City of Troy Michigan
  • 06-Jan-2021 to 21-Jan-2021 (EST)
  • Troy, MI, USA
  • Full Time

Automotive Technician (MSE-F Trade Specialist I)

Fleet Maintenance Division


Start $24.02/hour

$26.27/hour and lump sum bonus after probationary period

Maximum $28.42/hour (after 3 years) per AFSCME* contract


Excellent medical, dental, and vision plans start day of hire.

Retirement plan includes 401a and Health Savings plans with employer contribution.



Current shift is Monday Friday 7:30 am 4 pm. Overtime is required; employees are expected to work 50% of offered overtime. Pursuant to Article 18 shift/schedule preference will be granted on the basis of seniority within the same job classification of the pay period immediately following November 1 and April 1 each year.


DUTIES (Not All-Inclusive)

Perform automotive and equipment mechanical work at an intermediate level (on vehicles and equipment including trucks, vehicles, tractors, mowers, backhoes, loaders, graders, etc.), vehicle diagnostics, driveability, electrical system troubleshooting, and installation and removal of emergency lighting and radio equipment. Perform general labor and service work and other similar work assignments.



  • High school (or GED equivalent) or mechanic trade school graduate.
  • Two (2) years current full-time paid experience as an automotive light-medium truck and off-road equipment mechanic/technician.
  • Knowledge of gasoline and diesel equipment operation principles and applicable mechanical repair methods.
  • Must have valid Michigan driver license, with a good driving record at the time of application, based on City of Troy standards.
  • Before initial probation period is complete applicant must obtain CDL with a Group A designation, including air brakes with N endorsement and Medical Card, as required by the State of Michigan and a State of Michigan Master Mechanic in Automobile/Light Truck Certification. As a requirement of employment both must be kept current.
  • Applicants must meet LEIN (Law Enforcement Information Network) security standards in order to have access to the Police Department.
  • As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must pass pre-employment physical.



  • Four (4) years recent experience as an automotive light-medium truck and off-road equipment mechanic/technician service.
  • Michigan Master Mechanic in Automobile/Light Truck and Master ASE Automobile Technician certifications; applicants with relevant certifications may be considered before those without. Monthly bonus of $100 will be paid to employees in this classification with ASE Master Automotive certification. Applicant must provide copy of certification(s) or wallet certificate with application.
  • Training in vehicle/equipment maintenance from a vocational or trade school.
  • Current CDL (Commercial Driver's License).


EVALUATION PROCESS will consist of:

TYPE                      WEIGHT                   *Current ASE Master Automotive Technician Certification

Written Test*              50%                                     will waive written test requirement;

Interview                    50%                                       interview will be weighted 100%.


Applicants must receive at least a score of 70 on each portion be placed on the eligible list.



Applications are available at


*The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bargaining unit represents this position. There may be contract language which could impact the selection process.

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