Mechanic - F/T (Day)

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Transit Department

This position will perform diagnostic repair and preventive maintenance on diesel and gasoline powered vehicles.  Duties will include transmission repairs, air system repairs, hydraulic system repairs, brake system repairs, wheelchair lift and ramp repairs, tune-ups, front-end alignments, state inspections and complex air conditioning work. 

Qualified applicants must be able to use a tire changer, tire balancer, front-end alignment equipment, Freon recovery equipment, cutting and welding equipment, diagnostic readers and PC based diagnostic equipment.  The ability to lift and carry up to 100 pounds is required.  Qualified applicants must possess the ability to read and comprehend complex wiring diagrams, technical manuals and specifications and use a computer for work orders and repair descriptions.  A high school diploma or GED is required, along with three years of experience as a diesel and automotive mechanic.  A Virginia driver’s license with an excellent driving record is also required.  The ability to obtain each of the following is required: a Virginia Safety Inspector's License, a Refrigerant Certification for Types I and II Section 608 within one year of employment and a Virginia Commercial Driver’s License within six months of employment. A pre-employment drug screening will be required of the selected applicant.  This position will follow the CDL drug testing guidelines during the employment period.  A satisfactory post-offer, pre-employment criminal background investigation will be required of the selected applicant.

Hours of work will be from 7:30 AM – 4:00 PM Monday through Friday.  This position will serve as on call on a rotational basis.

Starting salary range is $33,961/year - $42,451/year, depending upon qualifications. The Town of Blacksburg offers benefits that include fully paid employee medical, dental and vision insurance; short-term and long-term disability insurance (as applicable) and life insurance. Retirement benefits are provided through the Virginia Retirement System. Direct Deposit of pay is required for all full-time employees.

A Town of Blacksburg application is required for this position by 5:00 PM on Friday, September 27, 2019. Applications are available at the Human Resources Office located in the Municipal Building at 300 South Main Street, Blacksburg, VA, 24060, or may be downloaded at Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation in the application process may call 540-443-1020 (voice) or utilize the Virginia Relay Center at 711 (TDD).

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