Wayne County Government
  • Department of Public Services DPS - OC
  • Detroit, MI, USA
  • 45,969
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Retirement, Health, PTO

About the Job:
Equipment Repair Specialists work under general supervision in the Equipment Division of the Department of Public Services. These employees perform a wide variety of mechanical repair and maintenance work that may include the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy equipment, heavy trucks, pumps and compressors. The assignments for this classification may be either oral or written accompanied by penciled sketches. Employees must be able to read and understand equipment repair manuals. Equipment Repair Specialists may be required to operate motor vehicles or other equipment as necessary for the performance of assignments and/or for testing purposes.

At the time of application and appointment, applicants must have:

  • • Certification in five (5) Automobile or Heavy Truck Mechanic licensing areas (State of Michigan and/or A.S.E. only); AND
  • • At least two (2) years full-time paid experience (NO PART-TIME EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED) in the repair and maintenance of a variety of automobiles and heavy equipment. Training at a certified technical school which provides in-class, hands-on training may be counted as experience; AND


Appointees within five (5) months of service must become certified as a Master Mechanic (State of Michigan and/or A.S.E. only). If the certification is not obtained, the employee will be removed from the Equipment Repair Specialist position pursuant to the Department of Personnel/Human Resources and Department of Public Services procedures. Persons employed in this position must maintain Master Mechanic certification for the duration of their employment.



Types of Tests:

An Oral Information test (60%) will be administered covering knowledge of diagnosis, repairs and maintenance of automotive, heavy equipment, mechanical equipment and other related areas. A Personal qualifications Interview will be rated at (40%). A Physical Agility/Performance test will administered on a pass/fail basis.

Purpose: The purpose of this examination is to establish an eligible list from which to fill present and future vacancies. The eligible list will remain in effect for six (6) months, but may be extended. This is a continuous examination and ranking on the eligible list will be subject to change as names are added to and removed from the list. 

Pay Rate and Fringe Benefits: Appointments will usually be made at the minimum rate with annual increases where applicable. Payment is on a bi-weekly basis. Employees receive liberal fringe benefits, which include vacation pay, sick leave pay, health care insurance, optical, dental, long term disability, life insurance and a retirement plan. 

Investigation and Probationary Period: An investigation of character and past employment will be conducted. Appointees must satisfactorily complete a probationary period before the appointment will be considered permanent, in accordance with the provisions of the collective bargaining agreements. 

Veteran's Preference: Honorably discharged war veterans who receive passing grades on examinations will have ten (10) points added to their final earned examination scores and those who have a service connected disability will have five (5) points added to their score, for a possible total of fifteen (15) additional points. Requests for and proof of eligibility must be submitted at the time of the examination. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: The County of Wayne is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, marital status, height, weight, arrest record or disability. 

Accommodations for the Disabled: A disabled person needing accommodation in connection with a job application or to participate in the examination process must notify the Department of Personnel/Human Resources. A reasonable accommodation may also be required on the job to enable the individual to perform the essential job functions. Such accommodations will be evaluated at the time of appointment. Hearing or speech impaired persons using TDD's or similar devices may contact the Michigan Relay Center, toll free at (800) 649-3777 or 711 to communicate directly with the Department of Personnel/Human Resources during regular working hours. 

Appeal of Rejection: Persons denied permission to compete in an examination may make a written appeal to the Wayne County Civil Service Commission for a final decision. An appeal must be filed within twenty (20) days following the mailing of the rejection stating the basis on which the application should be accepted.


Review of Examination: A request to review an examination must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the notice of result of the examination is mailed. An appeal concerning the rating received must be made in writing within twenty (20) days after the review. An appeal must state the basis on which it is claimed that the rating is improper.

Retake Policy for this Examination: Applicants who fail any portion of this examination must wait 30 days before reapplying.

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