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Mechanic - Light Duty

at Douglas County Colorado

Posted: 10/10/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2597982

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


This is journeyman level work responsible for preventive maintenance and mechanical repairs on all of the County vehicles and equipment.

This position is posted as open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

Examples of Duties

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  (The following examples are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive.)
Repairs automotive and heavy construction equipment to include; the repair of gasoline and/or diesel engines; repair of electrical systems including lights, wiring and A/C and D/C motors; repair of hydraulic, air cooling and pneumatic systems; repair and adjustment to drive train and brakes.
Repairs to snow and ice equipment to include computerized controls, electric over hydraulic controls, sanders, pre-wet and anti-ice liquid systems.
Inspects defective and malfunctioning equipment and performs diagnostic tests using engine and charging system analyzers, pressure gauges, laptop computers with diagnostic software and other equipment as required.
Dismantles and repairs internal combustion engines, transmissions, pumps, auxiliary equipment, generators, compressors and clutches.
Changes lubricants and filters.  Performs other preventive maintenance functions as necessary.  Performs safety inspections on any/all County equipment.
Performs service calls in the field.  May recommend evacuation of equipment to a primary repair facility or outside vendor. Service calls may also be required after normal shop hours on an on call basis.
Have or be capable of obtaining certification to service or repair A/C systems and perform heavy duty opacity diesel emissions.
On Call during snow season

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or GED equivalent with (5) five years of automotive/diesel mechanical experience or any equivalent combination. Preferred experience with computerized maintenance software such as FASTER. Preferred experience with Force Controls.
Knowledge:  Five years of automotive/diesel mechanical experience or any equivalent combination.
Skills:   Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance manuals, electrical and hydraulic semantics.
Abilities:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions.
CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: A valid State of Colorado Commercial Driver's License Class A with no "E" restriction as defined by the DOT or the ability to obtain such within 90 days of hire.

The ability to successfully complete pre-employment screening including but not limited to: reference checks, criminal background (to include fingerprinting through a national data base), motor vehicle record, and drug screen is required.

Supplemental Information

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Supervision may be minimal at times due to work schedules/loads that may require team members to be sent to other facilities to complete work.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:   This position does not directly supervise other employees.
INDEPENDENT JUDGMENT:  Ability to use past experience and knowledge to make appropriate decisions.

Physical Work Environment:   Work is generally performed in the Fleet shop, but services and repairs may be required to be completed in the field.
Physical Demands:   Must be able to regularly lift or move more than 100 pounds and perform strenuous physical labor for up to 8-10 hours each day. (Up to 12 hours during times of snow removal or other circumstances that require extended shifts.)
Material and Equipment Directly Used:  Tools typically used by journeyman mechanic must be provided by the incumbent.
In the event of an emergency/disaster in or near the County, all County employees are expected to make every effort to be available to assist the County Manager, Elected/Appointed Officials and Department Directors to ensure the continued operation of any and all necessary County functions.  This may mean being available to perform additional duties and hours beyond what is normally required.  In the event that an exempt employee does work more than 40 hours a week in support of County operations during an emergency, such employee may receive overtime or other appropriate wage compensation in accordance with existing County policies or at the discretion of the County.