City of Tukwila

Tukwila , WA

Fleet Technician #18-00046

City of Tukwila
Tukwila, WA Temporary
Posted on October 13, 2018

City of Opportunity - Community of Choice
invites applications for the position of:

Fleet Technician - Department of Public Works


SALARY: $4,918.00 - $5,980.00 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 09/27/18

CLOSING DATE: 10/12/18 05:00 PM

FLSA: Non-Exempt


The Fleet Technician performs full journey level activities in troubleshooting, altering, maintaining, and repairing City equipment. Class-A Commercial Driver License required at time of hire.

A cover letter and resume must be attached to your on-line application to be considered complete. Please note that you cannot attach these items to your application after it has been submitted.

Hiring Salary Range: $4918 - $5424 per month, plus excellent benefits.
NOTE: Hiring above the salary mid-range requires Mayor's Office approval.
Our Mission: To provide superior services that support a safe, inviting, healthy environment for our residents, businesses and guests.
All potential team members are evaluated on the following values:
Caring –We support the diverse community we serve with compassion, empathy and kindness.
Professional – We hold ourselves to the highest ethical standards and act with integrity and transparency. We are respectful and courteous with all.
Responsive – We are timely and effective in the delivery of great customer service. We continually strive to find innovative ways to improve.


Performs maintenance and repairs on vehicles, equipment, and heavy equipment; replaces air, hydraulic and anti-lock brakes; repairs transmissions; works on electrical systems; repairs heating and cooling systems; and repairs engines.   
Selects and purchases various equipment and supplies as needed and maintains inventory.

Diagnoses and troubleshoots vehicle and equipment problems in the shop and in the field.

Designs and fabricates equipment parts not readily available including welding fatigued or failed components, converting equipment to meet seasonal needs, adding modifications to existing equipment, and designing specialized tools and accessories. Performs routine inspections and preventive maintenance activities for City vehicles and equipment.

Prepares and maintains various records, documents, and reports.

Provides technical advice to others working in the shop and monitors shop equipment to ensure that the equipment is in safe working order.

Maintains reasonable, predictable, and regular attendance during the standard work week.

Prepares vehicles and equipment for replacement, to include removing special equipment and lettering.

Responds to service calls for emergency repair.

Assists departments in writing specifications for new equipment and vehicles; installs equipment; and makes modifications to equipment and vehicles.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

KNOWLEDGE (position requirements at entry):

  • Maintenance and repair methods and techniques in area of assignment;
  • Safety precautions applicable to area of assignment;
  • Tools and equipment used in area of assignment;
  • Laws and regulations applicable to assigned area;
  • Troubleshooting and diagnostic procedures related to systems maintained; and
  • Material management techniques. 

SKILLS (position requirements at entry):

  • Performing skilled and journey level maintenance activities related to area of assignment;
  • Troubleshooting, diagnosing, and repairing equipment;
  • Using hand and power tools and diagnostic equipment and instruments;
  • Operating equipment and vehicles maintained;
  • Inventorying and ordering materials and supplies;
  • Applying customer service techniques;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; and
  • Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.



Completion of an approved vocational program and three years of journey level mechanic experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.

  • Valid Driver's License with a Class-A CDL endorsement;
  • Employee must furnish a full set of their own SAE and metric hand tools;
  • Emissions Certificate; and
  • First Aid and CPR certification.


Positions in this class typically require: climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, mobility, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, seeing and repetitive motions.       
Heavy Work:  Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.  

Working Conditions:
Hazardous physical conditions (mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibrations, etc.) 
Atmospheric conditions (fumes, odors, dusts, gases)
Hazardous materials (chemicals)
Intense noise 

The City of Tukwila is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and does not discriminate in any employer/employee relations based on race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, disability, genetic information, veteran's status or any other basis protected by discrimination laws.