Light Equipment Technician
Company: City of Palm Bay
Location: Palm Bay
Posted on: March 10, 2019
MINIMUM TRAINING & EXPERIENCE Benefits Supplemental QuestionsGraduation from high school including or supplemented by course work in automotive mechanics, and 5 years of experience as an automotive mechanic; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge and abilities. Must possess a valid Florida Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record and maintain an acceptable driving record.SPECIAL REQUIREMENTSPossession of ASE Heating and Air Conditioning certificate or ability to obtain within six-months from date of hire. Must be certified in recycling/reclaiming Freon usage or ability to obtain within six-months from date of hire. Must possess the hand tools required by the department.EMERGENCY DECLARATION STATUS:Code 1: Essential Employees may be required to work during an undeclared emergency and/or declared emergency. On an incident by incident basis, the employee's Department Head will make the determination as to who will be required to work.GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB:Under general supervision, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of diversified automotive and construction equipment. Work involves removing and replacing worn or broken parts and replacing fluids; diagnosing malfunctions in automotive equipment; and maintaining records of work performed. Employee must exercise independent judgment and initiative in diagnosing problems with automotive equipment and completing indicated repair work.Employee must furnish full complement of hand tools for performance of job functions.* Reports to the Fleet Services Supervisor.* Under the current CBA, Light Equipment Technicians receive an annual tool allowance to purchase, replace, and update their hand tools.SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBLITIES:ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONSPerforms preventive maintenance on departmental light vehicles and light equipment.Completes computerized work orders and submits these to supervisors upon completion of each repair.Adjusts and makes repairs to gasoline- and diesel-powered engines; adjusts or repairs valves, carburetors, generators and related units; rebuilds or replaces all worn or defective parts.Repairs and adjusts hydraulic and vacuum operated systems; replaces hydraulic motors, hoses and fittings; installs and adjusts power take offs.Tunes engines by adjusting or replacing needed parts; makes repairs to clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes, steering mechanisms and related units, machines drums and rotors.Replaces tie rods, springs, and shock absorbers; replaces alternators, regulators, starters, wiring, gauges; rebuilds or adjusts components as required.Performs major and minor mechanical repairs and adjustments on drive train, brake, steering, electrical, fuel, cooling, and related systems on light and heavy motorized equipment and vehicles; rebuilds and installs engines.Removes and replaces damaged or worn tires, repairs inner tubes, and mounts and balances tires.Performs routine maintenance and servicing on a variety of vehicles; changes fan belts; replaces or charges batteries; replaces spark plugs; changes oil; and replaces or cleans out filters.Maintains records of service and repair work performed on vehicles.Performs repairs and adjustment and/or charging of automotive air conditioning and heating systems.Performs limited amounts of painting body and trim work.Reclaims and recycles air conditioner refrigerant.Performs vehicle test drives to aid diagnosis and to check repairs performed.Performs emergency vehicle/equipment repair on an on-call basis.ADDITIONAL JOB FUNCTIONSMay make emergency road calls to perform minor repairs on vehicles or equipment.Performs routine housekeeping and grounds maintenance work at City garage.Performs other work as required.This job description is not intended to be and should not be construed as an all-inclusive list of all the responsibilities, skills or working conditions associated with the position. While it is intended to accurately reflect the position activities and requirements, Management reserves the right to modify, add or remove duties and assign other duties as necessary that are a logical assignment to the position.
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