Maintenance Mechanic
Job Opportunity at City of Massillon

Posted on Dec 4


Location: Massillon, OH
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4147318

Massillon Civil Service Commission
City of Massillon, Ohio
Phone: (330) 830-1763
Fax: (330) 830-1764
Email: civser@massillonohio.com

Date of Issue Monday, December 4, 2017

Filing Date Deadline Thursday December 14, 2017 4:00 P. M.


The Massillon Civil Service Commission will conduct a competitive examination for the position of Maintenance Mechanic for the City of Massillon Street Department. The eligibility list established from this examination will be used to fill classified maintenance mechanic positions in the City of Massillon. This position pays $18.71 (entry level) per hour.                   

Day and date:Monday December 18, 2017, Check-in time 5:30 P.M.  Examination 6:00 P.M.

Location: The Massillon Recreation Center 505 Erie St. N, Massillon, Ohio 44646

Applications and a detailed Notice of Competitive Examination outlining minimum qualifications, filing of applications, scope of examination, bonus credit, accommodations, and other useful information are available Monday- Friday in the Civil Service Commission Office in the Municipal Government Annex Administration Building, 151 Lincoln Way E., Massillon, Ohio 44646 and on the Massillon City Website, under City Services (Civil Service Commission; job opportunities.)  Applicants must file a completed application in the Civil Service Commission Office no later than Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4:00 P.M. The City of Massillon is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

  1. High school diploma or GED, supplemented by one (1) year of general experience in the operation of and servicing of a variety of equipment, or an equivalent combination of experience and training.
  2. Must have a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) issued by the State of Ohio.
  1. Operates a street sweeper, road roller, dump truck, loader, heavy truck, crane truck, back hoe, bulldozer, wheel loader, grader engaged in cutting, light tractor, Snowplow, blacktop paving machine, or any other related automotive equipment.

  2. Services and makes minor repairs to assigned equipment with gas, diesel, oil and water; supervises and participates in installing traffic directional and safety signs, striping of streets and parking lots, marking of loading and safety Zones, keeps records and makes reports, will repair and or rebuild storm sewer catch basins.

  3. Operates trucks on road maintenance and construction work hauling cold patch, hot mix, gravel, and rocks; operates trucks and tractors in salting and plowing of streets, sidewalks, and city parking lots.

  4. May cut ditches, back filling excavations, operate power shovel in excavating for man holes and other underground facilities.

  5. Performs unskilled and semi-skilled labor work in connection with public works maintenance and construction activities and other departmental operations.


  1. Good knowledge of the principles of the operation and servicing of automotive equipment; good knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances, and regulations involved in equipment, knowledge of the occupational hazards and the proper safety precautions. Good knowledge of masonry work and brick laying.

  2. Ability to operate various types of motorized equipment according to the traffic laws and regulations; ability to understand and follow quickly and accurately oral and written instructions, ability to perform heavy manual labor for extended periods of time, often under adverse climatic conditions. Ability to lead a crew engaged in the performance of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks.

  3. Skill in operation and routine care of all automotive equipment


Application must be made on forms available from the Massillon City Website or the office of the Massillon Civil Service Commission, Municipal Government Annex Administration Building 151 Lincoln Way East (also known as the Huntington Bank Building and across the street from the Lincoln Theater), Massillon, Ohio 44646.

To be eligible, applicants must meet minimum qualifications and show they are a reliable worker and must be a United States citizen or have legally declared their intention to becoming a United States citizen. Applicants must have a high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED), and supplemented by courses in electricity and electronics. Applicants must successfully complete a background check prior to appointment. Completed application forms and bonus credit documentation must be filed in the Office of the Civil Service Commission before Thursday, December 14, 2017 at 4.00 p.m. with a $10.00 non-refundable filing fee in the form of a check or money order payable to the "City of Massillon." Cash, debit or credit cards will not be accepted.


The written examination will consist of questions in the subject areas of Mechanical Knowledge, Safety, Reading Comprehension, Understanding Instructions, and Mathematical Problem Solving.  There is a two-hour time limit to complete the examination. Applicants may be subject to further examination at the time of interview.

Use of battery powered non-printing calculators will be permitted.

Applicants attaining a minimum passing score of seventy percent (70%) on the written examination will be placed on an eligibility list ranked according to total score. Per Section 124.26 of the Ohio Revised Code, the eligibility list expires upon filling or closing of the position. An expired eligibility list may be used to fill a position of the same classification within the same appointing authority for which the list was created. But, in no event shall an expired list be used more than one (1) year past its expiration date.


Veteran's Preference: In accordance with Section 124.123 of the Ohio Revised Code, any applicant discharged from the uniformed services or transferred to the reserves with evidence of satisfactory service who is a resident of this state and any member of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio national guard, with more than one hundred eighty days (180) of active duty service pursuant to an executive order of the President of the United States or an act of the congress of the United States shall receive additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the total grade given awarded in the examination provided a passing grade is attained. A member in good standing of a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the Ohio National Guard, who successfully completes initial entry­ level training shall receive a credit of fifteen percent (15%) of the person's total grade given in the examination provided a passing grade is attained.

Applicants receiving credit for service in the uniformed services (active duty) shall not receive additional credit for service in a reserve component of the armed forces, including the Ohio National Guard. Applicants must file a certificate of service or Honorable Discharge (Form DD 214 - Long Version) to the Civil Service Commission at the time of application filing to be eligible for credit

Massillon City Residency: An additional credit of twenty percent (20%) of the person's total grade scored in the examination shall be given to applicants who have maintained a permanent residence within the boundaries of the City of Massillon for six (6) continuous months immediately prior to the date of the written examination. Applicants must submit proof of residency satisfactory to the Civil Service Commission at the time of application filing to receive credit. Documentation received after the filing dead line will not be considered for bonus credit.

Twenty percent (20%) is the maximum bonus credit attainable and credit will only be awarded when the minimum acceptable written examination score of seventy percent {70%) is achieved.


Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, gender, religion, national origin, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit factor.  The City of Massillon is a drug-free workplace.


Applicants qualified to take the examination will be admitted to the test site upon presentation of their Driver's License or other valid photo-identification card acceptable to the examiners. Applicants unable to present acceptable photo identification will not be examined.


Cell phones, pagers, wristwatch alarms and other electronic devices with audible tones are prohibited during the examination and violators are subject to dismissal from the examination.


Elaine M Campbell, Chairperson; Tony Townsend, Secretary; and Margaret Elum, Assistant Secretary

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