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Job Category:  Operations
Job Title:  Equipment and Fleet Maintenance Technician
State:  Colorado - CO
City:  Boulder
Min Salary:  19.96/hr
Max Salary:  31.94/hr
Job Description: 

invites applications for the position of: 
Equipment and Fleet Maintenance Technician

An Equal Opportunity Employer
POSTING START DATE: 06/12/17 12:00 AM
SALARY: $19.96 - $31.94 Hourly

JOB TYPE: Full-Time
LOCATION: Park Ops, 5200 Pearl Street, Boulder


Under general direction, to oversee shop and equipment operations and maintenance, to coordinate safety training for use of equipment and fleet, to coordinate and administer purchasing and maintenance of equipment, and to perform related duties as required.


1. Coordinates and completes the maintenance and servicing of Parks equipment and machinery, and performs and contracts for maintenance and repair work on a variety of equipment. This includes the following:
• Assesses needs and develops bid specifications for purchasing of Parks shop and field support equipment.
• Trouble shoots, diagnoses and determines repair and maintenance needs for gas/diesel, electronic and hydraulic systems and equipment including hand and riding mowers, chain saws, sprayers, trimmers, post pounders, snowplows, tractors, trucks, lifts, pumps, agricultural implements and associated equipment.
• Establishes and implements preventive maintenance program. This includes coordinating cycled preventive maintenance performed by maintenance crews on their own equipment and requires assigning work times and space, providing instruction and ensuring that equipment is in good repair.
• Performs repairs, when not using contractors or service providers, on the above gas/diesel, electronic and hydraulic systems using a variety of hand tools, power tools, and test devices. Equipment and tools used include: hand tools and specialized equipment such as torque wrenches, test devices such as volt-ohm meters and amperages meters, pressure test equipment and tachometers.
• Repairs and/or fabricates parts for special tools as needed.
• Evaluates needs and locates and orders parts for inventory as needed.
• Responds to field repair requests as needed and performs necessary repairs on site, or may diagnose and arrange appropriate contracted service for same.
• Maintains shop tools and equipment including stationary and portable power tools.
• Operates all vehicles and equipment for test purposes and, under extenuating circumstances, is able to operate any vehicle in the field as emergency back-up to other Maintenance IV staff or other operators.

2. Coordinates and develops the training program for parks staff in the safe and proper operation and use of equipment and vehicles.
• Assesses need for and purchases training materials and oversees and delivers training in accordance with OSHA standards.
• Trains and oversees staff in safe operation of stationary (shop) and portable power tools used in Parks & Planning field operations.
• Develops, prepares and delivers mandatory trailer training for all Parks & Planning staff. • Researches and makes recommendations for changes in policies and procedures.
• Is a member of Parks & Planning Safety Committee and may recommend additional training if accidents occur.

3. Oversees maintenance and monitors work in progress for Parks shop areas, including ordering supplies and equipment; ensuring shop facility is kept in a safe and clean condition; and checking out and tracking use of tools and equipment.
• Trains others in the safe and proper use of tools and equipment.
• Ensures that staff is properly completing work orders for work to be completed.
4. Coordinates the maintenance and servicing of Parks fleet vehicles. This includes the following:
• Schedules and tracks repair work and maintenance of Parks fleet vehicles, including scheduling and tracking repair work and routine maintenance as well as major repairs.
• Tracks and reports fleet usage data.
• In coordination with Parks Supervisor monitors divisional budget for fleet and equipment and performs analysis of related expenses.
• Performs analysis of Fleet related expenses and activity including the use of computer data bases and amortization schedules.

5. Coordinates and completes general park maintenance activities as assigned or when needed. This may include the following:
• Performs trash removal, vandalism repair and graffiti removal.
• Performs snow removal duties utilizing a variety of equipment.
• Performs repairs to shelters, playgrounds, fences, trails, picnic tables, benches, drinking fountains, and retaining walls using a variety of carpentry, welding, and minor electrical and plumbing skills.

6. Maintains equipment files and documents work performed and parts needed. Makes recommendations regarding parks equipment/materials purchases and coordinates purchasing process with Parks Supervisor. Assists with the Departmental Asset Management Program in regards to fleet and equipment. Checks new equipment/materials against bid specifications and performs thorough inspections and tests. Ensures that tracking software is current and updated on a regular basis.

