City of RochesterBuffalo 14211
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Heavy Equipment Aide

City of Rochester
Full Time 810 E Ferry St, Buffalo, NY 14211, United States


General Description

This is an entry level position which involves performing routine preventative maintenance on a fleet of heavy equipment, (e.g., refuse packers & recycling trucks, street maintenance equipment, forestry vehicles, etc.). Employees of this class perform basic maintenance functions such as lubricating, pumping fuel, and maintaining appropriate fluid levels of vehicles. They are also required to operate vehicle between its location and the vehicle repair facility. Employees of this class work under general supervision of higher level employees. Individuals in this class may work weekends, holidays, irregular hours or nights. Related work is performed as required.

Typical Work Activities
  • Performs daily preventative maintenance checks and completes preventative maintenance logs;
  • Greases fleet vehicles as specified by the City and the manufacturer;
  • Changes Zerk fittings (grease nozzles) that do not accept grease;
  • Changes filters (oil and air) and strainers when necessary;
  • Checks gas, oil, water, antifreeze and battery levels on all assigned equipment, and fills when necessary;
  • Inspects tires on vehicles for signs of wear and notes observations on inspection/preventative maintenance reports;
  • Changes and repairs minor parts such as light bulbs, hoses, fan belts;
  • Operates any motorized equipment as well as other equipment used in the performance of required duties;
  • Cleans and purges solid waste equipment bodies of debris to make ready for repairs;
  • Performs regularly scheduled preventative maintenance checks as outlined by the equipment manufacturer in the service manual and completes preventive maintenance logs.
Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED AND;
One (1) year of experience performing minor repairs, such as repairing and/or installing light bulbs, hoses, fan belts, brake shoes, etc., in a medium or heavy duty equipment/vehicle repair shop.

1) Preference will be given to candidates who already possess a Class B New York State Commercial Driver's License. 

2) Possession of a basic set of mechanic's tools.

For full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers a complete benefits package to full-time employees including health care, dental, vision, retirement, deferred compensation plans, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, long-term disability, holidays, vacation, and sick leave.

For less-than full-time employees:
The City of Rochester offers numerous growth opportunities to include the potential to transition into full-time, permanent employment.