Fleet Mechanic (Open until Filled)

Company Name: Chelan County PUD
Phone Number: (509) 661-4660
City: Wenatchee
State/Provence: Washington
Zip: 98801
Job Title: Fleet Mechanic (Open until Filled)
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Mechanics
Posting Start Date: June 23, 2017
Salary: $35.74 - $39.74
Salary Per: Per Hour
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours


Perform skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered fleet cars, trucks, construction and other power operated equipment. Work is performed under general supervision and may be required to perform duties as directed by the Fleet Regional Technician or the Fleet Shop Foreman.


JOB FUNCTIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function of the job satisfactorily. Indicate whether the function is an essential function (EF) or a secondary function (SF) of the position.  Essential functions are those activities that, if not performed, would significantly and fundamentally alter the position.  Typically, essential functions account for the largest commitment of time.  Secondary functions are activities not fundamental to the job and may need to be relaxed to accommodate an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability.  In the aggregate, secondary functions typically account for less than 15% of the job scope.

# EF/SF % of Time Job Functions

  1. EF 25% Performs routine maintenance on PUD vehicles when required, including minor and major tune ups and repairs.
  2. EF 25% Performs a wide variety of repairs to all types of vehicles and construction equipment.
  3. EF 10% Performs light to heavy duty diagnosis, troubleshooting and repairs of auxiliary hydraulic systems, such as pumps, valves, hoses and other components used in complex hydraulic systems.
  4. EF 10% Performs diagnosis and repair to both hydraulic and air brake systems, cooling systems, and steering & suspension systems.
  5. EF 10% Assists other Mechanics when necessary. May perform work on small engine and equipment. Welding as required.
  6. EF 5% Overhauls and services assemblies and accessories, such as engines, axles, transfer-cases, multi-speed transmissions, compressed air, vacuum and electric controls, systems and components.
  7. EF 5% Performs on board computer diagnostic evaluation and electrical system troubleshooting.
  8. EF 5% Performs vehicle and equipment up-fitting, fabrication and in-service testing.
  9. EF 5% Operates vehicles and power operated equipment, makes tests to locate defects in operation of vehicles and equipment, checks on repairs before returning equipment to service.
  10. EF Ongoing Maintain the garage work area and shop trucks in a clean and orderly fashion.
  11. EF Ongoing Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public.
  12. EF Ongoing Perform assigned clerical tasks readily and adhere to prescribed departmental procedures. Maintain a clean and organized office work area. Produce reports as needed.
  13. EF Ongoing Drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.
  14. 14. EF Ongoing Maintain regular and predictable attendance.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.  Comply with District policies.  Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC).
Experience Required:

Post-Secondary Education: No post-secondary education required.


Typically requires five (5) years of diversified automotive, truck and power operated equipment experience, or the equivalent combination of education, experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Completion of specialized technical training in automotive and/or truck repair is desired.

Specific KSA’s: A fully skilled incumbent will have the following specific knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Requires knowledge of construction, design, repair and adjustments on all common types of vehicles and power operated equipment. Must possess the ability to diagnose defects and failures on vehicles and power operated equipment for both hydraulic and air brakes, engine and transmission diagnostics, suspension, steering, heating and air conditioning, engine performance on both gasoline and diesel engines.  Most possess the ability to work on a range of vehicles from passenger cars to Class-8 trucks and trailers.  Requires knowledge of hydraulic systems; including pumps, system design and testing, proper repair and adjustment procedures on common types of hydraulic components.  Must have the ability to perform wielding and cutting operations as well as have the ability to perform fabricating and refurbishing applications.  Ability to instruct, use and safely operate a wide variety of hand and power tools associated with the automobile/heavy equipment trade.  Must have the ability to plan and conduct job related training, provide guidance and establish harmonious working relationships with coworkers and others.

Requires good verbal and written communication skills, the ability to maintain cooperative working relationships and interact with internal and external customers. Requires ability to understand and carry out detailed oral and written instructions.

A valid driver’s license is required with a valid Washington State driver’s license required within 30 days of employment. Must also possess (or obtain within 90 days of employment) and maintain a valid Washington State, Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL A) with valid medical card and air brake restriction removed; and must possess (or obtain within 90 days of obtaining a valid CDL A license) and maintain Tank Vehicle and Hazardous Materials endorsements.  Must possess (or obtain within 1 year of employment) and maintain three (3) Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications in automotive brakes, medium/heavy truck brakes, and preventive maintenance inspection, and a Fluid Power Society certification as a Mobile Hydraulic Mechanic.  Fleet Services requires that all employees possess and maintain (or obtain within 3 months of employment) a valid First Aid card and a CPR certification.

How to Apply:


This position is Open Until Filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately; application materials will be reviewed, beginning July 26 and thereafter until the position is filled.

This position will be filled as either a Fleet Mechanic (job # 11174) or a Fleet Technician (job # 11197) based on qualifications, skills and abilities. Please review both job descriptions and minimum qualifications.


A cover letter and resume are required for this position; to be considered, these must be combined into one document (PDF or WORD) and uploaded electronically when requested through the online application process. Your cover letter needs to describe and align your work experience with the duties and requirements listed in the job description.

You will not be considered if you don’t submit a resume, combined with a cover letter.

Visit http://www.chelanpud.org/about-us/careers

Posting End Date: July 23, 2017