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Position Details: Mechanic - Transfer Station

Location: Rockport, TX
Openings: 1
Salary Range: $18.27/hr

Description:

open until filled

SUMMARY OF POSITION
Perform preventive and corrective maintenance on county's vehicles, includes rebuilding engines and repairing hydraulic, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems, drive trains, body work.

ORGANIZATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS
1.    Reports to:  Director of Environmental Health, Transfer Station Supervisor, and Assistant Transfer Station Supervisor.
2.    Directs:  This is a non-supervisory position   
3.    Other:    Has frequent contact with Fleet Maintenance manager, other county employees, machine shops, and auto parts vendors and suppliers.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:  EXAMPLES OF WORK
•    Perform corrective maintenance on Transfer Station, Environmental Health and Mosquito Control's vehicles, including performing engine rebuilds and repairs of hydraulic, electrical, cooling, and fuel systems, body work;
•    Perform scheduled maintenance on vehicles and equipment,  including  tune-ups,  oil  and  filter changes, grease jobs, battery checks, tire and lubrication checks, and other preventive maintenance;
•    Diagnose engine and mechanical problems and the repairs needed on Transfer Station, Environmental Health and Mosquito Control's vehicles and equipment;
•    Repair drive trains, including engine overhauls, transmission rebuilds, and clutch replacement;
•    Repair and maintain  vehicles’ air  conditioning  units  and  cooling  systems,  including  radiators, compressors, water pumps, thermostats, belts;
•    Troubleshoot and repair vehicle ignition and electrical systems, including wiring, solenoid relays, alternators;
•    Repair and maintain braking systems, including master cylinders, rotors, brake pads, drums;
•    Repair and maintain vehicle fuel systems, including fuel pumps, fuel filters, fuel lines, and fuel gauges;
•    Perform vehicle alignments, suspension repairs, and tire balancing;
•    Conduct heavy equipment hydraulic repairs and maintenance;
•    Clean and maintain tools, diagnostic equipment, and garage in an orderly manner;
•    Order fuel, oil, parts, chemicals, paper supplies, and uniforms as needed;
•    Maintain computerized and manual records of vehicle and equipment maintenance and history;
•    Perform welding, cutting, and fabrication work as needed;
•    Complete and process work orders;
•    Troubleshoot and repair mosquito sprayer equipment;
•    and other related duties as may be assigned.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of:

•    Automotive equipment and mechanics;
•    Welding and cutting techniques and procedures;
•    Safe operation and repair of equipment (automotive, light, and heavy), including brake, hydraulic, and electrical systems.


Skill/Ability to:
•    Understand  and  follow  instructions;
•    Diagnose problems and repair vehicles;
•    Repair hydraulic systems, gasoline and diesel engines, and heavy equipment;
•    Able to read wiring diagrams and electrical circuits;
•    Operate diagnostic equipment; operate welder and cutting torch;
•    Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other county employees and the general public;
•    and maintain Texas driver's license applicable to job responsibilities and good driving record.

ACCEPTABLE EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING
•    High school graduation, or its equivalent, plus at least three years of experience in automotive, diesel, or heavy equipment repair;
•    or sufficient education to read and write, plus at least four years of experience in automotive, diesel, or heavy equipment repair;
•    or any equivalent combination of experience  and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities

CERTIFICATES AND LICENSES REQUIRED
•    Appropriate Texas driver's license.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIROMENT
Physical Demands
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
•    Regularly required to sit, bend, kneel, walk, stand, reach, and move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
•    The noise level in the work environment is usually high.
•    The employee will be required to perform multiple tasks correctly and efficiently, work within deadlines, and respond to emergency situations.
•    Tolerate adverse  working conditions;

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