City of Gardiner - Public Works Mechanic Position


Qualifications:The successful candidate must be able to work in a fast-paced environment, place a high value on superior internal customer service, possess organizational skills, and have experience with both gas and diesel vehicles as well as heavy equipment.

Class B commercial driver’s license, or the ability to obtain one within one (6) months of hire, is required. Tools are required.

The preferred candidate will have at least one year of experience in a similar work environment or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Duties: Plans carry out and evaluate preventive maintenance schedules for all City vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.

Tests, services, and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment. Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.

Cuts and welds metal and performs body repair, touch-up, and related work.

Evaluates the status of mechanical equipment and vehicles and perform or schedule needed repairs.

Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair, or replacement.

Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.

Purchase’s parts and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system maintenance.

Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical equipment.

Oversees maintenance performed by the public works department’s heavy equipment operators and drivers.

This is a union position (Teamsters Union Local #340) that consists of 40 hours per week. Summer hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Winter Hours are Monday through Thursday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Friday 7:00 AM to 11:00 AM.  Significant overtime may be required during winter snow removal operations.

Pay and Benefits: The starting hourly pay rate is $20.24 to $22.35, depending on experience and qualifications.

Excellent benefits package includes options for health, dental, vision, and/or life insurance.

MePERS retirement paid vacation, sick, and holidays.

Additional benefits include a yearly boot and clothing allowance.

The City of Gardiner is an EOE.

Interested applicants must submit a city job application to Human Resource Director, 6 Church Street, Gardiner, Maine 04345.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

Applications along with the job description are available at City Hall, 6 Church Street Gardiner, or at