This is skilled work at an advanced journey level in the repair and maintenance of automotive and heavy construction equipment. Work involves leading and giving work direction to mechanics engaged in heavy equipment repair. Work assignments are given in the form of repair orders and the employee use extensive independent judgment as to the method of repair. Work is reviewed through inspection in process and at completion of jobs.
- Leads and performs repair and overhaul of diesel and gasoline powered motors and related operating parts on heavy trucks, power shovels, tractors, air compressors, bulldozers, graders, sweepers, rollers, spreaders, and other construction equipment.
- Inspects, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts, valves, pistons, piston rings, bearing assemblies, cooling, ignition and fuel system parts;
- repairs and overhauls transmissions, clutches, differentials, front and rear end assemblies; repairs hydraulic systems, brake systems, and suspension parts.
- Performs work requiring the use of electric arc and acetylene welding equipment.
- Performs maintenance and repair work on light weight automotive equipment as required;
- Checks and repairs electrical systems.
- Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team.
- Performs related work as required.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INVOLVED:
Work is performed both inside and outside, mostly in a repair shop atmosphere. The incumbent is exposed to extreme temperatures; adverse weather conditions; and high noise levels. The incumbent is also exposed to hazards associated with chemicals, exhaust, gas, diesel, fumes, and dust. Protective equipment is required such as safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, shoes, uniforms, welding helmet, cutting goggles, and breathing masks.
Work involves heavy lifting and carrying of materials and parts; standing for extended periods of time bending over heavy equipment; working in confined spaces; and crawling under heavy equipment. Work also involves grasping high torque air impact tools; plus pushing and pulling on parts.
- High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency, including or supplemented by training in diesel and heavy equipment mechanics;
- Thorough experience in the repair of diesel and gasoline vehicles and equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates the following listed knowledge, skills, and abilities: Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair of light and heavy automotive equipment.
- Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of gasoline and of diesel engines.
- Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade. Ability to diagnose defects in automotive and diesel equipment. Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
- Skill in the use and operation of tools and machinery utilized in automotive repair work.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
- ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certification in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering, and Drivetrain or equivalent
- Manufacturer Training & Certification to include but not limited to General Motors, Ford, etc. Candidates hired with equivalent Manufacturer Training & Certifications must obtain ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) Certifications in Heavy/Medium Truck Brakes, Steering and Drivetrain within twelve (12) months of hire or promotion date.
- Commercial Driver’s License, Class A with Passenger Endorsement required or must be obtained within six months of hire and/or promotion date.