Equipment Services Mechanic


Organization : City of Sherman
Job Category : Fleet Services
Job Type : Full Time
State/Province : TX
City : City of Sherman
Salary and Benefits : See website for details



This is a skilled trade position with the City’s Equipment Services Department. This position is responsible for the maintenance and repair of light and heavy-duty vehicles, machinery and equipment.

Essential Duties

  • Provide routine servicing of vehicles, including lube and oil, brakes, emission testing and other automotive systems to ensure the safe and efficient operation of the City’s fleet assets.
  • Perform all possible repairs and rebuilding subject to priority of needs, staff availability and cost.
  • Customize newly acquired and existing vehicles and equipment with such things as toolboxes and ladder racks.
  • Service heavy equipment and machinery, including changing oil, filters, houses and other heavy equipment systems to ensure safe and efficient operation.
  • Maintain accurate records of maintenance and repair activities.
  • Provide emergency field assistance and repair to disabled equipment and vehicles.
  • Safely operate automotive wrecker to recover disabled equipment and vehicles and return to service center for required service and repair.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

  • The materials, methods, tools, equipment and practices in automotive and heavy equipment maintenance and repair.
  • The safe and proper use of power and hand tools, including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools and other commonly used equipment.
  • Electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment and personal computers.

Ability to:

  • Use reference material for vehicle and equipment repair.
  • Physically perform the essential functions of the position, including the ability to lift and carry a minimum of 50lbs without assistance.
  • Safely operate all required equipment and machinery.
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Work all shifts, including evenings, weekends, holidays and on an on-call basis as required.

 Experience and Education: Any combination equivalent to the level of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities will qualify.


  • Two years previous work experience in the maintenance and repair of light and heavy-duty vehicles and equipment.


  • High Diploma or GED required
  • Completion of vocational-technical training in automotive or heavy equipment repair or related manufacturer sponsored training is desirable


  • Possession of a valid Class “C” Driver License required;
  • Possession of a valid Class “B” Commercial Driver License, with the appropriate endorsements is a requirement for continued employment and must be obtained within six month from date of hire. 


Environmental Factors

The duties of this position are routinely performed indoors in an automotive shop environment, working  independently and requiring physical strength and agility to perform light to moderate manual labor. Work is normally performed indoors, but does require occasional fieldwork to perform various types of inspections and repairs. When out in the field, incumbents assigned to this position are exposed to physical hazards from working in and around traffic, heavy machinery and heights. Exposure to moderately loud noise levels, vibration, hazardous and toxic materials, fumes, gases and other odors is routine. Additionally, the work requires the physical ability to perform essential job duties in all weather conditions. Activities include combinations of sitting, standing and walking and the ability to lift and carry objects weighing a minimum of 50lbs without assistance. Additionally, work requires the ability to foresee and prevent safety problems.

This position has been classified as a “safety-sensitive” position. All incumbents assigned to a “safety-sensitive” position shall be required to comply with all provisions of the City of Sherman, Texas Commercial Vehicle Driver’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Program.

 Job Description Verification Authorization:

The aforementioned statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of working being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel classified in this position.  This job description is subject to change as well as the needs and requirements of the job change.

ADA/EEO Compliance

The City of Sherman is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview, reference and criminal background checks, work history and drug screens are required.  In addition, job related tests may also be required.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the City of Sherman and the employee and is subject to change by the City of Sherman as the needs of the City and requirements of the job change.


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