City of San AntonioSan Antonio 78228
Full Time
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic I

City of San Antonio
Full Time 30 or more per week City Of San Antonio Solid Waste Department, 6933-, 6947 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78228, United States Apply before 9/30/2023 11:59


Under general supervision, is responsible for performing preventative maintenance activities on heavy and off-road equipment. Performs minor and major repairs on light-duty vehicles and trucks. Working conditions are primarily in an outside or shop environment with frequent exposure to temperature extremes, dust, damp/wet surfaces, high noise levels, oily surfaces, and hazardous heavy equipment. Work will be performed within one of the city's fleet shops and operating out of shop bays. May require shift work, weekends, nights, and holidays. Exercises no supervision. 

Work Location
Various locations available.

  • 6927 W. Commerce St. (Southwest Fleet Shop)
  • 10303 Tool Yard (Northeast Fleet Shop)
  • 6939 W. Loop 1604 N. (Northwest Fleet Shop)
  • 1318 S.E. Loop 410 Access Rd. (Southeast Fleet Shop)
Work Hours
Schedule rotates every 6 months.
  • 6:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday
  • 1:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.; Monday - Friday
Essential Job Functions
  • Performs assigned preventative maintenance work including changing oil and other fluids, greasing joints, and replacing filters on heavy equipment and some light-duty vehicles.
  • Performs minor repairs including work on starters, alternators, brakes, belts, hoses, windshield wipers, and gasoline engines.
  • Completes required work order paperwork.
  • Conducts safety checks on all equipment.
  • Assists in heavy equipment repairs and heavy equipment adjustments, frequently lifting and carrying parts or equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Assists higher level mechanics on project work.
  • Performs other maintenance duties.
  • Transports vehicles of all types to work locations or repair vendors.
  • Performs inventory, monitors check out/check in of parts, and identifies salvageable parts.
  • May change/repair tires and wash equipment, as needed.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
Job Requirements
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience performing essential job functions listed above, which could include experience gained through a technical training program.
  • Must possess a Texas Class "A" Driver's License (CDL) or obtain within 90 days of employment.
Applicant Information
  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Unless otherwise stated, applicants are permitted to substitute two years of related full-time experience for one year of higher education or one year of related higher education for two years of experience in order to meet the minimum requirements of the job. One year of full-time experience is defined as 30 or more hours worked per week for 12 months.  One year of higher education is defined as 30 credit hours completed at an accredited college or university.
  • Applicants selected for employment with the City of San Antonio in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of operating characteristics of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions, practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, and diagnostic testing devices used in auto, truck, and heavy equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of automotive heavy equipment systems repair and maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance scheduling techniques and procedures.
  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment trouble shooting and diagnostic procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to perform automotive and heavy equipment repairs and maintenance.
  • Ability to diagnose defects and repair needs on a wide variety of automobiles, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to utilize all tools and equipment used in automotive and heavy equipment repair.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships, with employees, supervisors, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position, with or without accommodations.