Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

Update 4/8/2019: This is a re-posting, we are still looking for 1 General Maintenance Apprentice, If you have applied within the last 60 days your application will not be reviewed

This posting is for various Apprentice positions is our Fleet trades career field.
These positions are a Contingent 40 hour position.
Starting Pay $18.00/hour
 

The Fleet division is seeking entry level personnel interested in learning skills to join our team. The 4 area of interested are listed below.

Welding/Fabrication Apprentice:

A trainee position learning to perform, precision welding and custom fabrication work in the maintenance and repair of City vehicles and equipment. Equipment ranges from heavy equipment such as snow plows, sanders, and conveyors to public safety vehicles including fire and police equipment and parks turf maintenance equipment

General Maintenance Apprentice:
A training position to perform routine preventive maintenance, diagnostic and repair work on various types of automotive vehicles and equipment. Performing work on a variety of automotive, heavy vehicles/equipment and fire apparatus.

Parts Apprentice:
A trainee position learning to coordinate a variety of duties in the acquisition, receipt, inventory control, maintenance and issuance of tools, materials and supplies.

Collision Apprentice:
A trainee position learning to perform vehicle and equipment repair work to provide for structural and cosmetic collision repair of City vehicles and equipment.

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

Welding/Fabrication Apprentice:

  • Train in the processes of performing electrical and gas welding, fabricate and repair steel, aluminum and stainless steel parts and equipment.
  • Train in the fabrication and retrofitting of specialized equipment, parts and accessories.
  • Train in the reading, drawing, and interpretation of blueprints and instructions.
  • Train in appropriate welding methods and materials.
  • Train in maintaining computer records.
  • Train in performing equipment PM's, basic electrical and hydraulic hook-up, service and repair.
  • Train in maintaining tools and equipment used in welding operations.
  • Train in maintaining the inventory of parts and supplies.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

General Maintenance Apprentice:
  • Train in performing preventative maintenance on City automotive vehicle/equipment fleet.
  • Train in the diagnostic procedures on hydraulic, electronic and mechanical systems.
  • Train in the routine maintenance on automotive operating systems and scheduled services.
  • Train in basic reports related to the maintenance function.
  • Train in the storage and handling of hazardous materials in accordance with EPA and City standards.
  • Train in a variety of maintenance tasks including washing and steam cleaning equipment.
  • Train in maintaining fluid levels in a diverse fleet of vehicles.
  • Train in tire replacement, maintenance and repair.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.

Parts Apprentice:
  • Train in the processes of automotive and heavy equipment parts, supplies and materials.
  • Train in the processes of locating and acquiring parts and accessories.
  • Train in the processes of researching materials based on fleet standards.
  • Train in the processes of Issuing supplies, parts and materials used in the fleet maintenance operation.
  • Train in the processes of issuing parts and supplies into the fleet management system.
  • Train in the processes of contacting vendors to obtain price quotes and place orders based on lowest quotes.
  • Monitors supplies and maintains appropriate inventory level; stocks shelves.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly storage area.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly outside storage yard.
  • Unloads trucks and checks orders for discrepancies.
  • Train in recording and inventory control, reporting and billing purposes.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.


Collision Apprentice:
  • Train in the inspection of vehicles and equipment to determine need for repair.
  • Train in how to analyze damage and make repair cost estimates.
  • Train in the replacement or repair of damaged parts.
  • Train in how to repair damage to frame and uni-bodys.
  • Train in how to make cosmetic repairs including preparation and refinishing.
  • Train in how to check equipment for proper operation.
  • Train in how to maintain accurate and up to date records of repair.
  • Train in how to maintain inventory of parts and supplies.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Welding/Fabrication Apprentice:
Education: 
High School Diploma or GED.
Experience: At least 1 year welding experience.
Knowledge:  Knowledge of practices, procedures, materials, equipment and systems related to welding and fabrication function; and applicable safety practices and procedures.
Abilities:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; read and draw blueprints, diagrams, and schematics; read and apply instructions and specifications; and perform physical activities common to the welding field.
Skills: Interpersonal skills as well as skill in the use of welding and fabrication materials, tools and  equipment.
Licenses Required: Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.

