Automotive Mechanic Helper (Vacancy)
City of Columbus, OH
 Columbus, OH


Under immediate supervision, is responsible for assisting fully-skilled mechanics in making repairs to a diversified fleet of cars, trucks, and other similar equipment; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Work

(Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the examples cover all of the duties that may be performed.)

Performs preventive maintenance on motorized equipment by checking fluid levels, checking lights and safety equipment, lubricating equipment, changing oil, and filters;

Assists in removing packer blades, hydraulic lines, and components;

Assists in repairs to brake systems, street sweeper and snow removal equipment, firefighting apparatuses, and medic vehicles;

Assists in locating and repairing trouble in electrical systems;

Assists in aligning wheels;

Assists in making repairs on various types of light equipment such as push mowers, wood chippers, weed eaters, sprayers, or generators;

Uses a variety of equipment such as ammeters, voltmeters, gauges of various sorts, and other testing equipment;

Applies and removes decals to new and used vehicles;

Drives to various locations to pick up repair parts as required;

Maintains and prepares records and reports as required;

Operates a computer and related software as needed;

May make road tests to locate defects in motor vehicles;

May drive commercial motor vehicles that require a commercial driver's license.

Minimum Qualifications

One (1) year of experience performing minor automotive repair work, or completion of a trade school program in automotive mechanics.

Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

By the completion of the probationary period, must possess a valid Class A commercial motor vehicle operator's license allowing the operation of vehicles with air brakes. Some positions may require the following endorsement(s): Passenger Transport (P), Hazardous Materials (H), and Tanker (N).

Test/Job Contact Information

Recruitment #: 20-3464-V1

Employment Type: Full-Time, Regular

Should you have questions regarding this vacancy, please contact:

Regina Brantley

Department of Finance and Management

Division of Fleet Management

90 W. Broad St.

Columbus, Ohio 43215

P: (614) 645-3784


The City of Columbus is an Equal Opportunity Employer