7. Is alert to conditions and events indicating possible misuse of or damage to Parks vehicles and/or equipment, and reports any such information to the appropriate staff.

8. Other:
• Performs related duties as required by management to meet the needs of the city.
• Takes proper safety precautions, anticipates unsafe circumstances, and acts accordingly to prevent accidents. Responsible for the safety of self, others, materials, and equipment. Uses all required safety equipment and reports all accidents and damage to city property.
• Responsible for knowing and complying with all City and departmental policies; and participating in professional training and development.
• Performs all duties in an ethical and objective manner with both the public's and the city's employees' interest in mind.
• Must be able to work in a changing environment with the focus towards the delivery of enhanced customer service and utilization of resources in a safe and effective manner.

Generally, duties and responsibilities are listed from most to least critical or time consuming.


High school diploma or equivalent, a strong mechanical aptitude and a minimum of five years experience in shop and fleet maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.  Demonstrated ability to manage a mechanic shop and shop materials, including experience in training people in equipment operation and safety.  Demonstrated proficiency in the use of the tools and equipment listed below.  Proficiency in the use of gas, TIG, MIG and arc welding equipment, machine tools, and the related mechanics certification or ability to obtain certification within six months of hire date.  Demonstrated ability to effectively use personal computers and application programs including data base, spreadsheet and word processing software.  Ability to maintain accurate written and computer work records.  Demonstrate a working understanding of proper environmental practices.  Ability to perform a wide range of strenuous physical and manual tasks in an outdoor environment under varying and sometimes severe weather conditions.  Ability to use all required safety equipment.  Ability to work well under minimal supervision.  Have the ability to deal effectively and courteously with co-workers and the public in difficult situations.  Valid driver's license.  Ability to obtain a Commercial Driver's License within 6 months of hire. Have and maintain acceptable background information, including criminal conviction history, motor vehicle record.
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS – In addition to the required minimum qualifications:
Completion of certified welding, equipment maintenance, automotive or small engine repair program.  Proficiency using Microsoft software applications.  Commercial Driver's License.  Prior supervisory experience and/or experience dealing with contractors.


WORKING CONDITIONS - Required Physical and Mental Effort, and Environmental Conditions:
In addition to the qualifications listed in the required minimum qualification section.
Physical and Mental Effort: Ability to perform a wide range of strenuous physical and manual tasks in both outdoor and indoor environments.  Physical ability to stand, walk, and kneel. Ability to use a variety of long handled, manual, and power tools; and to operate equipment while working in and around other activities and moving vehicles.  Upper body strength to lift up to 30 pounds on a daily basis and over 50 pounds on an occasional basis.  Sufficient clarity of speech and hearing or other communication capabilities that permits the employee to communicate effectively on the telephone and in person.  Sufficient vision or other powers of observation that permits the employee to review, evaluate and prepare a variety of written documents and materials.  Ability to work under stress from demanding deadlines, public contact, and changing priorities and conditions.
Work Environment: Ability to work in an office and indoor shop environment as well as in the outdoors year-round in a variety of weather conditions, including an exposure to noise.  Works in a setting subject to continuous interruptions and background noises.
Machines and equipment used include, but are not limited to the following:  Standard office equipment including personal computers, telephones, tape recorder, calculators and copy/fax machines.  Four-wheel drive vehicles, tractors, backhoes, trailers and power equipment.  Test devices; such as volt-ohm meters, amperages meters, dwell meters and tachometers; hand and power tools such as wrenches, screwdrivers, pliers and torque wrenches; power tools, drills, cutting torches, arc welder; and stationary devices such as grinder and drill press.
ACCOMMODATIONS:  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.
Note:  The above description is illustrative only.  It is not meant to be all-inclusive.


Equipment and Fleet Maintenance Technician Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a Commercial Driver's License? If so what class?

* 2. Please explain your ability to prioritize and adapt to an ever changing work load?

* 3. Do you have any electrical diagnosis experience? If so please briefly elaborate.

* 4. Please explain your experience in coaching and educating team members on proper equipment/vehicle use and basic maintenance practices.

* Required Question
Employer:  City of Boulder
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