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Fleet Technician Intern - Transit

City of Fargo
Fargo, North Dakota
$16.10 Hourly

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Under supervision, the Fleet Technician Intern performs preventive maintenance and simple repair tasks. Assists more experienced technicians with a variety of technical and mechanical repairs on a wide variety of vehicles.
Scope of Responsibility: 
The Fleet Technician Intern performs work on high value equipment where proper preventive maintenance is necessary in order to preserve assets and avoid injuries attributable to equipment failure.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Follows standard procedures to assist in performing preventative maintenance on vehicles and/or equipment including safety compliance checks, in order to ensure safe and efficient operation.
    1. Confers with experienced technicians on appropriate maintenance or repair procedures;
    2. Records time, parts, tools, and equipment used for maintenance or repairs;
    3. Completes necessary forms and enters appropriate information into the fleet management system to document tasks performed.
  2. Assists more experienced technicians with segments of larger repair projects.
  3. Communicates courteously and professionally and maintains working relationships with others in carrying out job functions.
  4. Assists the Transit Department with operational duties as needed.
  5. Performs all job duties in compliance with safety guidelines and with an ongoing awareness of safety practices.
  6. Performs other duties and activities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
The job requires a high school degree or GED and one year of experience performing basic vehicle maintenance; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above. A valid Driver’s License is required. 
Knowledge, skills, and ability include:

  • Knowledge of proper and safe procedures of hazardous materials handling including storage and disposal according to federal regulation;
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions in the work place;
  • Knowledge of machine shop practices, welding, and other metal working techniques;
  • Knowledge of concepts, principles and techniques relating to the operation, maintenance, and repair of a wide range of automotive and diesel equipment;
  • Knowledge of engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, brake systems, HAVC, fuel injection, electrical, electronic and computer diagnostics;
  • Knowledge of Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations;
  • Skill in basic mathematical computations to make precise measurements and develop repair estimates;
  • Skill in welding, cutting and other metal working techniques;
  • Skill in operating general computer software programs and accessing onboard computer systems;
  • Skill in written English sufficient to read technical manuals, instructions and/or record pertinent information concerning repairs;
  • Skill in communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interactions with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and receive work direction.

Physical Demands & Working Conditions:
Most work is performed in a shop environment, but will include outdoor work. Work varies from moderate to very heavy and requires lifting, pushing, pulling, and climbing. There is regular exposure to multiple very disagreeable working conditions such as extreme weather conditions, dust, dirt, mud, fumes, and loud noise. There is regular exposure to hazardous chemicals and fuel, fumes, electrical hazards, moving equipment, vehicles, and slippery conditions.

Activities include stooping, standing, kneeling, balancing, pushing, pulling, reaching, lifting, walking, climbing, digital dexterity, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing/listening, seeing/observing, repetitive motions.

Very Heavy Work: Physical demands are normally those associated with very heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force frequently and/or 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Some requirements in this job description may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees. All requirements are subject to modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and experience required. To perform this job successfully, the worker must possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. The City Administrator retains the discretion to add duties or change the duties of this position at any time.



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225 4th Street North

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