Heavy Equipment Repair Technician
City Of Indianapolis and Marion County - Indianapolis, IN

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To provide automotive maintenance on the City's heavy equipment in support of operating activities.

Position Responsibilities:

Examines equipment and attachments for wear, breakage, and malfunctions of such assemblies as hoists, booming mechanism, final drive and power train, steering mechanisms, suspension, stabilizer systems, winches, chasis and framework.
Employs specialized testing equipment to localize malfunctions.
Dismantles such components as power transmission units, power controls and hoist shaft mechanisms to determine repair and replacement parts required.
Disassembles and inspects gears, shafts and other moving parts to determine the need for adjustment and/or repair.
Removes engines or defective parts.
Reconditions and assembles such units as clutch, steering clutches, final drive, crawler assemblies, hydraulic systems, stabilizer assemblies and all mechanical auxiliary attachments on heavy equipment.
Employs precision measuring devices and powered shop tools such as grinders, valve refacers, drills and welding torch.
Test operates equipment to ensure correction of all deficiencies.
Interprets and applies information contained in manufacturers manuals, lube orders, and other data pertinent to maintenance of vehicles and equipment.
Demonstrates and instructs subordinates in inspection, maintenance and testing of equipment.
Performs final inspection.
Assists workers of other classifications with their duties.
Operates service truck when necessary to perform in field maintenance.
Observes all job-site safety regulations.
Prepares the necessary records for reporting parts and accounting requirements.
May be required to work overtime.
Will be held responsible for tools/equipment supplied by the City.
Performs related duties as assigned.


High School Diploma or GED required.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs.
Ability to perform all of the following assignments: straight pulling, reaching over the shoulder, pushing, walking, standing, kneeling, etc.
Ability for rapid mental muscular coordination simultaneously.
Working ability to read and understand operating manuals, service manuals, and written instruction relative to job.
Ability to operate and test all equipment that the incumbent is responsible for repairing.
Ability to repair and perform work on any piece of rolling stock the City owns.
Must have a thorough working knowledge of electrical, hydraulic and mechanical air systems.
Must have hand tools relevant to this type of repair work upon reporting to work.
Must have a valid operator's license upon reporting for work.
Working knowledge of equipment used for engine and engine component test analysis.
*Must successfully pass a pre-employment physical.
*These are the minimum requirements.

Independent Judgment:

Actions are controlled by City and Departmental policies and procedures. Decisions may occur when determining the proper sequence of steps or when making minor variations from established methods. Work is reviewed on a spot check basis by a supervisor who is generally available.