Automotive Mechanic I

Description :

                      CLASS TITLE:   Automotive Mechanic I




Engaged in basic servicing and maintenance work on light and heavy automotive equipment.



  • Performs tune-ups, carburetor overhauls; rebuilds transmissions; requisitions parts and supplies.
  • Operates valve-grinding machine, drill press, hand press, cutting torch and arc welder; overhauls engines on passenger cars and light to medium trucks; participates in overhauls on diesel engines for graders, tractors and bulldozers.
  • Participates in repairs of hydraulic systems in fork trucks, garbage packer trucks and street repair trucks and loaders with hydraulic systems.
  • Rebuilds generators, starters and electrical systems, including alternators.
  • Repairs and replaces brakes and clutches; repairs and aligns front ends; repairs exhaust systems.
  • Learns to operate new technologies as they are developed and implemented.
  • Performs other work as necessary and or as assigned.
  • Must report to work on a regular and timely basis.


The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position. 



The Automotive Mechanic I reports directly to the Vehicle & Equipment Management Leader II. 


The Automotive Mechanic I does not have any direct reports or supervisory responsibilities.




Training and Experience:  High school diploma or equivalent plus two years of experience in automotive mechanical work, including one year at the journeyman level.  Graduation from automotive mechanics school can be accepted as an equivalent amount of experience.


Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:  Must have knowledge, abilities and skills necessary to perform required maintenance and repair functions.  Must be able to maintain cooperative working relationships with fellow employees.  Ability to work long and sometimes irregular hours under difficult conditions as required.  Must be able to follow oral and written instructions and maintain repair records.


Physical Requirements:  The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.  On a case-by-case basis, reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, arm and hand steadiness and finger dexterity will be needed enough to use a key board and telephone.  Occasional sitting and standing is required.  Frequent lifting and carrying of objects up to fifty (50) pounds.  Occasional lifting up to 80 pounds, reaching, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, twisting, handling and repetitive movements.  Vision, speech and hearing sufficient to perform essential tasks.  Punctuality and reasonable attendance is essential.  Must submit to drug screening and fitness to work physical exam.


Licenses and Certificates:  Possession of a valid Oklahoma Class B CDL is required. 


WORKING ENVIRONMENT:  Work in this classification is both indoors and outdoors.  Will travel to other City locations as required. 


STARTING PAY:  $11.66/hr. - $15.04/hr.  Excellent employee benefits (insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, retirement, holidays).


WORK HOURS:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


WORK LOCATION:  City of Muskogee Fleet Management Department, 1400 South C Street, Muskogee, Oklahoma.

Contact :

RESUMES MAY BE SUBMITTED BUT WE REQUIRE THAT OUR EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BE COMPLETED AND SUBMITTED ALSO.  The employment application can be found on our website:  Just click on “Menu” at the top left side of the page (in the green bar), then under that go to “Departments” & click on “Human Resources”, then click on “Links and Downloads” on the left hand side of the page, then click on “Applications” (toward the bottom of the page), then click on “Employment Application” (print and fill out) or “Fillable Employment Application” (fill out online), or one can be faxed, emailed, or mailed to you or you can pick one up from the City of Muskogee Human Resources Department at 229 West Okmulgee Street (the three story red brick building (Muskogee Municipal Building) at the southeast corner of 3rd and Okmulgee Streets).  The Human Resources Department is located on the First Floor, Room 102.  Applications can be returned to the same address or by mail:  City of Muskogee, Human Resources Department, P. O. Box 1927, Muskogee, OK  74402-1927; by fax:  918-684-6223; or by email:  If you should have any questions, please call the Human Resources Department at 918-684-6221 or inquire in person at the address above or fax or email (above).


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  There is no deadline for applications – the position will be open until filled.



Deadline for Applying : Open until filled