City of Lynn - Personnel Department
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Posting Date February 16, 2021
Department Department of Public Works
Job Title Mechanic (Motor Equipment Repair/Welder)
Civil Service Yes (Labor Service, Provisional)
Union Eligible Yes, AFSCME Local 193
Work Hours Monday-Friday 7 AM - 3 PM

1st Year: $25.39/hour
2nd Year: $25.88/hour
3rd Year: $26.26/hour

Duties and Qualifications


  • Perform skilled repair and maintenance of motor equipment. 
  • Inspect and troubleshoot gasoline and diesel internal combustion and engine-powered vehicles and other engine-powered equipment. 
  • Do tune-ups, repair electrical systems, adjust brakes and clutches, adjust or replace carburetors, do front end work such as wheel alignments. 
  • Remove and replace clutches and transmission, remove and disassemble diesel and gasoline engines. 
  • Replace faulty or worn parts, grind valves, and perform engine overhauls.
  • Perform auto bodywork and related welding and metal working duties.
  • Knowledge of 2 and 4 cycle engines plus repair and maintenance. 
  • Repair and maintain grass cutting and snow and ice equipment. 
  • May also perform preventative maintenance tasks, such as, lubrication and replacement of oil filters and other similar duties. 
  • Perform other duties as need, such as, irrigation and sprinkler repairs.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


Ability to perform above mentioned work; also, possess a Massachusetts Commercial Driver’s License and Massachusetts Hoisting License through the Engineering Division of the Office of Public Safety and Inspection properly executed for all equipment used by the DPW. Pre-certification of mechanical experience requested. Bilingual/bicultural applicants strongly encouraged to apply. City residency required within six months of hire.

How To Apply

Completed application can be submitted via regular post, e-mail (, or via the City Hall dropbox at the Johnson Street entrance.

If you have any questions about the application process or need assistance,
please call (781) 586-6884 or email us at

If submitting via e-mail, please include the “JOB TITLE” in the subject line.
Applications must be submitted by the deadline below, or you will not be considered.

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Job Title
“DPW Mechanic”
Closing Date

Monday, March 1, 2021


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The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer
The City of Lynn is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee, and is subject to change by the employer, as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
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