Vehicle Mechanic Employment Announcement

Full-Time/Union Position
Gettysburg Borough Seal
Gettysburg Borough Seal

The Borough of Gettysburg is seeking qualified candidates for the open posiiton of vehicle mechanic. This is a full-time Union posiiton. Starting wage is $19.75 per hour with the potential for a higher salary dependent upon specialty pay as determined by skill set(s). The position is subject to annual salary increases with an excellent benefits package - which includes medical insurance, vision care coverage, dental insurance, life insurance, defined benefit pension plan (100% employer funded), uniform allowance, 457B optional pension plan, optional supplemental insurance coverages, paid sick leave, 13 paid holidays, 4 paid personal days, and two weeks paid vacation in your first year (escalates with longevity).

Please click here to be directed to the employment application. Submit the employemnt application and any supporting materials/credentials by email by simply clicking the following link to:

Sara Stull
Borough Secretary

or mail/deliver application to:

Borough of Gettysburg
c/o Sara Stull
Borough Secretary
59 East High Street
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Phone inquiries should be directed to (717) 334-1160 ext. 240

Deadline for Applications is 5 PM Friday, July 20, 2018.
First review of candidates will occur on July 13th with interviews being scheduled the weeks of July 16th, 23rd, and 30th.


This position is skilled mechanical work involving the maintenance and repair of the Borough’s gasoline and diesel powered equipment.

The employee in the class/grade performs complex repair work on Borough automobiles, trucks, and highway maintenance equipment. Work includes diagnosis of vehicle problems to determine whether needed repairs should be done in-house. Work is performed on engines, drive trains, bodies and fenders, electrical systems, pneumatic and hydraulic attachments, and small engine repair.

Work is performed under a variety of conditions which at times requires strenuous physical effort and exposure to uncomfortable working conditions. Work is normally assigned by the department manager and in accordance with established rules and regulations. In the absence of the department director, the employee uses independent judgement for scheduling and completing repairs. Repair projects are checked upon completion or by reports of satisfactory operation from operators.

In the absence of higher level drivers and operators, the employee may occasionally be required to drive trucks or operate heavy equipment.

The majority of repairs are completed in the Borough’s highway maintenance/storage building, but the employee may be required to complete repairs in the field, if necessary.

Employee has contact with other Borough Departments to resolve problems and with the public for the purpose of relaying factual information or explaining simple procedures.

This is a full-time position with a regular daily work schedule. Work may be performed during regular business hours, and/or at other times as may be necessary due to construction schedules and emergencies. Additionally, this is a Union position subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) between the Borough of Gettysburg and Teamsters Local Union 776.


  • Tunes and overhauls gasoline and diesel engines on cars, trucks, and other maintenance equipment.
  • Performs state safety inspections according to applicable state laws.
  • Performs routine preventive maintenance and minor repairs to equipment such as tractors, mowers, trimmers, saws, power tools, etc.
  • Repairs and replaces clutches, brakes, pumps, transmissions, tires, and other vehicle parts.
  • Repairs and replaces hydraulic hoses, cylinders, and associated parts and equipment.
  • Cleans, washes, and lubricates vehicles.
  • Tests and diagnoses malfunctioning equipment to determine needed repairs.
  • Road tests completed repair jobs for proper operation.
  • Instructs operators and drivers on proper operation and routine maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
  • Compiles vehicle maintenance records.
  • Inventories, maintains, and secures tools, parts, and supplies.
  • Requisitions necessary parts and supplies.
  • Assists skilled tradesmen in major repair and maintenance work.
  • Performs other duties, including those other classifications (higher and lower) as assigned and/or as conditions warrant. Observes rules and practices on quality of work, personal conduct, and safe, effective and courteous service to the public and coworkers.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Department Director or Foreman, or their designee in their absence.

NOTE: This employee may from time-to-time be assigned to other departments for maintenance work, and that hours may vary according to work requirements including nights and weekends.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSA’s)

  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices of the automotive mechanic trade.
  • Knowledge of the principles of operation and construction of internal combustion engines.
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and practices used in the operation and repair of small tools and power equipment.
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions required in mechanical work.
  • Skill in locating and correcting defects in motorized equipment.
  • Skill in the use and care of tools used in repair of motorized equipment.
  • Ability to drive a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to perform tasks requiring a mechanical aptitude.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Sufficient physical ability and freedom from disabling defects to work for prolonged periods while standing on feet, laying on back, reaching, to lift heavy objects up to 100 pounds, to operate power tools, and work under adverse weather conditions.

Training and Experience Required

  • Completion of high school or its equivalent.
  • Willingness to perform work of a physical nature.
  • Possession of a valid Class A Pennsylvania vehicle operator’s license.
  • Possession of a valid CDL Class B Pennsylvania vehicle operator’s license.
    • CDL Class A is preferred.
  • Possession of a valid Pennsylvania Vehicle Inspection License, Class 7 or higher.
  • The employee will be responsible for providing the required hand tools.
  • No record of felony conviction.
  • No record of DUI conviction.
  • Willingness to submit to a criminal background investigation and physical examination.