FLEET MECHANIC

Empower your future. Inland Power is looking for the best and brightest talent. Join a dynamic and fast-paced team committed to safe, reliable service at great rates.

STARTING HOURLY RATE: $33.13 - 1ST SIX MONTHS RATE

(The fleet mechanic position has a range of $33.13 to $45.98 with a scheduled raise between 5% - 8% every six months until employee reaches target of $45.98 per hour.)

STATUS: FULL TIME

LOCATION: FOUR LAKES OFFICE - 10110 W HALLETT RD., SPOKANE, WA 99224

HOURS: MONDAY TO THURSDAY, 6:30 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

REPORTS TO: FLEET MECHANIC FOREMAN

FLSA STATUS: NON-EXEMPT

UNION STATUS: UNION

DEPARTMENT: OPERATIONS

APPLICATION DEADLINE: FRIDAY, AUG. 19, 2022

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Fleet Mechanic is accountable for keeping the Inland Power fleet vehicles and support vehicles in good working order. This position troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains fleet vehicles and other production equipment. In addition, Fleet Mechanics maintain documentation accompanying repairs and servicing of Inland Power vehicles.

CORE COMPETENCIES

1. Quality Work: Produce thorough, high-quality work with minimal errors. Seek feedback, make corrections as needed. Identify problems and solve them. Strive to improve processes. Work collaboratively with all departments and co-workers to implement systematic changes.

2. Productivity: Complete assigned work in a timely fashion. Utilize slow periods productively. Produce amount and volume at expected speed.

3. Technical Skills/Job Knowledge: Demonstrate high level of understanding of technical skills in area of expertise, technology, products and/or processes involved. Duly perform assigned duties. Keep current on changes and be competent with all technology necessary to perform job.

4. Communication: Clearly convey oral and written communication. Keep others informed of activities and problems in timely manner. Listen well; respond appropriately and respectfully.

5. Teamwork/Ability to Work with Others: Demonstrate ability to work in a positive manner with co-workers and/or members with differing backgrounds, opinions, capabilities, etc. Willingly share skills, competencies, and knowledge with others. Establish and maintain strong, effective working relationships. Contribute effectively to group efforts. Promote harmony; agree to disagree without damaging relationships.

6. Accountability: Maintain excellent attendance and provide additional assistance after normal working hours when needed. Be reliable, prepared and accept responsibility for work and actions.

7. Integrity: Demonstrate honesty, high ethical standards, and respect for all co-workers, board of trustees and membership.

8. Professionalism: Address internal and external members with courtesy and respect. Dress in work attire appropriate to the position. Communicate business information in a timely fashion, using means of communication appropriate to the situation.

9. Support of Cooperative Goals: Support cooperative goals and adhere to all policies and procedures. Contribute effectively in support of the cooperative.

10. Problem-Solving: Use sound logic and methodology to solve problems. Explore multiple sources for answers, as required. Be able to identify hidden problems and propose solutions.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Diagnose, repair and maintenance of both gas and diesel truck engines, suspension, brakes, and other standard vehicle mechanical and electrical systems
     

  2. Fabricate new equipment and modifications to existing equipment.  Repair tools as needed
     

  3. Diagnose, repair and maintains transmissions
     

  4. Diagnose, repair and maintains hydraulics on booms
     

  5. Diagnose, repair and maintains lifts
     

  6. Exceptional trouble shooting skills and the aptitude to learn various types of equipment 

  7. Maintain fleet records including, but not limited to, maintenance work to be done, fuel consumption and spare parts inventory
     

  8. Demonstrates safety while working
     

  9. Keeps informed of new and advances in technology by attending workshops and/or classes offered by vendors and technical schools
     

  10. Provide backup to freight deliveries; use forklift to unload and move freight to storage areas in yard, warehouse and shop
     

  11. Keeps others informed.  Reports and written communications are clear, timely and relevant.  Use clear and correct verbal communication to varied individuals or groups.  Listen responsively.
     

  12. Enthusiastic team worker, helps others, promotes harmony among fellow workers, team members, supervisors, and members.  Responds well to suggestions and criticism.  Adapts easily to change, reacts well to additional or different assignments.  Actions consistent with objectives and goals of the team and the Cooperative.
     

  13. Performs other duties as assigned.  Job duties are subject to change as directed by management.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS AND JOB REQUIREMENTS

Education/Experience:

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Completion of a two-year Community College vehicle repair program, or equivalent trade school and/or United States Military training in equipment repairs and maintenance

  • At least five (5) years continuous experience in the repair and maintenance of large and small vehicles is required

  • A valid CDL driver’s license with a good driving record is required

  • Basic computer skills with knowledge in Microsoft Office and effective use of the internet are required

  • Must possess sound decision-making skills

  • Must possess and maintain a safe work record

  • Excellent communication skills and professional appearance

  • Successful completion of pre-employment physical which includes drug, alcohol, back and knee evaluation/x-rays

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to lift, carry, push/pull, grasp, handle, reach, apply forces with out-stretched arm away from body, stoop, bend, crouch, kneel, twist, climb, stand and walk

  • Work is performed in a variety of indoor and outdoor settings, including office, warehouse, yard and community settings with employees.

  • Must be willing and able to accept duty calls at any time of the day or night and in various outside weather conditions.

  • Work requires using equipment that, if not used in the prescribed manner, may cause injuries.

  • Chemicals and other substances are used in this position that, if not used properly and with the provided safety equipment, may cause injuries.

Physical Demands: 

Percent of Day:

Never (0%)   Seldom (1-2%)   Occasional (3-33%)    Frequent (34-66%)    Continuously (> 67%)

 

Material and Non-Material Handling Repetitions:

Never (0)    Seldom (1-4)     Occasional (5-32)    Frequent (33-250)    Continuously (251-2,000)

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Vision: (depth perception, color vision, peripheral vision, near/far vision): Visual acuity required to perform various job tasks in the electrical industry. Eye protection is required during certain aspects of job duties.

 

Hearing: Hearing protection required when operating chain saw, gas powered drills and other similar equipment above 85 dbs. Communication required between co-workers and supervisors for simple and complex instructions.

 

Speech: Communication required between co-workers and supervisors for simple and complex instructions. Shouting may be required during high noise levels.

The Fleet Mechanic shall have full authority to carry out these duties and responsibilities in conformity with established policies and procedures and shall utilize time in such a way as to fulfill the objectives of this position and the Cooperative.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY COMMITMENT

Inland Power and Light is committed to equal employment opportunity for all. Just as our commitment to quality motivates us to go the extra mile, we cooperate with the civil rights agencies in government in an effort to ensure equal opportunity in employment through an Affirmative Action Plan. To assure full implementation of this equal employment policy, we will take steps to assure that persons are recruited, hired, assigned and promoted without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran’s status, age, disability or any other classification protected by nondiscrimination law.

REASONABLE ACCOMMODATION

Inland Power will make reasonable accommodation to assist a qualified person with a disability in the job application, interview process and to perform the essential functions of the job whenever possible. Please contact the HR department at Inland Power if you would like assistance.

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