City of Charlottesville Vehicle and Equipment Technician in Charlottesville, Virginia

Vehicle and Equipment Technician



Vehicle and Equipment Technician


$39,041.60 - $68,322.80 Annually


Charlottesville, VA

Job Type

Regular Full-Time


Public Works

Job Number



11/30/2018 5:00 PM Eastern

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General Summary

Contribute to the delivery of the Department of Public Works mission in providing professional public works services to manage natural and built systems, and foster community health, safety, and sustainability. The Fleet Maintenance Division of the Charlottesville Public Works Department is seeking a qualified candidate to join our team as a Vehicle and Equipment Technician who is highly motivated and who strives for success by demonstrating Charlottesville's Core Values of Leadership, Trust, Creativity, Respect, and Excellence.

The starting amount will be between $18.77 and $25.34 an hour ($39,041.60 to $52,697.95 annually). Starting offer is based on applicable education, experience, and internal equity. The position also provides excellent benefits including 11 paid holidays, paid vacation and sick leave, health insurance options with employer contribution, employer-paid life insurance, City's retirement options, gym membership subsidy, and continuing education/training opportunities. This is a full-time, non-exempt, position.

This position studies, diagnoses and resolves unusual problems encountered in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Position performs difficult skilled work repairing and maintaining diesel powered heavy construction and automotive equipment; does related work as required. Primarily and most frequently the work done here is performed as leader or director with broad functional areas and more expertise and strategic focus.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties

  • Diagnoses, adjusts, repairs, overhauls and services heavy diesel powered vehicles, backhoes, mini excavators, large front-end loaders, air compressors, fire apparatus and hydraulic systems;

  • Overhauls, fabricates and services automotive assemblies, systems and accessories such as drive train and rear axles, multi-speed transmissions, and accessories such as drive train and rear axles, multi-speed transmissions, and hydraulic compressed air, vacuum and electric controls, air conditioning electrical systems and components;

  • Operates various types of shop equipment, machinery, precision instruments, specialized tools and devices such as vehicle lift, tire mounting and balancing, a/c recycling/recovery machine, diagnostic computer/scan tool, micrometers, dial gages, power saws, grinders, drill presses, and welding equipment;

  • Requisitions parts and materials used in the repair of equipment;

  • Responds to road calls and other emergency calls for service;

  • Discusses job requirements with, and receives detailed instructions from supervisor;

  • Must be available and provide support in emergency situations;

  • Performs related tasks as required.

Education, Experience and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school or vocational school supplemented by technical training courses in automotive or diesel equipment repair;

  • Extensive mechanical repair experience including considerable experience in repairing and maintaining power equipment;

  • Possession of a valid, appropriate driver's permit issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia by employment start date.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Possession of a Virginia State Inspectors License;

  • Possession of a valid Commercial Drivers License;

  • Possession of, or ability and willingness to acquire with 12 months of hire, an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications or Master Certification in Automotive and/or Medium-Heavy Truck Brakes.

Skills: Thorough knowledge of the operation and repair of the components, systems and accessories of powered automotive equipment and machinery; thorough knowledge of automotive tools and equipment, as well as the special tools, gauges, machinery and shop equipment used in the repair, servicing and maintenance of powered equipment; ability to detect by inspection any worn, defective or improperly adjusted parts; ability to lead and participate in the work of a small group of mechanics, service aides and unskilled workers; ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep records of repair and service operations.

Physical Conditions & Work Contacts

Requires the ability to perform strenuous manual labor, often under unfavorable conditions, including considerable walking, lifting and stooping and carrying is required. This position may be exposed to potentially hazardous substances.


Updated July 13, 2017

Benefits cited represent those for regular, 40-hour employees and may differ for part-time and/or library positions. Long-term temporary employees are eligible for all benefits except retirement. Interns, temporary and relief employees are not eligible for benefits.

  1. LEAVE:
  • Vacation:

  • 3.09 hours accrued biweekly -- 0 - <3 years

  • 3.85 hours accrued biweekly -- 3 - <5 years

  • 4.62 hours accrued biweekly -- 5 - <10 years

  • 5.40 hours accrued biweekly -- 10 - <15 years

  • 6.16 hours accrued biweekly -- 15 - <20 years

  • 6.93 hours accrued biweekly -- 20 - <25 years

  • 7.70 hours accrued biweekly -- 25+ years

  • Sick:

  • 4.62 hours per biweekly pay period, approximately 120 hours a years, no limit on accumulation

  • Holidays:

  • 11 paid holidays per year

  • Aetna Medical –

  • Choose from three options with different premiums and levels of coverage:

