Fleet Mechanic

Hennepin County
Full Time 33.75 per per week $70,189 Per year MN Hennepin County Department Of Transportation, 8743 Jefferson Hwy, Maple Grove, MN 55369, United States


Fleet Services within Hennepin County's Transportation Operations department is looking for an energetic, highly motivated, and team-oriented Fleet Mechanic to join it's team. This position will be responsible for maintaining, repairing, and performing diagnostics on a variety of equipment to include hybrid, electric, gas cars and pickups, emergency vehicles, medium and heavy-duty gas or diesel trucks. Construction equipment including loaders, graders and skid steers, trailers, small engines, and powersport equipment.

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Location and hours:
This position is located at the Public Works Facility, at 1600 Prairie Drive, Medina, Minnesota 55340. There is no public transportation to this facility. This is a second shift position, with work hours being 2 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. This position requires candidates to be available for on call duty after hours, weekends, and holidays.

About the position type:
This is a full-time, benefit earning position. 
This position is internally classified as an Equipment Mechanic Journeyman.
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The base hourly wage is $33.75 per hour. In addition to the base wage, there is a $.35/hour for a class A driver's license, $2.00/hour for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) master's in automotive or heavy truck, and $1.00 for the night shift differential pay.

In this position, you will:
  • Perform detailed preventive maintenance to complex systems by following manuals, established maintenance schedules and procedures on small equipment, attachment, vehicles, and light duty trucks. 
  • Perform failure diagnosis and repairs to complex systems using, diagnostic equipment and procedures on medium duty trucks, heavy-duty trucks and heavy equipment.
  • Perform emergency and planned field repairs.
  • Perform pre-delivery and setup of new vehicles.
  • Document and records all repairs using the fleet management information system. 
  • Perform mandatory regulated inspections, test and operation to ensure safe and proper operation on all County vehicles, trucks and equipment. 
  • Use diagnostic scan tools related to light and heavy vehicles. For example, Snap-on Zeus, Mack/Volvo Tech-tool, Daimler DTNA/Diagnostic link 8, or International NED.
Need to have:
  • One of the following:
    • Completion of an approved two-year program in auto or truck mechanics from an accredited technical school and three years or more of experience in repairing and servicing automotive or heavy equipment.
    • Five or more years of experience in repairing and servicing automotive equipment.
  • Possession of four or more ASE certifications in either truck or automotive repair or the ability to obtain certifications within six months of employment.
  • The ability to obtain a and a valid Class B driver's license within six months of employment.
  • Ability to: 
    • Lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Supply own full complement of mechanic tools.
Nice to have:
  • Valid Class A or B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with tanker endorsements. 
  • One year or more of work experience using electronic testing and diagnostic equipment.
  • Experience:
    • Servicing light and medium duty trucks, class 7 or 8 trucks, light and heavy-duty construction equipment, small engine equipment, snowmobiles, boats, and other recreational equipment.
    • Working in automotive, agricultural, construction or powersport. 
    • Using wire feed welders, stick welders, and acetylene torches. 

About the department:

Fleet Services provides county departments with vehicles and equipment, including cars, trucks, vans, boats, trailers, on-road equipment, and off-road equipment for conducting official county business.

Fleet Services supports 6 Business Lines, 20 departments. Our commitment to departments and staff throughout the County includes continuous and innovative improvements, organizational development, strong departmental relationships, and efforts to make data-driven decisions. 

  • Core services: 

    • Maintenance and repair of 1,200 county vehicles and equipment.

    • Providing vehicles and equipment for customers including those with only occasional needs through our fleet motor pool available throughout various Hennepin County facilities.

    • Asset management, budgeting, and reporting; this includes vehicle and equipment replacement, scheduling, forecasting and specific analytics such as fuel usage, vehicle location, driving habits, etc. 

    • Fuel management, fuel system management, consumables tracking and reporting.

    • Specification development for procurement of vehicles and equipment with customer involvement to provide the most cost effective, reliable, and sustainable vehicle and/or equipment for their operations.

About Hennepin County: 

Hennepin is the largest county government organization in Minnesota. Our employees work every day to improve the health, safety and quality of life for our residents and communities. All of our jobs align to one or more of our overarching goals -- that Hennepin County residents are healthy, protected and safe, self-reliant, assured due process, and mobile.

Our employees receive a combination of generous benefits and positive workplace culture not found at other organizations. This includes meaningful work that impacts our community, competitive pay, work-life balance, a variety of benefits and opportunities to grow. Learn more at


Hennepin County envisions an organization where our commitment to diversity and the reduction of disparities is fundamental in providing excellent service to our community.

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Applications will be forwarded to the hiring supervisor on an on-going basis until the vacancy is filled. 

Invitations to interview will be based upon an assessment of education and experience.

Final candidates may be required to complete a drug test that may include testing for cannabis and/or a criminal background check.

If you have any questions, please contact:Fahad Mansoor