The Mechanic I is an entry level position that provides basic mechanical service to County vehicles at the direction of the Mechanic IV and the Shop Supervisor. Must be able to work a flexible schedule for emergencies, including nights, weekends, and holidays.


  • Perform all fluid changes to vehicles as assigned.
  • Perform basic auto services as directed.
  • Change, rotate, and balance tires on vehicles as directed.
  • Perform light brake work.
  • Jockey vehicles for service as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Two years’ experience in a related environment.


  • General automotive knowledge.
  • Ability to organize and maintain multiple projects.
  • Excellent customer service aptitude.
  • Knowledge of basic hand and air tools.
  • Ability to use hydraulic jacks and air jacks.
  • Ability to operate a tire changer/balancer and a brake lathe.


  • A valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.
  • Must supply own hand tools.


These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the Mechanic I’s job. Reasonable accommodation can be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the essential function of this job.

While performing the responsibilities of the job, the employee is required to lift 25 pounds occasionally.

This position also requires:

  • Constant
    • standing
    • communicating via telephone and in person with co-workers and the public
    • listening to equipment
  • Frequent
    • walking around the work site and in other departments
    • calibrating equipment
    • lifting and carrying equipment
    • handling paperwork
    • pushing/pulling equipment
    • balancing on equipment, step stools, or ladders
    • bending while retrieving items from a lower level and making repairs
    • twisting while working on vehicles
  • Occasional
    • reaching for supplies, parts
    • climbing on step stool or ladder


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is usually exposed to a noise level that is low to moderate. Most duties will be performed in the shop, other locations and out of doors. Environmental factors include extreme temperature, wetness and humidity, respiratory hazards (fumes, gases, chemicals, dust and dirt), and other physical hazards such as dangerous machinery. Must wear safety glasses and other protective equipment as needed.


  • Successful development and implementation of objectives; continuous growth in service provided.
  • Appropriate and positive interaction with staff, management, volunteers, community groups and professional associates.
  • Accomplishment of job functions in effective and timely manner.
  • Proficiency in oral and written communication.
  • Effectiveness in establishing priorities, working on multiple assignments and concurrent projects.
  • Exercise of sound judgment in the absence of specific guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoroughly analyze problems; to meet demanding and changing deadlines in spite of interruptions.
  • Achievement of budgeted expense goals.
  • Adherence to established policies and procedures.

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