Under general supervision, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of a fleet of motor vehicles for the Sheriff's Office. Work involves inspecting vehicles and performing preventive maintenance, diagnosing malfunctions, removing and replacing worn or broken parts, performing minor and major repairs and maintaining records of work performed. Employee is also responsible for installing emergency equipment for patrol and detention vehicles and preparing obsolete vehicles for auction. Employee is subject to the usual hazards of contact with jail inmates and detainees. Reports to the Fleet Manager.
Inspects vehicles and performs preventive maintenance as scheduled; disassembles and inspects parts for wear and replacement; repairs or replaces parts, such as belts, hoses, alternators, gears, bearings, etc., as required; performs major and minor engine tune-ups and adjustments, as required; replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories, such as heaters, mirrors and windshield wipers.
Uses computerized diagnostic equipment to analyze and troubleshoot problems in vehicle fuel systems, computer components and emission components.
Adjusts and makes repairs to engines; adjusts valves, carburetors, generators and related units; rebuilds or replaces worn or defective parts; performs motor overhauls on gasoline engines; and installs rebuilt motors.
Performs major and minor mechanical repairs and adjustments on power drive, brake, steering, electrical, fuel, cooling and related systems.
Replaces tie rods, springs and shock absorbers; replaces alternators, regulators, starters, wiring, gauges; and rebuilds or adjusts components as required.
Repairs clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering mechanisms and related units, machines drums and rotors.
Maintains records of service and repair work performed on vehicles, as required.
Road tests vehicles.
Installs emergency equipment for patrol and detention vehicles.
Prepares obsolete vehicles for auction.
Hazards of contact with jail inmates and detainees.
Graduation from high school, and 1-2 years of recent experience as a journeyman mechanic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A minimum of one certification as a mechanic through the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.
Possession of a valid Class C Driver's License issued by the State of Colorado.
Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of equipment and machinery including computers, air conditioning repair equipment, presses, grinders, drills, tire changing and balancing equipment, electronic test equipment, floor jacks, hand tools, etc. Must be physically able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to exert up to 75 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 25 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of body and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying surfaces or physical structures. Physical demand requirements are for Medium to Heavy Work.
Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, tools, materials and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles.
Considerable knowledge of the operating principles of automotive engines and of the standard mechanical components of automotive and related equipment.
General knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of automotive equipment repair work and large scale shop operations.
General knowledge of the principles of internal combustion engines.
Skill in the use and care of tools, equipment, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of automotive and related equipment.
Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative in detecting malfunctions and in solving mechanical problems.
Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to prepare and maintain simple records.
Ability to perform the manual labor associated with major mechanical repair work.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships as necessitated by work assignments.