Maintains assigned equipment for the City, Parks, Recreation, and Open Space Department. Performs a full range of automotive, large and small equipment, and other mechanical work as assigned. Performs tune-ups, electrical repairs, major overhauls, welding, as well as routine service repair duties to trucks, cars, tractors, etc.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:
Inspect, diagnose, maintain and repair mechanical defects in automobiles, heavy equipment, specialized mowing equipment, golf carts, utility trucks, aerators, sweepers, small equipment, and other mechanical equipment used in parks and open space maintenance work.
Disassemble engines or motors, and perform general overhauling; install and adjust brakes, batteries, tires, wiring, and glass; grind valves, repair transmissions, differentials, carburetors, distributors, fuel pumps, steering systems, starters, generators, universal joints, hydraulic systems, high pressure pumps, valves.
Occasional emergency repairs out of the shop; welding and acetylene operations; back lapping and sharpening of mower reels and blades.
Regularly inspect equipment condition, cost of repairs and the preventative maintenance program; spot check equipment for performance in the field.
Responsible for the ordering of repair parts and replacement supplies; assist in parts inventory; maintain a complete set of records, files and work orders for all equipment; manage account funds.
May operate more complex equipment in conjunction with training.
Train employees in proper operation, safety and service of equipment.
Regulate use of equipment, if needed.
Responsible for shop area maintenance, safety and cleanliness.
Perform related work as required and assigned.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the supervision of a superintendent, assistant superintendent or designated supervisor.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Exercises general supervision of personnel as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE: Basic knowledge of safety practices and procedures; working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatus; theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines; hydraulic systems, transmissions and differentials; electrical motors and vehicles; other general repair techniques.
SKILL: Use of wide variety of equipment repair and diagnostic tools; the making of various types of mechanical repair.
ABILITY: Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and do skilled repair work; prepare estimates of time and materials needed; oversee the work of others; follow written and oral instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, other employees and the public.
EVIDENCE OF QUALIFICATIONS:
TRAINING: HS diploma, required, ASE certifications, technical trade school, or specialized training preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years specialized equipment repair experience with specific repairing and maintaining of professional grounds maintenance equipment. with experience repairing and maintaining back hoes, skid steers dump trucks, professional lawn mowers, etc. or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the functions of the position.
May be required to provide own hand tools. Colorado driver’s license and a safe driving record are required. Commercial Driver’s License B preferred.
WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work requires ability to operate and/or drive all City-owned equipment. Primary work is performed in shop environment, but ability to perform year round field work in all temperature and weather extremes is required. Environment includes exposure to dust, grease, oils, solvents, fumes and gases. Requires lifting heavy loads over 50 lbs.; pulling, pushing, stooping, reaching with both hands, walking, standing for long periods, crawling, working on back, bending, kneeling, climbing, and climbing on ladders. Requires ability to see and hear, and work around moving parts and running machines. Frequent exposure to noise levels that may cause distractions. May be exposed to confined work area such as vaults. Required to respond to emergencies during off-duty hours.
INDEPENDENCE OF ACTION:
Work is performed within authorized limits prescribed by the supervisor and/or policy. Exercises independent judgment in selecting and interpreting information, handling deviations from standard methods and resolving problems. Finished work is reviewed for attainment of objectives and adherence to deadlines. Supervisor is available to assist in solving problems.
The ability to properly operate or use the following equipment is necessary for this position: shop and hand tools associated with mechanical repair and maintenance which may include: diagnostic equipment, vehicle lifts, brake lathes, wheel balancing machines, tire changers, welding equipment, grinder, wheel sharpener, technical grinding unit, electrical motors, gas and diesel motors. Computers to maintain records.
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