Automotive Equipment Mechanic I

City of Cedar Rapids

HOURLY WAGE: New Hire: $24.92  ·  1 year: $27.58  ·  2 years: $29.22  ·  3 years: $30.76


Are you looking for a fleet garage to work in that makes a big impact in the City? Please consider applying for our Automotive Equipment Mechanic I position at the City of Cedar Rapids Fleet Garage!  We are a shop where customer service is number one and work is valued. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of equipment and vehicles including mowers, trailers, road graders, dump trucks, garbage trucks, etc. If you're tired of working flat rate, this is an opportunity to make an hourly wage with scheduled increases, tool allowance, uniforms and great benefits. 

At the City, we are committed to employing individuals who reflect our community’s diverse backgrounds. We appreciate and leverage the vast experience individuals bring beyond the technical requirements of a job. If you are an individual with similar experience listed here please consider applying. Experience and skills combined with commitment to our core values is key to building a greater community now and for the next generation; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to this position. Any person who anticipates needing accommodations for any part of the recruitment process please contact Katie Ulmer ( or 319-286-5138).


What’s in it for you? 

The City provides outstanding pay, benefits and paid time off. With participation in the Wellness Program, the Choice Family PPO plan cost is only $63.88 per month for 2022! Additionally we offer:

  • Medical co-insurance for participating providers of 90% plan / 10% employee
  • Competitive pay
  • Iowa Public Employee’s Retirement Pension plans (IPERS) (Download PDF reader)  with a 9.44% City contribution and 6.29% employee contribution
  • 457 deferred compensation employer match program (City will match up to 0.05% of your annual income each calendar year—learn more here.)
  • Flexible Spending (Health Care and Dependent Care Accounts- learn more here)
  • An average of 11 paid holidays per year
  • Up to $3,000 per year in educational assistance
  • 4 weeks of paid parental leave 
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness – (The PSLF program forgives the remaining balance on your Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments while working full-time for a qualifying employer. See more info here. )
  • Annual pay increases 
  • Typically receive annual cost of living increase depending on budget
  • 100% City paid basic life insurance 
  • Dental, vision, long-term disability, and supplemental life insurance
  • View our Bargaining Benefits Summaries  (Download PDF reader)
  • Expansive job growth opportunities
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Private health & wellness coaching partnerships


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About the Position:
Provides technical mechanical services in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and automotive equipment.

Position Schedule: Monday-Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check, physical examination (if applicable) and drug screen are required prior to employment with the City of Cedar Rapids.

The City of Cedar Rapids does not offer sponsorship for employment authorization.

Examples of Duties / Knowledge & Skills

  • Rebuilds, repairs, replaces engines, transmissions, differentials in cars, trucks, bulldozers, loaders, sweepers and other equipment;
  • Rebuilds sweepers, salt spreaders, carburetors, generators, starters and other moving parts;
  • Diagnoses engine problems;
  • Performs complete engine overhauls;
  • Repairs diesel engines;
  • Repairs and rebuilds automatic transmissions and manual transmissions;
  • Repairs power steering systems;
  • Repairs suspension systems, hydraulic systems, hydraulic braking systems, complete electrical systems;
  • Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies, procedures and safety practices;
  • Attends work regularly at the designated place and time;
  • Supports continuous process improvement initiatives;
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum qualifications & Requirements

Acceptable Experience and Training:

  • Requires a minimum of three years work experience as a journeyman automotive mechanic; 
  • Diesel experience preferred or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge and abilities necessary to perform the work.
Required Special Qualifications:
  • Ability to obtain valid Iowa Commercial Driver's License (Class B) with appropriate endorsements within 60 days of appointment and valid Medical Examiners Certificate;
  • Ability to obtain AC EPA section 609 certification within probationary period.   (Testing and study materials provided).

  • Must supply own mechanical hand tools.

Job ID: 81696

Posted 12 days ago

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