Equipment Technician I – Public WorksFull Time
This position diagnoses problems and makes mechanical repairs to all types of equipment used in roadway and parts maintenance and performs vehicular maintenance for all county departments. The Technician at times will be working in the field three or more hours per shift servicing equipment. This is a journey level position requiring experience in welding and fabrication, maintaining gas and diesel truck engines, and hydraulically operated equipment. Major duties include: inspecting, diagnosing, and making repairs to road construction and grounds maintenance equipment and automotive fleet; and designing, modifying, repairing, and installing hydraulic systems and components.
This position is represented by Local 1432 – Int’l Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers.
Education and Experience:
Three (3) years of experience as a journey level equipment/vehicle Technician Certified vocational course work or training relating to repair and maintenance of various fleet equipment may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience. Five (5) years of experience working on diesel truck engines and hydraulically operated equipment is highly desirable.
Must possess a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
Must possess or be able to obtain a Commercial Drivers License Class A with air brake and HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) endorsement and passenger endorsement, within one (1) month of hire.
Experience in welding and fabrication is highly desirable.
Any combination of education, experience, and training that would demonstrate the ability to perform the work will be considered.
Knowledge of: Gas and diesel truck engines and hydraulically operated equipment; mechanical repair and preventive maintenance.
Ability to: Independently perform major repairs and maintenance on a variety of diesel trucks; read and comprehend service and equipment manuals; operate large and small equipment, motor vehicles, and tools in a safe and efficient manner; work independently in the performance of regular duties; accurately and neatly record and maintain a variety of data.
Resume and other documents must be attached together in the ‘Resume Upload’ section of the application. Multiple files are allowed, but all applicant attachments must be uploaded simultaneously, as there is no way to edit or append uploaded materials after submitting the application.
Application Review (Pass/ Fail) – An online application is required. Attaching a resume does not substitute for a completed application; incomplete applications will not pass the application review. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.
Practical Exam (Pass/Fail) – This recruitment may require a practical exam which will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Candidates deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in the remainder of the selection process.
Oral Interview – The interview will be job related and may include, not limited to, the qualifications outlined in the job announcement. Top candidate(s) will continue in the process.
Employment references will be conducted for the final candidates and may include verification of education.
It is general policy of the County that new employees should be hired at the lower steps of the applicable range and advance through the range at the normal progression.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
Inspects, diagnoses and makes repairs to mechanical equipment such as passenger vehicles, back hoes, excavators, graders, dozers, heavy trucks and accessories, snow removal equipment, loaders, rollers, vactor control and all other County-owned equipment used in highway maintenance and construction.
Grinds and seats valves; checks guides for wear and springs for tension and breakage.
Replaces injectors and fuel pump and re-assembles to specifications.
Checks manual and automatic transmissions and replaces bearings, gears and forks if necessary.
Pulls wheels and replaces or repacks wheel bearings and refaces or replaces drums; replaces brake lining and shoes; repairs air cans and checks systems for leaks; repairs air compressors and air governors.
Operates such shop equipment as grinders, AC recovery, vacuum gauge, voltage and regulator tester, wheel balancer, drill press, wheel pullers, lathes, jacks air tools, scope, dwell meter, timing light and various diagnostic hand tools and other equipment used in automotive repairs and diagnoses.
Performs electronic tune-ups and adjustments and uses a variety of diagnostic machines.
Designs, modifies, and installs hydraulic systems and other special accessories to the equipment on hand.
Maintains shop records.
May do some machinist, welder or blacksmith work; may do specialized work, such as body repair and painting.
Road tests vehicles after repair.
Supervises the work of apprentice mechanics.
Perform work as required on boats, outboard motors, out-drives and related marine equipment.
Performs other work as required.
$27.44 – $37.04- per hour
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