Master Mechanic

Master Mechanic

  • Full Time
  • Concord

Website Town of Concord, MA


Master Mechanic


Are you looking for a rewarding and stable job in an exciting and professional work environment? The Concord Public Works Highway and Grounds Division seeks a team member with good communication skills to perform vehicle & equipment repairs & maintenance. Concord is a progressive, customer-focused municipality with a modern fleet of well-maintained vehicles and equipment and prides itself on being a leader in the industry.  Job requires Class B CDL and 3 years’ experience. Hoisting license required within 6 months of hire.  Pay rate: $23.86 – $33.88/hour, plus paid leave, health insurance and pension benefits.  Drug and alcohol testing is a condition of employment.   

Applications must be received by Friday January 24, 2020.  The most highly qualified candidates will be invited to one or more interviews and/or other assessments. All applicants will be notified of their standing in the process as soon as a decision has been made regarding their individual application. 

Appointment of the final candidate will be contingent upon the results of pre-placement conditions including criminal and motor vehicle record checks, a physical exam, and a drug screening.  Costs for these pre-placement requirements will be borne by the Town.



Under the general supervision of the Fleet Supervisor, performs preventive maintenance to a wide variety of vehicles and equipment to maintain good working condition for efficient use by Concord Public Works Department.  Responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.  Performs varied and responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of departmental operations and the exercise of judgment and initiative in completing tasks, particularly in situations not clearly defined by precedent or established procedures.  Incumbent is called upon to handle a significant amount of details, each varying from the other in substance and content, requiring incumbent to approach workload with flexibility. Incumbent must have knowledge and follow safe work and construction practices including the use of Personal Protective Equipment and public safety measures. 



External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case by case basis.

¨      Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems, and discusses work requirements with users; makes work plans and repairs equipment, hydraulic systems and electric systems; orders parts needed to make repairs and maintains inventory.


¨      Performs preventative vehicle maintenance, including routine oil changes, tire rotation, fluid changes, battery inspections, electrical system testing, and brake inspections and replacement. Also performs bodywork and painting and may recondition vehicle interiors. Maintains detailed records on vehicle maintenance.


¨      May fabricate/weld various items for use in and on light and heavy equipment, such as plow parts or dump body pieces.


¨      Drives trucks and heavy equipment, such as backhoe, loaders, etc., exercising appropriate safety cautions as necessary.


¨      Services and maintains the waste oil burner to ensure reliable and safe operation. Keeps mechanism clean.


¨      Performs road calls for breakdowns. May make occasional on-site repairs to vehicles in the field during a variety of weather conditions.


¨      Cleans and maintains work areas for efficient use by CPW, cleaning and removing oil spills, fluids and debris to maintain safety.


¨      Communicates with operators from other divisions and departments regarding any problems or concerns.


¨      May perform State safety inspections on Town-owned vehicles, in accordance with State requirements.


¨      Performs special projects and related responsibilities as initiated and requested.


¨      Performs other related duties as required, directed or as the situation dictates.


¨      Regular attendance at the workplace is required.








¨      High school education and two to three years vehicle repair experience; relevant coursework at a trade school preferred; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.


¨      Class B CDL with airbrake endorsement.


¨      Massachusetts 2A Hoisting Engineer license upon hire, and Massachusetts 1B, 4E and 4G Hoisting Engineer licenses within 6 months of hire.




¨      Must possess significant skill in diagnostics and repair, and be able to fabricate metal. Working knowledge of HVAC, electrical, mechanical, hydraulic & pneumatic systems, piping systems, and PLC programming desirable.


¨      Ability to communicate effectively and tactfully with the public, co-workers, other employees, departments, officials and other agencies. 




Work is generally performed in repair shop conditions, with frequent exposure to exhaust fumes, oil, dust and other airborne particles. Work also involves risk of burns, electrical shock and other hazards associated with working near moving mechanical parts.  Work environment is moderately noisy and at times very loud. 


Operates a wide variety of motor equipment, including heavy equipment, light trucks/automobiles, heavy machinery, pneumatic, power and hand tools, welders, cutting torches, and auto and truck analyzers. Frequently works on top of or beneath heavy motorized equipment. Disposes/transports materials such as used motor oil, transformer oil, anti-freeze, batteries and related substances. Errors could result in delay or loss of services, personal injury to self and/or others, damage to equipment, and significant monetary loss.


Interacts infrequently with other department employees, equipment and parts vendors, and dealers; communication is in person or by telephone and involves discussing routine information.



The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.


This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

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