Equipment Mechanic
City of Akron, OH - Akron, OH

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This is skilled work in a municipal automotive and equipment repair facility.

An employee in this class is responsible for skilled servicing, maintenance and repair on a wide variety of automotive, construction and related equipment.

Works under general supervision exercising considerable independent judgment in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the job.

Characteristic Work:

Repairs, overhauls, and maintains gasoline or diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, drive trains, brake systems, steering systems, electrical and electronic systems, and other major components of a wide variety of automotive, construction and related equipment. Performs a wide variety of tasks such as engine tune-ups, grinding valves, installing piston rings, replacing worn bearings, installing clutch plates. Uses a wide variety of equipment in making repairs such as lathes, valve grinders, drill presses, chain hoists, motor stands, battery charger, hand tools, wheel balancer, welding units, and other equipment. Performs road service calls for equipment broken in the field. Repairs and maintains hydraulic systems on equipment. Fabricates parts and tools as necessary using lathes, drill presses, torches, grinders, and other related equipment. May perform minor general building maintenance, general welding, or automotive body work. Maintains and repairs shop tools and equipment. Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

Graduation from an accredited high school or GED and a minimum of three years of paid skilled experience in automotive and/or construction equipment repair, or an equivalent combination of paid experience and training. THE EQUIVALENCY STATEMENT MEANS THAT YOU MAY SUBSTITUTE UP TO 50% OF PAID EXPERIENCE WITH RELATED EDUCATION. Possession of a valid State of Ohio driver's license. Possession of or must obtain within 90 days of employment, a valid State of Ohio commercial driver's license (class and endorsements as required by division). Master Equipment Mechanic: Possession of current ASE certification for Master Automobile Technician and for Master Medium/Heavy Truck Technician.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, tools, and practices associated with the maintenance and repair of automotive, construction, and related equipment. Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of equipment repair work. Basic knowledge of welding, fabricating, and automotive body work.

Skill in diagnosing and repairing automotive, construction and related equipment. Ability to read, comprehend, and apply new and relevant technical information.

List of essential functions available upon request.

Competitive Examination Process:

The selection process will consist of a competitive examination with credit for education and experience. A passing score must be obtained on the competitive examination in order to receive credit for education and experience. TEST WEIGHTS: Competitive Examination 70%, Education 20%, Experience 10%.

Candidates must meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the announcement at the time of examination and at the time of appointment.

Residency and Veterans preference points will be awarded in conformance with the Akron City Charter if the candidate achieves a passing score in the competitive process.

DRIVER’S LICENSE: An applicant having a valid driver's license from another state will be accepted conditionally provided that, if selected, an Ohio Driver's License must be obtained prior to appointment. Candidates having six or more points on their driving record at the time of appointment will be disqualified from further consideration.

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