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Job Opening

Posted Monday, December 19, 2022

Town of Waterbury Position: Town Mechanic
Department: Town of Waterbury Highway Department
Supervisor: Director of Public Works

Job Functions

Under the direction of the Director of Public Works performs maintenance and repair work on Town and Fire Department vehicles, construction equipment, and maintenance equipment. The mechanic ensures the municipal fleet, including highway trucks, pick-up trucks, and fire trucks are in safe and good working order. The mechanic also maintains an array of other equipment related to town operations, including lawn mowing equipment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The duties listed below are illustrative of the work tasks. The list is not comprehensive and other related duties may be assigned:
General maintenance and repair of town vehicles and equipment. Work includes diagnostics to determine the correct repair and necessary replacement parts.
Maintains accurate and easily accessible records of repair and maintenance work performed.
Maintains a preventive maintenance plan, and responds to requests for service in a positive and timely manner. Ability to recognize and correct problems that delay or prevent major expenses or equipment downtime.
Performs Vermont Motor Vehicle Inspections.
Performs oxyacetylene cutting, arc welding, painting and body work repairs to Town vehicles and equipment.
Purchases repair parts and obtains competitive prices.
Participates in developing specifications and recommendations when new vehicles and equipment are purchased.
Knowledge of and adherence to safety protocols.
Assist the Highway Department with winter snow removal as deemed necessary by the Director of Public Works.
Ability to receive constructive criticism and to respond to requests with courtesy and professionalism.

Education, Training and Experience

Vermont Motor Vehicle Mechanic Certification for Car/Truck or the ability to obtain certification
Five years of relevant experience in vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair.
Experience in operating all tools and equipment needed for equipment and maintenance repair, including welding and fabrication.
Thorough knowledge of proper maintenance on trucks and heavy equipment regularly used by municipal highway and fire departments.
Any other combination of training, education and experience that demonstrates the required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered qualifying.
Valid Class B Vermont Commercial Driver’s License; Class A Preferred.

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals whom are unable to perform the job functions.

The employee is regularly required to use hands to operate equipment and tools, to reach with arms and hands, and to perform work while in physical positions that are not seated. Employee will routinely be required to stoop, crouch, and kneel. The employee will normally work near moving mechanical parts, and may work in outside weather conditions. The employee must have the physical strength and agility to perform strenuous labor tasks. The employee will frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and will occasionally lift and/or move items up to 100 pounds.