Highway Department Welder/Mechanic

Application Deadline: 2022-06-27
Job Type: County
Job Description:


This position performs skilled work involving the diagnosis, repair, and maintenance of public works vehicles and equipment and other duties as assigned by the Shop Foreman. Work assignments and instructions are provided orally or in the form of written orders outlining the work to be completed.

Essential Functions of the Position:

*Effectively and efficiently perform a variety of tasks associated with the maintenance and repair of government-owned vehicles and equipment common to public works departments

*Seek information from and collaborate with various personnel in the diagnosis of mechanical deficiencies and follow up as needed to ensure concurrence with the selected plan of action

*Skill in the use and maintenance of various tools and specialty items used in the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of vehicles and equipment

*Respond to and perform repair work at locations outside of the repair shop in varying conditions, as assigned
*Assist Shop Foreman with buildings and grounds operation and maintenance functions

*Monitor shop tools and supplies, lubes and grease, and other stock/inventory items and report needs to Shop Foreman

*Work with Parts and Inventory Specialist to order needed repair parts

*Performs on-call duties on a scheduled rotation with other shop personnel during the winter months

*Maintain an effective work relationship with coworkers, supervisors, DOT officials, and various governmental officials
Understand, promote, execute and adhere to the department’s safety program

*Accurately document daily time and attendance, work performed, and parts and supply usage
Perform other duties as apparent or assigned

Education and/or Experience:

High School graduate or documented equivalent with a working knowledge of the means, methods, techniques, and practices relative to the diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of public works vehicles and equipment. A valid Wisconsin driver’s license is required. A commercial driver’s license (CDL), class A or B, is preferred.



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