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Shop Helper

at City of Fort Collins

Posted: 2/1/2020
Job Reference #: 2183
Categories: Other/General
Keywords: parking

Job Description

POSITION TITLE: Shop Helper (Hourly)
REQUISITION #: req2183
DEPARTMENT: Operation Services
LOCATION: Fleet Services Facility
HOURLY RATE: $12.00/hr
SELECTION PROCESS: open until filled
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer motor vehicle check, drug test (within 48 hrs of offer), criminal background check and physical exam required.

SUMMARY: Cleans fuels, delivers pool cars, and shifts City vehicles. Performs minor vehicle and equipment repairs. Cleans and maintains shop appearance.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position and are not intended to be all inclusive.

  • Maintains shop appearance.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to maintain parking lots, sidewalks and driveways.
  • Performs custodial duties such as cleaning shop, sweeping, scrubbing floors and emptying trash and recyclables.
  • Delivers City vehicles to outside vendors.
  • Inspects vehicles in pool.
  • Performs minor maintenance such as tire repairs, checking fluids, and fueling.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is not responsible for the supervision of regular City employees.

QUALIFICATIONS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the necessary functions of this position.


  • Ability to operate and maintain vehicles and equipment such as snowplow and forklift.
  • Basic math skills.
  • Ability to successfully pass the Department of Transportation (DOT) mandated physical examination or possess a valid medical certification card; and pass the controlled substance/alcohol tests on a random basis.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or GED; one to two years related experience in vehicle and equipment maintenance; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Take out experience needed

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak and communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with supervisors, coworkers, customers and citizens.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.


  • Valid driver’s license.
  • Ability to pass pre-employment fit for duty test.
  • Submit to Pre-employment Drug and Alcohol testing.
  • Submit to random Drug and Alcohol screening.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee would encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

Notice Regarding Medical and/or Recreational Marijuana Use: Because the possession and use of marijuana,

whether for medical use or otherwise, constitutes a federal offense and because the City is a drug free workplace, the City will not accommodate the medical

use of marijuana and enforces written policy prohibiting working for the City while marijuana is in the body. The fact that state law recognizes medical marijuana as a prescribed, or otherwise permitted, medication does not alter or otherwise change this policy. The City of Fort Collins is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this City policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality.


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