Class Title: Fleet Technician 1

Class Code: FLEET TECH 1

Hourly: $21.56 - $24.58 | Monthly: $3736.99 -$4260.45 | Annually: $44843.88- $51125.40

Benefits: Full-time

This classification is responsible for performing routine preventive maintenance and semi-skilled mechanical repairs on a variety of vehicles and equipment.

The Fleet Technician 1 classification is distinguished from the Fleet Technician 2 classification as the Fleet Technician 1 performs semi-skilled mechanical repairs, assists with major repairs while performing limited electric repairs. Whereas the Fleet Technician 2 performs skilled diagnostics and repairs, performs major mechanical repairs while also performing welding and fabrication duties.

Works under the general supervision of a Manager. Carries out work independently, but work and decisions are typically reviewed prior to final execution.

Supervision is not normally a responsibility of this position.


The information provided below encompasses the typical duties and capabilities linked with this classification.  Duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

• Performs preventive and scheduled maintenance on foreign and domestic, light, heavy duty, gas and diesel vehicles and equipment including fluid and filter changes for engines, automatic and manual transmissions, front and rear differentials, transfer cases, hydraulic systems and other related systems; lubrication of steering, chassis, suspension and drive train components; maintains preventive maintenance schedules and logs.
• Performs limited mechanical repairs on vehicles and equipment including engine, transmission, differential, final drive, front end, hydraulic, cooling, heating and related systems; emergency and roadside repairs.
• Performs limited electric repairs on vehicles and equipment.
• Rotates and changes tires; maintains and services tires at proper inflation pressure.
• Assists with major repairs of vehicles and equipment.
• Services and performs limited repairs on outdoor power equipment such as chain saws, weed trimmers, hedge trimmers, push mowers, backpack blowers, lawn edgers and pressure washers.
• Performs safety inspections on vehicles and equipment; makes and/or recommends necessary repairs as needed; restocks vehicle safety supplies such as first aid kits, triangle flare kit, and fire extinguishers.
• Maintains preventive maintenance schedule and logs.
• Maintains a clean garage, workspace, shop tools and repair equipment; maintains equipment in good working order.
• Practices safe work habits; operates equipment and tools safely and with care; evaluates and determines when vehicles and equipment must be “red-tagged” for safety reasons.
• Reduce or eliminate the quantity of hazardous chemicals and materials acquired, generated, and/or used in the scope of work. Safely handle and properly dispose of hazardous waste materials.
• Acts as a Mandatory Reporter; reports incidents of child abuse/neglect.
• Performs other job related duties as assigned.

The individual in this classification is expected to possess and exhibit the following knowledge, skills and abilities.

 Strong Knowledge of:
• Mechanical methods, techniques and related parts, supplies and tools;
• Lubrication systems including oils and greases used in preventive maintenance;
• Minor repair of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment;
• Operations and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power tools and shop equipment; and
• Safety practices and procedures.

Skill and Ability to:
• Effectively perform preventive and scheduled maintenance;
• Effectively perform safety inspections, limited mechanical repairs and operate a wide variety of diesel and gasoline powered vehicles and equipment;
• Effectively operate a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment in a safe and effective manner;
• Effectively load, secure, transport, and unload cargo and equipment from trucks and trailers;
• Perform basic diagnostic and repairs in a timely manner;
• Demonstrate use of computerized systems for recordkeeping and communicating with staff;
• Read and understand various manuals and schematics;
• Analyze information and documentation to solve basic problems;
• Use simple mat and mathematical reasoning;
• Learn and apply new information or new skills to relevant situations;
• Maintain accurate records, exercise initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities;
• Effectively communicate both verbally and in written form by phone, e-mail or in person;
• Work independently while also able to work cooperatively with others; and
• Establish and maintain effective, cooperative, and respectful working relationships with all contacts.

The following are minimum qualifications for this classification.

Education, Experience, and Training:
1. High school diploma or equivalent; AND
2. One (1) year of experience in automotive or equipment mechanics field; OR
3. Any satisfactory combination of education, experience and training.

Licenses and Certifications:
1. Possession of, or ability to obtain valid Oregon driver’s license within 30 days with an acceptable driving history as defined by district driving policy.

The following are working conditions, including environmental and physical demands, required for this classification.

• Work is performed primarily in a shop environment, occasionally outside with regular exposure to various weather conditions.
• Physical demands include crouching, crawling, kneeling, climbing, balancing, bending, twisting, pushing, pulling, standing, walking, grasping, occasional lifting, moving and carrying objects up to 50 pounds unassisted.
• Seeing/observing includes close, distance and depth perception and the ability to adjust focus;
• Repetitive hand and arm motions and significant finger dexterity;
• Work under deadlines with interruptions.
• Exposure to equipment with crushing potential, moving mechanical parts, hazardous chemicals, vibration, dust, fumes, toxic odors, electrical energy, high noise levels, and slippery surfaces.
• Work requires operation of a vehicle or equipment on public roadways.


Benefits: Full-time

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