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Mechanic I - II

Department:Public Works
Open Date:January 8, 2022
Close Date:January 20, 2022
Salary Range:Level I: $18.11 - $27.92 / hr Level II: $20.21 - $31.22 / hr

Salary commensurate with experiences and qualifications.

Job Description

General Purpose
Under general supervision of the Vehicle Maintenance Shop Supervisor, performs semi skilled and skilled mechanical maintenance work on diesel and gasoline engines, automobiles, heavy construction equipment, and other county equipment.
Example of Duties

Performs repairs, preventive maintenance, and overhauls on County vehicles and all types of industrial equipment to include but not limited to hydraulic systems, electrical systems, brake systems, steering and suspension systems, gasoline and diesel engines, automatic and manual transmissions, differentials, and metal fabrication using appropriate equipment.

Disassembles equipment and component parts; cleans, inspects and replaces parts; uses diagnostic testing and calibrating equipment.

Works on brakes, exhaust, and suspension systems; performs overhauls and makes electrical repairs; repairs heavy duty hydraulic systems; operates automotive shop equipment, including hand and pneumatic tools.

Performs yearly State safety inspection and emission testing on county vehicles.

Maintains detailed vehicle maintenance records and documents repairs in a fleet maintenance program.

Operates welding equipment to repair automotive and other mechanized equipment.  

Tests maintenance and repair work to ensure satisfactory results.

Orders and picks up equipment and vehicle parts as needed.

Maintains a clean and safe work area.

Operates a motor vehicle in a safe manner and in compliance with all Utah laws and regulations.

Performs other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience

Mechanic I:  High school graduation and two (2) years of full-time experience in automotive servicing and repair work, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Mechanic II:  Graduation from high school plus three (3) years of full-time experience as a mechanic, or an acceptable combination of education and experience.

Special Qualifications
Must possess and furnish common automotive tools.

Possess or obtain within six (6) months of hire date, a valid Utah Class A Commercial Driver License (CDL) and medical card.  

Possess or obtain within six (6) months of hire date, a valid certificate as a qualified safety inspector through the Utah Highway Patrol Vehicle Safety Section.

Possess or obtain within six (6) months of hire date, a valid certificate as a Certified Emissions Inspector through the Davis County I/M Program.

Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of:  gasoline and diesel engines; drive trains and vehicle electrical systems; methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of mechanics trade; principles or operation of internal combustion engines; vehicle hydraulic systems; power tools and equipment; hazards and safety precautions; the use of scan tools and diagnose OBD codes in light duty vehicles. 

This position requires the driving of a motor vehicle. Skill in operating a motor vehicle in a safe manner; ability to insure motor vehicle is operating in a safe manner; knowledge of Utah motor vehicle rules and regulations. New employees with an out-of-state license must obtain a valid Utah Driver License within sixty (60) days of hire date (exceptions for military personnel and their dependents).

Employees driving a personal vehicle while on county business must maintain the minimum vehicle liability insurance as specified in the Utah Code.

Ability to:  troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair mechanical problems and malfunctions in a variety of gas and diesel vehicles with accuracy and speed; operate a variety of vehicles and heavy equipment, including cranes, hoist, welding equipment, drill presses, brake lathe, tire mounting and balance equipment, 50 ton press, scan/diagnostic tools, fluid exchange, air-conditioning reclaiming equipment and various assortments of air tools and hand tools. Communicate effectively (orally and in writing); follow written and oral procedures and instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, vendors, other employees, and the general public.
Important Information
WORKING CONDITIONS

Regular exposure to unpleasant and hazardous working conditions which  includes exposure to noise and toxic chemicals including cleaning fluids, motor fuels, oils etc.; frequent contact with employees; subject to emergency 24-hour call out; frequent bending, Frequent local travel required. Frequently lift, carry, and otherwise move objects weighing up to 100 pounds.