Under general supervision, the Heavy Equipment Mechanic is fully experienced at journey-level mechanical work and skilled in the repair and maintenance of heavy duty on/off road, and automotive equipment. Incumbent performs a variety of difficult inspections, mechanical diagnosis, maintenance and servicing, and repair work on all types of vehicles used by the district including Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) mobile and stationary equipment. May perform other job related duties as required.
This classification is senior to the Heavy Equipment Technician I/II and incumbents must possess the knowledge and skill to perform complex and skilled mechanical work on heavy equipment.
The incumbent in this position provides lead direction and work coordination for Heavy Equipment Technician I/II and/or other District personnel as assigned.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The following duties are typical of this classification and are intended only to describe the various types of work that may be performed, the level of technical complexity of the assignment(s), and are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties. The omission of a specific duty statement does not exclude it from the position if the work is consistent with the concept of the classification, or is similar or closely related to another duty statement to address business needs and changing business practices.
Training, Education and Experience: Any combination of training, education and experience which would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:
Five (5) years of increasingly responsible journey level work experience performing skilled maintenance and repair work on automotive, heavy, industrial, and other power-driven equipment, including substantial experience on diesel engines, hydraulic systems, and heavy equipment drivetrain and electrical systems. High School Diploma and two years of college level course work in automotive repair or related field, desired.
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:
The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Physical Demands - Frequently stand and walk on flat and uneven surfaces, steps and ladders; bend at waist and reach over mechanical equipment for extended periods of time, lay under equipment for extended periods of time; ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds; vision sufficient to read printed material and/or manuals, acute vision, depth perception and peripheral visions, visual color discrimination; hearing sufficient to conduct in person and telephone conversations; physical agility to push/pull, squat, crouch, kneel, twist, turn, bend at waist, stoop and reach overhead; physical mobility sufficient to move about the maintenance shop and District grounds during inspections; manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination sufficient to use hand tools and shop equipment; write, use telephone, computer, business machines and related equipment.
Mental Demands - While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; learn and apply new information or skills; perform detailed work on multiple, concurrent tasks with constant interruptions; work under deadlines and interact with all levels of District management and personnel, and the public.
Work Environment - Normally work is performed in both indoor and outdoor environments; occasionally will be exposed to varying temperatures; regular exposure to exposure to dirt, dust, fumes, grease, oil, noise, garbage, foul odors; moderate exposure to electrical current and energy; often works around moving vehicles and equipment; constant contact with staff and the public.