Company: Metropolitan Utilities District
Posted on: May 6, 2021
Under general supervision, performs routine service and maintenance
on the District's motor vehicles and construction machinery and may
perform Auto Service Person duties as required. The Apprentice
Mechanic must successfully complete all required classroom and
field training, written and proficiency testing occurring during or
prior to the end of a thirty (30) month training period to become
eligible for consideration for advancement to the position of
Mechanic. The position is assigned to either the automotive group
or the equipment group of Transportation; however, operational
requirements may necessitate temporary assignment as needed.
1. Perform diagnostics and make repairs or adjustments on engines,
transmissions, drive trains, differentials, suspensions, exhaust
systems, fuel systems (diesel, gasoline, compressed natural gas,
propane), brakes, tires and other mechanical components of District
vehicles and equipment.
2. Diagnose and repair vehicle/equipment electrical issues.
3. Perform cold start-ups on District vehicles and equipment.
4. Perform wheel alignments, tune-ups and assist with engine
5. Perform inspections, flushes and repairs on radiators.
6. Perform repairs on starting and charging systems.
7. Inspect and repair steering and hydraulic systems.
8. Drive District vehicles and machinery.
9. Perform metal fabrication, metal cutting, grinding, and welding
(Oxy-Acetylene and Wire Feed).
10. Equip new cars, trucks and other types of equipment to meet
specifications prior to incorporation into fleet s ervice.
11. Repair or replace winches and cables.
12. Perform the physical requirements of the position.
1. Communicate with and assist internal and external customers.
2. Comply with and understand all pertinent District policies and
3. Communicate with and assist customers, co-workers and management
professionally, regardless of
4. Perform a variety of other duties as assigned.
Additional Minimum Requirements
Minimum of three (3) years of experience as a full-time mechanic at
a car or truck dealership, machinery dealership or general vehicle
or machinery repair facility. Experience at a specialty shop such
as exhaust repair, transmission repair, brake repair or tire shop
will receive only minor credit. Completion of a basic automotive,
diesel mechanics or heavy/agricultural equipment Associates Degree
at an approved technical school (i.e., Iowa Western Community
College, Metropolitan Community College, Southeast Community
College) or equivalent is highly desirable and can be substituted
for two (2) years of experience. Correspondence schooling and high
school courses do not qualify. Efficiently and effectively speak,
read, comprehend, and write English.
Required Computer Skills
Experience with personal computers, tablets, and/or other
electronic devices to include familiarity with, but not limited to,
Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, Word) and enterprise wide
software (e.g., SAP).
High School Diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
A valid Driver's License. An unrestricted Class A Commercial
Driver's License (CDL) with tanker
endorsement is required to be obtained within six (6) months of
being placed in this position and then
maintained. Current certification in at least three (3) of the four
(4) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) categories listed
At the District's discretion, a degree in an automotive mechanics
or heavy/agricultural equipment program may be substituted for the
current ASE certification requirement. If so, the above ASE
Certifications must be obtained within 12 months of being placed in
Apprentice Mechanic position, before progression to Mechanic
position. To successfully progress to the Mechanic position ASE
certifications in all eight (8) automotive categories and three (3)
of the truck categories must be completed and maintained current.
The District will pay for initial and ongoing re-certification
while employed in any Transportation Mechanic position
Pre-employment Background Check, Drug Screen and Physical.
Employee(s) in this position are covered under the Department of
Transportation Drug and Alcohol testing provisions. This includes
post-accident, random, reasonable suspicion and return to duty
Preferred Education, Experience and/or Skills
1. Perform duties in a shop environment as well as in the field to
include, but not limited, all weather
conditions, shop chemicals, cleaners, solvents, noises, odors and
2. Work inside and outside in all weather conditions and terrain
for extended periods of time.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Keywords: Metropolitan Utilities District, Omaha , Apprentice Mechanic, Other , Omaha, Nebraska
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