Springfield, Oregon

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Posting Number: 2019-20
Job Title: Mechanic-Limited Duration
Closing date: 05/03/2019
Closing time: 05:00 PM
Job Class: Technical Specialist
Job Hours: 40 hrs/wk; some evening and weekends required
Salary: $23.37- $31.33/hr, depending on experience. Full benefits including PERS. Benefits include access to a free health clinic, in addition to health and dental benefits.
 Journey level (B23), Non-exempt, AFSCME Represented

Are you looking for a position where you can utilize your problem-solving skills to provide top-quality mechanical services?  If so, you might consider applying for the Mechanic position.

Position Overview:
The City of Springfield is seeking to fill a Mechanic (limited duration) position in the Development & Public Works Operations Division. The Mechanic position performs the more complex skilled, technical, and semi-skilled tasks to maintain, service, repair, and overhaul City vehicles and mechanical equipment and component parts. The City has approximately 350 fleet vehicles with the majority of mechanical services being performed on police vehicles, sedans and SUVs.  The City also has approximately 15  large pieces of equipment that require maintenance and repair.  This position is limited duration (not to exceed one year), and the length of assignment will be determined based on department needs.

The Operations Division is known for excellent employees and exceptional quality of work. The Division has a commitment to using the strengths and abilities that all cultures and backgrounds bring to the workplace. Employees take pride in serving and increasingly diverse population and in directly impacting the quality of life of our citizens.

To check out the Operations Division, click here:

Summary of Essential Duties:
Duties may include:
•  Performs advanced diagnosis and repair of fleet vehicles and equipment including major tune-ups, electrical engine controls, drive trains, brake systems, heating and air conditioning, electrical systems, steering and suspensions, fuel injection systems, hydraulic systems, including diesel, gasoline, water and air-cooled engines
•  Performs advanced diagnosis and repairs of police vehicles and police equipment
•  Prepares new vehicles and equipment for service, such as installing identified accessories and supplies, including police radios and emergency equipment
•  Performs vehicle or equipment modification according to design specifications or user needs
•  Performs administrative duties related to maintenance performed, including completing electronic work orders, ordering the necessary parts, and assisting in maintaining stock inventory
•  Utilizes vehicle lifts, tools, and other shop equipment in a safe and proper manner
•  Participates in the development of work procedures, standards, and policies for work area
•  Inspects shop facilities and monitors operations
•  Performs emergency repairs in the shop or in the field
•  Completes brake adjustments/repairs, vehicle inspections, tire replacement/repair
•  Repairs transmissions, differentials, and other vehicle and equipment systems
•  Rebuilds equipment, replaces U-joints and clutches
•  Collects and enters data, compiles reports

Please review the attached Job Description for a more information about this position.

Education / Experience:
• Associate’s degree or two-year technical certificate in mechanics or related field, and sufficient experience as necessitated by the competency level of the position.
• 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience related to mechanics including the use of vehicle lift systems, and basic shop tools.

Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education and experience may be considered qualifying.

Preferences may be given based on qualifications and experience:
•  EPA 609 Technician Certification to maintain, service and repair air conditioners
•  ASE Certifications
•  Use of web-based service manuals

Internal Candidates:
All else equal, current Maintenance Technician Journeys will be given preference.  Should a Journey be selected for the position, the intent is that the employee will be able to return to their former position after the limited duration placement.

Licenses & Certifications:
•  A valid Oregon driver’s license at time of appointment.
•  Possession of, or ability to obtain security certification (CJIS) within 30 days of hire and maintain certifications throughout the course of employment.

The mechanic position will have access to Police vehicles and equipment and must obtain CJIS certification. Please note that in order to acquire CJIS certification, the individual cannot have any felony convictions, and any other criminal record is at the discretion of the certifying agency.  CJIS requires finger printing as well.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
•  Excellent communication and customer service skills to communicate with City employees, privately owned mechanic/body shops and third-party vendors
•  Ability to use Excel to enter and compile data and reports
•  Ability to use Microsoft Outlook to schedule repairs
•  Knowledge of testing and diagnostic scan tools (plug in, read, etc.)
•  All types of vehicles and equipment utilized including associated circuitry and electrical systems and parts
•  Mechanical repair and fabrication procedures (various automotive and equipment warranties)
•  Methods and techniques of fleet vehicle maintenance and repair to include gasoline and diesel engines
•  Lifting/moving heavy parts or equipment that could weigh a maximum of 80 pounds
•  Utilizing equipment and hand and power tools with a high degree of skill
•  Traveling as required
•  Act with respect and integrity, promote and support diversity and inclusion in the workplace

Physical Requirements:
•  Heavy Work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of forces constantly to move objects. Further definition of the physical requirements of the position can be found in a job task analysis. Position requires the ability to lift objects that could weigh a maximum of 80 pounds.

Selection Process:
The selection process will include: interviews, reference checks, background investigation; as well as, post-offer (conditional offer) medical certification, drug and alcohol screening.

Interview Process:
Top candidates will be invited to interview. As a part of our selection process, it will be necessary for candidates to provide the names and email addresses of up to five professional references (including two managers) that can provide information on work performance.  To avoid any delay in the process, we ask candidates to start gathering reference information now (name, email address, contact info and time period you worked together).  Additional information regarding reference checking will be emailed to candidates at a later date through the SkillSurvey Pre-Hire 360 system.

All testing and selection processes will be done in accordance with the Oregon Veteran’s Preference in Public Employment Law.

How to Apply:
The on-line Application and Qualifying Questionnaires must be received electronically prior to the closing date/time listed at the top of this job posting. Please review our Tips for Applying page for more information about how to complete your application materials. The “Apply for this Job” link below will start the application process. You are allowed to upload a copy of your resume and/or cover letter as part of the application, but these two items are not required unless otherwise indicated in the posting. After completing the application, the questionnaire(s) and the voluntary EEOC form follow. The last page of the application process allows you to print your application information if you choose. You are not allowed to review your information after moving to the next page of the process.
Before clicking “Apply for this Job” below, please preview the application and questionnaires (both can be viewed by clicking on the links below).   Once you begin the online application process you will not be able to save your work and return at a later time.  Most applicants prepare their application materials ahead of time using word-processing software and then cut and paste their responses into the online application. The application only allows for four employers as part of your work history. Please use the form (linked below) to include additional work history. Email completed form to HR@springfield-or.gov before the closing date/time of this posting.
Applicants who include a valid email address will receive a system-generated email verifying that the application has been received.  If you do not receive a system-generated email verifying receipt of your application, your application may not be eligible for consideration for this position.  We recommend that you add our email domain (@springfield-or.gov) to your "safe senders" list in your email software to ensure that you receive communication from us.  Please contact us at 541-726-3705 if you have any questions.

Veterans Preference Points:
The City of Springfield recognizes the extensive contributions of men and women who have served in the Armed Services. As a veteran, you may be entitled to preference when seeking employment with city government. If you would like to claim Veteran's Preference points, please submit a completed form (linked below) along with the appropriate documentation prior to the closing date listed at the top of this job posting. You may submit your documents via mail, email, fax or in person (please see form for contact information). If you have any questions, please contact Human Resources at 541-726-3705 or HR@springfield-or.gov for more information.

Additional Information and Forms:

NOTE: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

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