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Mechanic II

Newton County Board of Commissioners

Listing Summary

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform preventative maintenance and repairs on County-owned vehicles and equipment.  Incumbents in this classification are expected to independently perform routine preventative maintenance and repairs of fleet vehicles requiring routine diagnosis, removing and replacing parts, and troubleshooting for common automotive problems and assists with more complex repairs.

Essential Functions:

The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Operates or uses various machinery, equipment, power tools, hand tools, and supplies in order to complete work assignments: and operates and maintains basic mechanics tool kit, diagnostic equipment, and related tools and equipment.

Performs vehicle inspections: inspects and tests vehicle systems, including drive train, engine operation, transmission operation, suspension, steering, brakes, electrical system, HVAC and emissions; completes or revises work order for repairs; obtains required parts; performs emission tests per frequency and criteria specified by state law; inspects and tests completed work; and updates required records. 

Performs routine, and assists with complex, repairs on vehicles: gathers information from vehicle operator reports, fault codes and other diagnostic data; troubleshoots and diagnoses problems; identifies items needing repair; completes required repairs; and ensures vehicle operation and performance is within specified limits.

Prepares and installs new equipment and accessories to vehicles: completes records for new equipment; adds County decals and numbers; and installs accessories, such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, computers, lights, etc.

Performs preventive maintenance on vehicles: checks and replaces fluids; drains and replaces oil; collects and recovers Freon; changes and replaces filters; lubricates mechanical parts; installs and replaces blades; rotates, mounts and balances tires; replaces tires, belts, and hoses; checks and replaces batteries; greases equipment; flushes radiators; and performs tune-ups or other preventative maintenance activities as assigned.        

Determines amount of materials required for assigned projects: gathers equipment, parts and supplies; assists in monitoring inventory levels of parts, equipment, tools or supplies; and initiates requests for new or replacement materials.

Performs general cleaning/maintenance tasks necessary to keep equipment and tools in operable condition, which may include inspecting equipment, checking/replacing fluids, refueling vehicles, performing minor equipment repairs, greasing equipment, replacing parts, washing/cleaning equipment, or cleaning shop or work areas: monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment.

Processes a variety of documentation associated with department/division operations, within designated timeframes and per established procedures: prepares, completes, receives, reviews, processes, forwards or retains, as appropriate, various forms, reports, work orders, maintenance logs, and other documentation; compiles data for further processing or for use in preparation of department reports; and maintains computerized and/or hardcopy records.

Operates a personal computer to enter, retrieve, review or modify data, utilizing database, Internet, e-mail, or other software; and operates general office or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions.

Communicates with supervisor, other County employees, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, or resolve problems.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED required, with vocational or technical training in vehicle maintenance and repair, or a related field; supplemented by two years of experience in automotive and equipment maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.

Specific License or Certification Required: Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license.

Specific Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities: Must be able to demonstrate proficiency in performance of the essential functions and learn, comprehend, and apply all County or departmental policies, practices, and procedures necessary to function effectively in the position.

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