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Fleet Maintenance Technician II - G118 - Public Works

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Thursday, January 12, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Repairs and services small engines, weed eaters, blowers, edgers, chainsaws, zeroturn mowers, walk behind mowers, gold carts, emergency generators, electrical systems, exhaust systems, and hydraulic systems. 

  • Performs minor and major work and repairs.  Fabricates parts as needed to complete work; installs safety equipment. 

  • Orders parts. 
    Performs preventive maintenance. 

  • Maintains work orders and records labor and parts used. 

  • Installs vehicle numbers on equipment. 

  • Transports equipment to vendors for warranty work. 

  • Travels to work sites to perform on site repairs. 

  • Supervises and trains inmates; maintains records of inmates’ training progress. 

  • Opens and closes work orders; enters information into the activity log 

  • Repairs and replaces major assemblies and subcomponents. 

  • Maintains shop equipment and tools. 

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 

  • Performs other related job duties as assigned.  

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of mechanical principles, hydraulics, electronics, welding, fabricating, diesel and gas engine repairs. 

  • Knowledge of basic mathematics. 

  • Knowledge of the use of service tools and equipment, including diagnostic test equipment.  

  • Knowledge of safety principles and practices. 

  • Skill in the operation of computers. 

  • Skill in the operation of trucks and forklifts. 

  • Skill in reading and understanding blueprints and schematics. 

  • Skill in oral and written communication. 

  • Ability to read, write, and perform basic mathematical calculations. 

Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. This position is required to supervise state inmate labor. Employee must pass the Department of Corrections three-day certification within the time frame required by this department which is normally six months but may be altered.

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of color.  Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:  


  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching. 

  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility. 

  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine. 

  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips. 

  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm. 

  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand. 

  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information. 

  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound. 

  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees. 

  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back. 

  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand. 

  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning. 

  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug. 

  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward. 

  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction. 

  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers. 

  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely. 

  • Standing – for sustained periods of time. 

  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back. 

  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word 

  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise. 

  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading. 

  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision. 

  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures. 

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment. 

  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment. 

  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts. 

  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.