Mechanic I- 955

City of Columbia MO- HR   Columbia, MO   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on July 4, 2024
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Job Posting: Mechanic I - 955

City of Columbia, MO - Public Works Department

Job Code: 02107 | FLSA Status: Non-Exempt | Union Code/Affiliation: Local 955 | Division: VEHICLE MAINTENANCE

Job Description Summary: The City of Columbia is actively seeking skilled and dedicated individuals for the position of Mechanic I in the Public Works Department. As a Mechanic I, you will play a crucial role in servicing, diagnosing, and repairing city vehicles and equipment to ensure their safe working condition.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Services, diagnoses, and repairs city vehicles and equipment to maintain safe working condition.
  • Conducts and documents motor vehicle inspections for all city equipment, ensuring accurate records are maintained.
  • Adheres to proper safety protocols.
  • Assists fleet personnel and other departments as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge of current technology.
  • Regular attendance is a necessary and essential function.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: No supervisory authority. Work may require providing guidance and training to others.

Human Collaboration and Job Impact:

  • Provides advice to others outside direct reporting relationships on specific problems or general policies.
  • Significant impact on the organization in terms of time, money, or public/employee relations.

Fiscal Responsibility: Position has no fiscal responsibility.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 2-year technical degree or three years of journey-level experience in vehicle repair and maintenance.
  • Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with no airbrake restriction within 6 months of hire.
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) medical certification.
  • Missouri Motor Vehicle Inspector License.
  • Refrigerant Recovery and Recycling Equipment Certification.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of standard practices in the automotive and mechanical trades, welding, fabrication, and safety protocols.
  • Skill in recognizing, analyzing, and solving a variety of problems, effective verbal and written communication, active listening, and applying questions for understanding.
  • Ability to read and understand hydraulic and electrical diagrams, maintain detailed and accurate records, use and maintain hand and power tools, and work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner.

Work Environment:

  • Outdoor environment – Frequently/Often
  • Street environment – Sometimes
  • Construction site – Sometimes
  • Confined space – Sometimes
  • Vehicle – Frequently/Often
  • Shop environment – Frequently/Often
  • Right of way environment – Sometimes


  • Individuals who are hostile or irate – Sometimes
  • Extreme cold (below 32 degrees) – Frequently/Often
  • Extreme heat (above 100 degrees) – Frequently/Often
  • Communicable diseases – Frequently/Often
  • Moving mechanical parts – Frequently/Often
  • Fumes or airborne particles – Frequently/Often
  • Toxic or caustic chemicals or substances – Frequently/Often
  • Loud noises (85+ decibels such as heavy trucks, jackhammers, construction) – Frequently/Often

Physical Demands:

  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.
  • May exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Incumbents may be required to feel attributes of objects; grasp tools; push to move shop equipment; stand to service heavy equipment; walk; drive; reach with hands/arms to make various repairs; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl to inspect a vehicle; and move up and down from/to a sitting position on the floor to work under vehicles.

Hours/Days: Multiple Shifts Available

Starting Salary: $22.47 per hour and $1.00 per hour shift differential for all hours worked between 6 pm and 6 am

Number of Positions Available: 5

Deadline to Apply: 04/22/2024

Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants: The City of Columbia, Missouri is seeking highly motivated and dependable individuals willing to provide journey-level maintenance and repair service to our vehicles and equipment.

The starting salary is a minimum of $22.47 per hour plus a shift differential of $1.00 per hour for all hours worked from 6:00 pm – 6:00 am.

You will also receive an annual allowance of $1,000 for tool replacement, $336 for jeans, $50 for winter outerwear, $175 for safety boots, and $50 for any required eye protection. All uniform work shirts are also provided.

As a City of Columbia, Missouri employee, you will receive one of the best employment benefit packages in the state.

Notice to Applicants: Individuals needing accommodation to apply may call 573.874.CITY (2489)




The City of Columbia participates in the federal E-Verify work authorization program.