  • HMO: $0 premium for employee only coverage

  • POS 1: Employee-only premium of $36.29 per biweekly pay

  • POS 2: Employee-only premium of $13.01 per biweekly pay

  • Prescription Card ($10 generic, $30 lower cost name brand, $55 higher cost name brand)

  • Mail Order Maintenance Prescription Drug Program ($20 generic, $60 lower cost name brand, $110 higher cost brand)

  • Dental (Delta Dental)

  • Diagnosis and Preventive -- 100% of allowable charge; Basic Dental Care - 80%; Major Dental Care - 50%

  • Primary -- $50 deductible, 80/20

  • Prosthetic & Complex Restorative -- $50 deductible, 50/50

  • $1,500 maximum annual benefit

  • $1,000 Orthodontic Benefit

  • MetLife Vision Plan: Optional

  • Employee only coverage: $2.49 bi-weekly; Dependent coverage also available at differing rates.

  • Eye health exam, dilatation, prescription and refraction of glasses covered after $10 co-pay;

  • $130 allowance for frames, after co-pay, plus additional discounts where accepted.

  • Life:

  • Two times annual salary (paid by the City)

  • Optional supplemental life available for employee, spouse, dependents (paid by employee)

  • AFLAC: Optional

  • Cancer/accident/short term disability/intensive care insurance (paid by employee)

  • Long Term Disability

  • Protection from income loss due to long-term illness or injury (paid by the City)

  • Pension:

  • Choose from two options:

  • A Defined Benefit Pension plan pays a monthly benefit in retirement using a defined formula based on the employee's earnings history, tenure of service, and age. Our plan has a 5 year vesting period and an employee contribution of 5% of salary.

  • A Defined Contribution 401a plan in which fixed contributions are paid into an individual's account by the employer, the contributions are invested, returns (positive or negative) are credited to the account, and the account balance is used to provide retirement benefits. Our 401a plan has a 3 year vesting period and no required contribution from salary. (Note that: the Defined Contribution retirement plan is the only plan available for Library employees

  • Supplemental:

  • Deferred Compensation (457) - employee contribution

  • Flexible Spending Accounts:

  • Health Care Expenses

  • Dependent Care Expenses

  • Parking/Mass Transit Expenses

  • Parking Subsidy of $50 per month

  • Wellness Programs:

  • Monthly On-Site Nurse and Annual Flu Shots

  • Health Screenings and Fairs, Education Sessions, & Weekly Fitness Classes

  • Weight Watchers at Work

  • Subsidized Physical Fitness Membership Programs

  • Bike Commuter Program:

  • Reimbursement of up to $20 per month for reasonable bike commuting expenses

  • Employee Assistance Program:

  • A variety of confidential, personal professional services for you and your family available 24 hours a day.

  • Tuition Reimbursement:

  • Up to $1,200 for undergraduate OR Up to $2,000 for graduate level tuition per fiscal year per employee.


Do you have any combination of education and experience equivalent to completion of high school or vocational school supplemented by technical training courses in automotive or diesel equipment repair?

  • Yes

  • No


Do you have extensive mechanical repair experience including considerable experience in repairing and maintaining power equipment?

(Must be verifiable with reference to your Work History and/or Additional Information section of your application)

  • Yes

  • No


Have you provided any and all current, related, certifications you possess in the 'Certifications and Licenses' section of your application?

  • Yes

  • No


This position requires driving to perform essential job duties and requires a valid driver's license. The candidate selected for this position must meet the driver eligibility requirements of the City and must provide a certified copy of their DMV driving record.

Do you possess a valid driver's license and are you willing to provide a certified copy of your DMV driving record, if selected as a finalist, for the City to confirm your driving eligibility?

  • Yes; I possess a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; However, I am willing and able to obtain a valid driver's license and am willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.

  • No; I do not have a valid driver's license, nor am I willing or able to obtain one, and/or am not willing to provide a certified copy of my DMV driving record.


To be considered, qualifying education and experience, including City of Charlottesville employment, must be clearly documented in the education, work history, and additional information sections of the employment application. Resumes can be attached but are not a substitute for the required information on the application.

I understand that an attached resume will not be accepted in place of a completed employment application and that my qualifications must be stated on the employment application itself.

  • Yes

  • No


I certify that the information above is true and correct, and I certify that it can be verified with reference to the information in my basic application. I understand that my application may be rejected if the responses to supplemental questions do not match my basic application.

  • Yes

  • No

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City of Charlottesville


P. O. Box 911

605 East Main Street

Charlottesville, Virginia, 22902


(434) 970-3490