Town of Barnstable

Permanent Positions – Open to the Public

19-11-06 – 51181 – Mechanic, Police Department:  Performs highly skilled mechanical work of above average difficulty and responsibility related to the maintenance and repair of police vehicles and equipment in order to ensure a high level of safety of vehicles in operation 24/7 by multiple drivers driving under high-speed and demanding driving conditions. This is a very busy two-mechanic garage and both mechanics are equal in grade and duties which and must fulfill multiple roles prevalent in a traditional garage (parts manager, contact with vendors, etc.). Performs all other related work as required.  High school diploma with supplemental courses and training in mechanic and automotive repair work. Minimum of seven years in public works or police operations; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior supervisory experience.  Class D driver’s license.  Air conditioning license.  ASE Certifications or equivalent.  Knowledge of advanced mechanical repair skills including the replacement of motors and transmissions; the repair of air conditioning in vehicles; and the specialized mechanics of hybrid vehicles.  Knowledge of and skill in using sophisticated tools, equipment and methods of automotive repairs.  Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  Ability to diagnose, locate, define, adjust and/or repair major defects in vehicles and equipment, and to make necessary repairs within time limits required to meet the demands of the department.  Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and ability to record repair records and reports on vehicles.  Ability to perform metal and fabrication work.  Ability to operate basic mechanical tools commonly contained within an auto mechanic tool box, as well as large pieces of equipment such as tire mounting equipment, balancing equipment, computer diagnostic devices; transmission jack; engine hoist; etc.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers, other Town departments, and vendors.  Ability to perform strenuous duties under unpleasant conditions.  Ability to work independently and to schedule projects efficiently.  $1,124.87 weekly + benefits.  Open to Town of Barnstable Employees through 12/9/19 and to the Public through 12/17/19.