Mechanic I Public Works Department Strong Fabrication Skills
City of South Portland | South Portland, ME
CITY OF SOUTH PORTLAND, MAINE
PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT MECHANIC I –
(With Strong Fabrication Skills)
The City of South Portland is seeking a full-time Mechanic I to join our Parks and Public Works maintenance team. The selected candidate will work in our new state-of-the-art Municipal Services Facility under the supervision of the Garage Maintenance Supervisor, Public Works Superintendent and Public Works Director. Strong metal fabrication skills are highly preferred at this time to round out our team.
The Mechanic I is a full time, benefits eligible, union positon working with a team of mechanics to inspect, maintain, diagnose and repair a variety of pieces of equipment belonging to the Public Works and Parks fleets. Such equipment includes but is not limited to single and double axel dump trucks, pickup trucks, front-end loaders, graders, large and small tractors, sweepers, and all types of plowing, paving, and lawn and garden equipment and their attachments. This candidate will be required to have strong knowledge in the repair of gas and diesel engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, and air operated systems (such as air brakes). Applicants must have the ability to weld and fabricate using stick, mig, tig, and plasma machines as well as using oxy-acetylene torches. The successful candidate will be required to maintain a clean and tidy work area with a strong emphasis on safety and have the ability to keep accurate work documentation with the use of maintenance computer software. Owning your own basic hand tools is a must. This is a 40 hour per week position. The Mechanic I must be able to work long hours during snowstorms, ice storms, hurricanes, and other weather and non-weather related emergencies.
The applicant must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent, a two (2) year technical school degree and/or five (5) years’ experience in vehicle and heavy equipment repair. A valid State of Maine Class B commercial driver’s license and State of Maine Motor Vehicle A, D, E inspection licenses, or the ability to acquire these licenses with in a six-month probationary period are required as well.
The City of South Portland offers competitive pay and a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, tuition reimbursement, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities. This particular position also benefits from annual tool and boot allowances, uniform service, safety prescription eyewear, some mandatory overtime, and is eligible for Comp Time at time-and-a-half. These allow you to focus on your work with some flexibility, and without these other concerns!
The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers. Come join our team dedicated to service excellence.
The job description is available upon request and on the City’s website: www.southportland.org > departments > human resources > job openings. Starting pay is $22.76 per hour. Annual wage increases are subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit a cover letter and resume, or complete our online application (available on our website) to:
City of South Portland
Karla Giglio, Human Resource Specialist
25 Cottage Road
P.O. Box 9422
South Portland, Maine 04116-9422
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