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Fleet Equipment Technician

City of Arvada Arvada, CO
  • Expired: October 18, 2019. Applications are no longer accepted.


To provide expert customer service and teamwork to the city users by performing repairs, modifications, maintenance and diagnosis to city vehicles and miscellaneous mechanical equipment.


  • Performs preventative maintenance including but not limited to tune-ups, brake replacement, oil and filter changes.

  • Accurately identifies a variety of parts needed for repair.

  • Utilizes a variety of computerized diagnostic equipment and tools in the performance of job functions.   

  • Installs specialized equipment on city vehicles/equipment including, but not limited to lighting, computers and distance counters, sirens, and backseat cages.

  • Installs and modifies electrical and computer installation for police vehicles.

  • Performs Department of Transportation inspections on trailers and trucks under FMCSR guidelines.

  • Operates city vehicles and demonstrates knowledge of Colorado traffic laws.

  • Identify hazardous working situations and take appropriate action to insure personal safety.

  • Demonstrates a respectful attitude towards customers and coworkers that promotes teamwork, open communication, and effective customer service.

  • Acts with the customer in mind, responds to requests promptly and provides effective services or solutions for customers.

  • Exercises appropriate level of initiative and judgment to make decisions within the scope of assigned authority.



  • Knowledge and application of handling and disposing of hazardous materials related to functional areas.

  • Applied knowledge of testing, repair, and overhaul methods of hydraulic energy systems and of computer, electrical and electronic circuits in the diagnosis and repair of vehicles and equipment.

  • Proficient in properly utilizing computer diagnostic equipment, a variety of manual and power tools, welding equipment, air conditioning equipment, hydraulic lifting equipment, and tire balancing and mounting equipment.

  • Proficient in reading and comprehending a variety of service and parts manuals, schematics and computer generated information.

  • Basic computer skills.

  • Ability to effectively communicate information, both verbally and in writing, to support organizational objectives and interact with all levels of personnel within the city in a positive and cooperative manner.

  • Ability to diagnose and repair automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, grounds maintenance equipment, light and heavy equipment and alternative fuel vehicles, including engine overhauls and drive components.

  • Ability to diagnose and repair automobiles, light and heavy-duty trucks, grounds maintenance equipment, light and heavy equipment and alternative fuel vehicles, including engine overhauls and drive components.

  • Ability to read and understand MSDS sheets on chemicals and fluids.



  • Other duties as required.


--Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job--



Receives general supervision under the direction of the shop supervisor.  Adheres to procedures set forth in the city rules and regulations and department and division policy.  Evaluates and responds appropriately to new situations.  Identifies priorities.


The work environment/physical activities described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. 

Work is primarily performed in outdoor environment with moderate to high noise levels. Physical effort and activities include: Works in confined, difficult to reach spaces with background noise and occasional adverse weather conditions.  Requires strenuous physical work with heavy lifting, pushing or pulling of objects up to 70 pounds frequently and/or up to 122 pounds occasionally with second party assistance, and sustained bending.  


High school graduate or GED equivalent preferred and (5) years' experience in automotive and or heavy equipment repair and maintenance required.  Valid Colorado drivers' license and good driving record required. Must have ASE certification with one (1) year of appointment.. Ability to obtain a forklift operator's license within one (1) year.  A Colorado commercial driver license is required within one (1) year of appointment. Possession of a Colorado diesel emissions license preferred. Air conditioning certification (IMACA) required within (1) year from hire.


The City's Core values are in every employee's individual Performance Plan which helps us to reinforce our expectations for living and working by our Core Values. 

Every City employee is expected to perform his/her job to the highest professional standards.  This includes upholding the City's values with integrity and accountability, acting in a manner that is respectful and inclusive towards others, and adhering to the City's policy on employee conduct as detailed in the personnel rules sec. 70-143. 

Vision: We Dream Big and Deliver
Mission:  We are dedicated to delivering superior services to enhance the lives of everyone in our community.
Innovation: We excel in creativity, flexibility and the use of best practices while valuing diverse backgrounds, ideas and perspectives. 
Passion: We are a high performing, inclusive team inspiring each other to pursue excellence.
Opportunity: We value our diversity, embrace possibilities, face challenges, persevere and take action to deliver quality results. Employment Type: Benefited Full Time

City of Arvada


Arvada, CO
80002 USA