City of RochesterBuffalo 14211
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Heavy Mechanic Ii

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


General Description

This is an entry-level mechanic position involving responsibility for completing basic repairs and preventive maintenance to heavy duty trucks and equipment. Employees hired into this position will have some mechanic experience or education but require additional experience and on-the-job training in heavy equipment repairs in order to become proficient enough to be promoted to Heavy Mechanic I.


Typical Work Activities
  • Performs preventative maintenance on heavy-duty trucks and equipment, including but not limited to, lubrication, service and tune-up of diesel and gasoline engines;
  • Repair or replaces tires as needed;
  • Performs basic repairs to steering assemblies, cooling and hydraulic systems on heavy-duty trucks and other heavy equipment;
  • Performs basic repairs to diesel and gasoline engines;
  • Performs New York State authorized inspections on heavy-duty and medium-duty equipment;
  • Performs minor welding as needed, including electric arc welding;
  • Repairs gasoline engines in compressors and light-duty equipment;
  • Performs minor electrical repairs to heavy-duty equipment;
  • Assists higher level heavy equipment mechanic personnel in more complex repairs to all types of heavy equipment.
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED, PLUS:

A) Two (2) years of full-time paid experience as a mechanic performing repairs to medium, or heavy-duty motor equipment; (This includes vehicles with a minimum GVWR of 18,000 lbs. or more and contain systems or components such as diesel engines, air brakes, hydraulic equipment or other major components found on medium and heavy duty vehicles). OR

B) Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Automotive or Diesel Mechanics or closely related field, PLUS one (1) year experience in a paid mechanic position.

1. Possession of a New York State Class D driver's license at time of appointment.
2. Possession of a New York State Class B Commercial Driver's License, without air brake restriction, within ninety (90) days after the time of appointment. This licensure must be maintained throughout employment in this job.

3. Possession of a valid New York State Inspector's License within ninety (90) days after the time of appointment;

4. Must own proper selection of tools necessary to make repairs to heavy-duty vehicles at the time of appointment, i.e., 1/4 to 1/2 inch standard and metric socket sets up to 1 1/2 inches/33mm, open-end wrenches up to 2 inches, metric tools, air impact tools 3/8 - 1/2 and 3/4 inch drives, tool box, etc.

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.