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Mechanic / Equipment Operator



This is skilled mechanical and manual work in the maintenance/repair and operation of a variety of automotive vehicles and heavy equipment used in street and storm water maintenance to include road grading, pavement patching, storm water ditching, bush-hog mowing, hydro-seeding, and mosquito control.  First responsibility will be to performing mechanical/equipment maintenance and repair work and then operating equipment. Supervision is received from the Public Works Streets Supervisor.


Diagnose mechanical problems; determine and complete required repairs or replacement of parts; perform preventative maintenance on all City vehicles and equipment; repair and maintain small engine equipment; tracks and schedules all State Safety Inspections; monitors vehicle recalls and schedules corrective actions with dealerships; operates rubber tire backhoe, rubber tire excavator, mini excavator, tandem axle dump truck, commercial farm tractor with boom (side-arm) mower, and bush hog; participates in laboring work as directed; performs other duties as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Thorough knowledge of the methods, tools and equipment used in the repair of light duty passenger vehicles and heavy equipment; thorough knowledge and skill in the operation of shop tools and machinery; ability to diagnose common defects in drivetrains, chassis and other components  of automotive and heavy equipment; ability to keep records or repairs and service operations; knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and rules governing equipment operation on public roads; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions applicable to equipment and laboring work; ability to carry out oral and written instructions and to work independently in the performance of regular duties; skilled in the operation of assigned equipment.

Training and Experience

Graduation from a standard high school or GED; two (2) years’ experience in repairing automotive equipment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Special Requirements

Valid North Carolina Driver’s License and ability to obtain Class B (CDL) driver’s license within 6 months of employment.

CLASSIFICATION:  Mechanical. FLSA Non-Exempt.