City of College Place   College Place, WA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 14, 2022
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Mechanic I

Class Title
Mechanic I
Class Code
$45,012.00 - $50,040.00 Annually




Performs mechanical repairs within the City’s Equipment Rental & Replacement Division. This position exercises independent judgement accomplishing maintenance and repairs of City vehicles and equipment. This position is able to determine what work is required, the best approach to achieve objectives, and consider alternatives for achieving desired results. 
Serves under the direction of the Public Works Director. 


Essential Job Functions & Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


Depending upon assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, which are a representative sample of the level of work appropriate to this class. 

  • Employees of the City of College Place are expected to model and foster the City’s core values: Open and Honest, Cooperation, Respect, Service, & Diversity
  • Follow established preventative maintenance (PM) guidelines to avoid downtime. PM can include oil changes, lubrication of chassis, cooling system service, batteries, tires, brakes, transmissions and differentials, air filters, oil filters, fuel filters, and electrical systems (i.e. charging systems, lights, horn, gauges, etc.).
  • Unscheduled maintenance and repair of all City vehicles and stationary equipment (generators, etc.) on the Equipment Rental schedule, which includes Police, Fire, Building Administration, and Public Works Departments. 
  • Perform repairs both in a shop environment and in the field.
  • Light fabrication duties.
  • General inspection of all safety equipment.
  • Maintain a clean and organized shop.
  • Maintain and organize inventory of shop tools, equipment, lubricants, etc. 
  • Works with various departments, regularly communicating with department heads, City Administrator, and Mayor. 
  • Maintain vehicle maintenance records.
  • Use of hand and power tools.
  • This position may be called upon to work in other divisions and departments within the City in order to meet the operational needs of the City.

  • Knowledge of, and experience with, heavy equipment operation. To include hydraulics, pneumatics, diesel engines, and similar equipment. 
  • Knowledge of the Federal DOT Regulations. 
  •  Ability to meet timelines, deadlines, and work within a schedule.
  • Ability to initiate creative improvements and stimulate collaborative problem-solving.
  • Ability to read, interpret, and apply rules, regulations, codes, policies, and procedures. 
  • Ability to work in all climate conditions.
  • Ability to keep accurate records.
  • Ability to develop and maintain a good rapport with citizens and customers.
  • Ability to use computer and basic programs including but not limited to Microsoft Office, Vehicle Maintenance Software, Fuel Management Software, etc. 
  • Ability to print, read, and speak in English.
  • Ability to work both individually and with a team/crew.



Education and Experience; Licenses, Certifications & Other Requirements


Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  •  High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Possess a Valid Washington State Driver’s License or valid license from the State of Oregon, if the employee lives in Oregon.   A CDL endorsement is preferred.
  • Possess an AA or Technical Degree in Automotive or Diesel Technology
  • 3 years’ experience required. 5 or more years is preferred. 
  • Automotive, mechanical, and electrical experience is required. Adequate experience is determined by the Fleet Manager. 
  • Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications in automotive and/or Medium/Heavy Duty trucks. 
  • Possess an approved Washington State First-Aid Card or obtain within 90 (ninety) days.
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor.  Position frequently requires lifting of 25#-50# and occasionally 75# to over 100#.Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVT) Certification is desired and may be required within 5 years of employment. 

Valid State of Washington driver’s license and driving record acceptable to our insurance provider.



Working Conditions



  • Involves all weather conditions such as temperature extremes of –25 degrees to 120 degrees, rain, snow, sleet, and wind.
  • Frequently works in an environment of fumes and airborne particles.  The environment is quite dusty.
  • Frequently works near moving, mechanical parts.
  • Frequently works near electrical components.
  • Employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands.
  • Employee is frequently required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Frequently works in a loud environment.
  • Occasionally work is performed from high elevations, in trenches, and confined spaces.
  • Subject to call back on a 24-hour basis for emergencies.

City of College Place

College Place , WA