Personnel

Position:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Department:

Public Works/Roads Bridges

Close Date:

6/6/2019

[X] PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT         [X] COUNTY EMPLOYEES ONLY

ANNOUNCEMENT DATES:   June 11, 2018 – Until Filled

POSITION TITLE:     Heavy Equipment Mechanic

 # OF POSITIONS:     1                  GRADE:     17

SALARY RANGE:     $37,627.20 ($18.09/hr.) - $45,718.40 ($21.98/hr.)

SUPERVISOR/DEPARTMENT: Travis McLendon, Roads SuperintendentRoads & Bridges

TYPE OF POSITION:    [X] CERTIFIED     [ ] TEMPORARY     [ ] PART-TIME   

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

High school diploma or GED required; three years of mechanical experience including repair of diesel engines and heavy equipment or a 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.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Attached is a copy of the job announcement. Please review thoroughly. Applications are available online at houstoncountyga.org, 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 in order 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.                                                                           

HOUSTON COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

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 overhaul/repair work on heavy equipment, vehicles, trailers, diesel engines, generators, and other machinery.

Performs various repair/maintenance work (e.g., dismantles, overhauls, repairs and reassembles engines; replaces rings, bearings and universal joints; grinds valves; repairs transmissions and differentials; repairs/replaces clutches; rebuilds starters, generators and carburetors; relines brakes; replaces chains, sprockets and other parts; installs blades and cutting edges; etc.).

Performs routine and preventive maintenance on vehicles and equipment (e.g., pumps fuel into vehicles; checks fluid levels and replaces to required levels; drains oil and replaces with new oil; changes and replaces various filters; lubricates mechanical parts; replaces tires, belts and hoses; checks batteries; etc.).

Maintains and repairs hydraulic equipment and systems.

Performs minor body and paint work associated with equipment repairs.

Performs welding fabrication/repair tasks associated with equipment repairs.

Tests machinery, equipment and parts for proper operations.

Operates a wrecker and a tractor trailer to haul equipment between shop and county job sites.

Operates a variety of heavy and light equipment, machinery and tools associated with repairing, maintaining and testing equipment (e.g., wrecker, tractor trailer, backhoe, asphalt spreader, roller, chain saw, mechanic tools, gauges, volt ohmmeters, diagnostic instruments, etc.).

Provides advise, recommendations and instruction related to equipment use, safety and longevity; assesses proposed new equipment and provides input.

Completes various forms, reports or other documents; forwards as appropriate or maintains for reference.

Receives various reports, forms, diagrams, operational manuals, etc.; reviews, processes or forwards as appropriate; maintains documentation for reference.

Communicates via telephone and/or two-way radio; provides information; takes and relays messages and/or directs calls to appropriate personnel; responds to requests for service.

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

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS

Conducts training and testing of county employees to meet Commercial Driver's License requirements.

Performs general cleaning/housekeeping tasks associated with maintaining garage areas.

May supervise activities of inmates on assigned work details.

Conducts various errands as assigned (e.g., pick up or deliver parts/supplies).

Performs other related duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of the theory, construction and operation of large diesel engines and associated heavy equipment; knowledge of the principles, practices, and standards of servicing, maintaining, and operating heavy automotive and mechanical equipment; knowledge of machine shop practices; knowledge of standard tools and methods used in automotive and mechanical repair work; knowledge of the principles and mechanics of internal combustion and diesel engines; knowledge of occupational hazards and safety techniques; knowledge of departmental functions, organization, and policies; and knowledge of the security procedures associated with supervising inmate work details.

Skill in detecting and correcting the cause of malfunctions of large diesel engines and heavy automotive and mechanical equipment; skill in servicing, maintaining and operating a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment; skill in the use and care of tools and equipment of the trade; and skill in driving.

Ability to perform a variety of mechanical repair/maintenance functions related to automotive and mechanical equipment; ability to diagnose and repair large diesel engines and associated heavy equipment; ability to operate a variety of automotive and mechanical equipment; ability to understand departmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations; ability to understand and follow simple written and oral instructions; ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public; ability to perform manual work functions; ability to stoop, kneel, climb, or otherwise physically maneuver with equipment and on work sites; and ability to safely lift and/or carry weights of up to 100 pounds. 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

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.