City of Odessa
  • Odessa, TX, USA
  • $3336 monthly
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

Under basic supervision, performs skilled maintenance, repairs, adjustments, and preventive maintenance on City fleet vehicles, specialty vehicles, and heavy equipment for the Public Works Department (PWD); works independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on work experience and training

Special Notices to Applicants

  • Must furnish a complete set of hand tools upon employment.

Job Duties

  • Performs diagnostics, repairs, maintenance, and preventive maintenance on City duty vehicles, specialty vehicles, and heavy equipment; uses the most cost-effective replacement and repair options to maximize the effective life cycle and reduce downtime; works independently, and makes appropriate decisions based on experience and training; duties may vary according to job assignment. 
  • Inspects and diagnoses mechanical, electrical, and electronic problems; determines extent of necessary repairs, prioritizes work, and performs repairs in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; installs specialized equipment, including emergency lights, computers, and communications equipment.
  • Diagnoses and repairs gas and diesel engines, transmissions, brakes, and other mechanical and electrical systems, components, and sub-systems; repairs and adjusts hydraulic and pneumatic systems; uses technical manuals, electronic tools, and computer equipment to diagnose problems.
  • Performs arc and acetylene welding as required to repair, fabricate, and modify metal components.
  • Identifies and reports vehicle problems requiring additional maintenance and repair.
  • Maintains records and logs of services performed and general vehicle information.
  • Maintains shop facility, cleans work areas, disposes of lubricants and chemicals in compliance with all safety regulations, and cleans up spills according to standard procedures.
  • Orders parts and equipment as needed to complete repair and maintenance projects; recycles and re-uses materials wherever possible; recommends replacement of outdated and ineffective equipment.
  • Follows safety rules and regulations; reports safety hazards, equipment problems, and emergencies.
  • Operates a variety of trucks, equipment, and hand tools in accordance with all safety regulations and procedures; inspects vehicles and equipment and verifies all equipment is properly maintained. 
  • Supports the relationship between the City of Odessa and the general public by demonstrating courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.

Education, Training, and Experience

Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent; AND four year's general mechanic experience.
  • License and certification requirements: A Texas Driver's License is required.
  • Physical demands and working environment: Work is performed in repair and maintenance facilities; requires moderate physical efforts in performing maintenance and repair projects; may be exposed to safety hazards and dangerous tools and equipment; requires vision capacity to perform fine calibrations and differentiate between colored wires. City approved safety shoes must be worn.


  • Must furnish a complete set of hand tools.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

  • State and federal regulations governing vehicle safety standards, vehicle inspection, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in a vehicle repair shop environment. 
  • Methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of vehicles, equipment, and components, including gasoline and diesel engines, and mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic systems.
  • Operation, maintenance, and repair standards for specialized vehicles and equipment.
  • Methods used in a preventive maintenance program. 
  • Welding, metal fabricating, and adapting parts and tools to specific repairs. 
  • Proper use and storage of hazardous chemicals used in the workplace. 
  • Environmentally responsible and resource-efficient maintenance techniques.

Skill in:

  • Performing a full range of skilled and semi-skilled vehicle repair and maintenance work.
  • Performing computerized diagnostic tests and calibrations on vehicle components and equipment.
  • Identifying maintenance needs and mechanical problems, and taking corrective actions.
  • Inspecting, diagnosing, and repairing mechanical, brake, fuel, and electrical problems in a wide variety of vehicles and equipment.
  • Identifying unsafe conditions and mechanical problems.
  • Safe use of power and hand tools, and chemicals, lubricants, and cleaning compounds.
  • Reading and interpreting technical manuals and specifications. 
  • Working independently and using initiative within established procedural guidelines.
  • Maintaining accurate service records. 
  • Following verbal and written instructions, procedures, and safe work practices. 
  • Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers.
  • Operating a personal computer utilizing a variety of business and specialized software.
  • Communicating effectively verbally and in writing.
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