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City of Tacoma WA Heavy Equipment Mechanic in Tacoma, Washington

Position Description The City of Tacoma and Tacoma Public Utilities are accepting applications for Heavy Equipment Mechanic. Heavy Equipment Mechanics perform skilled journey-level work in the repair, maintenance, overhaul and rebuilding of a wide variety of heavy-duty diesel, hybrid, electric, compressed natural gas (CNG) and gasoline vehicles, including, but not limited to, construction equipment, specialized equipment and aerial equipment. This recruitment will be used to fill temporary and permanent Heavy Equipment Mechanic vacant positions as they occur, for a period of one year. Responsibilities include: * Inspect, test, diagnose and repair equipment's electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulics systems. * Repair, overhaul, tune and adjust a variety of diesel and gas engines, transmissions, pumps and valves of heavy-duty vehicles and power-driven mechanical equipment. * Perform safety inspections of vehicles and equipment; identify safety hazards and make necessary repairs and adjustments to assure safe operation of vehicles and equipment. * Perform skilled work as required, involving the major overhaul and rebuilding of a variety of aerial equipment. * Perform metal fabrication involving gas and electric welding. * Operate and maintain a variety of hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment. * Maintain complete and accurate computerized and/or written records of time, materials, parts and work performed; order needed parts and supplies. * Provide work direction and guidance to assigned workers; assure that work is performed consistent with established standards. * Work safely and cooperatively with coworkers and the public. * Perform related duties as assigned. Physical Requirements and Working Conditions: * Position demands performing heavy manual labor, including lifting/moving objects weighing up to 75 pounds and working in awkward positions under and around vehicles and equipment. * Typical heavy maintenance garage which is subject to noise and potentially hazardous materials and solvents. * May be required to work outdoors and away from shop. Qualifications Graduation from high school or equivalent AND either #1 OR #2: 1) Four or more years of experience in the repair, overhaul and maintenance of a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and heavy power-driven equipment and *_one_ of the following:* * Completion of recognized automotive machinist apprenticeship program, or * ASE Master Automobile or Medium/Heavy Truck Technician Certification, or * Graduation from an automotive or truck mechanic vocational program OR 2) Total of eight or more years of experience in the repair, overhaul and maintenance of a variety of light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles and heavy equipment. LICENSES, CERTIFICATES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS: * Valid Washington Class A Commercial Driver's License with appropriate endorsements by the end of probationary period, with maintenance thereafter. * Employee must furnish their own full complement of hand and pneumatic tools. Knowledge & Skills * Health and safety requirements * Methods, equipment and materials used in the overhaul, repair and maintenance of heavy diesel and gas equipment and vehicles * Operation and care of internal combustion engines, chassis, parts and replacements * Repair and maintenance of chassis and body components * Ignition, electrical and cooling systems, fuel injection systems, ABS brake systems, and heating and air conditioning systems * Hydraulic, electric and air brakes * Metal fabrication, welding, painting and body work * Technical aspects of field of specialty * Equipment modification and rebuild techniques * Computer information systems * Repair, overhaul and maintain heavy gasoline and diesel vehicles and construction equipment * Operate, service and make repairs on equipment * Maintain simple records and prepare reports * Communicate effectively both orally and in writing * Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others * Analyze situations accurately and adopt an effective course of action * Perform heavy manual labor * Diagnose and analyze problems with vehicles, equipment and specialized equipment * Use shop tools and testing equipment safely and efficiently * Weld with gas and electric * Maintain organized and clean work area * Meet schedules and time lines * Understand and follow oral and written directions * Provide work direction to others Selection Process & Supplemental Information This recruitment is being managed by Alissa McLain, if you would like to be notified of similar opportunities or stay connected with things going on at Tacoma Public Utilities and the City of Tacoma, connect with me on LinkedIn. City of Tacoma Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion Tacoma's diversity is its greatest asset. Tacoma embraces its multi-cultural and multi-ethnic