Merced CountyMerced 95340
Full Time

Examines and locates mechanical defects in a wide variety of automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment.

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Heavy Equipment Mechanic I/ii

Merced County
Full Time 25 per week Merced County Administration Services Department, 2222 M St, Merced, CA 95340, United States
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Overview

This recruitment is being established to obtain a current eligible list for both Full Time and Extra-Help vacancies. Extra-Help are not entitled to county benefits and are limited to a maximum of 25 hours per week. Extra-Help pay is $24.19 - $28.02 per hour.  

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Examines and locates mechanical defects in a wide variety of automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment.
     
  • Makes major and minor mechanical repairs including engine tune-ups, brake relining, body and fender, and electrical system repair.
     
  • Fits new parts and adjusts engines, oil, water, and fuel pumps, carburetors and fuel injectors, governors, starting motors, clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes and steering gear.
     
  • Repairs track layer type tractors, checking and replacing rollers, pins and brushing.
     
  • Overhauls hydraulic lifts and steering assemblies on motor graders and tractors.
     
  • Maintains records of time and materials used on each job.
     
  • Perform gas electrical welding and repair work in the field.
     
  • Performs machinist and fabrication work.
Minimum Qualifications

Level I

Experience:


Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience and training in heavy equipment or auto repair or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program in heavy equipment or auto repair.

License:

Possess and maintain a valid Class "A" California driver's license. A Class "C" license may be substituted however, a Class "A" license must be obtained within six months of appointment. Failure to obtain the proper license will result in termination.


Level II

Experience:


Two (2) years of heavy equipment mechanic repair performing duties comparable to those of a Heavy Equipment Mechanic I in Merced County.

License:

Possession and maintain a valid California Class "A" driver's license.

Possession and maintenance of a valid State of California Class "A" Brake Certificate, a Class "A" Lamp Certificate, and a Refrigeration/Recycling Air Conditioning Certificate.

IDENTIFIED SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT, POST-ACCIDENT, REASONABLE SUSPICION, RANDOM AND RETURN-TO-DUTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE COUNTY OF MERCED DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY.

Essential Functions

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
     
  • Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
     
  • Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or County regulations.
     
  • Lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.
     
  • Walk, stand, stoop, kneel, or crouch on narrow, slippery, erratically moving surfaces.
     
  • Operate large equipment such as cars, trucks, forklifts, cranes.
     
  • Wear a respirator or safety glasses or other protective clothing and equipment.
     
  • Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
     
  • Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
     
  • Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.

  • Regular attendance is an essential function.

Knowledge of:
  • Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the testing, adjustment, repair, and overhaul of automotive and road construction equipment.
     
  • Theory, operation and care of internal combustion engines and their components.
     
  • Hydraulic valves and controls, hydraulic and air brake systems, and electronic ignition.
     
  • Principles and methods of acetylene and electric-arc welding.
     
  • Painting techniques.
     
  • Safe work practices.

Ability to:
  • Inspect equipment to locate and accurately diagnose mechanical defects.
     
  • Use a variety of power hand tools, diagnostic equipment and shop equipment.
     
  • Perform testing, adjustment, repair, and overhaul work on automotive and heavy equipment.
     
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
     
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
     
  • Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
     
  • Cut, reform, and fabricate parts using welders and shop equipment.
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