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Master Fleet Mechanic

City of Hutchinson
Hutchinson, KS
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Imagine if you were given an opportunity to connect with others who work to keep our community the most livable and safe it can possibly be. If you're an experienced auto mechanic and would be interested in working in a very diverse repair shop, you may be a great addition to our Public Works team. Make a difference with the City of Hutchinson!

Under the direct supervision of the Fleet Superintendent, the Master Fleet Mechanic performs a variety of skilled mechanical maintenance and repair to gasoline and diesel-powered automotive vehicles, heavy equipment, emergency response vehicles, equipment including fixed plant equipment, tools, and the City's fueling station. Challenges and problems inherent in this position include the diversity of equipment and vehicles maintained, the number of individuals and departments being served, and requirement to be capable of operating equipment and vehicles being maintained. The Master Fleet Mechanic is challenged to maintain knowledge of new technologies incorporated into maintenance and repair for vehicles and equipment. This employee should possess a strong mechanical and technical aptitude, and effective public relations and communication skills.


  • Ensures compliance with City policies and procedures including all departmental and City Safety Policies and protocol;
  • Operates electronic automotive diagnostic and test equipment including, but not limited to: OBD scan equipment, battery/charging system test equipment, brake system testing equipment, diesel/gasoline engine electronic test equipment for various diesel and gasoline engine manufacturers, electronic test equipment for automotive electrical systems including volt/amp meters, and other electronic testing equipment;
  • Navigation of computerized electronic parts and Service Manuals;
  • Diagnoses, evaluates, recommends and prioritizes repairs for City vehicles and equipment;
  • Electronically prepare work orders with complete information pertaining to repairs including user comments, mileage, vehicle or equipment number, parts and supplies used to accomplish repairs;
  • Performs maintenance and repair to emergency response vehicles and equipment;
  • Responds to vehicle and equipment breakdowns and service calls;
  • Inspects, maintains and repairs tools and fixed plant equipment.
  • Maintains and repairs City vehicles and equipment which include small engine repairs, Preventive Maintenance & Inspection, repairs and/or replacement of gasoline and diesel engines. Transmissions, cooling systems, HVAC systems, suspension, replacement of brake components both hydraulic and air, electrical systems and other repairs or minor modifications within safety compliance.
  • Purchase parts, supplies and tools;
  • Assist in inventory control of parts, supplies, tools and other equipment;
  • Ensures a safe operation of the facility by keeping work areas safe, clean and organized;
  • Strong customer service to internal customers being served
  • Performs other duties as deemed necessary or assigned


  • EDUCATION: High school diploma or GED is required
  • EXPERIENCE: Must have at least 4 years experience performing extensive diagnostic, maintenance and repair work of automotive and heavy equipment. Must be able to work with computers, communication radios, office equipment, and review and interpret schematics, reports, and manuals.
  • EQUIPMENT: Must be able to use personally-owned hand tools for this position. Specialty tools and equipment will be supplied by City of Hutchinson.
  • RESIDENTIAL REQUIREMENT: Applicants must live within 25 minutes of the City of Hutchinson Public Works facility and be able to report to the facility within 30 minutes for after-hours emergency calls.


  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Medical & Dependent Care
  • Retirement: KPERS & 457 Retirement Savings Plan
  • Insured Disability
  • Life Insurance & Optional Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Death Benefit
  • Service Connected Death
  • Vacation Leave, Sick Leave, Wellness Day, Floating Holidays & City
  • Designated Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Program

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The City of Hutchinson employs over 400 employees that serve our community every day. City employees make Hutchinson a great place to live, work, and play. We take pride in our work and it shows. Come be a part of a workforce that makes a difference! We're always looking for talented, self-motivated individuals to join our team.

City of Hutchinson is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, or veteran status.

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City of Hutchinson


Hutchinson, KS
67501 USA



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