Fleet Service Technician (Automotive)

City of Boynton Beach, FL
May 25, 2023
Boynton Beach, FL
Job Type


Purpose of Classification
The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled/mechanical repair and maintenance on City vehicles and equipment to ensure that repaired vehicles run properly and safely; to conduct preventative maintenance on City equipment as scheduled; and to perform related work as required.
Essential Functions
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs routine diagnosis, general maintenance and general mechanical repair work on City vehicles, mechanical equipment, and other machinery.

Performs dismantling, overhauling, repairing and reassembling engines, rebuilding/replacing transmissions or rebuilding drive trains, carburetors, differentials, pumps and gear boxes.

Inspects, tests and repairs engine components and systems, such as the following: ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic systems, brake systems, drive train systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems, exhaust systems, emission systems, inflatable restraint systems, heating/air conditioning systems, power windows, lighting systems, or horns.

Performs routine and preventative maintenance on vehicles and equipment, which may include the following: pumping fuel into vehicles, checking/replacing fluid levels, draining/replacing oil, changing/replacing filters, lubricating mechanical parts, rotating tires, replacing tires/belts/hoses, checking batteries, greasing equipment, flushing radiators, and performing tune-ups/alignments.

Performs welding work on vehicles/equipment, which may include welding metal components, constructing or fabricating parts, or adapting existing parts when appropriate parts are unavailable.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles, which may include the following: a motor vehicle, vehicle lift, scanning tools, diagnostic analyzer, tire changer, tire balancer, battery charger, hydraulic jack, air compressor, pressure washer, generator, air conditioner recycling/recharging station, welder, torch, soldering iron, brake lathe, drill press, hydraulic press, grinder, gauges, meters, mechanic tools and diagnostic instruments.

Tests vehicles, machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operations.

Performs cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools/equipment in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, washing/cleaning vehicles and equipment, and cleaning shop/work area; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; reports faulty equipment.
Initiates orders for additional or replacement items; reviews incoming orders to ensure accuracy and completeness to ensure availability of parts, tools, and supplies needed to operate/maintain vehicles and equipment.

Follows safety procedures, utilizes safety equipment, and monitors work environment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; reports accidents and incidents.

Maintains logs, service records, warranty records and other documentation.

Prepares and completes various forms, reports, correspondences, work orders, training reports, work request forms, preventive maintenance checklists, invoices, safety newsletters, publications, technical manuals, electrical diagrams, reference materials or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Operates a computer to retrieve, review, enter, or modify data; utilizes database, diagnostic or other software programs.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages; responds to requests for service or assistance.

Communicates with supervisor, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, the public and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activates, review status of work, exchange information or resolve problems.


Conducts various errands as needed, which may include picking up or delivering vehicles, parts, or supplies.

Provides assistance or coverage to other employees as needed.

Maintains an awareness of new trends and advances in the profession; reads professional literature; attends workshops and training sessions as appropriate.

Performs other related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
High school diploma or equivalent. Must have three (3) years of experience as an automotive technician.

Must have been a licensed driver for at least one (1) year prior to date of hire.

Must possess (or be able to obtain within seven (7) days) a valid State of Florida driver's license.


Associate's Degree or higher.

Must possess and maintain three (3) job related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications
Supplemental Information


Effectively communicates with supervisor, employees, other departments, contractors, engineers, companies, vendors, outside agencies, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Accurately and expeditiously receives and delivers messages and information to the appropriate individuals.

Ability to prepare accurate and thorough written records and reports.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervisory direction.

Ability to understand and quickly and accurately follow brief oral and written instructions on moderately complex matters.


Knowledge of methods, tools, and equipment used in the repair of automotive passenger cars, and maintenance equipment.

Knowledge of shop tools, such as drills, presses, grinders, micrometers, brake relining, and drum grinding machines.

Knowledge of automotive mechanics.

Skilled in the use and the operation of tools and machinery used in automotive repair work.

Ability to perform general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work.

Ability to perform welding work on vehicles/equipment.

Ability to use scan tools and computerized diagnostic software.

Ability to keep records of repairs and service operation and to make reports.

Ability to test vehicles, machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.

Ability to operate a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment and vehicles.

Ability to communicate effectively with supervisors, co-workers, employees, other departments, customers, and the general public.

Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations.

Physical Ability : Tasks require the regular and, at times, sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (50 pounds). Must be able to wear heard hat/helmet, safety glasses, goggles, safety harnesses, safety shoes, hearing protector, gloves, and welder's helmet. Exposure to noise, moving mechanical parts, vibration, dust, vapors, fumes, toxic metals, mist, gases, and smoke.

Sensory Requirements : Tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors : Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, rain, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, bright/dim light, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, toxic agents, disease, or pathogenic substances.

The City of Boynton Beach, Florida, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S. C. 12101 et. seq.), the City of Boynton Beach will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer. The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements are subject to possible modifications to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent(s) will possess the abilities and aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat of significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others. Requirements are representative of the minimum level of knowledge, skills, and ability.


The following requirements must be met to transfer to Fleet Service Technician (Truck):

  • If transferring from Fleet Service Technician (Automotive), must have one (1) year internal fleet service in the heavy shop.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida Commercial driver's license Class B (CDL) or obtain one with in 6 months.

