Under direction, the main purposes of this position are to troubleshoot and repair mechanical problems of automotive vehicles, including heavy equipment, and perform other duties as required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Analyzes malfunctions and determines solutions for repairs and overhauls to equipment including automobiles, trucks, golf carts, pumps, compressors, emergency fire pumps, pneumatic tools, and heavy equipment such as locomotive, cranes, loaders, backhoes, bulldozers, and forklifts.
Plans work procedure using charts, technical manuals, and experience.
Raises vehicles using hydraulic jack or hoist.
Removes units such as engines, transmissions, and differentials.
Disassembles units and inspects parts for wear using micrometers, calipers, and thickness gauges.
Repairs or replaces parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.
Overhauls, repairs, or replaces engines, carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, pumps, and air conditioning units.
Rewires -ignition systems, lights, and instrument panels.
Relines and adjusts brakes.
Repairs or replaces shock absorbers.
Solders leaks in cooling systems.
Pressure checks and inspects radiators.
Replaces and adjusts headlights.
Installs and repairs accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.
Travels to vendor sites to evaluate equipment prior to purchase, and makes recommendations.
Confers with vendors, and prices, orders, expedites, and receives parts.
Performs on-call duties.
Assumes lead role when Mechanical Maintenance Technicians, Classes A and B, assist.