Performs tasks in maintaining the vehicles and mechanical equipment, either personally, or through outside vendors.
Technical Responsibilities of the Job
- Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.
- Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.
- Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.
- Repairs brake, both diesel and gasoline engines, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems.
- Cuts and welds metal and performs body repairs, touch up and related work.
- Changes and repairs tires and tubes. Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs or schedules needed repairs.
- Conducts various analysis and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.
- Parts ordering from vendors when necessary.
Behavioral Responsibilities of the Job
- Ability to work with minimal supervision
- Must properly manage multiple tasks of varying priority.
- Effectively communicate through email and in meetings with different company departments and personnel.
- All employees are expected to immediately communicate problems encountered as they pertain to Safety, Quality, Cost and Delivery standards.
- Ability to work independently and as part of an evolving team
- Self-leadership capabilities – the ability to lead yourself to meet your goals and those of the company.
- Lead in the development of your own career with the assistance of the Skills Matrix and Standard Works
- Key role in process and standard work development.
- Aspire to do more than the listed duties
- Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics; Considerable knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves, generators, and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment.
- Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities.
- Working knowledge of the practices, methods, material and tools used in modern equipment maintenance.
- Ability to work with minimal supervision.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance programs, policies and procedures.
- Ability to maintain effective accounting procedures; Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public.
- Able to work 2pm to 10:30pm
- Graduation from high school diploma or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field; three (3) years of related experience, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.