Lead Heavy Equipment/Diesel Mechanic

Application Deadline: 2022-06-30
Job Type: County
Job Description:

Job Summary
Performs skilled work in preventive maintenance and mechanical of automotive, construction, road equipment, facility, and building equipment. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, landfill compactor(s), dozers, off-road haul truck, excavator, frontend loader, skid steer, street sweeper, snowplow truck, pickup trucks, UTV, four-wheeler, and small engine equipment.

NOTE: Must be available to work overtime, weekends, nights, and holidays as required (for emergency repairs).

Essential Duties
Inspect and maintain equipment for operation

Fill out inspection logs and/or verify completion of inspection logs and inspection completion by equipment operators

Maintain vehicle maintenance history and logs

Perform all work in accordance with established safety procedures

Development, maintain, adhere to maintenance schedules

Develop standard operation procedures for equipment maintenance and repairs

Diagnose equipment faults

Adjust, repair, and replace equipment parts and components to maintain optimum performance

Estimates time and material costs on equipment repairs and parts

Cleaning, lubricating, and conducting routine services on equipment

Lookup part numbers and order parts

Inventory parts, fluids, and tools and equipment

Reporting damaged or faulty equipment to supervisor.

Perform preventative maintenance and routine services.

Complete services and repairs in a landfill environment.

Perform fabricating, welding, brazing or cutting, and other equipment shop work.

Clean and maintain work area

Facility maintenance as needed (building repairs, mowing, street sweeping, etc.)

Fill in for snow removal and frontend assistance as needed

Operate all equipment that may need repairs and when repairs are completed to ensure proper function


Hand tools and wrenches for equipment repair

Power (electric and/or pneumatic) tools for equipment and repair

Electronic diagnostic testing equipment and tools

Engine compression testing equipment and tools

Engine timing equipment and tools

Gas and diesel engine fuel system testing tools

Drill press lathe milling machine

Shear and brake press

Air conditioning recovery, recycling and recharging equipment

Auto Lift and Jib Crane


Band saw

Cutting torch

Materials such as oil, fuel, lubricants, grease, parts cleaner, etc.

Minimum Qualifications Required
Education and Experience:

Graduation from an accredited technical college in auto or diesel mechanics, plus three years of garage

mechanic experience working on large diesel engines; or any equivalent combination of education, training

and experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.

Licenses and Certification:

Valid Class B CDL or higher preferred.

Certification as a diesel mechanic preferred

2 years of mechanic experience preferred

Motor vehicle air conditioning certification is beneficial

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of the methods, tools and materials used in the repair of automotive, construction and

maintenance equipment.

Knowledge of safety hazards and relevant safety precautions

Knowledge of operation of gasoline and diesel engines.

Ability to read and interpret technical drawings

Ability to work with multiple OEM diagnostic software

Ability to keep records, log repairs and track maintenance needs and repairs

Ability to understand repair and specification manuals.

Ability to use proper methods, tools and equipment in the repair of equipment.

Ability to work in all weather conditions.

Ability to use a computer for parts lookup and ordering

Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

Ability to budget time and schedule work to efficiently complete tasks

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff.

Ability to work the required hours of the position.

Ability to assist in snow removal when needed.

Physical Demands:

Ability to lift 75 pounds maximum with the assistance of another person, and frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighing up to 40 pounds.

Intermittent standing, walking and sitting; occasional driving.

Frequent bending, twisting, squatting, climbing and reaching.

Ability to communicate orally in a clear manner

Ability to distinguish sounds at various frequencies and volumes.

Ability to distinguish people or objects at varied distances under a variety of light conditions.

Ability to tolerate exposure to cold, heat, noise, vibrations, parts cleaners, oil and fuel and hazards in the work environment.


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