CITY OF OMAHA Automotive Mechanic in OMAHA, Nebraska

NATURE OF WORKThis is skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of gasoline, diesel, and battery powered automotive and heavy equipment, including construction, maintenance, and emergency vehicles and equipment, and all related attachments.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Any one position may not perform all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all of the duties that may be performed in positions allocated to this class. Also, the duties are not necessarily listed in order of importance or frequency of performance.)Performs major and minor repair and maintenance on light equipment such as mowers, snow blowers, and golf carts and on heavy equipment such as single and double axle trucks, emergency vehicles, backhoes, automobiles, and tractors.Repairs, rebuilds, or replaces automotive components including engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, lights and electrical systems, pumps, carburetors, sirens, generators, air conditioners, and hydraulic apparatuses.Repairs or replaces worn hoses, belts, gauges, valves, and other accessories.Fabricates parts when replacement parts are unavailable.Operates and road tests equipment to diagnose repair needs.Performs body repairs, including painting, striping, and lettering.Delivers and picks up vehicles sent out for repair.Orders and picks up parts and equipment.Provides emergency service to start vehicles, makes repairs, or transports them to a repair facility.May act as lead worker on large repair projects.Completes work orders and maintains service records.Cleans and maintains shop areas.Performs other related duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification.REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIESKnowledge of the standard practices and equipment of the automotive mechanicis trade and the ability to apply these techniques to actual work situations.Knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline, diesel, and battery powered engines and of mechanical, electrical, electronic, and hydraulic repair methods applicable to this and related equipment.Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.Skill in diagnosing equipment defects.Skill in the use of tools and the operation of machines and equipment employed in equipment repair and maintenance.Ability to operate all types of construction, maintenance, and emergency vehicles and equipment.Ability to complete work orders and other forms.Ability to understand written or oral instructions.Ability to adhere to safety policies, procedures and guidelines.Ability to reach, climb, bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, stand, walk, push, pull, and otherwise perform the movements involved in performing the essential duties of this classification for up to eight hours or more.Ability to use up to one hundred (100) pounds of force up to 33% of the time, up to fifty (50) pounds of force from 34 to 66% of the time, and up to twenty (20) pounds of force from 67 to 100% of the time to move objects.EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING (The knowledge, skills, and abilities above may be acquired through, but are not limited to, the following combination of education and/or experience.)High school diploma or its equivalentANDTwo years of experience as an automotive and/or heavy equipment mechanic, including experience with gasoline, diesel, and electrically powered equipment.ORAn equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience. WORKING CONDITIONSWork is performed primarily in an automotive and equipment garage environment which involves exposure to noise, vibrating machinery, moving mechanical components, electrical current, high places, confined spaces, conditions of high humidity, fumes, odors, dust, and gases, and exposure to chemicals. Work may also be performed outdoors in all weather conditions.