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Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic

Company: The Metropolitan District Commission
Location: Hartford
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY This is very responsible vehicle and equipment repair work involving mechanical repairs to a wide variety of vehicles and rolling and stationary equipment including heavy construction equipment and various types of smaller power equipment. Work includes the overhauling and repairing of riding and walking mowers, generators, chain saws, sanders, power take off engines, outboard motors, pumps, sweepers, and related equipment. Work involves responsibility for safe and effective repair of a wide variety of vehicles and equipment. Duties include overhauling drive train and control components, repairing mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, and repairing frames and sheet metal. This position also has the responsibility for making difficult vehicle and equipment and maintenance technical decisions in accordance with established procedure. This work requires that the employee have considerable knowledge, skill and ability in vehicle and equipment repair and small equipment repair, rebuilding and maintenance. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The following duties are illustrative of the classification and may not include all of the duties under the classification.

  • Identifies vehicle and equipment malfunctions and determines corrective actions to be taken through tests. Tests vehicles and equipment after repairs. Repairs or overhauls engines, transmissions, gear trains, differentials, steering systems, brake systems, clutch systems, fuel systems, suspension systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, power takeoffs, hydraulic and pneumatic lifts and controls, and related components. Performs vehicle and equipment maintenance. Reads and interprets service manuals and work orders. Repairs frames, sheet metal and stock as assigned.
  • Repairs brakes, clutches, exhausts, electrical wiring, and related components, as assigned. Tunes engines. Performs safety inspections and routine and preventive maintenance. Makes road calls on immobile vehicles and equipment and makes emergency repairs.
  • Repairs or overhauls a very large number of two and four cycle smallbore engines, large and small diesel engines, and related transmissions, differentials, gear trains, and other systems. Repairs portable and stationary equipment and power tools at a variety of District facilities including treatment plants, reservoirs and solid waste facilities. Identifies equipment malfunctions and determines corrective actions to be taken through tests. Tests equipment after repairs. Maintains a large inventory of small engine parts and records. Contacts vendors for supplies and prices of parts. Fills out purchase requisitions and stocks and issues parts.
  • Lubricates vehicles, checks and changes fluids and filters on a wide variety of vehicles and equipment, or rotates, changes, balances, and repairs a wide variety of tires and tubes, as assigned.
  • Fills out job or shift report forms, as assigned. Performs work of lower classifications, as necessary. Performs related work as required. SUPERVISION RECEIVED Works under the general supervision of the Fleet Supervisor or Fleet Superintendent. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS A high school diploma or the equivalent plus four years of experience in vehicle and equipment maintenance, or an equivalent combination of education and qualifying experience substituting on a year-for-year basis. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must have a valid Commercial Driver's License sub-classification "A" or "B" with air brake endorsement, as necessary. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
    • Considerable knowledge of the tools, equipment, and methods of vehicle and equipment overhaul and repair. Considerable knowledge of the work standards and safety procedures in vehicle and equipment overhaul and repair.
    • Considerable skill in the use of mechanics tools and special diagnostic equipment and tools. Considerable ability to perform vehicle and equipment overhaul and repair safely, effectively and efficiently.
    • Considerable ability to follow oral and written instructions and to learn District procedures. Good ability to communicate orally. Good ability to fill out forms and charts. Considerable ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and vendors. ADA COMPLIANCE Physical Ability: Tasks require the ability to exert moderate physical effort that involves lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderate weight (under 50 pounds). Sensory Requirements: Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual and/or auditory cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally and in writing. Environmental Factors: Essential functions are performed primarily in an indoor, shop, laboratory, or office environment with occasional fieldwork that may involve exposure to various weather conditions, atmospheric conditions, hazards, noises, etc. The Metropolitan District Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Commission will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and

Keywords: The Metropolitan District Commission, Hartford , Vehicle & Equipment Mechanic, Engineering , Hartford, Connecticut

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