Diesel Mechanic

Application Deadline: 2024-08-05
Job Type: County
Job Description:


Performs preventative maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs and services equipment including, but not limited to, trucks, graders, plows, tractors, dozers, excavators, as well as paving, seal-coating, and similar self-propelled equipment.
Performs preventative maintenance, repairs and services tools and equipment including, but not limited to, mowers, jack hammers, saws, and power tools.
Diagnoses and repairs engines and systems, including but not limited to electrical systems, hydraulic systems, steering and suspension systems, air, hydraulic, and brake systems.
Performs bodywork on vehicles and equipment.
Repairs equipment using cutting torch, electric welder, and gas welder as required.
Changes tires on equipment; repairs damaged/deflated tires as necessary.
Maintain records of work orders, labor, and materials used on each job.
Maintains cleanliness of shop and working order of shop equipment.
Communicates with vendors for parts and supplies used for vehicle and mechanical system maintenance.
Operates communications equipment between shop and field personnel to communicate and relay information as necessary; receives telephone and radio calls, communicates and relays information to supervisors and field crews.
Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed.
Prepares and inspects winter maintenance equipment – maintains snowplow equipment, cutting edges, and spreaders.
Performs preventive maintenance on highway equipment, including greasing, changing oil, and minor repairs; maintains snowplow equipment, cutting edges, and spreaders.
Ensures all activities are carried out in a safe manner; adheres to all County safety regulations; assists co-workers in the safe handling of equipment; ensures equipment is safely operated and driving laws are obeyed; ensures all regulations pertaining to the safe use of equipment are understood and followed.
Reports all accidents to the appropriate authority. Follows all policies for reporting, investigating, and follow-up of equipment incidents, or personal injuries.
Responds to weather situations including snow and ice events, high water, washouts, and others as directed.
Responds to unforeseen emergency situations including cargo spills, traffic accidents, blocked roads, pavement buckles, and others as directed.
Other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of automotive mechanics.
Knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, pumps and valves, generators, and welding.
Knowledge of practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance.
Skill in operation of tools and equipment.
Ability to establish and maintain effective preventative maintenance program.
Ability and skill to drive and operate mobile equipment in a safe and proper manner.
Ability to safely load, unload, and transport equipment to and from job sites.
Knowledge of Personal Protective Equipment.
Knowledge of operation and maintenance of assigned equipment and machinery including hydraulic systems, trailers, towing, fastening and covering of loads, lifting capacities and proper loading to meet safe and efficient weight distributions.
Knowledge of Digger’s Hotline, utility markings and clearances and rules for safe equipment operation in close proximity to underground and overhead utility facilities.
Knowledge of legal load limits for assigned equipment and vehicles.
Ability to safely perform flagging operations in accordance with industry guidelines.
Ability to install and maintain traffic control devices in accordance with industry guidelines.
Ability to operate assigned machinery and equipment skillfully and safely in close proximity to vehicular traffic, grade and alignment stakes, slopes, trucks, other construction equipment, laborers and utilities.
Ability to safely load, unload, and transport equipment to and from job sites.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Skill in organizational and time management to prioritize duties to accomplish a high volume of work product while adapting to constant changes in priority.
Ability to understand and effectively carry out local policies and procedures; written instructions, general correspondence, and Federal, State, and local regulations.
Ability to perform detailed work accurately and independently in compliance with stringent time limits with minimal direction and supervision.
Ability to prepare and maintain accurate and concise records and reports consistent with the position.
Ability to communicate clearly, concisely and effectively in English with staff, administration, and the public in both written and verbal form.
Ability to define problems, exercise sound judgment, and address a variety of situations.
Ability to think quickly, maintain self-control, and adapt to stressful situations.
Ability to maintain professionalism at all times.
Ability to work as a member of a team.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
Ability to perform mathematical calculations required of this position.
Ability to work the allocated hours of the position and ability to work flexible hours to include evenings, nights, weekends and holidays due to adverse weather conditions, construction projects, or other emergency service.


This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires standing, frequently requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel and repetitive motions and occasionally requires walking, stooping, kneeling, crouching, sitting, or crawling and reaching with hands and arms.
Work has standard vision requirements.
Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
Work has exposure to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions including inclement weather, heavy traffic conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and work near mechanical parts.
Work is generally in a moderately noisy setting indoors in a mechanical garage but may also be outdoors.


Deadline Note: Open Until Filled