Position Information

Heavey Equipment Mechanic

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

$30.17 - $44.52 Hourly
Lynnwood, WA
Job Type
Regular Full-Time Benefitted
Job Number
10/29/2021 11:59 PM Pacific


The City of Lynnwood Public Works department is seeking an experienced, professional Mechanic to join our Fleet Division!
Individuals in these positions perform specialized and skilled work involving the diagnosis and repair of various automotive and major pieces of light and heavy diesel and gas powered equipment, such as automobiles, police sedans, construction equipment, aid cars, motorcycles, sewer cleaners, sweepers, dump trucks, loaders, backhoes, fire pumpers, and other light and heavy equipment. This job description covers the following specific positions:
1. Heavy Equipment Mechanic, Entry Level, No ASE certifications required. Grade 217
2. Heavy Equipment Mechanic, ASE certified, CDL required. Grade 218
3. Heavy Equipment Mechanic, EVT Certified. Grade 219 


Essential Functions


Includes but is not limited to such essential functions as listed below:
  • Troubleshoot and determine defects and repairs needed on heavy and light duty equipment.
  • Use lifts, specialty tools, and various automotive and diagnostic equipment to inspect and evaluate vehicles and equipment.
  • Perform tune-up work on trucks, motorcycles, and automobiles, with an emphasis on heavy equipment; assist Shop Supervisor in establishing and maintaining preventative maintenance schedules for all heavy equipment.
  • Accomplish scheduled preventative maintenance on all equipment. Set up warranty repairs with vendors.
  • Order parts from vendors and manufacture parts no longer available.
  • Accomplish major repairs on diesel and gasoline engines, transmissions, brakes, gear boxes, motors and pumps, and electrical systems; maintain diesel and gas powered light and heavy-duty equipment.
  • Initiate and update vehicle maintenance records. Use various tools and equipment common to the trade such as ohm meters, vacuum gauges, tire changers, wheel balancers, lifts, A/C recovery/rechargers, and mig welder.
  • Perform welding repairs and fabrication work on vehicles and heavy equipment.
  • Install, repair, and maintain complex electrical systems.
  • Participate in an advisory capacity on the purchase of equipment.
  • Repair vehicles and equipment in the shop but may be called upon to perform field repairs as necessary. Locate and transport vehicles needing repair or warranty work.
  • Serve as Lead in Shop Supervisor's absence. Grade 219 Only: Perform work on fire apparatus as per EVT certification.
  • Maintain regular attendance.
  • Other related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications


Knowledge of a specific technical nature which may be obtained from a college, technical, business, vocational, or correspondence school. Driving record acceptable to the City's insurance carrier. Valid Washington CDL class B State Driver's license (class A preferred).  Three (3) years' experience in independent vehicle diagnosis and repair, or an equivalent combination of related education and experience;
  • Employees who obtain and maintain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Master Automobile Technician and Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician certifications will be automatically placed at pay scale 218.
  • The City will designate a finite number of Heavy Equipment Mechanic positions as being Grade 219. Successful candidates for Grade 219 positions must obtain and maintain EVT (Emergence Vehicle Technician) Master Ambulance and Master Fire Apparatus Technician certifications and have 2 years experience working on fire apparatus.

There will be no automatic promotion to Grade 219 Heavy Equipment Mechanic based solely on receiving an EVT certification. Loss of ASE and/or EVT certifications will result in demotion down to the appropriate pay scale after a period of 12 months to allow for re-certification. 



Additional Information


This position is represented by Local 3035, Council 2, Washington State Council of County and City Employees AFSCME / AFL-CIO.

 The City of Lynnwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, gender identity, or any other basis prohibited by federal, state, and local laws.
Position: Heavey Equipment Mechanic
Organization: City of Lynnwood
Location: Lynnwood,  WA 
United States
Salary: $30.17 - $44.52 Hr
Posting Start Date: 10/8/2021
Date Posted: 10/12/2021
Status: This listing expires on: 1/10/2022
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Organization Information
City of Lynnwood
20525 60TH AVE W,

Lynnwood,  WA 98036-7508
United States
(425) 670-5239
Loren Angiono

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