MECHANIC (Open/Competitive)

  • Job Reference: 950032193-2
  • Date Posted: 19 March 2023
  • Employer: Muskegon County
  • Location: Muskegon, Michigan
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Engineering and Technical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Start Date: Wed, 06 Apr 2022 23:42:34 UTC

Job Description

Description of Work Under the supervision of the Fleet Maintenance Supervisor, performs a variety of preventative maintenance and skilled repair tasks on light and heavy equipment including the Citys vehicles, engines, tools, and machinery.

NOTE: Extra bonus of a yearly $1,500 lump sum if one maintains an Automotive Service Excellence Certification.

Required Minimum Entrance Qualifications
  1. High school diploma or equivalent, supplemented with technical training in applied mechanics, engine maintenance and repair, or a related field.
  2. Three or more years of experience as a mechanic with experience in diesel and hydraulic repair.
  3. Mechanics license with the State of Michigan certification(s) appropriate to the Citys fleet is required. Additional training and/or certifications preferred, such as Emergency Vehicle Training, and Automotive Service Excellence (extra bonus $).
  4. Requires a State of Michigan Commercial Drivers License (CDL) Group A, with endorsements for Air Brakes and Tank, upon completion of probation as a condition of continued employment. Must also maintain a CDL and endorsements throughout employment.

Physical Conditions / Work Location Physical Demands and Work Environment:
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee spends the majority of their time in a public works garage performing vehicle and equipment maintenance and repairs which typically involves moderate physical activity and exertion including heavy lifting. The employee may occasionally participate in the duties of other department classifications which can involve working in the field at various project sites and participating in heavy physical labor. This field work may include work sites with treacherous terrain, chemicals or other hazardous materials, loud machinery and equipment, and other dangers associated with construction sites and public works maintenance activities. An employee in this position must have the strength, stamina and physical coordination needed to perform the work described above, observe and inspect work in progress, and operate vehicles, hand and power tools, and heavy equipment. The employee is occasionally exposed to adverse weather conditions, loud noises, moving mechanical parts, dust or airborne particles, and fumes. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, and may be loud in field situations.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to communicate with others in person and on the phone and on a two-way radio. The employee must regularly lift and/or move items of moderate to heavy weight.

Additional Information Employees in this position are represented by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 517M Unit 2.

The selected candidate must take a post-offer medical examination (including back screen and complete physical) and drug screening test given by a City appointed physician before the first day of employment. An offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the medical examination and drug screening test. Applicants for City employment may be subject to a post-offer criminal background check, depending on the nature and assignment of the position. When such check is conducted, an offer of employment is contingent upon the results of the criminal background check. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent.

Any applicant is entitled to a review of any determination or action taken by the City regarding the applicant's employment application. Inquiries should be directed to the Muskegon County Human Resources Department.

The purpose of this recruitment is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies in this classification in the City system. For each opening, the Department Head has her/his choice of the candidates who meet the required minimum entrance qualifications. This list remains in effect for up to one year unless exhausted or extended.


Full time employees will become eligible for medical, dental and vision benefits 30 days after hire

Health Insurance

Pre-tax premiums: single, couple, and family through Priority Health HMO/HRA.

Single: $42.06 bi-weekly

Double: $90.39 bi-weekly

Family: $112.57 bi-weekly

Wellness Requirements

The City of Muskegon pays your deductible and co-insurance if you complete the wellness requirements. Complete a "physical", 1 wellness class and 1 physical activity.

Health Insurance Opt-Out bonus

Single, couple, and family

Dental Insurance

No premiums required, available to all employees & dependents through Delta Dental

Vision Insurance

No premiums required, available to all employees & dependents through EyeMed. $10 copayment, limited to one vision exam per 12 consecutive months. Frames up to a maximum benefit of $70 per 12 consecutive months. Limited to one frame per 12 consecutive months. Lenses have a $10 copayment limited to one pair per 12 consecutive months. Contact lenses up to a maximum benefit of $90 per 12 consecutive months.

Life Insurance

At least 1 year's salary, no cost to employee

Long-Term Disability

Employee must be disabled for a minimum of three months to qualify.

Defined Contribution Plan

Mandatory pre-tax retirement plan with employer match minimum 8% match

Deferred Compensation Plan (optional 457 plan)

Optional pre-tax retirement plan

Health Care Savings Plan

Minimum 1% match

Longevity Pay Bonus

Semi-annual bonus after reaching 5 full years of full time employment

Residency Bonus

Minimum of 4% if resident lives in the City of Muskegon city limits (does not count if employee only owns property in city limits)

Tuition Reimbursement

The City reimburses up to $2,500 annually for undergraduate level courses, and $3,000 annually for graduate-level courses. See Tuition Reimbursement Program Requirements.

Fitness Club & Weight Watchers Reimbursement

The City reimburses up to $25 monthly for fitness club & Weight Watchers memberships for employees who attend at least 8 times per month for fitness, and at least 3 times per month for Weight Watchers. See Program Requirements.

Home Ownership Program

The City matches $2000 down payment of a home, an additional $2500 match for purchasing a home in certain blighted neighborhoods, and an additional $3000 match for homes in certain blighted neighborhoods that require more than $25,000 in repairs or new construction.

Legal Holiday's observed with pay

The holiday's vary depending on negotiated union contract


Vacation accrual begins 1st day of hire. Eligibility for use begins after 6 months of service.

Sick Leave

Accrual begins on the 1st day of hire; eligibility for use begins after six months of service has been met

Sick Leave Accrual Cash Out

Employees who accumulate sick leave are eligible to "cashout" a portion of their accumulated sick leave for a percentage of cash payment or full payment into any of the retirement savings programs funded through the City of Muskegon.


Eligible upon hire; length of time varies depending on relationship of person who passed, and provided the employee attends the funeral.

Jury Duty

Eligible 1st day of hire

Employee Service Awards

Employees with a minimum of 5 years of service are eligible.

EAP Services

Employee Assistance Plan Services are available to employees and their families for counseling services

Public Student Loan Forgiveness

City employees may be eligible for the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness (PSLF . Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education.

Payroll Direct Deposit

Mandatory, begins on second paycheck