EMPLOYER: City of LewistonWebsite
Accepting applicants for CLASS “B” EQUIPMENT MECHANIC with the City of Lewiston’s Public Works Department. Applications are available at the Human Resources Department or online at www.lewistonmaine.gov
Division: Municipal Garage
Barg. Unit: AFSCME Public Works
Status: Full-Time, 40+ hours per week, Evening shift
Grade: 6 [starting at $21.61/hour]
SUMMARY: This mid-level position provides the opportunity for on-the-job skill development, which will allow for potential advancement to a Grade 8 Equipment Mechanic position upon successful completion of hands-on and written competency at/after first year of employment.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Applicants must have a high school diploma, or equivalent, with three (3) years experience in mechanical repairs for automotive and light trucks, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Heavy vehicle and/or heavy construction equipment knowledge is a plus! Willing to train the right candidate. Qualified candidates must have excellent communication, computer and office skills; display attention to detail and be able to work in a team environment.
REQUIREMENTS: Qualified candidates must have a valid Maine driver’s license in good standing. Candidates should have a valid Class B CDL, or be able to obtain within six (6) months of employment. Must be able to obtain State Motor Vehicle Inspection license (with ADT endorsements) within 12 month trial period. A.S.E. certifications are a plus, but must be able to obtain.
WORK ACTIVITIES: Inspect/diagnose cars, vans, light trucks and both gasoline and diesel engines to determine repairs needed. Diagnose/repair brakes, transmissions, differentials, universal joints, motors, ignitions, carburetors and hydraulic systems on vehicles, light trucks and trailers. Works with Class “A” mechanics to learn diagnostics and repair processes for heavy equipment (including, but not limited to: backhoes, tractors, street sweepers, snow loaders, cranes, forklifts, and other large equipment). Installs/fits parts, repairs cooling systems, and adjusts brakes, clutches, ignitions and carburetion. Operates automotive test equipment and power tools, may performs acetylene, cutting and brazing. Once class B license is obtained, will operate trucks and equipment and assist with plow operations. Prepares accurate records of work completed and parts used. Participates in ongoing departmental training. Performs other duties as assigned.
Submit City of Lewiston Employment Application, resume, and cover letter to the Department of Human Resources, City Hall 27 Pine Street Lewiston, ME 04240. Additional Human Resources contact information for email and fax submissions is available at www.lewistonmaine.gov > Departments > Human Resources > Terri-Lynn Bechard.
Application deadline is November 17, 2022. Only interviewed candidates will be notified. Prospective candidates MUST submit all required documents at time of application. Incomplete position inquiries, including those without accurate contact information, will be rejected.