Portage Lakes Career Center


Heavy Duty Automotive Mechanic



Wage Information
Employment with the City of Canton comes with a full array of benefits. We offer comprehensive health insurance, paid vacations, paid holidays, a retirement plan, sick time, and personal holidays.

Starting hourly rate could be as high as $25.41 depending on experience, plus an extra $.50/hour if possess a CDL.

Salary range: $21.26 – $27.98

Applicants must apply on line at governmentjobs.com. Applicants must submit a copy of their valid driver’s license and any other documents pertinent to this position with their application.

This is an open examination. To be eligible for this examination applicants must be a U.S. Citizen or have legally declared their intention of becoming a U.S. Citizen.

*ANNOUNCEMENT: If you do not currently have your CDL, the City will pay for the training needed in order to obtain it.*

Job Description
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Removes and installs complete diesel and gasoline-powered engines, clutches, automatic and standard transmission, and/or all other component parts; does related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: Requires a thorough knowledge of auto repair in order to perform the duties of a heavy-duty automotive mechanic; may exercise supervision over other automotive mechanics; must be in excellent physical condition.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: Diagnoses all mechanical and operating difficulties of vehicles; repairs defects; replaces worn or broken parts; makes proper adjustments to maintain the vehicles in proper operating condition; repairs and/or replaces all electrical equipment such as generators, starters, replace or repair hydraulic systems including pumps, valves and cylinders, wiring for all systems that make the vehicle operate properly; conducts road tests of vehicles after repairs noting performance of engine, automatic transmissions, brakes and all other component parts, with the repairs and safety factors checked to satisfaction; operates standard testing equipment used in modern garages; removes, disassembles, reassembles and install entire engines; rear-end assemblies and brake systems; straightens and welds broken parts when required; makes road calls for emergency repairs; makes necessary and required inspections.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES: As a heavy-duty auto mechanic, they must be able to repair all types of equipment owned and operated by the City of Canton; shall have a thorough knowledge of trucks, loaders, pumps, street sweepers, and all types of heavy duty and automotive equipment and must be able to perform all the duties required of a heavy-duty automotive repairman; must be in excellent physical condition. Must be proficient in the use of state-of-the-art tools.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: A Heavy Equipment Mechanic must have (3 years) working experience as a heavy-duty equipment and truck mechanic with a background in diesel and hydraulics; graduation from high school; have tools of his trade; any equivalent combination of experience and training providing the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Must be willing to attend training schools when requested to do so.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Must possess a valid Class B Commercial Driver’s License, within two (2) years of the date of hire. Must remain up to date with new developments in the automotive repair field.

Testing Information

All applicants should receive an email from noreply@governmentjobs.com confirming that their application was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Civil Service at jobs@cantonohio.gov to confirm that your application went through.

Your name will be placed on a list of eligible candidates upon receiving a passing score. Once the list has been established, your name will remain on the list for a period of one (1) year.

As provided in ORC 124.23C, any person who has completed service in the uniformed services, who have been honorably discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service, and who is an Ohio resident and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who has completed more than 180 days of active duty service pursuant to an executive order of the President of the United States or an act of Congress of the United States may file with the director a certificate of service or honorable discharge (DD-214 – Long version), and upon this filing, the person shall receive an additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.

A member in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes the member’s initial entry-level training shall receive a credit of fifteen percent (15%) of the person’s total grade given in the examination in which the person receives a passing grade.

Pursuant to Civil Service Rules applicants are hereby advised that the position of employment being examined for is subject to a drug test. Accordingly, eligibility is not considered final until drug testing has been successfully completed with a negative result.

Be advised that candidates may be subjected to a confidential background investigation, including, but not limited to, a criminal record check and a driving record check.

Reasonable accommodation in accordance with ADA Compliance will be made available upon request to those qualified applicants in need of it, in order to achieve the essential job functions as described above.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for appointment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, political affiliation, age, type of disability, or any other non-merit factor.


 Interested applicants can apply at: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cantonohio/jobs/3922138/heavy-duty-automotive-mechanic



Company Info

City of Canton, Division of Motor Vehicles

2436 30th Street NE
Building B
Canton, Ohio, 44705


Rachel A. Forchione, Director

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