Fleet Mechanic I

Roanoke County   Roanoke, VA   Full-time     Mechanic/Technician
Posted on January 20, 2023
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Performs routine unskilled and semi-skilled manual labor under immediate and general supervision. Assists with mechanical repairs and maintenance work on vehicles for the County, Western Virginia Water Authority, and other smaller fleets.  Work is performed in accordance with current laws, government regulations, and the County's Fleet Management Policy.  Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Assists in the repair and maintenance of a variety of vehicles and mechanical equipment under the direction of a journey or master-level technician, including gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, or cable operated equipment
  • Services equipment including fueling, oil and fluid level checks, minor fabrication work, and vehicle washing and detailing, including all aspects of preparing vehicles for sale
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance procedures on all vehicle classes, including troubleshooting defects identified in the preventive maintenance inspection requiring diagnostic testing equipment and engine tune-up
  • Performs minor "quick-fix" repairs such as replacing bulbs, head lamps, windshield wiper blades, side-view mirror heads, drive belt adjustments, and flat tire replacement or repairs
  • Transports vehicles to and from customer and vendor repair sites when directed
  • Operates tools necessary to perform duties including pneumatic tools, power tools, hand tools and test equipment
  • Road tests and inspects work performed by him/herself to ensure services and repairs have been properly performed
  • Enters equipment/work order information in fleet management software
  • Maintains vehicle bays, general shop and parts areas in a clean and orderly state


Required: High school diploma or equivalent
Preferred: Minimum of 12 months experience in the maintenance and repair of motorized equipment
Certifications/ Licenses
Required: Valid Virginia driver's license with a good driving record

Preferred: Commonwealth of Virginia Certified Safety Inspector
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Some Knowledge of methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of engines, automobiles, trucks and equipment
  • Ability to perform manual labor for extended periods and work in confined spaces in and around motorized equipment
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, safety labels or warnings
  • Skill in the use and operation of shop tools, air tools and machinery
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions relating to the safe usage of tools, chemicals, and other materials
  • Ability to organize and perform routine cleaning and maintenance functions independently without work-site supervision
  • Mechanical aptitude to learn diagnostic methods
  • Ability to maintain basic records of work
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, user departments, outside vendors and service providers
Additional Requirements
Subject to a complete criminal history background search with acceptable results. May work flexible hours to accommodate shop customer requirements. Must own a set of basic automobile mechanic hand tools, to be used on the job. Expected to report to work for normal shift regardless of weather or emergency situations, unless directed otherwise by supervisor. Required to wear employer provided personal protective equipment, including safety shoes and eye protection. Following a conditional offer of employment, must pass a post offer DOT physical examination and DOT drug screening. Must be able to perform the job as described in the Physical and Environmental Demands section of this job description.


Part-time employees are not eligible for employee benefits.

Full-time employees are eligible for a comprehensive benefit package that includes:

  • Progressive Flexible Leave Plan with cash-in option
  • Twelve paid holidays
  • Short Term Disability Insurance 
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Health, Vision and Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Medical and Dependent Care
  • Virginia Retirement System - Membership in VRS is automatic upon hire into a covered position. County contributes and employees pay their membership contribution.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Credit Union Membership
  • Deferred Compensation Plan with County Match