Automotive Technician - Heavy Truck

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Fleet Management Transportation or Transit

Job Description

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Work involves the performance of journeyman level tasks in the mechanical repair and maintenance of heavy duty trucks, graders, bulldozers, backhoes, mowers, motorcycles, tractors, garbage packers, and other standard and specialized gasoline and diesel powered equipment. Work also involves giving guidance and assistance to less experienced employees working in the same unit. An employee in this position plans and carries out successive steps and resolves problems and deviations in accordance with instructions, policies, and accepted practice. Assignments are received orally or through work orders; the employee works under a supervisor and uses independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed for technical conformance and consistency with practice and policy and the work is checked by the supervisor while in progress, upon completion, through reports or results obtained.

  • Performs repairs on heavy trucks.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on law enforcement, fire department, and other emergency equipment.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on hydraulic systems (e.g. braking systems, lifts, backhoes, loaders, etc.).
  • Inspects equipment/rolling stock and reads reference materials to guide maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and tune-ups on heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, garbage truck, etc.).
  • Inspects, maintains, repairs, and/or replaces tires on heavy trucks.
  • Performs minor bodywork on rolling stock as needed.
  • Fabricates parts for equipment and/or rolling stock.
  • Maintains building, equipment, records, and/or inventory.


The following Minimum Qualifications are required for this job. You must demonstrate possession of these qualifications by providing a detailed description of your related experience in the work history section of your application. Please note that replicating or restating these minimum qualifications or the information from the Personnel Board’s job description as your own work experience will result in your disqualification. Please describe your work experience in your own words to represent the work you have performed that is related to the minimum qualifications for this job.
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or the ability to obtain a CDL within 90 days of hire.
  • Completion or coursework/certification program OR gained work experience in the following areas:
    • Diagnosing problems with diesel engines using manual tools and gauges.
    • Diagnosing problems with gasoline or diesel engines using scan tools or a computer.
    • Performing repairs on diesel and gasoline engines.
    • Performing electrical repairs on automobiles and trucks.
    • Inspecting and repairing steering and suspension.
    • Inspecting and repairing air brake systems.


Persons requiring special conditions to accommodate a disability when completing the application should contact the Personnel Board at 205-279-3500 before the announcement closing date. Qualified applicants who believe they will need reasonable accommodation in the examination process should complete and submit an Accommodation Request Form. You may obtain an Accommodation Request Form by contacting our ADA Ombudsperson at, or by accessing the "Request for Accommodation" form through the following website:


The Personnel Board of Jefferson County (Personnel Board) provides a public personnel system based on merit principles. The Personnel Board strives for the constant improvement of the public service by employing and developing the best qualified persons available. The Personnel Board provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, creed, religion, political beliefs, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. Employment decisions are made by the Merit System municipality or governmental agency in which the position exists. Each Merit System municipality, agency, or jurisdiction administers its own equal employment opportunity programs in compliance with applicable state and/or federal laws and regulations.

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map