Maintenance Mechanic

  • Birmingham, Alabama
  • Jan 04, 2023
Full Time Building Maintenance Construction and Skilled Trades

Job Description

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Maintenance Mechanics inspect, perform routine maintenance, and repair cars and light trucks, heavy trucks, and/or equipment such as lawnmowers, weed eaters, chain saws, and generators. Those in this job class will also have to fabricate parts and perform minor body work. Work is performed primarily in employer-owned facilities such as workshop and involves the use of electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as metal cutters, welding equipment, and pneumatic wrench.

  • Goes on site to retrieve equipment or make repairs.
  • Inspects equipment/rolling stock and reads reference materials to guide maintenance and repairs.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and tune ups on rolling stock such as cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), and/or heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.).
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on hydraulic systems (e.g. braking systems, lifts, back hoes, loaders, etc.).
  • Fabricates parts for equipment and/or rolling stock.
  • Inspects, maintains, repairs, and/or replaces tires on vehicles and equipment (e.g. lawnmowers, tractors, cars, light trucks, heavy trucks, bulldozers, loaders, etc.).
  • Performs repairs on cars and light trucks, heavy trucks (street sweeper, bucket truck, etc.), and/or heavy equipment (bulldozer, backhoe, etc.).
  • Performs minor body work on rolling stock as needed.
  • Performs maintenance and repairs on small air-cooled engines such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, chain saws, motorcycles, generators.


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.
  • Driver's License (CDL may be required within the first 90 days of hire).
  • Experience, coursework, or certification welding ¼-inch steel.
  • Experience, coursework, or certification using a torch to cut metal, wire, and bearings.
  • Experience, coursework, or certification fabricating parts using different types of metals.
  • Experience, coursework, or certification troubleshooting and repairing hydraulic systems.


  • Class B Commercial Driver's License.
  • Experience, coursework, or certification troubleshooting and repairing electrical systems.

  • Computer & Technology Operations.
  • Heavy Equipment & Vehicle Use.
  • Learning & Memory.
  • Mathematical & Statistical Skills.
  • Oral Communication & Comprehension.
  • Physical Abilities.
  • Planning & Organizing.
  • Problem Solving & Decision Making.
  • Psychomotor Abilities.
  • Researching & Referencing. Reviewing, Inspecting & Auditing.
  • Self-Management & Initiative.
  • Sensory Abilities.
  • Small Tool & Equipment Use.
  • Teamwork & Interpersonal.
  • Technical & Job-Specific Knowledge. Technical Skill.
  • Written Communication & Comprehension.

  • Knowledge of current issues within the industry that one works. Makes efforts to stay abreast of changes that occur within the industry.
  • Knowledge of departmental rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures regarding hazardous materials (Hazmat).
  • Knowledge of diagnostic equipment and its use for identifying malfunctions in internal combustion engines (e.g., diagnostic code scanner, fuel system test kit, power probe, diagnostic computer).
  • Knowledge of hand tools, including their designs and uses.
  • Knowledge of operation and repair procedures for hydraulic systems.
  • Knowledge of power tools, including their designs and uses.
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance practices and measures for small equipment and tools.
  • Knowledge of procedures and equipment (e.g., various jacks, hydraulic vehicle lifts, light cranes) used to safely elevate vehicles or equipment for repairs.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures when working in and around traffic.
  • Knowledge of the operation of electric and gas cutting and welding equipment.
  • Knowledge of the techniques involved in fabrication of mechanical components including cutting, welding, machining, or anchoring metal components together with bolts or heavy rivets to meet unique specifications.


Work is performed primarily in employer-owned facilities such as workshop and involves the use of electrical, gas, or air powered tools and equipment such as metal cutters, welding equipment, and pneumatic wrench. Work may be conducted in cramped work spaces requiring extended periods in contorted body positions and exposure to contaminates such as dust, gasoline, and/or caustic chemicals, and to potential mechanical and moving vehicle hazards. Work involves exposure to extreme temperatures (hot and cold), working around uneven, cluttered, and slippery surfaces, high vibration and loud noise (e.g. industrial and repair equipment).


Job involves significant and concerted physical exertion required for regular prolonged periods of carrying, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, or walking. Involves lifting of items or objects weighing up to 50 lbs. Work involves the ability to read small numbers and letters on meters.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of the job duties, responsibilities, or skills and abilities required to do the job and may be changed at the discretion of the Personnel Board at any time.


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.

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Birmingham, Alabama United States View Map