Mechanic (Tuesday-Friday Schedule)

Dearborn Heights, MI
Full Time
Department of Public Works

Job Summary

DPW Mechanics perform maintenance and repair for motorized equipment assigned to the Department of Public Service, Building and Maintenance, Water & Highway.  Work is usually conducted independently with specific assignments given by the Superintendent. The employees of the City are required to serve citizens and customers in a tactful, courteous manner; establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, directors, elected officials, and general public.

Salary and Benefits:   $48,000 to $51,800 ($25.65 p/h - $27.67 p/h) Tuesday - Friday Schedule. 

This position is a union, hourly position eligible for overtime; generous benefit package with medical, dental, vision, STD/Life Insurance after 90 days; 14 vacation days after 1 year; 12 sick days; 5 personal days; 14 paid holidays; defined benefit pension. 


  • Hold the following certificates:  Auto Front End and Steering, Auto Brakes and Braking System, Auto Engine Repair-Gasoline, HDT Brakes and Braking Systems, HDT Suspension/Steering Systems; all 5 certificates required;
  • Must be able to recertify annually to maintain certificates;
  • Have a basic mechanical aptitude and knowledge and ability to interpret material of a technical nature, such as equipment manuals;
  • Have basic mechanical training from vocational school or Armed services, or equivalent, relevant work experience
  • Knowledge and application of proper safety practices;
  • Able to work independently; demonstrate initiative; and accurately diagnose & repair;
  • Able to perform physical labor requiring strength, stamina, and some heavy lifting
  • Able to pass civil service written test, oral board exam, pre-employment drug screen & physical and background check
  • Good driving record 

*ASE certification does not qualify as State certification

Duties & Responsibilities

Performs preventative maintenance to transmission, differentials and clutches; test drives trucks and other equipment to verify proper operation of engine and/or brake systems; investigates and pinpoints trouble areas in cases where outside repairs are needed; performs engine tune-ups on equipment replacing plugs, condenser and points, fills fuel tanks, lubricates and changes oil and filters on equipment, services or changes batteries, changes mufflers, tailpipes, replaces universal joint, water pumps, burned out lights, may change, balance and repair tires when appropriate; Performs other maintenance repair or construction tasks as assigned in the Department of Public Service, Water Department, and Building and Maintenance Department.

Equal Opportunity Employer


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