Proof of meeting all of the above requirements/qualifications must be demonstrated by the employee and verified by the supervisor.

Promotional advancement may be delayed at the discretion of the Department Director, the Human Resources/Risk Management Director and the City Manager.

The following requirements must be met to advance to Fleet Service Technician Senior (Automotive):

  • Must have a total of four (4) years of experience as an automotive mechanic, of which must include two (2) years of municipal Fleet experience.
  • Must possess and maintain four (4) automotive related Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid State of Florida driver's license.
  • Must meet 100% of the KSAs for the Fleet Technician Trainee (Automotive) and Fleet Service Technician (Automotive) KSAs, and 100% of the Fleet Mechanic Senior (Automotive) KSAs.

Proof of meeting all of the above requirements/qualifications must be demonstrated by the employee and verified by the supervisor.

Promotional advancement may be delayed at the discretion of the Department Director, the Human Resources/Risk Management Director and the City Manager.


Certain servicemembers and veterans, and the spouses and family members of such servicemembers and veterans, receive preference and priority in the City's hiring process. Additionally, certain servicemembers may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements in employment by the City.

Full-time employees (those regularly scheduled to work at least 30hours per week) are eligible for the City's benefit package.

The City of Boynton Beach's comprehensive benefits packageincludes:

• Student Loan Forgiveness
• Health Insurance
• Dental Insurance
• Vision Care Plan
• Basic Term Life Insurance
• Supplemental Life Insurance
• Dependent Life Insurance
• Accidental Death and
Dismemberment Insurance
• CityPension Plan
• Short Term Disability and other Supplemental Plans
• Long Term Disability Insurance
• Employee Assistance Program
• 457 Savings Plan (three options)
• Paid Annual Leave / Vacation
• Bonus Vacation Hours

• 12Paid Holidays
• Paid Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
• Educational Assistance Program *( Depending on budget funding )
•On-site Training Program
• Wellness Program
• Pre-Paid Legal and Identity Theft Protection Plans
• Credit Union
• Tax Deferred 125 Premium Plan
• Flexible Spending Account
• Direct Deposit
• Social Security

Student Loan Forgiveness
Let your City of Boynton Beach employment work for you! Under the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, your student loan balance may be forgiven after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time with a governmental agency. Visit StudentAid.gov/publicservice for more information or to see if you qualify.

Health Insurance
The City pays the entire premium for an eligible employee. The employee may elect to cover a spouse and/or dependent children by paying the applicable premium for the dependent(s).

Dental Insurance
Premiums for eligible employeesare paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent are paid by the employee with a contribution by the City.

Vision Care Plan
Premiums for eligible employees are paid by the City. Premiums for any covered dependent(s) are paid by the employee.

Life Insurance / Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
The City provides each eligible employee with term lifeandaccidental death insurance.

Supplemental Life Insurance / Supplemental AD&D Insurance
Employees may purchase supplemental term life insurance on an individual-choice basis with premiums based on age. A matching amount of Accidental Death insurance may also be purchased.

Dependent Life Insurance
Employees who select supplemental coverage for themselves may also purchase coverage for their spouse and dependent children.

City Retirement / Pension Plans
The City has pension plans for general employees, police, and firefighters. Each plan is contributory with both the employee and the City contributing to the program.

Supplemental Plans
Supplemental plans provide direct cash payments regardless of any other coverage you may have, and are designed to help fill in any gaps in a medical plan. The employee pays the premiums for these supplemental plans.

Short and Long Term Disability
The City provides Short and Long Term Disability insurance to eligible employees. The plan is designed to cover a disability sustained on or off the job.

Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
The City contracts with an employee assistance program (EAP) toprovide employees and their dependentswith free, confidential and professional counseling to help resolve personal or family problems.

Deferred Compensation Plans (457 Plans)
The City makes available three deferred compensation plans that the employee may voluntarily contribute to on a tax-deferred basis.

All full-time employees accrue time toward paid vacation leave. Accrual begins immediately and vacation may be taken after six months of employment.


The City observes 12paid holidays throughout the year.

Sick Leave / Family Sick Leave
Full-time employees accrue one day ofsick leaveper month. An employee may elect to use up to 5 days per year of accrued sick time for illness in his/her immediate family.

Tuition Assistance *( Depending on availablebudget funding )
The Tuition Assistance Program reimburses eligible employees for successful completion of approved courses leading to Associate, Bachelor and Master degrees.

Wellness Program
The City offers many wellness activities and programs throughout the year.

Prepaid Legal Services and Identity Theft Protection Plan
Employees may chooseto enroll ina prepaid legal service plan and an identity theft protection plan. The employee pays the premiums for these plans.

Credit Union
All City employees mayjoin the Credit Union of Palm Beach County. In addition to savings and checking accounts, the Credit Union offers different types of loans, investment choices and recreational opportunities.

Section 125 Plan for Health and Dental Premium
Section 125 of the Internal Revenue code allows you to have your dependent coverage premiums deducted before payroll taxes are withheld resulting in tax savings to you.

Flexible Spending Accounts
Employees mayparticipate in flexible spending accounts for reimbursement of medical and/or dependent care expenses.

Direct Deposit
Employees may have their bi-weekly paycheck deposited to the financial institution of their choice.

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