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Cedar Falls Utilities Garage Technician in Cedar Falls, Iowa


This is your opportunity to work in a new state-of-the-art facility for a local employer of choice. CFU is currently recruiting for a full-time Garage Technician to assist in managing CFU's current fleet of vehicles and equipment. This position performs skilled diagnostic and mechanical work in the maintenance, repair of automobiles, trucks, construction equipment and aerial devices typically found within public utilities organizations.

CFU takes pride in finding people that align with our core values of Customer Focus, Ethical & Responsible Behavior, Innovation, Teamwork and Personal Growth and actively want to help maintain our reputation of being a trusted provider of utility services. The Transportation Services department and Garage Technicians work under general supervision of the Maintenance Support Services assistant manager and have some independent discretion while performing mechanical duties.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Starting wage is based upon individual qualifications. Full position rate is $35.40/per hour once a candidate can successfully perform the essential job functions.

  • Non-commission, straight hourly based pay structure.

  • Typical work schedule is Monday-Friday 7:30am - 4:00pm. Must be willing to work occasional overtime when necessary and in the event of breakdowns of equipment or vehicles.

  • Full-time benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance.


  • Performs diagnosis, inspections, adjustments, repair and routine maintenance on all utility vehicles, equipment and tools, encompassing mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and air systems for gas, diesel and natural gas engines.

  • Ensures proper and safe operation of units as well as compliance with DOT rules and regulations. Follows safety procedures and precautions in the shop and when making repairs and adjustments to equipment on site.

  • Applicant must be able to fabricate special tools and equipment as required. May be required to repair or build speciality items for various project work from other departments of the utility.

  • Assists when needed in company/customer standby generator maintenance program.

  • Assists in keeping vehicle maintenance shop clean and organized.

  • Reads and understands operating, service and parts manuals, both digital and in print; Keeps current with EPA and hazardous waste disposal laws; Keeps records on all jobs and repair work.

  • Must be able to accurately diagnose complex problems utilizing available resources and execute repairs both in-shop and at times on the jobsite under considerable pressure.

  • Provides assistance to vehicle washers when needed; Performs miscellaneous duties as assigned.

  • Maintains a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner that promotes positive relations with those contacted in the course of work.



  • Graduation from an accredited high school, along with graduation from a vocational school is desirable with specialized training in mechanics.


  • A minimum of three years of experience in the following skills are desirable: medium to heavy duty truck maintenance and repair; utility equipment, construction and/or agricultural equipment repair.

  • Additional desirable professional skills: automotive, pneumatic systems, hydraulic systems and light industrial electrical repair.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Thorough mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance, computers and electronics and utility procedures as they apply to Vehicle Maintenance.

  • Ability to operate all CFU vehicles and equipment; skilled in use of the tools and repair equipment, including electronic and computer diagnostic equipment, welding equipment to make the necessary repairs; ability to work both independently and in a team environment; initiative and resourcefulness in handling vehicle repairs; keep abreast of current vehicle changes through educational resources; establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

  • Applicants must be able to supply their own professional grade hand tools to perform daily functions.


  • Required to possess and maintain a valid Iowa commercial driver's license (CDL) and meet CFU insurability requirements.

  • Forklift license is required.

  • Welding certification is preferred.

    Physical Tasks and Environmental Conditions:

    The physical demands described here are characteristic of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. The employee must occasionally lift at least 75 lbs up to 100 pounds, such as tires, and be alert to ergonomic hazards and possess the capability to work in difficult/awkward positions. Must be able to perform job duties in difficult or unpleasant weather conditions if required. This job requires a moderate activity level. Employee accommodations for physical or mental disabilities will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

    This position requires a pre-employment physical, including drug screen, hearing exam and a pulmonary lung function test, which is required for respirator use.

Job LocationsUS-IA-Cedar Falls

Posted Date1 month ago(6/22/2021 5:20 PM)

Job ID 2021-1180

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