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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Covington


Listing Summary

The City of Covington is currently accepting applications for a Heavy Equipment Mechanic in the Auto/Equipment Maintenance Shop Department with a starting hourly rate of $17.96 to a maximum hourly rate of $27.37 depending upon qualifications.

Qualified applicants must apply on our website by downloading an application packet at cityofcovington.org, or may apply in person at Covington City Hall, 2194 Emory Street, Covington, Georgia 30014. This position will remain open until filled. The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

DEFINITION

Performs semi-skilled, skilled, and technical mechanical work in maintenance and repair of city owned equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, grading machines and small engine equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Heavy Equipment Mechanic I

•    Operates a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.
•    Services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.
•    Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.
•    Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems.
•    Changes and repairs tires and tubes.
•    Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs or schedules needed repairs.
•    Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.
•    Assists in the preparation and administration of mechanical budgets in conformance with adopted policies and procedures.
•    Maintains records, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records of equipment and mechanical equipment.
•    Perform other duties as required.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic II

•    Operates a variety of diagnostic scanning instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.
•    Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.
•    Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.
•    Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems.
•    Cuts and welds metal and perform body repair, touch up and related work.
•    Changes and repairs tires and tubes.
•    Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs or schedules needed repairs.
•    Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.
•    Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.
•    Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical equipment.
•    Assists in the preparation and administration of mechanical budgets in conformance with adopted policies and procedures.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the general supervision of the Shop Supervisor.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic I 
•    Graduation from High School or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field; and
•    Three (3) years of related experience; or
•    Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Heavy Equipment Mechanic II

•    Graduation from High School or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field; and
•    Three (5) years of related experience; or
•    Any equivalent combination of education and experience.
•    ASE or any related Technical Training Certifications

Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

•    Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics 
•    Considerable knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves, generators, and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment 
•    Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities 
•    Working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance
•    Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance programs, policies and procedures 
•    Ability to maintain effective accounting procedures
•    Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion 
•    Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing 
•    Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Possession of valid State of Georgia Class A or B driver’s license, or ability to obtain within one (1) year.

TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED

Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include:  close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here 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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.

The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.

The City of Covington is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
 

Listing ends on:

11/6/2021