County Of MauiWailuku 96793
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Construction Equipment Mechanic I

County Of Maui
Full Time, Permanent 200 S High St, Wailuku, HI 96793, United States



Repairs and overhauls a variety of medium and heavy construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, rollers, graders, loaders and power shovels as a substantially full-time assignment; and performs other related duties as required.
Distinguishing Characteristics:
Classes in this series differ from classes in the Automotive Mechanic series in that the Construction Equipment Mechanic classes perform or supervise work connected with the repair and overhaul of construction equipment as a substantially full-time assignment; whereas the Automotive Mechanic classes perform or supervise work involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of automotive equipment and which may involve the repair and overhaul of construction equipment.
This class represents the journey-level performance of skilled work in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of a variety of construction equipment as a primary responsibility.

Examples of Duties

The following are examples of duties and are not necessarily descriptive of any one position in this class. The omission of specific duties statements does not preclude management from assigning such duties if such duties are a logical assignment for the position.

  • Diagnoses motor knocks, noises and other mechanical failures on construction equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, rollers, graders, loaders and power shovels;
  • Disassembles engines; Inspects, removes, repairs and replaces such parts as injection valves, cylinder heads, cylinder sleeves, pistons, rings, connecting rods, bearings, gaskets, etc.; 
  • Repairs and overhauls major units such as brake systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axles, steering units, cooling systems, etc.; 
  • Repairs crawler tracks and drives, winches, bulldozer blades, scoops, power take-off, control mechanisms and chains; road tests equipment repaired; 
  • Performs minor welding in connection with repair work; 
  • May fabricate parts; 
  • Performs work involving the repair and overhaul of a variety of automotive equipment incidental to its primary assignment; may supervise others.
Minimum Qualification Requirements

Training and Experience: A combination of education and experience substantially equivalent to graduation from high school and successful completion of apprenticeship training involving repair of construction equipment or four years of automotive repair experience under a journey level mechanic, one of which shall have involved construction equipment repair work.

License Requirement: Possession of a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Hawaii (equivalent to Hawaii Type 3) and, prior to the completion of probation, possession of a valid Commercial Driver's License (Either Class A with applicable endorsement(s) or Class B with applicable endorsement(s) as required by the specific position), a current Department of Transportation (DOT) Medical Examiner's Certificate, and a State of Hawaii DOT Safety Inspector Certification (as required by the specific position).

Knowledge of: theory and principles of the internal combustion engine; tools, machines, materials and practices used in the repair and overhaul of construction equipment and appurtenant mechanical, hydraulic and electrical units; operations of various types of construction equipment sufficient to conduct road tests; hazards and safety practices applicable to the trade.

Ability to: diagnose and adjust mechanical defects in diesel and gasoline engines; repair and overhaul a variety of construction equipment; interpret various manufacturers' manuals in performing work; use appropriate tools and testing equipment; work with dexterity and safety; perform heavy manual work and lifting; understand and follow written and oral instructions; operate motorized equipment.

Health and Physical Condition:

Persons seeking appointment to position in this class must meet the health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  

Physical Effort Grouping: Heavy



The above examination is being given on an open-competitive basis to establish an eligible list which shall be effective for not more than one year unless extended by the Director of Personnel Services.


The County of Maui does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, color, ancestry, national origin, disability, marital status, pregnancy, arrest and court record, assignment of child support, national guard participation or any other basis covered by state or federal laws governing non-discrimination

Pre-Employment/Post-Offer Drug Screening Test: All applicants, who will enter a safety sensitive position or certain designated categories that the Personnel Services Director has established or who are required by law to be drug tested must pass a pre-employment/post-offer drug screening test as a condition of employment. There is no retesting or re-evaluation process. Cost for the drug screening test shall be borne by the County of Maui.

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