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Mechanic / Equipment Operator

MECHANIC / EQUIPMENT OPERATOR

NATURE OF WORK

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.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

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.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION

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.

PAY GRADE: 2