Mechanic (Equipment Repair Specialist)

$52,000 - $62,241 yearly
  • Wayne County Government
  • Metro Detroit, MI, USA
  • Dec 04, 2023
Full time Automotive

Job Description

Wayne County has immediate openings for the Equipment Repair Specialist position!

Our county headquarters is based in the automotive capital of the world, giving us access to the latest technology and resources. We are committed to providing our communities with quality services and facilities that will make them thrive. We invite you to explore our many vibrant communities and discover all that we have to offer! Wayne County knows no boundaries when it comes to hiring the most dedicated and diverse professionals. If working in this kind of organization inspires you, we encourage you to apply. Welcome aboard!

Equipment Repair Specialists work under general supervision in the Equipment Division of the Department of Public Services.
These employees perform a wide variety of mechanical repair and maintenance work that may include the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy equipment, heavy trucks, pumps and compressors. The assignments for this classification may be either oral or written accompanied by penciled sketches. Employees must be able to read and understand equipment repair manuals. Equipment Repair Specialists may be required to operate motor vehicles or other equipment as necessary for the performance of assignments and/or for testing purposes.

At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:
• Certification in five (5) Automobile or Heavy Truck Mechanic licensing areas (State of Michigan and/or A.S.E. only); AND
• At least two (2) years full-time paid experience in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automobiles and heavy equipment. Training at a certified technical school which provides in-class, hands-on training may be counted as
experience; AND
• A valid license and an acceptable safe driving record with less than 7 points. (INDICATE DRIVER'S LICENSE NUMBER
NOTE: Equivalent part- time experience will be assessed and credited at the discretion of the Department of Personnel/Human Resources.


Appointees within five (5) months of service must become certified as a Master Mechanic (State of Michigan and/or A.S.E.
only). If the certification is not obtained, the employee will be removed from the Equipment Repair Specialist position pursuant
to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures. Persons employed in this
position must maintain Master Mechanic certification for the duration of their employment.

An Oral Information Assessment (60%) will be administered covering knowledge of diagnosis, repairs and maintenance of
automotive, heavy equipment, mechanical equipment and other related areas. A Personal Qualifications Assessment will be
rated at (40%).

A Physical Agility/Performance test will be administered on a pass/fail basis.
Candidates must pass all tests in order to be placed on the eligibility list.
In the event that the number of eligible applicants is equal to or less than the number required for certification, the Department
of Personnel/Human Resources may substitute for the above tests an evaluation of experience and training or such other
tests as the Department may deem desirable to determine the competence of the applicants.

The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list
will remain in effect for six (6) months but may be extended. The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used only when there are no persons available on the current established Equipment Repair Specialist, 2908 OC. This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed from the list.


Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits:

Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where
applicable. Payment is on a biweekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave
pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan.

How to Apply:

Application must be made on an official application form (P/HR-210), which may be obtained at the office of
the Department of Personnel/Human Resources or apply by visiting The application will be used
for determining eligibility for admission to the examination and as a basis for rating experience and training.

Drug Screen:

A pre-employment drug screen may be given to persons hired by the County to fill positions requiring an
employee to drive a County vehicle or operate County equipment. Candidates who do not pass the drug screen will be
disqualified. Employees may be required to submit to random drug screening in accordance with departmental policy and/or
collective bargaining agreements.

Background Investigation:

A background investigation, which may include past employment, driving record and criminal
history of candidates will be conducted prior to hiring.

Probationary Period: Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be
considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements.

Veteran's Preference:

Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10)
points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5)
points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Wayne County provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and
applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion,
age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or
expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and
conditions of employment, including but not limited to: recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall,
transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. For information regarding the Department of Justice - EEO
Utilization Report, please visit


If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to
perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact the Wayne
County Department of Personnel/Human Resources at 313-224-5901 or via email at Hearing
or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-
3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours.

Appeal of Rejection:

Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne
County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing
of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.

Review of Examination:

A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice

of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20)
days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.