Diesel/Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Application Deadline: 2021-06-04
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Status: Full Time, Non-Exempt

Starting Wage Range: $25.57/hr. – $27.64/hr.

Position Open Until Filled

Please submit Cover Letter & Resume with application


Diesel/hydraulic repair experience
Must furnish own hand tools

Dodge County offers a generous benefits package including: Wisconsin Retirement System, health, dental, vision, long-term disability, and life insurance. Flex spending, deferred compensation, paid vacation, paid sick, and ten observed holidays.


Ability to earn compensatory time resulting in more flexible schedules
Typical Work Hours
October – April: Monday – Friday 7:00 am – 3:00 pm
May – September: Monday – Thursday 6:00 am – 4:00 pm
Supplemental Pay
$1.00/hr. for working on 65 mph road
$1.50/hr. for operating E1 equipment
$2.00/hr. for performing as a lead
$50.00/pay period for Winter on-call(seasonal)
Safety apparel reimbursement allowance
Prescription safety glasses reimbursement


Under the general direction of Shop Superintendent, performs skilled work in preventive maintenance and mechanical repair of gasoline, diesel and other power-driven equipment.


Inspects, maintains, and repairs all county-owned equipment including, but not limited to, autos, trucks, tractors, graders sweepers, bulldozers, rollers, snow removal equipment and compressors, etc.
Disassembles engines and performs general engine overhaul work.
Analyze ignition/fuel systems.
Overhauls transmissions and differentials.
Replaces wheel cylinders and relines brakes, rebuilds brake cylinders and boosters.
Wires and reconditions electrical systems.
Repairs/replaces components such as generators, alternators, distributors, relays, and air conditioning units.
Performs building and fabricating/construction, maintenance, on all types of equipment.
Makes service calls on equipment to perform emergency vehicle and tire repairs.
Conducts road tests on equipment.
May look up and order parts using department computers and software.
Maintains equipment in clean, orderly and safe condition.
Reads and interprets technical drawings.
May perform welding, brazing, cutting, tire changing or other automotive shop work.
May operate snow and ice control equipment on a limited basis as assigned.
May direct work of others.
May work irregular or staggered shifts
Regular attendance and punctuality required.
Performs related duties as may be required or assigned.
Minimum Requirements:

Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, and materials used in mechanical trades and the maintenance/repair of light/heavy automotive, construction and maintenance equipment.
Knowledge of safety hazards and relevant safety precautions.
Knowledge of theory, care, and operation of gasoline and diesel engines.
Ability to diagnose mechanical and electrical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance, repair, or replacement work.
Ability to work from technical drawings, sketches, and broken parts, and to fabricate non-standard, specialized equipment.
Ability to use an engine analyzer and laptop computer and PC.
Ability to accurately follow instructions and work well with others.
Ability to keep simple records, log repairs and track work costs.
Must meet requirements of Dodge County Driver Qualification Policy.
Must have forklift certification.
Must furnish your own hand tools.

High school diploma or GED equivalent, basic computer skills, five (5) years of experience repairing heavy trucks, construction and maintenance equipment specifically diesel/gasoline engines electrical problems and hydraulic systems . Equivalent combination of education and experience which provides necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.

Must possess a valid CDL with Class A, B, D, and N endorsement.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: Must be available for emergency call-in 24 hours a day/7 days a week as requested by supervisor.


Works inside and outside in various weather conditions, which may include extreme temperatures (both high and low).


The County of Dodge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


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