Human Resources Department
212 SW 9th St
Lawton, OK 73501

Job Title:  AUTO MECHANIC            One (1) position available
Announcement #:      2329                                  

Location: Public Works Department / Equipment Maintenance Division
Beginning Salary:      $1,100.80 bi-weekly
Closing Date:            5:00 pm December 20, 2012
Status:                   Full-time

Position Purpose

This is a skilled mechanical work of the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of heavy motorized equipment and related motive and fire equipment.

Job Duties/Knowledge

Overhauls, repairs and maintains fire equipment; repairs centrifugal and rotary pumps; maintains and repairs hydraulically operated aerial ladders; performs tune-up and services fire equipment engines. Performs needed repairs and complete approved work, insuring that clearances, fittings, adjustments, settings, replacements and repairs are correctly and precisely made in accordance with existing technical manuals, specifications or instructions. Repairs, overhauls or rebuilds engines and does other major repair of systems such as diesel, gasoline and other types of internal combustion engines, automatic and standard transmissions, heavy duty drive line systems and hydraulic utility systems and controls.  Repairs and maintains heavy equipment such as bulldozers, road graders, rollers, front end loaders, backhoes and similar power shovels; mobile cranes and similar heavy construction and earth moving vehicles. Repairs and maintains heavy special purpose vehicles such as large fire trucks which have hydraulic, pneumatic and mechanical utility systems and controls and features not commonly found on motive and ordinary transport trucks and busses. Tests completed work to assure proper performance of equipment repaired.  Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of the motive trade as applied to the repair and maintenance of heavy construction and fire equipment.  Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the trade and the ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions.  Knowledge of the mechanical makeup, operation and working relationship of a variety of heavy duty systems, assemblies and parts, including major systems such as diesel multi-fuel and gasoline engines, drive train assemblies and hydraulic lifting, loading, turning and positioning systems including their mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic controls. Ability to use technical manuals, illustrations, diagrams, specifications, schematics and similar guides to make repairs and modifications.  Ability to select the best work methods to find and correct mechanical defects and make the appropriate repairs.

Requirement-Education & Experience

Graduation from an accredited high school, vocational school or possess a G.E.D and Five (5) years experience in maintaining and repairing motive equipment including work on fire equipment and/or heavy construction equipment, or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Possession of a valid Oklahoma drivers license and possession of or the ability to obtain a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s license within six (6) months of date of hire.  Possession of own mechanic's tools.





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Or apply at:  Human Resources Department, 212 SW 9th, Lawton OK   73501  Phone: (580) 581-3392  Fax:  (580) 581-3530

The City of Lawton affords equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability status.

This position requires successful completion of a City of Lawton drug screen and/or physical as a condition of employment.