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City of Greenville
City of Greenville

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time

$36,046.40 - $53,164.80 Annually


206 S. Main Street - Greenville, SC

Job Type

Full Time



Job Number




Brief Description

Job Summary
Under regular direction and in compliance with standard operating procedures and policies, performs preventative maintenance and basic repair of small engine equipment and tools to maximize production and efficiency of the Parks and Grounds division. Provides hands-on training, technical support, and assistance with the basic repairs, preventative maintenance and records on all equipment resources. Coordinates with division supervisors in the utilization of equipment resources by field crews. Maintains the inventory, asset, and service reports of all division supplies, materials, motorized and non-motorized equipment. Coordinates the utilization and ensures the safe operation of all facility motorized and non-motorized equipment. Performs all field repairs, pick-ups, and replacements of division and City resources to support field crew operations. Coordinates with the division, other City departments, and outside vendors to accomplish special work requests. Fabricates, builds, and produces a wide variety of wood and metal special equipment, items, and products. Researches requests for equipment, supplies, and specialty products and materials. Oversees the Parks & Grounds shop to include maintaining inventory and ensuring a clean work space. Assists during storm clean up and weather-related events, as well as with the setup, tear down, and clean-up of special events.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Repair & Service Equipment: Perform small engine gasoline and diesel equipment repair and preventative maintenance. Work with local equipment dealers as well as Fleet Services division to be familiar with parts and components of engines, as well as the tools to fix them. Utilize electronic diagnostic equipment and small hand tools to provide exact precision on part placement. Provide on call equipment service including changing and repairing tires and jumping starting equipment as needed. Deliver requested equipment, tools, etc to job sites as necessary. Provide arc welding, metal grinding, band saw or torch cutting of city equipment and parts as needed to provide the appropriate repairs. Add additional safety lighting and/or maintain safety components of the equipment during preventative maintenance service or routine inspection. 50%

Purchase Parts & Equipment & Maintain Inventory: Work with vendors to provide parts necessary to keep equipment operating efficiently. Conduct salvage of parts that can be reused from out-of-service or dead-lined equipment. Maintain an electronic parts usage list for replacement orders. Conduct visual inspection of tire and spare rim inventory. Maintain use of parts catalogs (paper, software, or web based). Purchase and pick-up items from various vendors. Maintain service history and reports on asset equipment. Determine replacement times based on usage and age of equipment. Interact with management and provide replacement suggestions. Dispose of outdated equipment following City policy, to include listing on online auction sites. Organize shop inventory seasonally. 30%

Perform Department Requests & Deliveries: Pick-up and deliver department vehicles and/or personnel. Load and/or unload supplies (by hand or fork lift truck). Coordinate placement of deliveries with appropriate personnel. Provide temporary basic office support in the absence of an administrative staff member. 10%

Assist with Special Projects & Events: Plan and purchase necessary supplies for special projects. Utilize wood working tools (hand held and electric) to build and/or fix park equipment and related amenities. Pick up and deliver supplies for special events. Set up, tear down, and clean up at special events. Unload and store equipment and supplies used at special events. 5%

Perform Equipment Safety Training: In coordination with division supervisors and department management, assist in training employees on safe operation practices, repair needs, and proper preventive maintenance of small engine equipment. Maintain up to date knowledge of equipment and tool safety standards. 5%

Perform other duties as assigned.


Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over four years of experience maintaining and repairing small engine equipment.
Completion of in-house forklift training within 6 months of hire.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience working at a registered equipment dealer.
Experience operating a forklift.
Small Engine or Diesel Mechanic training through technical school program and/or certificate (e.g. outdoor power equipment certification).

Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.

Performance Requirements
Knowledge of:
Landscape and turf maintenance machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
The use of pressure gauges and vacuum pumps as they apply to the diagnosis of small engine performance issues.
The use of feeler gauges to adjust valves, magnetos and spark plug gaps.
Proper preventative maintenance measures as outlined by the manufacturer.

Ability to:
Read, comprehend, and follow equipment manuals and safety procedures.
Communicate maintenance requirements to outside vendors and contractors.
Write work reports and prepare emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Make mathematical calculations including fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement, and draw logical conclusions.
Work under pressure and with deadlines.
Problem solve in the use of equipment and material and in the application of techniques and procedures.
Work in inclement weather conditions including cold rain, wind, heat, snow, sleet, etc.
Use hand tools, air tools, large and small mowers, tractors, backhoes, front end loaders, dump trucks, electric tools, testing gauges, measuring tools, jacks, stands, fork lift truck, equipment lifts, pick- up truck, press, electric tools, pressure washer, engraver, lockout tags, radios, tensioning equipment, lubricant equipment, hydraulic hoses and air compressor.
Utilize specialized software and systems to include equipment diagnostic software, time keeping system, and work order system.
Operate general office equipment to include scanner, printer, copier, telephone, and computer with Microsoft Office Suite.

Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Shop and Outdoors.

Protective Equipment Required: Steel toe safety shoes, class two and three SCDOT safety vest, safety glasses, chainsaw safety chaps, hard hat, hearing protection, safety gloves, welding apparel, and PPE for specific jobs such as chemicals and painting.

Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to respiratory hazards and noise and vibration. Weekly exposure to physical hazards (e.g., dangerous machinery). Seasonal exposure to extreme temperatures and wetness and/or humidity.

Physical Demands: Constantly requires hearing, vision, and handling/grasping. Frequently requires talking, carrying, fine dexterity, lifting, bending, crouching and stooping, balancing, standing, and walking. Occasionally requires pushing/pulling, reaching, twisting, climbing, kneeling, sitting, and foot controls. Heavy strength demands require exerting up to 20 pounds constantly and 20-100 occasionally.

Mental Demands: Frequently requires tedious or exacting work and working in a noisy distracting environment. Occasionally requires time pressures, frequent change of tasks, and working closely with others as part of a team.

Americans with Disabilities Act Compliance
The City of Greenville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential job duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions. Prospective and current employees should contact Human Resources to request an ADA accommodation.

The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

The City of Greenville offers a comprehensive and affordable benefits package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit the needs of our employees and their families. View more details about these benefits here: City of Greenville Employee Benefits.


The City offers the following health insurance options to eligible employees:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Term Life
  • Employee Supplemental Life
  • Spouse Term Life
  • Child Term Life
  • Short Term Disability (STD)
  • Long Term Disability (LTD)
  • Voluntary Benefits (Critical Illness, Accident, Hospital Care, etc.)
All health insurance coverage is effective the first of the month following the employees hire date except for LTD which is effective the 91st day following date of hire.

  • General Leave is earned/accrued biweekly by all regular, full-time and permanent part-time employees as a percentage of normal work hours.
  • The City of Greenville observes 11 paid holidays.
The City is a member of the South Carolina State (SCRS) and Police Officers (PORS) defined benefit Retirement Systems.

  • Employee Recognition & Awards Program (ER&A)
  • Employee Service Awards
  • Longevity Bonus
  • Worker`s Compensation
  • Deferred Compensation
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

City of Greenville (SC)

206 S. Main St

Greenville, South Carolina, 29601



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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
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