Applying To: Fleet Maintenance Technician I (Automotive Mechanic Helper)

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Dear applicants, in order to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the Recruitment and Examination Section is suspending all written tests, performance tests and oral interviews until further notice. These examination components are being replaced with experience and training evaluations, which do not require physical contact. Please fully describe all of your qualifying education, training and experience on your applications. Thank you. The safety of all of our staff and applicants is our priority as we continue with our efforts to conduct merit based testing for staffing the City's Civil Service.


  • Minimum: $33,774.00
  • Maximum: $48,438.00

Applicants with ASE 'Master Automobile Technician" certification through the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence will be paid a minimum annual salary of $37,466.  Proof of certification must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

Nature of Work

Incumbents in this position perform preventative maintenance duties and repair of automotive equipment and vehicles.  Duties include assisting automotive mechanics and heavy equipment mechanics in complete engine, transmission, differential, brakes, clutch, hydraulic and other overhaul and repairs. 

For an additional description of this position, please refer to the classification specification for Fleet Maintenance Technician I

Minimum Qualifications

Successful completion of a recognized trade school or junior college program in automotive technology.  OR two years of recent full-time paid experience in the repair and maintenance of automotive equipment and vehicles.  OR, an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  Must be able to operate manual and automatic transmission vehicles.  Must furnish own set of tools.

Proof of qualifying educational achievement must be submitted with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.

License:  Please note type of license, number, class and expiration date on the Employment Application.  Applicants who do not possess a Missouri driver's license will be required to present a "Driving Record Check" from their State's Department of Motor Vehicles.  Applicants who do not possess a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) (Class B) must obtain said license by completion of the working test period.  Incumbents must maintain the CDL while employed by the City of St Louis.

When completing the Employment Application, please be as thorough as possible when describing your experience, training and education.  Resumes will not be accepted as a substitute to a fully completed application.  Include reasons for changes in employers and any gaps in employment.  Incomplete and/or carelessly completed applications will not be considered.

MEDICAL:  The pre-employment medical exam will include a drug screen and subsequent random drug and alcohol testing will be conducted in accordance with D.O.T. regulations.

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE POINTS:  To be eligible for veteran's preference points, the applicant must submit a copy of his/her DD 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty with the Employment Application or at the time of the Oral Interview.  The Director of Personnel may, in his discretion, accept alternate documentation.

LAST DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  Applications will be accepted until a sufficient number are received to fill anticipated vacancies.  Please submit application as soon as possible.  Applications can be submitted on the Internet.  Visit the City web site at

Examination Components and Their Weights

  • Oral Interview: 100%
  • Character Investigation: Pass/Fail
  • Medical Examination: Pass/Fail
  • No waiver of the Residency Requirement will be granted.

    O.C. 2971
    July 23, 2019
    Reopened 09/24/19
    3261-31T (No Wav)

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