Full-Time EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I
Under the supervision of the Fleet Superintendent performs unskilled and semi-skilled maintenance and repair work on automotive and wide variety of light, medium, and heavy equipment.
Example of Duties:
MAJOR DUTIES (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties which may be found in positions of this class.) Performs minor tune-ups on automotive and other mechanical equipment using appropriate test equipment. Performs oil changes, tire replacement, flat repairs on light trucks and cars. Diagnoses problems and replaces equipment parts such as tires, transmissions, rotors, brake pads, and light diagnostics. Operates welding equipment on a training basis to repair broken parts from automotive and other mechanized equipment. Responds to telephone and radio requests for emergency mechanical repair of department equipment in the field. Perform Inspection/Maintenance (IM) and State Safety inspections. Assists with Fleet Management program as directed. Assists other County personnel in their vehicle needs when instructed to do so by the fleet Superintendent or lead equipment repairer. Inspects, checks, maintains, services, cleans, and ensures that the Motor Pool is ready for daily operation under the direction of the fleet Superintendent. Performs other work as assigned.
Education and Experience:
Required education, training, and experience: A. Education: High School graduation or equivalent, AND B. Experience: Two year of experience in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavier equipment. OR Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities: A. Knowledge: Some knowledge of standard practices, methods, material, and tools used in equipment repair maintenance. B. Skills: Skill in servicing automotive and heavy construction equipment, must have good communications skills and be able to work with a wide variety of people. Must be able to learn quickly. Skill in the use of tools, materials, and test equipment. C. Abilities: Ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical defects and determine steps necessary to put equipment in proper operating condition; ability to follow standard safety practices and procedures common to equipment maintenance work; ability to follow written and verbal instructions; ability to recognize and report faulty and abnormally functioning equipment; ability to read and communicate effectively verbally and in writing; ability to keep accurate records; ability to establish good working relations with other employees and other agencies and the general public.
Must possess or be able to obtain within six months of date of hire a valid Utah State Inspection License and a Weber County Inspection/Maintenance (IM) License. Must possess or be able to possess a valid Utah Class B license(CDL); must be on call 24 hours per day.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone; mobile or portable radio.
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 is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and smell. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and vibration. The employee occasionally works in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Ninety percent of the work is performed out of doors.