County Of Mendocino

Ukiah , CA
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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

County Of Mendocino
Ukiah, CA Full-time
Posted on February 9, 2019

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

The Position

 

The current vacancy is in various locations throughout the County. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium.

 
Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance and repair of the County's vehicles, heavy equipment, and other related equipment. The work consists of performing skilled mechanical duties under general direction within a frame work of well-defined policies and procedures.

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Diagnose problems, perform repairs, road test, and complete paperwork associated with repairs; perform unscheduled repair of equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform maintenance and repair work on automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, dozers, gas and diesel engines, and other related equipment.
  • Develop special replacement and innovative parts for new and rebuilt equipment.
  • Repair equipment in the field as necessary.
  • Inspect, trouble-shoot, and overhaul transmissions, electrical systems, cooling systems, valves, pistons, hydraulic lifts, carburetors, and other related systems.
  • Perform safety checks on light, heavy, and related equipment.
  • Perform routine or special maintenance and repair work on air hammers, water pumps, weed eaters, generators, and various other pieces of light equipment.
  • Assist in the relocation or transportation of light and heavy equipment to various service locations.
  • Perform routine lubrications and other service-related duties as required.
  • Perform routine maintenance around the shop and service area as required.
  • Attend seminars and classes on the maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Review and research services and repair manuals.
  • Maintain files and records pertaining to individual work load.
  • Enter daily repair and maintenance activity and use of inventory into computer system.
  • Maintain inventory of parts, equipment, and supplies.
  • Answer telephone and respond to questions or takes messages as appropriate.
  • Perform body and fender repair work, including welding, cutting, painting, and various other procedures.
  • Prepare requisitions for equipment replacement of parts and maintenance supplies.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
 
Education and Experience:
One-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school and at least four (4) years of progressively responsible experience related to the maintenance of heavy and light equipment and vehicles; or
 
An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
 
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Class C Driver's License, with attainment of a valid Commercial Class B Driver's License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement within six (6) months of appointment.

 

Knowlege, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge of:
  • Methods, practices, materials, and tools of the light and heavy equipment and vehicle mechanical trade.
  • Operation and repair characteristics of a wide variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles.
  • Safety precautions and hazards as they relate to equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Gasoline and diesel engines and their operations.
  • Practices, methods, and tools of the welding and blacksmith trades.
  • Recordkeeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
  • All computer applications and hardware related to performance of the essential functions of the job.
 
Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Using mathematics.
  • The use and care of the tools and equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • The use of computers and diagnostic equipment to perform repairs.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Diagnose and repair a wide variety of equipment.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, lift, and/or move more than 100 pounds.

 

Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic 

The Position

 

The current vacancies are in various locations throughout the County. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of locations throughout the County, should they occur. Pursuant to current bargaining unit agreements, employees regularly assigned to the coastal region or in Covelo are eligible to receive a 5% assignment premium

Under general supervision, performs skilled maintenance and repair of the department's vehicles, heavy equipment, and other related equipment. Supervises the work of subordinate personnel. The work consists of performing a variety of complex and responsible, technical duties under limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures.
 

 

Job Requirements and Minimum Qualifications

 

Duties may include but are not limited to the following:
  • Carry out supervisory responsibility in accordance with policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including: training in job skills; planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; addressing complaints; and resolving problems.
  • Perform complex repair and maintenance of automobiles, trucks, tractors, graders, dozers, gas and diesel engines, and other related equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform routine lubrications and other service-related duties as required.
  • Repair equipment in the field as necessary.
  • Schedule and prioritize the repair and maintenance of various pieces of equipment.
  • Assist in the relocation and transportation of light and heavy equipment and vehicles to various service locations.
  • Perform routine maintenance around the shop and service area as required.
  • Supervise the preventative maintenance and checks of light, heavy, and other related equipment and vehicles.
  • Perform final safety checks on serviced heavy equipment.
  • Review and research service and repair manuals.
  • Develop special and innovative replacement parts for new and rebuilt equipment.
  • Attend seminars and classes on the maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Perform body and fender repair work, including welding, cutting, painting, and various other procedures.
  • Answer telephone and respond to questions or take messages as appropriate.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
 
Education and Experience:
One-year certificate from an accredited college or technical school and at least six (6) years of progressively responsible experience related to the maintenance of heavy and light equipment and vehicles; supervisory experience is highly desirable; or
 
An equivalent combination of related education, training, and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.
 
Licenses and Certifications:
Valid Commercial Class A Driver's License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsements; or
 
Valid Commercial Class B Driver's License with Air Brake and Tanker Endorsement, with attainment of both a Commercial Class A License and Brake Inspector's Certification within six (6) months of appointment.

 

Knowlege, Skills, and Abilities

 

Knowledge of:
  • Methods, practices, materials, and tools of the light and heavy equipment and vehicle mechanical trade.
  • Operation and repair characteristics of a wide variety of light and heavy equipment and vehicles.
  • Safety precautions and hazards as they relate to equipment maintenance and repair.
  • Gasoline and diesel engines and their operations.
  • Practices, methods, and tools of the welding and blacksmith trades.
  • Record keeping, report preparation, filing methods, and records management techniques.
  • Administration of staff and activities, either directly or through subordinate supervision.

 Skill in:
  • Using tact, discretion, initiative, and independent judgment within established guidelines.
  • Using mathematics.
  • Organizing work, setting priorities, meeting critical deadlines, and following up on assignments with a minimum of direction.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing, and evaluating the work of staff.
  • Selecting and motivating staff, and providing for their training and professional development.
  • The use and care of the tools and equipment utilized in the performance of the essential functions of the job.
  • The use of computers and diagnostic equipment to perform repairs.

Mental and Physical Abilities:
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, giving close attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Diagnose and repair a wide variety of equipment.
  • Read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals, and so forth.
  • Deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to: walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; speak and hear; and push, pull, move, or lift above and below the neck objects weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to walk, lift, and/or move more than 100 pounds.

 

EOE