Incumbent performs journey-level, skilled diagnosis, repairs and maintenance on either heavy or light vehicles and equipment, depending on assignment and operational needs. Reports to shift supervisor.
Performs diagnosis, repairs, and maintenance on heavy equipment or light equipment, or both, depending on assignment and operational needs.
"Light" equipment includes, but is not limited to: police and other passenger cars, pick-ups, tow trucks, vans, ATV and other four-wheelers, Cushmans, small tractors, mowers, snow blowers, accessories, hydraulics and other motive and non-motive equipment.
"Heavy" equipment includes, but is not limited to: bulldozers, loaders, pavers, brooms, power shovels, packers, plows, fire trucks, hydraulics, accessories and other motive and non-motive equipment.
Diagnoses mechanical and electrical problems. Reviews vehicle and equipment history files to assist in determining frequency and possible cause of problems. Determines materials and parts required. Repairs, overhauls or replaces all equipment components, including but not limited to, engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, steering, differentials, and hydraulic, electrical, computer, fuel and cooling systems.
Instructs, mentors and assists with on-the-job training of Fleet Mechanic trainees.
Tunes motors using standard test equipment. Performs safety inspections, and may do emissions tests as required. Replaces defective parts.
Performs oxyacetylene and electronic welding as required. May fabricate special equipment; layout, cut and fit material for welding.
Services equipment with oil, grease and water. Checks and services batteries. Checks and lubricates transmissions and differentials. May change and mount tires.
Uses normal hand tools, as well as power tools, and modern test or diagnostic equipment to perform necessary repairs, adjustments, overhaul or component replacement. Keeps current on repair and diagnostic technology by studying repair manuals and other production literature, as well as attending specific schools or classes as required.
Maintains standard shop records, reflecting amount of time, type of repair, parts used and job orders. Will use a computer to input and retrieve data.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Four to six (4-6) years related work experience including the operation, repair, adjustment, overhaul and general maintenance of either passenger vehicles, light or heavy trucks and equipment. Up to two years vocational training with an accredited trade school in auto mechanics may be substituted for an equal amount of experience.
Knowledge of standard practices, equipment, tools of the automotive mechanic and welding trades; ability to diagnose and correct defects in a wide variety of either "light" equipment or "heavy” equipment, or both, depending on assignment.
Must possess all hand tools necessary to complete assigned duties.
Must possess certification for vehicle safety inspections and vehicle emission tests (or ability to obtain within six months of hire).
Possession of a valid state driver's license or Utah driving privilege card. May be required to possess a Utah State Commercial Driver's License, Class A or B.
May be required to possess industry related ASE certifications.