character. Communities of color and immigrant communities are fundamental to Tacoma's entrepreneurial spirit, workforce, and long-term success. In Tacoma, equity and empowerment are top priorities, meaning that all Tacoma residents must have equitable opportunities to reach their full potential and share in the benefits of community progress. One of our goals is for the City of Tacoma workforce to reflect the community it serves. We actively work to eliminate racial and other disparities and welcome candidates with diverse backgrounds and/or multicultural skill sets and experiences. Our goal is for Tacoma to be an inclusive and equitable place to live, work, and play. The City of Tacoma Tacoma is one of the nation's healthiest, safest, and most playful cities. We have daily access to stunning natural surroundings and a great quality of life. We are Washington's most diverse big city, with arts, culture, parks, and recreational opportunities that are envied by much larger cities. We recognize how lucky we are, but we know we can make it even better....TOGETHER! Tacoma is a mid-sized urban port city that sits along the Puget Sound with a population of nearly 210,000. The third largest city in the state of Washington, it is a diverse, progressive international gateway to the Pacific Rim. Propelled by significant developments such as the University of Washington Tacoma, the Tacoma Link light rail system, the restored urban waterfront of the Thea Foss Waterway, the expansions of both the MultiCare and Franciscan health systems, and a significant influx of foreign direct investment in its downtown core, Tacoma has evolved considerably since the 1990s. Tacoma boasts the state's highest density of art and history museums, and is home to a flourishing creative community of writers, artists, musicians, photographers, filmmakers, chefs, entrepreneurs, and small business owners who each add their unique flair to the city's vibrant commercial landscape. The iconic Tacoma Dome has endured as a high-demand venue for some of the largest names in the entertainment industry. A magnet for families looking for affordable housing options in the Puget Sound area, Tacoma also draws those who prefer to live in a more urban downtown setting with competitively priced condos and apartments that feature panoramic mountain and water views. Tacoma's natural beauty and proximity to the Puget Sound and Mount Rainier draws hikers, runners, bicyclists, and maritime enthusiasts to the area. Its lively social scene is infused with energy by thousands of students attending the University of Washington Tacoma, the University of Puget Sound, the Evergreen State College Tacoma campus, and Tacoma Community College, as well as a number of local trade and technical colleges. Its prime location – just 20 minutes south of the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, 30 miles north of the state capital in Olympia, and within 10 miles of the U.S. Department of Defense's premier military installation on the West Coast – only adds to Tacoma's desirability. To see a few of the great things Tacoma has to offer, view this YouTube Video! Interested individuals must apply online and meet the minimum qualifications to progress in the examination process. * Applicants who are separated or retired and are eligible for veterans scoring criteria (Veterans Preference) _must attach a copy of their DD-214 member copy 4, (proof of military discharge form) at time of application,_ to be eligible for review for Veteran's Preference points. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials scored by a committee of subject matter experts, as the Experience and Training Test for this position. *It is the responsibility of the applicants to adequately describe all pertinent experience and training. *Applicants must pass this evaluation to be placed on the eligible list for hiring consideration. Per City of Tacoma Personnel Management Policy #170, the City of Tacoma is a drug-free work environment. Appointment is subject to successful completion of a background check and a pre-employment medical exam and drug screen. Commercial Driver License holders are subject to random, periodic drug and alcohol testing. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between The City of Tacoma and the Local 160. New employees must successfully complete a nine-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification; any employee promoted into this position must successfully complete a six-month probationary period prior to obtaining permanent status in this classification. *Communication from the City of Tacoma: We primarily communicate via email during the application process. Emails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk email folders. Salary: $36.42 Hourly Location: Tacoma, WA Job Type: Classified Department: City of Tacoma - CITY WIDE LIST Job Number: 5332-21 Closing: 5/17/2021 5:00 PM Pacific Agency: City of Tacoma Address: Human Resources Department 747 Market Street Tacoma, Washington, 98402-3764 Phone: 253-591-5400 Website: