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Mechanic - Town of Kennebunk

Start Date: June 12, 2024 | End Date: September 02, 2024
County: York County
Job Type: Public Works

The Town of Kennebunk’s Public Services Division is seeking a full-time Mechanic. The Mechanic repairs and maintains all Public Services heavy equipment, trucks, and other municipal automotive, construction, and related equipment.  Duties require performing various difficult repair tasks such as diagnosing complex equipment and fabrication malfunctions. The Mechanic may be utilized for winter maintenance duties as required. During winter and emergency events, the Mechanic is expected to work long hours that includes holidays and weekends.

As a CDL holder, the Mechanic is subject to random drug and alcohol testing as described in the Town of Kennebunk Drug and Alcohol Testing policy.

View the Job Description (PDF).

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Position Requirements

  1. Graduation from a technical college or university with a degree in Mechanics or a closely related field;
  2. Valid motor vehicle driver’s license with a Class A Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) or the ability to acquire a Class A Driver’s License within a specific time period determined by the Public Services Director required;
  3. Work experience in the maintenance and repairs of heavy and light equipment required;
  4. Work experience in diagnosing equipment and fabrication malfunctions preferred;
  5. Current inspection license for vehicle and heavy trucks preferred, or the ability to attain the inspection license within 6 months of employment required; or
  6. Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Additionally, the successful candidate must have their own set of Mechanic’s Tools and be prepared to use them on the job and store them at the Public Services Facility.


Pay & Benefits

This is an hourly, non-exempt, union position with a starting pay of $35.56/hour as prescribed by the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

The Town promotes a work/life balance through its wellness opportunities, paid time off, and leave policies to support employees’ varying needs. Offerings include:

  • Health Insurance (supplemented by 100% Town paid HRA) or Health Opt-Out Buyout (payment for having outside health coverage)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Short-term disability (income protection)
  • Retirement (MainePERS or MissionSquare 401a, & an optional 457 deferred compensation plan)
  • 13 paid holidays per year
  • Four weeks of Town paid parental leave
  • Paid time off including 3 weeks of vacation in your first year, 12 sick days per year, and on date of hire you have 2 personal days and 1 floating holiday to use when you choose

Where applicable, coverage is offered at the single, employee/spouse or domestic partner, and family levels. View the Employee Benefits Summary on the Town’s website.


How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, resume and employment application to meet application requirements. Please submit the application and any supplemental materials online through the Town’s Career Portal

Paper copies of the employment application are available upon request. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact Human Resources via email to or call (207) 604-1382. 

The First review of applications will be Monday, July 8, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Equal Opportunity Employer Statements

The Town of Kennebunk is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion.  As a service organization, we recognize that our most valuable asset is our employees.  We encourage our employees to embrace and share their life experiences, inventiveness, innovation, self-expression, and unique capabilities so that we may all better understand and learn from each other.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, the Town of Kennebunk shall employ, upgrade, and promote the best qualified person(s) who are available at the salary level established for the position, without discrimination as to race, religion, age, sex, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation (including gender identity and expression), national origin or ancestry, marital status, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, color, political affiliation, whistleblower activity, or any other status protected by law.

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