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Fleet Mechanic I

Rockdale County

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Job Summary
Employees in this class are responsible for repairing, servicing, and maintaining automotive and construction equipment in accordance with standard trade practices. This is the trainee/entry-level classification in this series. Through on-the-job training, incumbents perform progressively responsible repair, service, and maintenance work. Work is performed in accordance with department and industry safety policies and procedures and supervisory instructions. Work is assigned by the Fleet Services Mechanic IV in terms of general and detailed instructions. Work is spot-checked and reviewed for accuracy and quality of work.

Essential Functions
Essential Functions: These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The
omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.

Performs semi-skilled automotive mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles and auxiliary equipment with electronic components including vans with lifts, passenger buses, dump trucks, sweepers, automobiles, and pickup trucks.

Repairs and overhauls mechanical components on buses, automobiles, specialized and multi-purpose trucks, and other departmental equipment.

Performs preventative maintenance, repairs, rebuilds, or replaces complete or integral parts of diesel and gasoline engines, components, brakes, tire rotation, oil changes, filters, etc.

Completes safety and equipment checklist.

Replaces and/or repairs parts to engines such as installing new fuel injectors, generators, starters, drive lines, rear ends, radiators, oil and air filters, fuel filters, air pumps, water pumps, and fuel pumps.

Tunes engines by installing coils and wires, cleaning and re-gapping spark plugs, or installing new ones.

Performs routine maintenance and cleaning of the shop and surrounding area.

Trains under the direct supervision of Mechanic II and III for service calls.

Coordinates with the Fleet Services Advisor and Parts Technician to maintain stock for inventory.

Additional Duties:
Employees in this classification may be expected to perform any related duties as required by proper authority.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of the operating and maintenance principles of gasoline and diesel-powered vehicles and construction equipment.

Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment specification, maintenance, standards, and disposal practices.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the automotive repair trade. Skill in the proper use and care of tools, equipment, and materials of the mechanical trade.

Skill in repairing defects in a wide variety of automotive equipment. Ability to diagnose mechanical and electronic failures.
Ability to adapt to changes in technology and modern equipment. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely.
Ability to work cooperatively with others as a member of a service delivery team. Ability to prepare and maintain various records, reports, and inventory schedules.
Ability to intermittently sit, stand, walk, bend, crouch, or stoop in order to perform a wide variety of job tasks.

Ability to lift light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, and use tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity.

Working Conditions
Most work is completed in a shop; on occasion, equipment repairs are made in the field which may involve hazardous conditions. The work involves exposure to safety hazards usually associated with general vehicle and equipment repair.

Minimum Qualifications
1)    High School diploma or equivalent.
2)    OR an equivalent to a combination of education and experience that provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

1)    Some automotive maintenance and/or repair experience.
2)    Vocational coursework in automotive mechanics.
3)    Valid State of Georgia Commercial Driver's License (CDL).

Pay: $15.75 hourlly/non-exempt


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