Job Title:            Garage Mechanic/Truck Driver

Department:  Streets

Division:            Public Works

Salary:                $15.00-$22.50 per hour



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.



  • 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 multi­purpose 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 (e.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, Parks, and Recreation Department.


    • Knowledge of the tools, equipment, and technology used in the repair and maintenance o-f automotive and related equipment.  
    •  Ability to diagnose mechanical, electrical, and electronic failures.
    • 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).



    • 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.


    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.





    Shop Supervisor



    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