Employment Opportunity

Mechanic Helper

Title:                       Mechanic  Helper        
Location:                Department of Public Works
No. of Positions:     1

Opening Date:        August 1, 2018
Closing Date:          August 10, 2018
Under direction, performs varied mechanical work involved in the inspection, repair, maintenance, fabricating and servicing all vehicles and equipment utilized in the Borough, including, but not limited to, police vehicles, fire apparatus, light, medium and heavy-duty trucks, including diesel, street sweepers, loaders, tractors, plows, salt spreaders, mowers and saws.   

Candidates must have the ability to perform highly skilled and complex mechanical repairs on all vehicles and equipment identified herein. Candidates must be able to identify mechanical problems as described by drivers and be able to use testing equipment to locate, identify and repair said problems.  Candidates must have the ability to disassemble and rebuild components; align and balance wheels; repair steering and suspension systems; overhaul and repair electrical systems and components; weld broken parts and structural members; overhaul, rebuild, repair and service diesel, gasoline and other types of combustion engines; and align and replace brake systems. Candidates must be able to engage in heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, in all weather and working conditions.  

Applicants must have successfully completed one year of training in automotive technology at an accredited community college or vocational school and have at least two years of varied experience in the maintenance and repair of various types of motor vehicles and construction equipment.  Applicants are required to possess minimum Class B NJ CDL license with Air Brake endorsement.  Candidates may be required to obtain a valid certification as an Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technician, Emissions Repairer Technician, Motor Vehicle Inspector and/or obtain ASE Certification in Suspension and Steering, Brake Repairs, Engine Repair A-1 and/or Engine Performance A-8.  Applicants must be legally permitted to work in the United States and 18 years of age or older.  Applications can be obtained in Borough Hall or send resume with salary history to Bryan A. Russell, Borough Administrator, 210 Chestnut Street, Roselle, NJ  07203 or to

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