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Fleet Maintenance Technician - Police

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Position performs diagnostic and repair work, including scheduled preventative maintenance and necessary repairs to automobiles and trucks.   Position works with a high degree of independence. Position also requires a number of physical movements including lifting, pinching, bending, reaching, climbing, and manipulating and handling objects.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Diagnose failures of vehicles and disassemble, repair and reassemble parts as necessary
  • Computer-based diagnostics interface with modern truck interfaces
  • Basic computer use (email and web browser)
  • Adherence to DOT regulations
  • Perform preventative maintenance on vehicles
  • Answer road calls
  • Maintain vehicle records as required
  • Maintain and repair fleet equipment
  • Fill out all necessary documents
  • Maintain records such as daily check list (pre-trip inspection)
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: 
  • Must submit to a drug screen
  • 18 years or older 21 years or older if CDL Required
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Pass the background check
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds (with or without an accommodation)
  • Able to reach, lift, carry, push and pull (with or without an accommodation)
  • Able to speak English
  • Completion of ASE or manufacturers certifications is preferred
HELPFUL EXPERIENCE:
  • Previous experience working under limited supervision (performing work on your own, working remotely from direct supervisor)
  • Previous experience working outdoors (making road calls, responding to breakdowns, working in outside parking lots)
  • Previous experience maintaining manufacturing standards (up to date with the latest technology, experience with electronics, etc.)
  • Previous experience with light truck repair (trucks, vans, support vehicles)
  • Previous experience using shop tools (engine hoists, welding, changing tires, small tools)
  • Previous experience with diesel engines (certified on diesel engines, warranty certification from manufacturers)
  • Previous experience with preventative maintenance programs and activities (following schedules for oil changes, documentation of work completed, tracking miles and usage hours, identifying and repairing defects)
  • Previous experience with gas engine repair
  • Working knowledge of hydraulic and air brake systems
  • Knowledge of internal combustible engines
  • Previous experience repairing forklifts (e.g., repairing propane fuel systems, hydraulic systems, pallet jacks, etc.)
  • Previous experience working with computer instrumentation (e.g., using desktop computers, hand-held computers, laptop computers, performing diagnostics with computers, conducting preventative maintenance, executing work orders, etc.)
  • Formal schooling in technical industry (e.g., certification program, military training, technical/community college or equivalent)
This is not necessarily an exhaustive list of responsibilities, skills, duties, requirements, efforts, or working conditions associated with the job. While this list is intended to be an accurate reflection of the current job, The City of Southaven reserves the right to revise the functions and duties of the job or to require that additional or different tasks be performed when circumstances change (i.e., emergencies, changes in personnel, work load, rush jobs, or technological developments).
The City of Southaven is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities and is a Drug-Free Workplace