Fleet Apprentice Technician

Operations: Fleet


$50,766.00 Per Year

Range ID #50: $50,766.00 Per Year


Full City Benefits Package
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Job Description

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Fleet Supervisor, performs semi-skilled mechanic duties including basic and routine repairs of diesel, gasoline, and various other types of vehicles. Receives on the job training and instructions from Journey level Technicians.

Essential Functions (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.)

1. Performs semi-skilled mechanical work under supervision in maintenance inspections, repair, on all heavy or light passenger vehicles.

2. Repairs and services automobiles and light trucks, including steering, suspension, brakes, clutches, diesel engines, and transmissions.

3. Diagnoses drivetrain and exhaust systems. Performs adjustments or replaces defective parts as required.

4. Performs oxyacetylene and electronic welding as required.

5. Performs state safety inspections.

6. Performs detailed repair notes on completed repairs for future repair order history, of parts and materials used for work orders.

7. Diagnoses equipment malfunctions to determine the most effective and economical means of repair. Under supervision of shop supervisor makes decisions of what repairs will be made and completes all required work to achieve proper vehicle performance.

8. Performs preventive maintenance for all City equipment and vehicles such as lubrication, oil change,

and minor repairs as needed.

9. Up-fits various vehicles (police, fire, utility) under direction of the shop supervisor.

10. Adheres to safety procedures and policies.

11. Performs other related duties as required.

Typical Physical/Mental Demands/Working Conditions

Work performed in an automotive repair shop environment. Moderately heavy physical activity. Required

to push, pull, or lift medium heavy weights exerting up to 40-50 pounds of force occasionally and/or 10-25

pounds of force frequently. Bends, stretches, twists, or reaches with body, arms, and/or legs. Detects or tells

the difference between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. Moves hand, hand together with arm, or two

hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. Quickly and repeatedly adjusts the controls of a machine or

a vehicle to exact positions. Makes precisely coordinated movements of fingers of one or both hands to

grasp, manipulate, or assemble small objects. Matches or detects differences between colors, including

shades of color and brightness. Stands, walks, or sits uncomfortably for extended periods. Exposure to hot,

cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by weather. Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a

pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss. Exposure to conditions, such as

fumes, noxious odors, dust, mist, gases, and poor ventilation, which affect the respiratory system, eyes, and

the skin. Exposure to stress as a result of human behavior.

Note: Employees in this classification:

• May be required to work unconventional shifts and to respond to emergencies.

• Must supply own hand tools and rollaway to perform duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications


Education: High school diploma or equivalent. One (1) year vocational certificate/degree in Automotive,

Diesel or Heavy equipment. Recent experience in Automotive/Diesel CAN/Multiplexing systems and

current Automotive/Diesel technology can be substituted for required education on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: Minimum of one (1) year full time recent experience in Automotive/Diesel truck or Heavy

equipment repair, electrical repair, and diagnosis of CAN/Multiplexing systems with current technology

of passenger vehicles and light duty pickups. Additional related post high school education in

Automotive/Diesel repair may be substituted for each one (1) year of training for six (6) months of


Licenses and/or Certifications:

• ASE certification or General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Allison, and Cummins certification preferred.

• Must possess a valid driver’s license. A valid Utah Commercial Driver License must be obtained within

6 months of hire and be maintained throughout employment.

• State safety inspection certification for buses and heavy trucks must be obtained within 90 days of


• Refrigerant recovery and recycling certification must be obtained within 90 days of employment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge and expertise in performing highly specialized maintenance along with the ability to safely

operate all City equipment, i.e., emergency vehicles, heavy equipment, etc.

Knowledge of:

• Machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

• Oxyacetylene and electronic welding.

• Electrical, hydraulic, and fuel systems; pumps; gas, natural gas, and diesel engines; cooling systems, and


• OBDII system and CAN system.

Skills in:

• Repairing City equipment using the needed tools.

• Determining causes of operating errors and deciding proper action to correct errors.

• Determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed and performing routine maintenance on


• Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

• Basic use of computers including proficiency in typing detailed notes.

• Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

• Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions,

or approaches to problems.

Ability to:

• Operate a laptop/diagnostic computer.

• Read and analyze data and apply strategies based on the diagnostics to repair air bag deployment system,

vehicle anti-lock brake system, electronic fuel injection, air conditioning, hydraulic systems, and diesel

systems, etc. on light and heavy vehicles.

• Evaluate vehicle safety needs, and exercise independent judgment to ensure reliable vehicle performance.

• Perform state safety inspections.

• Understand and comply with all OSHA regulations.

• Read and write in English at a business level.

• Understand and explain wiring schematics.

To Apply

Submit a completed City of St. George Employment Application online at careers.sgcity.org. Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. This Position closes 03/30/2023 12:00 AM. Refer questions to Human Resources at 435-627-4670. Pre-employment drug screening and criminal background screen are required. The City of St. George is an inclusive Equal Employment Opportunity employer that considers applicants without regard to gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, age, disability or genetic information. We make reasonable efforts to provide reasonable accommodation to disabled candidates.