Automotive and/or Truck Mechanic

City of Seattle, WA
September 7, 2023
Seattle, WA
Job Type


Position Description
The Fleet Management Division is recruiting for a journey-level heavy duty/equipment mechanic or Automotive Mechanic (AM). This role works on a wide variety of fleet equipment, including class 1-8 over-the-road (OTR) vehicles, off road equipment, utility vehicles, and miscellaneous components. For example, Hybrid and EV police vehicles, fire pumper and ladder trucks, aerial equipment, road construction specialty vehicles, and hydro-excavator trucks - all of which support essential City of Seattle operations.

As fleet mechanic, you are part of a team that performs preventative maintenance, ensures repairs are completed, and performs emergency repairs for the people who count on us to keep their equipment safe and reliable. The City of Seattle has committed to transitioning the fleet to alternative energy so you will have an opportunity to work on cutting edge technology alongside old-school equipment.

You will be working in a great team atmosphere. In addition to your shop supervisor, you will be supported by a Crew Chief and a Senior Mechanic. The successful candidate has a strong background in mechanical systems and diagnostics. Through training and working with mentors you will gain knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic principals, diesel and gas engine technology, and EV/alternative fuels.

Facilities and Administrative Services (FAS) is the backbone of the City of Seattle and a dynamic organization comprised of eleven divisions and 450+ employees that provides $375 million a year in services to the City through an exciting portfolio of lines of businesses . FAS is a collaborative workplace with collective accountability to promote equity, respect, civility, integrity, inclusiveness and fairness for all employees.

The Fleet Management team is proud to support the Seattle Fire, Police, DOT, City Light, Public Utilities, Parks and Recreation, and other departments that make Seattle a great place to live. Come join us!

Our shop hours are 6:00am - 12:30am. We also provide on-call services nights and weekends, and 24-hour service during city emergencies such as extreme weather events. There are shift differential premiums paid for swing shifts, paid training opportunities and paid weekend/evening on-call time.
Job Responsibilities

  • Perform diagnostic, repair, and preventative maintenance work on equipment.
  • Perform road tests on light and heavy-duty vehicles.
  • Document work clearly and completely in fleet management system
  • Accurately record time by punching on/off tasks in fleet management system
  • Complete assigned safety, city-wide, and technical training
  • Participate in collaborative tasks and projects.
  • Example of types of vehicles worked on cars, pickups, work trucks from F-150 to F-750, Peterbilt trucks, ambulances, dump trucks, trailers, construction equipment, specialty mowers.

Four years of experience working under a journey-level Automotive or Heavy-Duty Mechanic
OR completion of an accredited schooling/apprenticeship program
OR a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background of journey-level mechanic.

Must possess a valid State of Washington driver's license.
Must be able to obtain and maintain a valid Washington State Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with no restrictions (i.e., Class A or Class B CDL, depending on job duties) within six (6) months of hire.


Experience using electronic work order management software, such as CDK or FleetAnywhere
Advanced knowledge of vehicle mechanics and fleet equipment maintenance
Advanced knowledge of mechanical and hydraulic principals
Training or experience with Electric or Hybrid vehicles
Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certified.
Organizational and problem-solving skills
Familiarity with Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.)
Additional Information
The full salary range for this position is $38.29 - $41.38 per hour. Compensation is comparable to industry standard.

Who may apply: This position is open to all qualified candidates that meet the minimum qualifications. The City of Seattle values diverse perspectives and life experiences. Applicants will be considered regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, sexual orientation, or gender identity. The City encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, veterans, and those with diverse life experience.

Application Process:
Please submit an online application and resume to be considered for this position, a cover letter is optional. All applicants who meet minimum requirements will be invited to take a written knowledge test. Applicants who pass the written test will be invited to a working test and interview on 11/4/2023.

Job offers are contingent on the verification of credentials and other information required by the employment process including the completion of a background check, driving record and a pre-employment physical exam.

This hiring process involves a background check of conviction and arrest records in compliance with Seattle's Fair Chance Employment Ordinance, SMC 14.17. Applicants will be provided an opportunity to explain or correct background information.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the following:
• Satisfactory driving history review
• CDL background check
• Pre-employment physical exam

Key dates:
• Application review: 10/16/2023 - 10/20/2023
• Written test: 10/23/2023 - 10/27/2023 (scheduled individually)
• Working test and interview: Saturday 11/4/2023 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
• Results: 11/6/2023 - 11/10/2023

About Fleet Management:
As part of FAS, the Fleet Management (FM) division purchases, maintains, customizes, diagnoses, and repairs over 4,000 vehicles and equipment for all City departments. This includes cars, heavy trucks, firefighting apparatus, police vehicles, electric/hybrid vehicles, construction and other specialized equipment. FM has been named the "#1 Best Fleet" and "Best Green Fleet" in America. Our shop operations have earned an EnviroStar rating for environmental stewardship. We provide critical services that keep the City of Seattle moving all year round.

Work Environment
The City of Seattle recognizes every City employee must play a role in ending institutional and structural racism. Our culture is the result of our behavior, our personal commitments, and the ways that we courageously share our perspectives and encourage others to do the same. To cultivate an antiracist culture, we seek employees who will engage in the Race and Social Justice Initiative by working to dismantle racist policies and procedures.

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday, and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents. More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:

The City of Seattle offers a comprehensive benefits package including vacation, holiday and sick leave as well as medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability insurance for employees and their dependents.

More information about employee benefits is available on the City's website at:
"Most" Employees Plans - Human Resources |

Closing Date/Time: 10/10/2023 4:00 PM Pacific

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