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MECHANIC

 

Primary Purpose:           

Under general supervision, performs work in the mechanical repair and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel-driven equipment.

 

Typical Duties:                

Operates and inspects automotive and/or mechanical equipment to diagnose defects; analyzes malfunctions and performs general overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on automobiles, light equipment, and heavy equipment.  Can estimate the cost of repairs; dismantles and reassembles equipment, using hoists or hand tools; plans work procedures, using charts, technical manuals, and experience; repairs, adjusts, and replaces necessary units and parts such as rods, valves, pistons, gears, bearings, fuel and exhaust components, assemblies and cooling; repairs, overhauls, and replaces brakes, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials, front and rear axle assemblies; repairs and installs hydraulic pumps and controls; inspects, repairs, overhauls, and assembles automotive electrical equipment such as generators, ignitions, and starters.  Trains operators and superintendents about preventive maintenance.   Responsible for upkeep of service truck and tools.

 

Performs gas and acetylene welding, brazing, and soldering; uses lathes, sharpeners, and drill presses; lubricates a wide variety of parts and auxiliary equipment; maintains detailed records of time and materials used in each job; and inspects and tests repaired equipment.  Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:                 

Workers should be able to:  work within standards of accuracy; rate information using standards, which can be checked or measured; have valid drivers license; and follow written or oral instructions and technical information.  Physically, workers should be able to:  see well, use hands, arms, and fingers fully; coordinate the movements of eyes, hands, and fingers fully; stoop; kneel; crouch; lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds; stand or walk for long periods; bend; climb in and out of vehicle; maintain body balance; and use legs fully. ​