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Equipment Mechanic

Company: City of Tuscaloosa, AL
Location: Tuscaloosa
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


The purpose of this classification is to perform technical/manual work functions associated with the repair and maintenance of gasoline and diesel powered automotive/mechanical equipment and machinery.

Essential Functions

The following duties are normal for this classification. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned. Specific duties listed may not be required for all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.

Inspects equipment and diagnoses malfunctions; examines parts for damage or excessive wear; repairs, rebuilds and maintains automotive and mechanical equipment and machinery.

Repairs vehicles and heavy equipment, specifically: fire and rescue vehicles, motorcycles, tractors, backhoes, front end loaders, track driven loaders, bulldozers, trenchers, motor graders, boom and bucket trucks, cranes, knuckle boom loaders, and other City equipment; operates/inspects/tests equipment to ensure operating efficiency.

Performs technical and skilled tasks to rebuild a wide variety of motors, engines, tools, pumps, and specialized systems including hydraulic cylinders, rear differentials, gear boxes, steering sectors, and related systems

Inspects equipment and conducts diagnostic tests to detect problems and determine resolutions on systems including automatic and diesel electronic systems, air conditioning systems, and related operational areas.

Repairs numerous operating systems performing technical and skilled tasks; repairs air brake systems, hydraulic brake systems, hydrostatic brake systems, antilock brake systems, drive shafts, manual transmissions, automatic transmissions, cranking systems, charging, systems, electronics, cooling systems, fiberglass body components, sheet metal body components, mechanical and electronic fuel injection systems, electronic turbo charged diesel systems, front and rear axles, truck frames, and any other operational areas necessary to restore usability to the equipment.

Performs the following repair tasks: overhauling vital engine components, repairing and maintaining structural integrity, repairing and maintaining hydraulic systems, inspecting and repairing brake components, overhauling rear differential and rear axle bearings, troubleshooting ignition and electrical systems, repairing and recharging air conditioning systems.

Performs the following maintenance on machinery: checking fluid levels, changing oil and filters, replacing tires, batteries and hoses, tuning engines, greasing equipment, pumping gasoline, and washing/cleaning equipment.

Operates machinery used in fabrication of parts and designs requested by verbal instruction or detailed drawings.

Operates machinery, equipment and tools associated with repairing, rebuilding, maintaining, and testing equipment, specifically: specialized welders, cutting torch, air arc torch, mechanic tools, pneumatic tools, and diagnostic instruments.

Rigs and lifts heavy loads such as truck beds, boom sections from knuckle boom loaders, and large sheets of steel.

Maintains equipment service records, warranty records.

Prepares and/or receives forms, drawings or documents; processes and forwards.

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 service calls for vehicles disabled on the road; troubleshoots problems or arranges tow.

Cleans shop areas after projects are complete.

Maintains shop equipment, specifically: air compressors, gas pumps, hydraulic lifts, electrical wiring in building.

Assists tire shop in repairing rims and removing stripped lug nuts and studs.

Maintains grease and oil separator.

Must accomplish the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodations, in a timely manner.

Recommends policies and procedures that guide and support the provision of quality services by the department.

Incorporates continuous quality improvement principles in day to day activities.

Must meet regular attendance requirements.

Must be able to maintain good interpersonal relationships with staff, co-workers, managers and citizens.

Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED with vocational/technical school training in automotive mechanics, diesel engine repair, or related field required; three years of experience in automotive maintenance, machine shop welding, pipe and structural welding, or heavy equipment maintenance and repair, 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 obtain and maintain certification in freon recovery within six months of date of hire. Must obtain and maintain a valid Alabama Commercial Driver's License (CDL), Class A, within six months of date of hire. This job classification is considered to be safety-sensitive and is subject to pre-employment and random drug screens.

Minimum Requirements to Perform Essential Job Functions

The following requirements are normal for this classification. Specific requirements may not apply to all positions within this classification, but are determined by the normal requirements for the particular position.

DATA UTILIZATION: Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

HUMAN INTERACTION: Requires the ability to exchange information for the purpose of clarifying details within well-established policies, procedures and standards.

EQUIPMENT, MACHINERY, TOOLS, AND MATERIALS UTILIZATION: Requires the ability to overhaul, restore, renovate, construct, and/or rebuild equipment, machinery, or objects, requiring adherence to prescribed standards and specifications. Requires the ability to operate and control the actions of the same equipment, machinery, and/or objects.

VERBAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference and descriptive data and information.

MATHEMATICAL APTITUDE: Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

FUNCTIONAL REASONING: Requires the ability to apply principles of rational systems; to interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic, or schedule form; and to exercise independent judgment to adopt or modify methods and standards to meet variations in assigned objectives.

SITUATIONAL REASONING: Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving evaluation of information against measurable or verifiable criteria.

PHYSICAL ABILITY: Tasks require the ability to exert heavy physical effort in heavy work, with greater emphasis on climbing and balancing, but typically also involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials (up to 100 pounds).

SENSORY REQUIREMENTS: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS: Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, electric currents, traffic hazards, bright/dim lights, toxic agents, animal/wildlife attacks, animal/human bites, or rude/irate customers.

Keywords: City of Tuscaloosa, AL, Tuscaloosa , Equipment Mechanic, Other , Tuscaloosa, Alabama

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