City of Ann Arbor
  • Fleet
  • Ann Arbor, MI, USA
  • 23.25 (Starting rate)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


 (Internal Title: Vehicle and Equipment Technician III)

Pay Rate Information

This position is represented by the AFSCME union and starting pay is $23.25/hour. This position is eligible for step pay increases and potential progression increases. Please reference AFSCME's collective bargaining agreement located at: 

Job progressions serve as a way for union employees to demonstrate additional technical competencies, knowledge and skills to enhance their benefit to the City.  The progression allows employees to enhance their job responsibilities and pay through demonstration of increased competencies.

Benefits offered with this position include:

  • Defined benefit pension plan
  • 401a with City match
  • Optional 457 Deferred Compensation plan
  • Reciprocal Pension Credit, available for pension-qualified applicants
  • Retiree health reimbursement account
  • Very generous medical/dental/vision/pharmacy plans
  • Paid vacation, personal time, floating holiday, plus sick days. Unused vacation and sick time rolls over
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life, and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • You can earn up to $500 annually by participating in our Wellness Incentive Programs. These dollars will be deposited into a health reimbursement account (HRA), which can be used toward eligible health care expenses
  • Tuition reimbursement $2500, must be employed 1 year to be eligible
  • Employee assistance program
  • Voluntary benefits like accident coverage, critical illness, LegalShield, and Identify Theft

Role Summary

To diagnose, maintain and repair City operated vehicles and equipment.


Incumbent may be responsible for the following duties, listed in order of frequency and importance:

Essential Duties

Repairing and maintaining City vehicles; fabricating vehicle components and features for City use; and diagnosing problems with City vehicles.

Related Work

Preparing and completing necessary paperwork on all completed repair orders; and performing related duties as assigned.

Knowledge of (position requirements)

  • Small engine automotive repair practices
  • Large engine automotive repair practices
  • Computer software applications (e.g. Microsoft Office and MainSaver)
  • Electronic diagnostic equipment
  • Basic mechanical principles
  • Safety precautions relating to mechanical repair
  • Safety precautions relating to hazardous substances
  • Safety precautions relating to automotive repair
  • Welding/fabrication procedures
  • Electrical repair

Skills (position requirements)

  • Communicating though oral and written instruction
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with fellow employees and the public
  • Reading and interpreting technical manuals
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic problems
  • Working as a team and independently
  • Researching complex or technical problems


Miscellaneous hand tools and equipment (employee in this role must provide hand tools), miscellaneous office equipment, welding tools, hoists, computer and diagnostic tools.

Training and Experience Requirements

  • High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D.)

Licensing Requirements

  • Valid driver's license; CDL B license with airbrake endorsement (within 90 days of hire date)
  • State of Michigan Mechanic license for brake, electrical and steering/suspension for either automotive or heavy truck.

Physical Requirements

The physical ability to walk, stand, stoop, bend, crawl, climb, kneel, crouch, reach, push, pull, lift, grasp and perform repetitive motions.  The work requires the ability to operate hand and foot controls on machinery and equipment.

Incumbent may be exposed to hazardous physical conditions (i.e., confined spaces, heights, mechanical parts, electrical currents, vibration, etc.), poor atmospheric conditions (i.e., fumes, odors, dusts, gases, and poor ventilation), inadequate lighting, and intense noise. 

The work often involves the ability to perform routine moderate lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs. and occasional heavy lifting up to 50 lbs. 

Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.


We are proud of our diverse workforce and our commitment to equal opportunity.  We do not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived age, arrest record, color, disability, educational association, familial status, family responsibilities, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, height, HIV status, marital status, national origin, political beliefs, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, source of income, veteran status, victim of domestic violence or stalking, or weight in any aspect of our hiring or employment process. The City of Ann Arbor has earned a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), which assesses lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer equality in more than 500 cities across the nation. 

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