Purpose of Classification:
The purpose of this classification is to perform preventive maintenance, repairs, and parts fabrication on County-owned heavy equipment.
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Operates or uses various machinery, equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments; operates and maintains maintenance equipment; maintains a mechanics tool set; and maintains equipment-specific tool kits.
Performs scheduled preventive maintenance; changes oil, hydraulic fluid, air filters, fuel filters, and other expendables as required; inspects seals, hoses, and tires for wear or damage; and arranges replacement as needed.
Performs equipment inspections; inspects and tests all equipment systems, including drive train, engine operation, transmission operation, suspension, steering, brakes, hydraulics, electrical system, and HVAC; completes or revises work order for repairs; obtains (pulls, fabricates, or orders) required parts; and inspects completed work.
Repairs heavy equipment; gathers information from operator reports, equipment manuals, and fault codes; troubleshoots and diagnoses electrical, hydraulic and engine problems; utilizes multi-meter, test light, pressure gauges, flow meters, vacuum and compression gauges, etc.; identifies items and systems needing repair; completes required repairs; and ensures equipment operation and performance is within specified limits.
Welds and fabricates parts; welds broken parts; fabricates replacement parts; replaces parts or structures to vehicles; and verifies parts operate according to specifications.
Prepares and commissions new equipment and accessories; completes records for new equipment; adds stencil numbers; and installs accessories such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.
Decommissions equipment; removes County decals, equipment, accessories, and other property; and ensures equipment is ready for disposition.
High school diploma or GED, with vocational training or technical training in automotive repair or a related field; three years of automotive maintenance repair experience including one year at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel powered heavy trucks, road maintenance equipment, and other related equipment; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Some positions may be required to obtain a commercial driver’s license (CDL) appropriate for the level of equipment operated within six (6) months of starting employment in this classification.