Roads Bridges

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ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   May 18, 2021 – Until Filled


POSITION TITLE:     Mechanic


 # OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:     13


SALARY RANGE:     $35,297.60 ($16.97/hr.) - $38,168.00 ($18.35/hr.)


SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT: Travis McLendon, Roads Superintendent - Roads & Bridges





The purpose of this classification is to perform skilled/mechanical work functions associated with repair and maintenance of automotive and mechanical equipment.



Vocational/Technical school training; two years of experience in automotive/mechanical engine repair/maintenance or related field; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.  Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia Commercial Driver's License class A.


Attached is a copy of the job announcement. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available online at, the County Annex Building, 200 Carl Vinson Parkway, Warner Robins and at the Houston County Public Works Department, 2018 Kings Chapel Road, Perry. Completed applications must be received prior to the end of the announcement dates to be considered. Applications and inquiries should be directed to the Personnel Department in Warner Robins or call 478-542-2005.  As a last step prior to being employed, all applicants will be required to pass a criminal background check and a drug test.  The test will be administered by a physician/agency selected by the Board of Commissioners.




The following duties are normal for this position.  These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.  Other duties may be required and assigned.

Diagnoses, maintains, and performs general mechanical maintenance/repair work on county equipment, vehicles, and other machinery.

Performs general mechanical repair, maintenance, and preventive maintenance work (such as dismantles, overhauls, repairs and reassembles engines; removing/replacing transmissions, servicing automatic transmissions; etc.).

Inspects, tests and repairs engine components and systems (such as ignition systems, computerized engine controls, electronic fuel injection systems, steering systems, electrical systems, suspension systems, hydraulic brake systems, engine cooling systems, fuel systems, charging systems, starting systems emission systems, air conditioning systems etc.)

Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment (e.g., pumps fuel into vehicles, checking/replacing fluid levels, draining/replacing oil, changing/replacing filters, lubricating mechanical parts, rotating tires, replacing tires/belts/hoses, checking batteries, greasing equipment, flushing radiators, performing basic paint and body repair, etc.)

Test machinery, equipment, and parts for proper operation; inspects/test emergency equipment.

Operates a variety of machinery, equipment, and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing vehicles and equipment (which may include a service truck, police/emergency vehicles, bulldozer, excavator, backhoe, scraper, end loader, fuel truck, generator, compute control analyzer, fuel pressure tester, ai conditioner recovery/recycling machine, battery/charging system analyzer, tire changer, computerized tire balancer, air wrench, air compressor, hydraulic jack, grease guns, gauges, mechanic tools, diagnostic instruments, volt ohmmeter, etc.).

Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep tools and equipment in god working condition; reports faulty equipment for repair.

Maintains inventory of shop equipment, tools and supplies, initiates requests for new or replacement materials.

Makes emergency service calls for disabled vehicles at job sites or on the road.

Performs general cleaning/housekeeping task associated with maintaining shop areas.

Prepares and/or receives various forms, reports, logs, work orders, requisitions, or other documentation; completes, processes, forwards and/or maintains as appropriate.

Maintains vehicle service records, warranty records, fuel usage records, etc.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio, provides information and assistance; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; returns calls, as necessary.

Responds to routine requests for information or assistance from members of the staff, the public or other individuals.


Conducts miscellaneous tasks/errands as necessary, such as picking up parts/supplies from local vendors.

Performs other related duties as required.



PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to operate a variety of heavy and light equipment, machinery and tools associated with repairing, maintaining, and testing equipment including a wrecker, tractor trailer, backhoe, asphalt spreader, roller, chain saw, mechanic tools, gauges, volt ohmmeters, diagnostic instruments, two-way radio, telephone, etc.  Physical demand requirements are at levels of those for very heavy work.

DATA COMPREHENSION:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural, or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people, or things which may include forms, reports, maps, diagrams, service records, and operational manuals.

INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to speak with and/or signal people to convey or exchange mechanical information, including giving assignments and/or directions to co-workers or assistants as well as communicating with the general public.

LANGUAGE ABILITY:  Requires ability to read a variety of mechanical documentation, directions, instructions, and methods and procedures.  Requires the ability to complete forms and to write basic job-related documentation and reports with proper format, punctuation, spelling and grammar, using all parts of speech.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control, and confidence using correct English and well-modulated voice.

INTELLIGENCE:  Requires the ability to learn and understand complex mechanical principles and techniques; to understand departmental policies and procedures; to make independent judgments in absence of supervision; and to acquire and be able to expound on knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.

VERBAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, and to follow verbal and written instructions.

NUMERICAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals; multiply and divide totals; and determine time and weight.

FORM/SPATIAL APTITUDE:  Requires the ability to visually inspect items for proper length, width, and shape using job related equipment.

MOTOR COORDINATION:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes in using job related equipment and to operate motor vehicles.

MANUAL DEXTERITY:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, job-related equipment, control knobs, switches, etc.  Must have the ability to use one hand for twisting motion or turning motion while coordinating other hand with different activities.  Must have average levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

COLOR DIFFERENTIATION:  Requires the ability to discern color.

INTERPERSONAL TEMPERAMENT:  Requires the ability to deal with and relate to people beyond giving and receiving instructions.  Must be able to adapt to and perform under minimal stress when confronted with an emergency.

PHYSICAL COMMUNICATION:  Requires the ability to talk, express, or exchange ideas by means of spoken words and/or hear and perceive nature of sounds by ear.