4.        Work Environment:

Incumbents of the position performed in a typical shop setting with periodic exposure to weather extremes.   Tasks require a variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, related to lifting, climbing, walking, standing, stooping, sitting, and reaching.  Talking, hearing, and seeing essential to performing required job functions.   Common eyes, hands, fingers are dexterity necessary to perform essential functions.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability and discriminating thinking, and some creative problem-solving.  Daily travel required in a normal course of job performance.

Washington City provides full-time employees with an excellent benefits package including a healthcare plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage), a dental plan (no out of pocket expense for the employee, out of pocket expense for dependents only), and a vision plan (no out of pocket expense for employee/dependent coverage). In addition, the City provides a $50,000 life insurance policy, AD&D, LTD, and an impressive retirement plan. Washington City also contributes 4.5% into 401(K) plans for all eligible employees that are in the public employee fund. All benefits are effective on the1st day of work. The City also provides 12 paid holidays, 12 paid sick days per year plus vacation accruals.

It is the policy of Washington City to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity standards in all phases of personnel administration: job structuring, recruitment, examination, selection, appointment, placement, training, upward mobility, discipline, discharge, etc, without unlawful regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, physical or mental disability, national origin or veteran status.

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