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Dekalb County

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Fleet Maintenance Technician IV

Job Code: 12117   Salary Grade: 14   FLSA: Nonexempt                       

Purpose of Classification:

The purpose of this classification is to perform preventive maintenance, repairs, and parts fabrication on County-owned vehicles, heavy trucks and heavy equipment.  

This classification is safety sensitive, subject to random drug testing in accordance with the County’s Drug & Alcohol Policy.

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; operates and maintains maintenance equipment; maintains a mechanics tool box; and maintains equipment-specific tools.

Performs scheduled preventive maintenance; changes oil, hydraulic fluid, air filters, fuel filters, and other expendables as required; inspects seals, hoses, and tires for wear or damage; and arranges replacement as needed.

Performs equipment inspections; inspects and tests all equipment systems, including drive train, engine operation, transmission operation, suspension, steering, brakes, hydraulics, electrical system, and HVAC; completes or revises work order for repairs; obtains (pulls, fabricates, or orders) required parts; and inspects completed work.

Repairs heavy equipment; gathers information from operator reports, equipment manuals, and fault codes; troubleshoots and diagnoses electrical, hydraulic and engine problems; utilizes multi-meter, test light, pressure gauges, flow meters, vacuum and compression gauges, etc.; identifies items and systems needing repair; completes required repairs; and ensures equipment operation and performance is within specified limits.

Welds and fabricates parts; welds broken parts; fabricates replacement parts; replaces parts or structures to vehicles; and verifies parts operate according to specifications.

Prepares and commissions new equipment and accessories; completes records for new equipment; adds stencil numbers; and installs accessories such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, etc.

Decommissions equipment; removes County decals, equipment, accessories, and other property; and ensures equipment is ready for disposition.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED, with vocational training or technical training in automotive repair or a related field; three years of automotive, heavy truck, or heavy equipment maintenance repair experience including one year at the journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel powered heavy trucks, road maintenance equipment, and other related equipment; 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. 

Performance Aptitudes:

Data Utilization:  Requires the ability to review, classify, categorize, prioritize, and/or analyze data. Includes exercising discretion in determining data classification, and in referencing such analysis to established standards for the purpose of recognizing actual or probable interactive effects and relationships.

Human Interaction:  Requires the ability to provide guidance, assistance, and/or interpretation to others regarding the application of procedures and standards to specific situations.

Equipment, Machinery, Tools, and Materials Utilization:  Requires the ability to operate, maneuver, and/or control the actions of equipment, machinery, tools and/or materials requiring complex and/or rapid adjustments. 

Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to utilize a wide variety of reference, descriptive, and/or advisory data and information.

Mathematical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; the ability to calculate decimals and percentages; the ability to utilize principles of fractions; and the ability to interpret graphs.

Functional Reasoning:  Requires the ability to apply principles of influence systems, such as motivation, incentive, and leadership, and to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to resolve problems.

Situational Reasoning:  Requires the ability to exercise judgment, decisiveness and creativity in situations involving the evaluation of information against sensory, judgmental, or subjective criteria, as opposed to that which is clearly measurable or verifiable.

ADA Compliance:

Physical Ability:  Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, and prolonged standing, and which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (20-50 pounds); may occasionally involve heavier objects and materials.

Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.

Environmental Factors:  Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, odors, fumes, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, confined spaces, machinery, vibrations, and pressurized gasses or fluids.

DeKalb County is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the County will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

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