Service Center Mechanic

    • Job Tracking ID: 513080-819076
    • Job Location: Littleton, CO
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: May 16, 2022
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Service Center Mechanic

(Full Time, Non-Exempt)

Salary: $44,510 - $53,638 per year

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Service Center Manager, this position is responsible for organizing and directing required day to day preventive maintenance and repair of all district vehicles, equipment and rolling stock.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform daily preventive maintenance procedures on district vehicles and equipment, including oil changes, lubrication, and inspection of vital components.
  • Perform necessary repairs on worn or damaged vehicles and equipment.
  • Diagnose, analyze and repair all types of gasoline, diesel and hydraulic powered vehicles and equipment.
  • May perform some minor welding and fabrication repairs on district vehicles and equipment (mig, tig, arc, acetylene torch).
  • Perform minor body repair and spot painting on district vehicles and equipment as required.
  • Communicate with manager or maintenance clerk on purchasing needed parts, supplies and materials necessary for repairing the rolling stock. May also share in the pickup and delivery of parts and supplies.
  • Maintain accurate records of all maintenance performed on district vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintain garage and shop in a neat manner, keeps all tools and testing equipment clean and orderly.
  • Responsible for daily time sheet.
  • Display a courteous attitude with general public, vendors and fellow employees at all times.
  • Practice proper safety precautions and judgment at all times.
  • Keep warehouse inventory, parts, lubricants, tools, supplies and related equipment in a clean and orderly condition at all times.
  • Must use safety precautions in all aspects of the job, be alert and aware of all conditions at all times and must use proper safety equipment at all times.
  • Attend and participate in staff meetings, trainings, and orientations.
  • Attend work on a regular, reliable and punctual basis.

This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive duties of the position. Incumbents may be required to follow any other instructions, and to perform any other related duties, as may be required.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Must be eighteen (18) years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. Trade school degree, vehicle and equipment factory training or ASE certified training.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of work experience in vehicle, equipment, agricultural tractor and turf mower maintenance and repair. Requires a combination of education, training or experience which provides the knowledge, skill and ability to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • A combination of education and experience may be considered.

Licenses, Certifications, and Other Requirements:

  • Driving is a requirement, a valid Colorado Driver License and the maintenance of a good driving record is required. A valid Colorado Commercial Driver License (CDL), Class A or B with air brake and passenger P-1 endorsements is preferred but not required.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principals, practices and techniques of equipment and automotive maintenance and repair.
  • The skill and ability to safely maintain, repair and operate the following specialized tools, power equipment and vehicles: cars, trucks (up to 54,000 GVW), commercial mowing equipment, tractors, loaders/backhoes/, skidsteer loaders, power edger’s, blowers, hand tools, power tools and diagnostic equipment. Some minor welding and fabricating (mig, tig, acetylene torch). Complete working and operational knowledge of all types of vehicles, equipment, tractors, mowers and implements related to maintaining parks and recreational facilities.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle within the traffic laws of the State of Colorado and maintain an acceptable driving record.
  • Ability to effectively manage and prioritize situations and goals to maximize available resources and problem solving skills in order to analyze problems and implement appropriate corrective actions.
  • Skilled in the use of maintenance equipment, understand oral and written instructions; and operate or receive training on various types of maintenance equipment. Ability to read and understand factory service manuals, various schematics and instructional materials.
  • Must be highly motivated and take direction well with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbally.
  • Ability to work independently and with a team in a fast-paced and high volume environment with emphasis on accuracy and timeliness.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service and get along with coworkers, patrons, and supervisors and interact with employees and vendors in a professional manner.

Material and Equipment Used :

To successfully perform the required job duties, this position regularly uses a computer, Microsoft word, excel programs, vehicle diagnostic computer and basic hand and power tools, forklift, tractors, specialty, and safety equipment and motor vehicles. This position will need to drive a District vehicle and/or a personal vehicle for business purposes.

Working Environment :

The employee primarily works in a variety of settings including working indoors and outdoors, daytime and night-time including in dark areas, subject to variable weather conditions, ecosystems, and landscape. Outdoor working environments can be wet, humid, and extreme in temperature variations. Regularly exposed to loud noises, dust, wildlife, and chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Physical Requirements :

Stand, walk, sit, manually manipulate, reach outward, reach above shoulder, bend, lift up to 75 pounds. May occasionally climb, crawl, squat, kneel and lift up to 100 lbs. The employee must be able to see close up and at a distance with vision acuity and the ability to adjust focus allowing a broad field of vision. The employee must communicate clearly and effectively, must understand and be understood.

This list is not all-inclusive and represents examples of the work environment and physical demands.

Employee Benefits & Perks at South Suburban

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision package
  • Medical and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement packages with employer contribution/match
  • Free Employee Assistance Program
  • Paid time off including vacation time, sick leave, personal leave and holidays
  • District paid life insurance and long term disability
  • FREE use of District fitness centers and swimming pools
  • Discounts on recreation classes and golf
  • Opportunities for training and promotion from within
  • To view a complete listing of the District’s most current benefit package, please visit

About Us

Our mission is to foster healthy living through stewardship of the environment, parks, trails, and open space by providing recreational services and programs.

We serve residents in Bow Mar, Columbine Valley, Centennial west of I-25, Littleton, Lone Tree and Sheridan and unincorporated portions of Douglas, Jefferson and Arapahoe counties. We operate four full-service recreation centers, golf courses, outdoor pools and restaurants, two ice centers and miniature golf courses, and a BMX track, a sports dome, batting cages, an entertainment center, a hotel and a nature center. In addition, we maintain nearly 3,800 acres of developed and open space land, including 119 multi-purpose athletic fields, more than 100 parks, nearly 80 miles of trails, 60 playgrounds, 56 tennis courts, and the 880-acre South Platte Park.