Mechanic 1

Johnson City, TX, US, 78636

Position open until filled

Multiple positions in a variety of locations within our service territory. 

Minimum starting pay for this position is $28.08 per hour or commensurate with experience


Position Summary

This position is responsible for maintenance, repair, modification and accessory outfitting on all company vehicles and equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure that equipment is ready and available for use by inspecting, making repairs and testing vehicles
  • Complete vehicle inspections and preventive maintenance, i.e., engine tune ups, oil changes, tire rotation, wheel balancing and filter replacement
  • Coordinate and schedule vehicle maintenance work to the approved vendors
  • Manage parts inventory
  • Coordinate road service and vehicle recovery with approved vendors and contractors
  • Verify serviceability by conducting test drives, adjusting controls and systems
  • Comply with state vehicle requirements by testing engine, safety and combustion control standards
  • Maintain vehicle appearance by cleaning and washing
  • Maintain vehicle records by recording service and repairs
  • Maintain shop tools and equipment by following operating instructions, troubleshoot breakdowns, maintain supplies and perform preventive maintenance
  • Control maintenance and repair costs by using warranty, evaluating service and parts options
  • Recognize training needs and communicate them to the supervisor
  • Maintain supplies inventory by placing orders and verifying receipt of materials
  • Maintain awareness of changes that affect the mechanic industry



• Maintain the security of confidential information

• Stay abreast of advances in technology

• Demonstrate regular and prompt attendance

• Performs other related duties as necessary or assigned.



Supervisory and/or Leadership Responsibilities

Provide direction to fleet related contractors


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of using computer systems, which may include setting up and using hardware and software programs, entering data or processing information
  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer service
  • Skilled in time management
  • Skilled in managing changing priorities
  • Skilled in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with others
  • Skilled in operating power tools
  • Skilled in gas and diesel engine troubleshoot and repair, electrical installation, computer diagnosis and accessory installation on all classes of trucks and vehicles
  • Skilled in chassis components, i.e., troubleshooting and repairs (brakes, suspension, driveline, etc.) on all classes of trucks and vehicles
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Ability to listen and understand information verbally and in writing
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, analyze and resolve conflict and problems


Minimum Qualifications - (Education, Experience, Certification, & Licensing)

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Four years of directly related work experience
  • Obtain a valid Texas Class A CDL within first six months of employment
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Furnish basic hand tools up to 1”


Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This position is in a mobile field work environment and or shop work environment
  • The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions including wet and humid conditions
  • The employee may be required to work from ladders in confined spaces and occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; risk of electrical shock; toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud
  • The employee may be required to stand; reach with hands and arms, stoop and kneel
  • The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • The employee may be required to lift, carry, push, pull or move up to 100 pounds
  • The employee may be required to travel
  • The employee will routinely utilize personal protective equipment
  • The employee must be available for call out duty and participate in emergency restoration
  • Exempt employees receive a fixed bi-weekly salary to compensate them for all hours worked during each pay period
  • This position may be required to work more than 40 hours per week

This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of essential duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other duties that may be assigned based on the needs of the Cooperative.




Pedernales Electric Cooperative is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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