Under general supervision, repairs and maintains gasoline, diesel, alternative fuel, and hybrid engines; performs various maintenance and welding tasks on light and heavy vehicular equipment.
Examples of Duties:
• Repairs and maintains vehicles and equipment, including tune-ups, electrical system repair, transmission and differential rebuilding, clutch assembly replacement, oil changes and lubrication, and diagnostic work;
• Rebuilds air, hydraulic, drum, and disc brake systems;
• Performs complete small engine repairs;
• Repairs heavy equipment both in the shop and on job sites;
• Troubleshoots and diagnoses mechanical malfunctions for a variety of vehicles and equipment;
• Tests drives vehicles to diagnose malfunctions or to ensure that they are working properly;
• Repairs and modifies equipment using welding and cutting torches;
• Installs sirens, lighting systems, two-way radios, and other emergency equipment;
• Orders and picks up replacement parts;
• Repairs hydraulic systems on heavy equipment;
• Conducts state required safety and emissions inspections;
• Prepares various records of repair work completed;
• Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
• High school diploma or GED supplemented by specialized training in the field of work; and
• Three to five years of related mechanic experience; or
• An equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.
• ASE Certification preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• the methods, materials, tools, and techniques used in the repair and maintenance of gasoline, diesel, alternative fuel, and hybrid engines;
• preventive and corrective maintenance procedures;
• safety practices and procedures applied in the safe and efficient use of mechanic's tools and equipment.
• the use of various types of testing and specialized equipment;
• diagnosing defects in automotive and heavy equipment;
• operating a variety of hand and power tools;
• oral and written communication.
• perform strenuous tasks;
• adapt available tools and parts to specific repair problems;
• follow both written and oral instructions and to follow repair manuals and diagrams;
• prepare records;
• establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and parts vendors.
Valid Class B North Carolina Commercial Driver's License (CDL) and North Carolina Safety Inspections License or the ability to obtain both licenses within six months of hire; acceptable driving record.
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