- Type:Full Time
- Posted Date:04/15/2020 6:00 PM
NATURE OF WORK
This is skilled work at the non- exempt journey work level in the maintenance and major repair of a broad range of difficult technical work in the service, diagnosis and repair to a variety of automotive, specialized and heavy construction equipment, gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment and components and ancillary equipment of varying makes and models. Employees are expected to plan their work and make decisions within established policies and procedures. This class is distinguished from Fleet Mechanic Assistant by a broader scope of duties related to diesel and heavy equipment such as the complete repair and overhaul of graders, bulldozers, cranes, and generators. An employee in this class may direct the work of automotive or unskilled workers.
EXAMPLES OF WORK
• Performs preventive maintenance, repairs and complete major overhauls and repairs on automobiles, light trucks, specialized equipment and heavy trucks including engines, brakes, air conditioning systems, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials and rear axle assemblies.
• Tunes engines using standard, modern testing equipment.
• Responds to emergency road calls involving disabled District equipment; makes repairs or has vehicle towed to Fleet Management shop.
• Troubleshoot, test, diagnose, adjust, repair and service a variety of equipment including but not limited to cats, medium and heavy duty trucks, heavy equipment, rubber tires, tractors, gradalls, graders, loaders, large mowing attachments, trailers,
• Repairs or overhauls chassis units including engines, brake systems, transmissions, air conditioning systems, differentials, front and rear axles, and hydraulic systems.
• Removes repairs and reinstalls engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches and steering assemblies.
• Operates heavy equipment on an occasional basis.
• Use hand and peer tools and hoists
• Order parts as needed
• Provide input in areas of certifications for new and replacement tools equipment and refurbishes existing equipment, as requested
• Ability to use personal computer and associated fleet software
• Perform preventative maintenance as required
• Develop and implement a preventative maintenance program
• Provide input for inventory control
• Check for accuracy and quality work performance of subordinates
• Performs related work as required.
• Continuous and on-going departmental projects and cross-training.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to engage in the following activities: sitting, standing, walking, climbing, crouching, crawling, stooping, kneeling or balancing; reaching with arms; using hands and fingers to handle, feel, or operate objects, tools or controls; talking, hearing and smelling and must have the ability to lift and or move up to 80 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this position, the employee mainly works outdoors, near machinery, or in high precarious places. The employee will likely be exposed to wet/humid/hot/cold weather conditions. The employee will occasionally be exposed to fumes, airborne particles, chemicals, vibration and other potential hazards associated with the maintenance and/or construction of roads and drainage works and sign installation or construction. The noise level in the work environment is normally quiet to moderate, but can be high under certain circumstances.
MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
• High School diploma or equivalent.
• Five (5) years experience as an automotive or heavy equipment mechanic, with at least one (1) year experience performing repairs to heavy diesel equipment; or any equivalent combination of related training and experience.
• Considerable knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and equipment in the automotive mechanical trade.
• Comprehensive knowledge of the construction, design, repair and adjustment of a wide variety of specialized medium/heavy duty trucks and equipment, pumps and apparatus
• Thorough knowledge of the usual types of tools and equipment, as well as specialized tools, gauges, machinery and analyzing equipment used in the repair, servicing and maintenance of gas and diesel driven equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of the principles of gasoline and diesel engine operation.
• Considerable knowledge of the mechanical repair of automotive or landscaping equipment.
• Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
• Skill in diagnosing and correcting defects in equipment and mechanisms.
• Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
• Ability to analyze mechanical problems and make necessary repairs.
• Ability to follow oral and written instructions and to keep accurate and timely records of repair and service operations
• May be required to obtain an A, B, or C class Commercial Driver's License depending on the type and weight of motor equipment which may be operated.
• Pre-Employment Screening (i.e., Drug Test, Driver’s License, etc.)
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