Fleet Services within Hennepin County's Transportation Operations department is looking for energetic, highly motivated, and team-oriented Fleet Mechanics to join our team. These positions will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, and performing diagnostics on a variety of equipment to include: hybrid, electric, gas cars and pickups, medium and heavy-duty gas or diesel trucks. Construction equipment including loaders, graders and skid steers, trailers, small engines, and powersport equipment.
Current Hennepin County employees who refer a candidate hired into an open competitive position may be eligible for a $500 referral bonus. For more information visit employee referral program.Effective January 1, 2023, there will be a salary increase of 2.5% to the minimum and maximum of the range. Location and hours: These positions are located at the Public Works Facility, at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, Minnesota 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility. These are second shift positions. Candidates must be able to work 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. There also is an opening at our downtown location at 626 South 7th Street, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55415. This position's work schedule will be 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. All of these positions require candidates to be available for on call duty after hours, weekends, and holidays.About these position types: These are full-time, benefit earning positions. These positions are internally classified as an Equipment Mechanic Journeyman. Click here to view the job classification specification. The base hourly wage is $32.12 per hour. In addition to the base wage, there is a $.35/hour for a class A driver's license, $2.00/hour for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master's in automotive or heavy truck, and $1.00 for the night shift differential pay.In these positions, you will:
· Perform maintenance and repair activities on various pieces of heavy equipment, including but not limited to heavy duty truck and semi-tractors, material spreaders, excavators, graders, backhoes, loaders, skid steers, underbody blades, vehicles with dump bodies, snow plows, trailers, electronic, message boards and signs, street sweepers, and aerial equipment.
· Diagnose, service, and repair various systems that are found on automobiles and heavy equipment such as mechanical and computer electronic controls, hydraulic and air brake systems, air condition systems, steering, suspension, drive, train computer controlled automatic transmissions, and hydraulic systems, Tier 4 emission systems, and pneumatic systems.
· Use diagnostic scan tools related to light and heavy vehicles. For example, Snap-on Zeus, Mack/Volvo Tech-tool, Daimler DTNA/Diagnostic link 8, or International NED.
· Maintain automobile and heavy-duty vehicle functional condition by foreman assignments and feedback, conduct inspections, repair engine failures, repair mechanical and electrical systems malfunctions, and replace parts and components.
Need to have:
· One of the following:
o Completion of an approved two-year program in auto or truck mechanics from an accredited technical school and three years or more of experience in repairing and servicing automotive or heavy equipment.
o Five or more years of experience in repairing and servicing automotive equipment.
o Note: Experience may be substituted for the technical training program requirement on a year-for-year basis.
· Possession of four or more ASE certifications in either truck or automotive repair or the ability to obtain certifications within six months of employment.
o Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
o Supply own full complement of mechanic tools.
Nice to have:
· Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsements.
· One year or more of work experience using electronic testing and diagnostic equipment.
o Servicing light and medium duty trucks, class 7 or 8 trucks, light and heavy-duty construction equipment, small engine equipment, snowmobiles, boats, and other recreational equipment.
o Working in automotive, agricultural, construction or powersport.
o Using wire feed welders, stick welders, and acetylene torches.
About the department:
Fleet Services provides county departments with vehicles and equipment, including cars, trucks, vans, boats, trailers, on-road equipment, and off-road equipment for conducting official county business.
Fleet Services supports 6 Business Lines, 20 departments. Our commitment to departments and staff throughout the County includes continuous and innovative improvements, organizational development, strong departmental relationships, and efforts to make data-driven decisions.
· Core services:
o Maintenance and repair of 1,200 county vehicles and equipment.
o Providing vehicles and equipment for customers including those with only occasional needs through our fleet motor pool available throughout various Hennepin County facilities.
o Asset management, budgeting, and reporting; this includes vehicle and equipment replacement, scheduling, forecasting and specific analytics such as fuel usage, vehicle location, driving habits, etc.
o Fuel management, fuel system management, consumables tracking and reporting.
o Specification development for procurement of vehicles and equipment with customer involvement to provide the most cost effective, reliable, and sustainable vehicle and/or equipment for their operations.
About Hennepin County: Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile. Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at The Bridge (select Guest). Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community. Your future. Made here. Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience. Final candidates will be required to complete a background check.Referred candidates cannot already be a current Hennepin County employee. Referral bonus is paid once the applicant has begun employment. Complete information on the employee referral bonus program is available on the county's intranet site or by contacting Human Resources at 612-348-7855 or HR.ServiceCenter@hennepin.usIf you have any questions, please contact: Brooke HaafBrooke.Haaf@hennepin.us