General Maintenance Apprentice:
Education:
High School diploma or GED.  Prefer vocational training in automotive service.
Experience: At least 6 months experience servicing automotive vehicles.
Knowledge: Knowledge of automotive equipment maintenance; maintenance and repair tools and equipment; and applicable safety practices and procedures.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing; accurately follow verbal and written instructions; correctly maintain and repair assigned vehicles or equipment; meet service deadlines; keep records relating to the maintenance function; and lift 50 pounds repetitively.
Skills: Skill in the use of assigned tools and equipment.
Licenses Required: Colorado driver's license with a good driving history..

Parts Apprentice:
Education: 
High School diploma or GED.
Experience: Preferred at least 6 months experience in automotive/equipment stock work parts with some experience utilizing a computer-based inventory system.
Knowledge: Some prior knowledge of methods and procedures for acquiring, receiving, storing and issuing parts and supplies; basic math; and some knowledge of personal computers.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; use stockroom equipment; maintain accurate records; work in conditions common to automotive shop and warehouse; and lift, move, carry and store materials and supplies.
Skills: Organizational skills.
Licenses Required: Colorado driver's license with a good driving history..

Collision Apprentice:
Education: 
High School diploma or GED.
Experience: At least 1 year collision repair experience.
Knowledge: Knowledge of practices, procedures, equipment, chemicals and materials related to collision repair function; and applicable safety practices and procedures.
Abilities: Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and citizens; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; prepare repair cost estimates; instruct and train other employees; and perform physical activities common to collision repair work.
Skills: Able to use tools and equipment related to collision repair.
Licenses Required: Colorado driver's license with a good driving history.
 

WORKING CONDITIONS



Welding/Fabrication Apprentice:
Physical Demands: 
Heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds; frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; considerable eye/hand/foot coordination to operate tools and automotive equipment; some eye/hand/foot coordination for driving equipment and vehicles; vision to read manuals, gauges and meters; speech and hearing to receive and provide technical information and instructions.
Work Environment: Works indoors in a vehicle maintenance facility with some time spent outdoors; some exposure to noise, fumes and dust.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers and specialized welding and fabrication equipment.  Drives equipment and vehicles in and out of the shop.

General Maintenance Apprentice:
Physical Demands:
 Heavy physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 50 pounds without assistance or 100 pound with assistance; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; regular walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring a full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; vision to read written instructions and equipment/vehicle gauges; eye/hand/foot coordination to operate motor vehicles; hearing/listening for warning signs and troubleshooting; speech communication to give technical information and instructions.
Work Environment: Works in an automotive shop/yard environment with frequent time spent outdoors in all types of weather conditions; regular exposure to dust, noise, fumes and chemicals.
Equipment Used: Standard business and professional tools and equipment including computers and diagnostic equipment with applicable software applications.  Drives equipment and vehicles in and out of shop.

Parts Apprentice:
Physical Demands: 
Heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds; frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing; hand/eye and hand/foot coordination for operation of office and warehouse equipment including forklift; speech communication and hearing to take telephone orders and radio communication; vision to read parts manuals, invoices and related documents and operate equipment.
Work Environment: Works indoors in a vehicle maintenance facility with some time spent outdoors; some exposure to noise, fumes and dust.
Equipment Used: Personal computer and related software.  Operates forklift and other motorized equipment.

Collision Apprentice:
Physical Demands:
 Heavy physical work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 100 pounds; frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing up to 50 pounds; considerable walking and standing; frequent performance of activities requiring full range of body movement including bending, stooping, pushing, pulling, climbing and crawling; considerable hand/eye coordination to operate welding equipment; foot/eye coordination for driving equipment and vehicles; vision to read manuals, specifications and equipment gauges; speech communications and hearing to give and receive technical information and instructions.
Work Environment: Works in an automotive shop with considerable exposure to dust, noise and fumes related to automotive repair.
Equipment Used: Tools and equipment related to automotive/vehicle repair. Standard business and professional equipment and tools including computers tools and equipment related to automotive/vehicle repair. Drives equipment and vehicles in and out of the shop.

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For Veterans points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                           
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.
 
Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug-free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, Employment References, and Education Verification:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.  Submittal of official transcripts of the most relevant/highest level of education listed on the application.

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