Heavy Duty Mechanic

(posted Apr 22, 2022)

Road Commission of Kalamazoo County (RCKC) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Heavy Duty Mechanic– Job Classification 1A.


  • Perform heavy and light duty truck/car diagnostics, repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Locate sources of problems by observing mechanical devices in operations, listening for problems, examining precision measuring and testing instruments.
  • Remove defective parts by dismantling devices.
  • Use welding to fabricate repair parts by using machine shop instruments and equipment.
  • Track and record accurate records of time and materials used for each work project.
  • Understand and responsible for inventory control (data entry, bar code system).
  • Construction/Maintenance equipment diagnostics, repair, and preventative maintenance.
  • Hydraulic and electrical repair and diagnostics.
  • Makes service calls in the field; returns vehicles to the garage for repair or otherwise assists malfunctioning equipment.
  • Conserves maintenance resources by using equipment and supplies as needed to accomplish job results.
  • Review completed Daily Vehicle Condition Report (DVCR) detailing condition of equipment/vehicles.
  • Provide mechanical maintenance information/reports by answering questions and collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Abide by all RCKC Safety Manual and Safety regulations as applicable.


  •  Hourly $26.30 - $27.90 (Non-Exempt)


  • Health and dental insurance that starts on your first day
  • Pension – 100% paid by RCKC
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Paid vacation and sick leave
  • Uniforms
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance


Winter schedule: Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM with potential for overtime.

Summer schedule: Monday through Thursday, 6:30 AM to 5:00 PM with potential for overtime (subject to change). Hours may vary and subject to call 24 hours a day for emergency and/or weather conditions.


  • A high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Industry certifications or automotive/equipment service technician or mechanic.
  • A valid Commercial Driver License, Group A or Group B with air brake endorsement.
  • Two (2) years of experience as an auto/truck mechanic, including the repair of both diesel and gas motors, drive trains, hydraulics, body work, welding, fabricating, etc., and customer service

Please send resume for Heavy Duty Mechanic to hr@kalamazoocountyroads.com or USPS to the Road Commission of Kalamazoo County, 3801 East Kilgore Road, Kalamazoo, MI  49001.  Candidates requiring confidentiality should so indicate.  Please no phone call position inquires.  Resumes will be accepted for position until filled.

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