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Small Equipment Technician

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


General Description

This is a skilled mechanic position involving responsibility for maintaining and repairing the City’s small equipment flee and the repairing of tires. Incumbents perform diagnostic, maintenance, and repair activities for a variety of small engine and grounds equipment.  The position works under the direction of the Senior Equipment Mechanic.  Performs related work 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. CITY RESIDENCY WILL BE REQUIRED WITHIN ONE YEAR OF HIRE.   
Typical Work Activities
  • Maintains and repairs a wide variety of power-operated tools and equipment equipped with small motors or engines, including but not limited to aerators, augers, blowers, vacuums, edgers, brush cutters, chain saws, hedge trimmers, walk behind and riding lawn mowers, compact tractors, pole saws, power rakes, snow throwers, tillers, vibratory rammers, plate compactors, compressors; 

  • Diagnoses problems with brakes, steering systems, engines, hydrostatic drive units, tires, wheels, rims, pumps, and other equipment systems, and makes necessary repairs and adjustments;

  • Performs routine metal fabrication to repair, modify or redesign existing equipment; cuts, binds, solders, welds, and brazes metals in fabrication and repair processes using arc welder, MIG welder or acetylene torch;

  • Performs general mechanical repairs including repairing power take off gearboxes, brakes, replacing bearings, belts, and packing wheel bearings;

  • Tests and diagnoses charging, cranking, and electrical systems; traces and repairs or replaces damaged wiring or components. Services and maintains fluid levels, changes oils and filters, lubes components, tests cooling systems, replaces hoses, lines and other mechanical components. 

  • Performs general preventive maintenance, inspecting equipment, tires, and rims for defects.

  • Repairs damaged tires through use of hand tools and other appropriate equipment.

  • Remove defective tires from vehicle, mounts and balances and installs repaired or replacement tires;

  • Operates a variety of  light / Industrial and Heavy Duty tire shop equipment;

  • Maintains cleanliness in the shop area;

  • Drives a pickup truck to pick up and deliver equipment or parts.

  • Responds to emergency road calls.

Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma / GED AND two (2) years of experience in the maintenance and repair of a variety of specialized gas powered vehicles and equipment. Or two years of tire repair experience.

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.