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Mechanic V

at County of Bernalillo

Pay: up to $22/hour
$22 - $
Posted: 9/27/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2584717
Keywords: heavy equipment

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Position Summary & Duties Responsible

Position Summary

Under general supervision, analyze, inspect, repair, and rebuild mechanical and electrical components of general automotive, diesel, and heavy-duty equipment and fire apparatus. Provide technical assistance to all other mechanics as needed.  Perform service calls as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Perform servicing functions to include oil changes, greasing, lubrication; the repair, replacement, rotation and balancing of tires; and the replacement of batteries and fan belts, on authorized county vehicles, road equipment and heavy equipment.
  2. Respond to service calls from automobile and heavy equipment operators.
  3. Perform other preventive maintenance functions such as transmission, power steering and coolant flushes.  Check brakes and perform other required vehicle maintenance checks.  Document all work assignments.
  4. Conduct vehicle inspections and replace minor parts such as bulbs, cutting blades and headlights.  Deliver fuel and repair windshields.  Perform minor cosmetic repairs such as bumper and decal repairs.
  5. Diagnose, service and repair drive train and hydraulic systems including the repair of hydraulic cylinders, repacking of seals and other hydraulic work.
  6. Analyze automotive electrical circuits for various defects.
  7. Analyze, test, repair, and service heating and air-conditioning systems.
  8. Inspect, service and repair front and rear-end suspensions.
  9. Service and repair brake systems and perform minor engine tune-ups.
  10. Inspect, service, diagnose and repair exhaust, fuel injection and carburetor systems.
  11. Conduct basic emissions system diagnosis.
  12. Perform minor repairs on components such as water pumps, starters and alternators.
  13. Perform complete engine repair or replacement.  Perform in and out of frame overhauls.
  14. Diagnose, adjust and repair fuel pumps and systems.
  15. Diagnose and repair transmission systems and components.
  16. Perform welding repairs on a variety of equipment and fabricate devices such as cattle guards, sewer grates, drain boxes, handrails, etc.
  17. Perform service and repair of emergency vehicles; Fire Apparatus and/or Ambulances.
  18. Perform other job related duties as required or assigned and assist all other levels of mechanics as required.

**The above information on this job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties and responsibilities required of all employees assigned to this job.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. High school diploma or GED, plus five (5) years mechanic experience that may include one (1) year vocational training in the automotive field obtained from a post-secondary institution or high school.
  2. AND ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:
    1. Current Master ASE Mechanic certification in Automotive,
    2. Master ASE Mechanic certification in Medium/Heavy Truck and any two (2) ASE Certifications.
    3. Current  ASE/EVT Certification in:
      • Heating and Air Conditioning
      • Brakes
      • Electrical Systems
      • Suspension and Steering
      • Engine Repair
      • E1 Design and Performance Standards and Preventive Maintenance of Ambulance
      • E2 Ambulance Electrical Systems
      • E3 Ambulance Heating, Air-Conditioning, and ventilation systems.
    4. Current  ASE/EVT Certification in:
      • Heating and Air Conditioning
      • Brakes
      • Electrical Systems
      • Suspension and Steering
      • Engine Repair
      • F2 Design and Performance Standards and Preventive Maintenance of Fire
      • F3 Fire Pumps and Accessories
      • F4 Fire Apparatus Electrical Systems
    5. Ability to rebuild and repair engines and the use of precision tools and shop equipment (brake lathe, analyzers, micrometers, computer-controlled testing equipment, analyzers and shop computers, etc.).
    6. Familiarity with basic internal combustion engine theory and practice regarding general automotive, heavy equipment and diesel mechanics.
    7. Knowledge and skill in welding repair and fabrication.
    8. Knowledge of the occupational hazards, safety rules, and preventive measures of the trade.
    9. Ability to diagnose and repair mechanical problems, to perform common automotive service work, and to use, maintain, and take care of the tools and equipment.
    10. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.  Ability to guide and train other Mechanics.
    11. Ability to communicate in both oral and written English.
    12. Ability to perform basic math principles as they relate to measuring tools, equipment, graphs and schematics.
    13. Ability to interact professionally with other staff members.

    Supplemental Information

    Screening and Compliance

    The offer of this Bernalillo County position requires compliance with the following:

    1. Employee must successfully complete the post-offer employment medical examination.
    2. Employee must comply with the safety guidelines of the County.
    3. Employee must possess, maintain and or obtain ASE certifications within 9 months from date of hire.
    4. Employee must keep work area clean and safe in accordance with OSHA requirements.
    5. Employee must possess a valid New Mexico driver's license and will be required to obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, within nine (9) months from date of hire.  Must retain all licenses while employed in this position.

    Working Conditions
    1. Duties may be performed indoors or outdoors.
    2. Indoor duties are performed in a temperature-controlled environment.
    3. Employee is exposed to natural weather conditions when diagnosing repairs in the field.
    4. Indoor duties are performed on an even, cement surface.  Surfaces are typically dry.
    5. Outdoor surfaces include natural ground, asphalt, or concrete.
    6. Work hazards or potential work hazards include:  the use of cranes, hoists, cutting torches, welders, drill press, grinders, drills, jacks, solvents, battery acid, moving machinery parts.
    7. Employee is exposed to battery acid, solvents, oil, diesel, gasoline, carburetor cleaner, antifreeze, grease, transmission fluids, cleaners, electric motor and brake cleaner and fire retardants.

    Equipment, Tolls and Materials
    1. Employee may be required to own roll around, lockable toolbox with complete set of hand and air tools (at least ½" drive) needed to perform the job requirement.
    2. Employee uses the following equipment: general hand tools, computer analyzer, brake lathe, bench grinder, compressor, electric and gas welders, tommy lift, floor jacks, cherry pickers, tire jack, related safety equipment, telephone, computer, radio, facsimile machine, and photocopier.
    3. Employee handles paperwork and basic office supplies when performing administrative or record keeping duties.
    4. Employee handles the above-mentioned materials and substances.

    Other

    COUNTY OF BERNALILLO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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