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JOB SUMMARY:

Under general supervision, is responsible for performing preventative
maintenance activities on heavy and off-road equipment. Performs minor
repairs on light-duty vehicles and trucks. Exercises no supervision.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs assigned preventative maintenance work including changing
    oil and other fluids, greasing joints, and replacing filters on heavy
    equipment and some light-duty vehicles.
  • Performs minor repairs including work on starters, alternators,
    brakes, belts, hoses, windshield wipers, and gasoline engines.
  • Completes required work order paperwork.
  • Conducts safety checks on all equipment.
  • Assists in heavy equipment repairs and heavy equipment adjustments.
  • Assists higher level mechanics on project work.
  • Performs other maintenance duties.
  • Transports vehicles of all types to work locations or repair vendors.
  • Performs inventory, monitors check out/check in of parts, and
    identifies salvageable parts.
  • May change/repair tires and wash equipment, as needed.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas
    Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • Minimum of six (6) months of experience performing essential job
    functions listed above which could include experience gained through a
    technical training program.
  • Must possess a Texas Class "A" Driver's License (CDL) or obtain
    within 90 days of employment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Knowledge of operating characteristics of a variety of automotive and
    heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and standard safety precautions,
    practices, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, and diagnostic testing devices used in
    auto, truck, and heavy equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of automotive heavy equipment systems repair and
    maintenance procedures.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of record keeping.
  • Knowledge of repair and maintenance scheduling techniques and
    procedures.
  • Knowledge of automotive and heavy equipment trouble shooting and
    diagnostic procedures and techniques.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in
    writing.
  • Ability to perform automotive and heavy equipment repairs and
    maintenance.
  • Ability to diagnose defects and repair needs on a wide variety of
    automobiles, trucks, and heavy equipment.
  • Ability to operate all tools and equipment used in automotive and
    heavy equipment repair.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships,
    with employees, supervisors, and the general public.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position.