City of Derby

611 Mulberry Road, Suite #300
Derby , KS
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City of Derby
Derby, KS Full time
Posted on January 17, 2018


100% Responsible for maintenance and repair of all city vehicles and equipment. 

  • Conduct mechanical repairs and service work on all types of engines, city machinery, and equipment.
  • Identify defects and troubleshoot problems with city equipment,  and order and install parts as needed. 
  • Repair brakes, water pumps, radiators, carburetors, joints, front ends, and all other similar mechanic repairs.
  • Replace clutches, bearings, pressure plates, flywheels, and starters.
  • Mount and balance tires.
  • Work on fire apparatus and emergency equipment.
  • Organize and maintain all motor pool equipment in a safe and working order.
  • Provide assistance with the inventory of parts and records.
  • Prepare all records of maintenance and service work performed.
  • Stock parts and supplies in a neat and orderly manner and notify supervisor when parts and supplies need to be ordered.
  • Operate motor vehicle and other equipment on a regular basis.
  • Work on 12V and 24V vehicle electrical systems.
  • Use DVOM multi-meters to identify, diagnose, and repair electrical failures.
  • Repair A/C and heating systems.
  • Operate tire balancer.

(Continually looks for new and improved ways of completing the above functions.  Other tasks as assigned will be performed in order to address business needs.)


Roles:  This position requires the ability to work independently, work well with others, and perform in a team environment on a daily basis.

Impact:  Successful completion of work tasks results in reduced operating costs and liability and improved customer satisfaction, and utilization of material, and/or equipment.

Latitude:  Most duties are defined and consistent from day to day.  Moderate problem solving is required.  Decisions are reviewed by supervisor.  All purchase requests are referred to supervisor.

Interaction:  Frequent interaction with employees throughout the organization.  Occasional interaction with vendors.


  • High School Diploma or equivalent, required.
  • Technical training and certifications, preferred.


  • Three years automotive mechanic or related experience, preferred.


  • Knowledge of basic automotive, truck, and heavy equipment operations and functions.
  • Ability to operate all department equipment.
  • Ability to meet and deal tactfully with employees and the general public and communicate effectively and clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Knowledge of diagnostic equipment, software, and procedures.


  • Valid Kansas commercial driver’s license with air-brake endorsement required within 90 days of employment and driving record must meet commercial liability insurance requirements..
  • ASE certification, preferred.

Work Environment:  Some exposure to adverse weather conditions, high noise levels, hazardous elements, and dangerous situations.  Regular (50%) carrying, lifting, moving of 50 pounds.  Frequent bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, manual dexterity, and hand/eye coordination throughout the day.  Must be available for on-call.