Purpose of Position
The purpose of this position is to inspect, maintain and repair all department trucks and equipment for safe operation by all employees. Perform repairs on all department equipment; vehicles, hot mix plant, graders, loaders, dozers, tractors, asphalt paver, rollers, and distributors.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily and in a timely manner. The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required or assigned.
Trouble shoot and repair equipment so as to make it safe for all employees.
Able to assist other mechanics.
Dispatch on a rotating basis during after hour emergencies.
Perform equipment repairs during after hour emergencies.
Report to Shop Superintendent any findings of machinery abuse.
Must provide own tools.
Must provide own transportation to Whitehall Shop.
Perform any and all duties as assigned by the Shop Superintendent.
Responds to year-round weather events and emergencies. Subject to call in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure, assemble, copy and record and transcribe data and information. Ability to classify, compute and tabulate data.
Ability to utilize a wide variety of descriptive data and information such as work schedules, meeting charts, time cards, safety regulations, diagrams, material safety data sheets, product specifications and general operating and maintenance manuals, lists, vouchers, invoices.
Ability to understand and follow directions, reading, writing, and basic math skills.
Ability to compare, count, differentiate, measure and/or sort data and information.
Must demonstrate good communications, human relations, and organizational skills.
Ability to maintain good public relations, along with a willingness to learn are mandatory.
Ability to communicate effectively with County personnel, vendor representatives and community service workers.
Able to work on own initiative.
Ability to add and subtract, multiply and divide, and calculate percentages, fractions, and decimals.
Ability to use functional reasoning in performing semi-routine functions involving standardized work with some choice of action.
Ability to advise and provide interpretation to others how to apply policies, procedures and standards to specific situations.
Ability to exercise the judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving a variety of generally pre-defined duties which may be subject to frequent change.
Training, Experience and Other Requirements
• High school diploma or equivalent with vocational/technical specialized training in mechanical repair.
• Ability to obtain/maintain valid commercial driver’s license. Comprehensive knowledge of engines, transmissions, drive lines, electrical skills, hydraulic repair, and air brake systems.
• Comprehensive knowledge of machine operations and maintenance is essential.
• Knowledge of Ag tractors and heavy equipment repair.
• Gas and diesel engine diagnostics, emissions / DPF (Diesel Particulate Filters) / DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) troubleshooting , EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection) knowledge, Computer/Scanner experience for troubleshooting codes on equipment, trucks and electronic sander controls.
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to operate equipment and machinery requiring monitoring multiple conditions and making multiple, complex and rapid adjustments, such as including, but limited to Welders, Diagnostic equipment, Torches, Trucks, Grinders, Forklift, Drill press, Hoists, Measuring devices, Jacks, Hand tools, Wrenches, Specialty tools and any other equipment as needed to insure safe repair of equipment. Ability to repair complex equipment and machinery.
Ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet and limbs in performing highly skilled movements such as operating welding and metal cutting equipment.
Ability to exert heavy physical effort in moderate to heavy work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, lifting, carrying, pushing, and pulling. To include, light to heavy fingering of objects.
Ability to recognize and identify harmonious or contrasting combinations, as well as recognize individual characteristics of colors, shapes, sounds (hearing low and high volumes),and textures associated with job-related objects, materials and ingredients.
Environment / Work Conditions
Ability to work under often unsafe and uncomfortable conditions where exposure to environmental factors such as temperature variations, toxic agents, noise, vibrations, wetness, machinery, electrical currents, traffic hazards and/or dust can cause discomfort and where there is a risk of injury.