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Fleet Maintenance Technician

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

Employees in this class provide technical expertise and administrative support in the management of a field operations fleet of heavy and light vehicles and equipment. Employees recommend changes for improved equipment performance, operating economy, and effective use, determine comparative costs for replacing or repairing equipment, and assist in developing and implementing maintenance policies. Incumbents perform hands-on inspections, repairs, and maintenance for a wide variety of equipment. These employees work independently, reporting to a division manager. While there are generally no supervisory duties, these employees are responsible for reporting operators who do not follow mandated policies and procedures for vehicle maintenance. Some work is performed outdoors and in all weather conditions, as well as in minimally heated buildings. Employees in this class may be required to work during unscheduled hours, depending on seasonal priorities. Related work is performed as required.

This is a Competitive Class position.  The individual selected to fill this vacancy will be given a provisional appointment and will be required to participate in the next Civil Service Examination for this title.
 A qualified applicant may be provisionally appointed and serve in the position until a Civil Service Examination is administered and an appropriate eligible list can be established to make a permanent appointment in accordance with the Civil Service Rule of Three.  (See  "" Provisional Appointment - FAQ's) If you are already a City employee and have permanent, competitive status in your current position and appointment to this title would result in a provisional appointment in another department, you will lose your previous permanent competitive rights.

Typical Work Activities
  • Analyzes division equipment needs and advises managers on equipment suitability and possible use of alternative types of equipment, considering cost use factors and other available information;
  • Projects future equipment replacement requirements;
  • Recommends modification of equipment for more effective and economical use, and prepares shop drawings for modifications or fabrications;
  • Performs daily or weekly inspection of a division's fleet to track vehicle assignment and assess the operating condition;
  • Documents information and maintains files pertaining to vehicle condition, repair expenditures, and downtime;
  • Develops preventive maintenance schedules for each type of vehicle based on equipment manuals and specifications;
  • Trains and certifies equipment operators (Department of Environmental Services only);
  • Demonstrates preventive maintenance procedures to operators and assists them with completing related reports;
  • Enforces operators adherence to maintenance procedures and schedules, documenting problems and reporting them to the division manager;
  • Diagnoses equipment malfunctions caused by worn, damaged, poorly fitted, or defective parts by using visual observation, tactile contact, road tests and various testing equipment;
  • Performs minor repairs and parts installations to mechanical and motor equipment;
  • Acts as division liaison with the equipment repair facility, ensuring that equipment repairs are completed in a timely fashion and according to division's priorities;
  • Distributes, collects, and maintains division's inventories of vehicles, mechanical and power equipment, tools, parts, and supplies, and recommends purchases and orders supplies as needed;
  • Completes special reports on such topics as the condition of seasonal and other special equipment by calculating quantities and making notations on conditions;
  • Prepares draft specifications for upcoming purchases of equipment and supplies; 
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working order and keeps these and all other supplies readily available for operators' use;
  • Develops forms, generates numeric reports, tracks information, and keeps files using a personal computer and associated software.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or Equivalent AND three (3) years experience repairing and maintaining light-duty and heavy-duty diesel equipment and hydraulic systems which involved writing repair or service orders.

NOTE: An A.A.S. in Automotive Technology or related field may be substituted for one (1) year ofexperience.

Possession of a valid Class B Commercial Driver's license without airbrake restrictions at time of appointment.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.