City mechanic Mick McCoy has been chosen as Marysville's employee of the quarter.

City mechanic Mick McCoy has been chosen as Marysville's employee of the quarter.

As the city mechanic, McCoy is responsible for the preventative maintenance and mechanical repairs for more than 150 pieces of city-owned equipment, vehicles and trucks, according to city administrator Jillian Froment. In addition, McCoy is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to assist all departments and divisions including emergency repairs to police and fire division vehicles, as well as keeping the city's snow plow fleet in service by repairing broken plows and hydraulic hoses, according to Froment.

"During this most recent quarter, Mick was tremendously busy keeping the fire division's critical safety equipment in service and acting as our own body shop to make collision repairs to the police division K-9 patrol vehicle," Froment wrote in McCoy's recommendation. "Mick was able to salvage enough parts from an old inoperable cruiser and had the K-9 cruiser back in service within a week at almost no cost to our city. Mick also assisted or performed the work on three other police cruisers during this past quarter that either had body damage or serious engine problems. He was instrumental in getting these cruisers back in service in a timely and cost saving manner."

Froment said McCoy is a vital asset for his ability to think on his feet.

"Mick has the ability to quickly analyze the problem and resolve it in a creative way that saves both down time and repair funds," she wrote. "Mick also stays on top of new technology by attending training seminars for the fire safety equipment while also looking at new equipment specifications for saving fuel and operating costs on our entire city fleet of equipment and vehicles."

-- Lin Rice