Fleet Mechanic

Medina, Minnesota
$29.97 Hourly
Jul 12, 2019
Aug 11, 2019
Employment Status
Full Time


Hennepin County's Transportation Operations department is seeking a Fleet Mechanic to maintain, repair, and perform diagnostics on a variety of light and heavy gas and diesel powered vehicles and construction equipment.

About this position:
The base hourly wage is $29.97 per hour. In addition to the base wage, there is a $.35/hour for a class A driver's license, $2.00/hour for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master in automotive or heavy truck, and $1.00 for the night shift differential pay.

Location and hours:
This position is located at the Public Works Facility, 1600 Prairie Drive in Medina, MN. There is no public transportation to this facility.

Work hours:
This is a second shift position. Candidates must be able to work 3:30 p.m. to 2 a.m., Monday through Thursday, and also be available for on call duty after hours, weekends, and holidays.

In this position, you will:

  • Perform maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment, including but not limited to heavy duty truck and semi-tractors, material spreader, excavators, graders, backhoes, loaders, skid steers, underbody blades, dump bodies, snow plows, trailers, electronic, message boards and signs, street sweepers, and aerial equipment.
  • Diagnose, service, and repair various systems that are found on automobiles and heavy equipment such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, hydraulic and air brake systems, air condition systems, steering, suspension, drive, train computer controlled automatic transmissions, and hydraulic systems, Tier 4 emission systems, and pneumatic systems.
  • Use diagnostic scan tools related to light and heavy vehicles.
  • Maintain automobile and heavy duty vehicle functional condition by foreman assignments and feedback, conduct inspections, repair engine failures, repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions, and replace parts and components. 

Need to have:

  • One of the following:
    • Completion of an approved two year program in auto or truck mechanics from an accredited technical school and three years or more of experience in repairing and servicing automotive or heavy equipment.
    • Five or more years of experience in repairing and servicing automotive equipment.
    • Note: Experience may be substituted for the technical training program requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Possession of four or more ASE certifications in either truck or automotive repair or the ability to obtain certifications within six months of employment.
  • Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsements and the ability to obtain a Hennepin County driver's permit within six months of employment.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Nice to have:

  • One year or more of work experience using electronic testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience servicing light and medium duty trucks, class 7 or 8 trucks, light and heavy duty construction equipment, small engine equipment, snowmobiles, boats, and other recreational equipment.
  • Experience using wire feed welders, stick welders, and acetylene torches. 
  • Ability to supply own full complement of mechanic tools including transportable tool chest for field work. 

About the department:

Public Works creates healthy and livable communities through economic development, environmental stewardship and advancement of a multimodal transportation network.  About 450 employees work together on a wide range of programs and projects to achieve our mission.

About Hennepin County: 
Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at www.hennepin.us/employees.

Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

Your future. Made here.

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