Depending on assignment, performs equipment repair and/or vehicle repair in one of the following specialized areas: maintenance, major repair and installation work including industrial electrical repair, disassembly, overhaul and re-assembly of a variety of machines and equipment used in the recycling process or landfill operation; heavy gasoline and diesel powered equipment repair, electrical systems, transmission repairs, industrial and construction equipment repair.
1. Disassembles equipment and sub-assemblies and inspects parts for wear or damage using precision measuring tools and equipment.
2. Analyzes mechanical problems, makes the final decision on maintenance procedures.
3. Replaces worn or damaged parts and reassembles and tests units in accordance with technical manuals and established standards.
4. Schedules and implements preventative maintenance procedures in accordance to manufacturer's guidelines.
5. Determines parts and materials required to maintain the equipment
6. Prepares schedules for routine preventative maintenance to minimize equipment down time.
7. Tests, replaces and or repairs electric motors, motor controls and hydraulic components in accordance to manufacturer's recommendations.
8. Tests equipment and/or vehicles using diagnostic tools to determine problem and resolution of problem.
9. Assists technicians in diagnosing and repairing all types of gasoline and diesel powered equipment. Performs maintenance repairs and service as needed.
10. Fabricates parts and equipment including mounts, brackets and shields.
11. Inspects work-in-progress, authorizes parts requests, and verifies status of ordered parts. Determines if parts will be repaired or replaced.
12. Maintains accurate records of work activities and materials used and makes oral or written reports on work and equipment status as required. Monitors repair orders for completeness and accuracy requesting changes when required.
13. Diagnoses, maintains, repairs and rebuilds or adjusts air, hydraulic brakes, hydraulic and electrical systems and components, and computerized controls.
14. Prioritizes and schedules heavy equipment for contracted repair, and may serve as the point of contact for the city on repairs.
15. Uses and disposes of hazardous materials according to established guidelines.
16. Replaces high and low pressure hydraulic hoses.
17. Acts for the supervisor in his/her absence.
18. Performs other related duties as assigned.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS & SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Technical trade school or completion of a formal apprenticeship program, and five years experience as a skilled equipment mechanic at journey level, in a specialized field of equipment repair, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and industrial equipment including experience with gas and electric welding equipment.
Knowledge of: The principles and practices of the mechanical trades or heavy equipment repair, including the use and care of tools and equipment Occupational hazards and safety procedures associated with mechanical maintenance work, industrial electricity, hydraulics and heavy equipment Welding and welding techniques used for heavy equipment Proper use and disposal of hazardous materials in accordance with established guidelines
Ability to: Research information regarding special parts and identify ways to procure them Diagnose and repair complex repair problems within accepted guidelines Adapt tools and materials to special problems Establish and maintain effective working relationships with city employees and the general public Communicate effectively verbally and in written work reports Diagnose and correct equipment failures Operate a computer and applicable software for vehicle maintenance reporting Perform work efficiently in accordance with oral and written instructions, diagrams, blueprints and instruction manuals Maintain established standards and quality of work
Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.
Special Requirements: Valid Arizona Driver's license at time of hire Applicants will be required to undergo drug and alcohol testing prior to employment and will be subject to further drug and alcohol testing throughout their period of employment in accordance with the City of Glendale Substance Abuse policy. Some assignments will be required to work evening shift
Work involves occasional lifting up to 75 pounds of parts and equipment, extensive walking, standing, bending, and working in cramped and contorted positions.
Working Conditions: Exposure to seasonal weather conditions, exhaust fumes, chemical fumes, high noise levels, residential and commercial waste, acid, oil, grease and hazardous materials and equipment. Hazards may be reduced through the exercise of safety precautions.