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Equipment Maintenance Mechanic

Medina Civil Service Commission will hold an open, competitive exam on December 11, 2018 to establish an eligibility list for the classification of Equipment Maintenance Mechanic with the City of Medina. Starting salary is $22.04/hr plus benefits. Requirements include thorough knowledge and experience in automotive, large truck, air brake systems and hydraulics, and heavy equipment repair work; ability to perform welding operations; knowledge of the proper care and use of tools; and record keeping ability. Must possess high school diploma or equivalent and a valid CDL (w/airbrake endorsement) issued by State of Ohio.  Apply at Medina Civil Service office at 132 North Elmwood (Lower Level) between 8am to 4pm on Nov 26-30 and Dec 3-7, 2018 or you can download an application below and scan and email to lwilson@medinaoh.org.  . Application deadline is 4:00pm December 7, 2018. Pre-employment drug test & background check required.  AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

CLASSIFICATION FEATURES:  The individual in this class performs maintenance and repairs of all types of equipment used in municipal services, including heavy trucks, heavy equipment, machinery, light trucks, automobiles and various other engine powered equipment, skilled and semi-skilled, at the journeyman mechanic level.  An employee in this classification may perform complex repair jobs or a variety of servicing tasks on mechanical equipment.  Work performed is under the supervision of the Equipment MaintenanceSuperintendent and ischecked through inspection by the Equipment Maintenance Superintendent or through the performance of the equipment serviced.



Maintains and inspects trucks, backhoes, tractors, automobiles, mowers and other miscellaneous engine driven equipment. 

Performs welding, cutting and fabrication tasks using torches, plasma torch and stick and MIG welders. 

Changes tires on equipment. 

Performs preventive maintenance, inspection and related servicing of equipment as scheduled, including road test after repairs are complete. 

Troubleshoots and diagnoses mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical and electronic system problems.  

Disassembles, repairs and reassembles equipment as necessary in the shop or on road service calls. 

Maintains regular and consistent attendance. 

Performs shop clean-up tasks as required. 

Assists in maintaining an inventory of parts required for maintenance purposes. 

EDUCATIONAL, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED, along with some journeyman level mechanic experience in a repair shop or any equivalent combination of experience and training that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  

Experience with the operation and repair of air brake systems and hydraulic systems.  

Basic knowledge of the safe operation of equipment and shop safety.                                                                       License:Valid commercial driver’s license (w/airbrake endorsement) issued by the State of Ohio and must remain insurable under the City of Medina’s vehicle insurance plan.


  Knowledge of:

Mechanical parts and operation of heavy trucks, equipment and automobiles;

 Safety practices in a repair facility;

 Standard tools, materials, methods and practices of the trade.

 Skilled in:

Automotive and large truck repair work;

 Cutting, welding and fabricating steel;

 Care and use of tools and equipment used in servicing automotive equipment; and

 Operating heavy equipment and trucks by both day and night.

 Ability to:

Communicate effectively in writing and orally with co-workers, supervisors and the general public in person or over a telephone or radio; 

Multi-task and perform tasks with limited exposure to loud noise, exhaust fumes, shop chemicals, oils, grease and other adverse conditions which are a part of a mechanical repair shops daily routine;

 Understand and effectively carry out fundamental oral and written instructions;

 Maintain up-to-date and accurate records;

 Observe unsafe conditions on roadways; and 

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.


Strength and agility sufficient to lift and maneuver heavy objects such as tools, equipment and parts and to climb into and operate vehicles and equipment.  This position requires that the employee stand or walk during the majority of a scheduled shift with bending, stooping, squatting, climbing in and out of vehicles and equipment, twisting, reaching and working in cramped spaces. 


The equipment maintenance mechanic performs work inside and outside in all types of weather conditions.


May be required to work outside normal business hours including weekends, evenings and holidays.




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