Job Title: GARAGE MECHANIC/TRUCK DRIVER                                    

Department: STREETS                                                                                                      

Division: GARAGE/MAINTENANCE                                                                              

Salary: $15.00 – $22.50 per hour

Job Summary

This position is responsible for skilled mechanical repair work for all city equipment and vehicles. Must carry a valid CDL license and be responsible for operation of dump truck, street sweepers, etc.


Major Duties

  •  Perform skilled automotive mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles and auxiliary equipment with electronic components including vans with lifts, passenger buses, dump trucks, sweepers, automobiles and pickup trucks.
  • Services city vehicles for regular maintenance.
  • Repairs and overhauls mechanical components on buses, automobiles, specialized and multi-purpose trucks and other departmental equipment.
  • Inspect, test, adjust, repair and replace complete or integral parts of diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, etc.
  • Tests repairs, or rebuilds diesel engines and components, including injectors.
  • Diagnoses malfunctions and adjusts engine, fuel, electrical and mechanical system to specifications including electronic fuel injection systems and electronically controlled transmissions.
  • Perform routine preventive maintenance such as tune-up, brake repair, tire replacement & rotation. Replacement of external engine components, including but not limited to alternators, water pumps, batteries, etc.
  • Operate trucks and various pieces of equipment safely and efficiently.
  • Perform minor vehicle and equipment maintenance (g. clean, oil, fuel and grease equipment).
  • Haul material such as fill, stone, gravel or asphalt to be used in repairing structures, patching and construction.
  • Perform manual labor in the repair, maintenance and construction of road and right-of-ways.
  • Pick up and deliver supplies and equipment.
  • Perform manual labor, such as shoveling, digging, flagging, loading and unloading material, etc.
  • Perform other duties and direction deemed necessary for the efficient operation of the Streets  Department.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and technology used in the repair and maintenance of automotive and related equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and electronic failures.
  • Ability to adapt successfully to the wide range of equipment repaired in the shop.
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions and adverse terrains.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work in a teamwork environment.
  • Ability to learn new technology and terminology of modern automotive equipment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisor, co-workers, and other city employees.
  • Ability to obtain Commercial Driver’s License (DCL).


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

 The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching and stooping. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity. Work involves exposure to weather conditions, slippery surfaces, chemicals, etc.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A high school diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year of related experience
  • Valid Class A or B CDL license and a satisfactory Motor Vehicle Record (MVR)
  • ASE certification
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience


Supervisory Responsibility: None.


Supervisor:  Shop Supervisor


Hours of Job:  Monday – Friday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM


E-Verify User ID#140692

Authorization Date: 07/30/08


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Contact Us

City Hall Address:
500 City Hall Drive
Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
Phone: 706-866-2544
Fax: 706-861-5086