City of DeSoto, TX

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at City of DeSoto, TX

Pay: $35971.34 to $44725.85/year
Salary : $17.29 - $21.50 Hourly $1,383.51 - $1,720.23 Biweekly $2,997.61 - $3,727.15 Monthly $35,971.34 - $44,725.85 Annually
Posted: 4/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2209607
Keywords: mechanic, automotive

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Mechanic
Opening Date/Time: Thu. 09/13/18 12:00 AM Central Time
Closing Date/Time:Continuous
Salary:$17.29 - $21.50 Hourly
$1,383.51 - $1,720.23 Biweekly
$2,997.61 - $3,727.15 Monthly
$35,971.34 - $44,725.85 Annually
Job Type:Regular Fulltime
Location:Service Center: 809 West Spinner Road, DeSoto, Texas
Department:Development Services
The purpose of this position is to prepare and service vehicles and equipment. This is accomplished by preparing vehicles and equipment for service; completing preventive maintenance; maintaining the shop and related equipment; making service calls; and completing corrective repairs. Other duties include tire and lube technician tasks and maintaining records of all work performed.

 Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Maintains safe and efficient operation of vehicles and equipment by inspecting parts for damage, wear, and proper operation; diagnosing damage or malfunctions; completing preventive maintenance activities; and completing repairs
  • Estimates repairs by determining and calculating costs of parts, materials, or equipment required; submitting estimates for purchase; and ordering as appropriate
  • Repairs vehicles by disassembling, replacing, testing and reassembling parts and equipment
  • Prepares new vehicles for service by installing special equipment and fixtures; completing specialized requests; and ensuring vehicles and special equipment are in proper order and functional
  • Maintains work area by stacking tires; cleaning tools and equipment; inspecting tools and equipment for damage and wear; completing minor maintenance and repairs; and assisting with general shop cleanup


  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of automotive trade school program or apprentice mechanic program
  • Two years of related experience in a full-service automotive shop
  • Combination of equivalent education and experience

 Supplemental Information:

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of modern automotive technology
  • Skill in the maintenance and operation of major automotive systems such as electric, mechanical, heating and cooling pneumatic, or electronic and typical causes of system malfunctions
  • Knowledge of hazards and standard safety precautions of the trade
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with co-workers, the public, and elected and appointed officials