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Mechanic

Summary

BOONE COUNTY SECONDARY ROADS

                                                          POSITION DESCRIPTION                                                                                                   

TITLE:   MECHANIC

Prepared By:  County Engineer’s Office

Date Prepared:  March 15, 2024

Approved by Boone County Board of Supervisors on: 

 

JOB OBJECTIVES:

1.      Will be a regular employee of Boone County.  Will be hired by the Board of Supervisors and work under the supervision of the Secondary Road Foreman, Maintenance Superintendent and County Engineer. This position is classified as non-exempt.

2.      Perform skilled maintenance and repair work on a variety of light to heavy mechanized, specialized equipment.

3.      Will be governed by the applicable Boone County Personnel Policies as approved by the Boone County Board of Supervisors.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties that are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

1.      Responsible for all levels of maintenance, from tune-ups to major overhaul, on all equipment within assigned maintenance garage.

2.      Provides input on specifications for new equipment.

3.      Requisitions parts, components and shop supplies and maintains an inventory of the same.

4.      Operates acetylene and arc welding equipment to straighten, construct, rebuild or reinforce parts for equipment such as truck frames, boxes, hoists and wings.

5.      Responds to telephone and/or radio requests for emergency mechanical repair of County equipment in the field.

6.      Maintains necessary records, forms and logs for parts used and time spent repairing equipment.

7.      Additional duties as may be assigned by the Secondary Roads Foreman, Maintenance Superintendent or County Engineer.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS:

1.      Operate equipment for snow removal, sanding, salting and plowing.

2.      Maintains a clean work area, which includes sweeping the shop floor and cleaning various shop tools.

3.      Ability to establish effective working relationships with assigned co-workers, supervisor, and the public.

4.      Ability to safely perform a wide range of physical tasks, including: walking on uneven ground, standing, lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling amounts weighing up to 75 pounds, bending, kneeling and balancing.

5.      Ability to safely work under conditions involving exposure to extreme temperatures, odors, toxic agents, smoke, noise vibrations, moving machinery, dirt, and dust.

JOB STANDARDS:

1.      Communicate on both telephone and FM radio.

2.      Ability to operate a personal computer

3.      Drive vehicles (Valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brakes.)

4.      Operate construction and maintenance equipment.

5.      Perform heavy manual labor (lifting up to 100 pounds) under all types of weather conditions.

6.      Be available for emergencies 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.

7.    Effectively communicate with the residents of Boone County.

 

JOB LOCATION:  

1.      Works out of one of three (3) secondary roads maintenance garages.  Occasionally travels the secondary roads in the area to respond to maintenance problems.

EQUIPMENT:

Knowledge in the operation of County equipment including, but not limited to:

1.      Motor grader

2.      Single and tandem axle dump truck

3.      Front end loader

4.      Backhoe

5.      Skid loader

6.      Truck sander

7.      Power mowing equipment

8.      Hydraulic excavator

9.      Oil distributor

10.  Chipper

11.  Dragline

12.  Dozer

13.  Scraper

14.  Sign truck

15.  Semi tractor/trailer

16.  Various welding equipment

17.  Acetylene cutting torch

18.  Use of hand tools and shop tools

19.  Other similar equipment may be assigned

CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE:

Minimum

1.   Graduation from high school or GED equivalent and four (4) years of    experience in repair, maintenance and tune-up of light to heavy equipment; or an equivalent combination of education, substituting completion of vocational automotive and diesel mechanic course for two (2) years of experience.

2.   Must possess a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License with air brakes. 

Desirable 

1.   Knowledge of automotive and construction equipment usage, maintenance and repair.

2.   Knowledge of principles and practices used in the maintenance, repairing and constructing of County roads, right-of-ways and drainage district facilities.

3.   Knowledge of materials, methods and techniques used in construction and maintenance activities.

Essential Functions

Department
Secondary Roads

Salary
$22.42 - $28.42/hour

Status
Full-time

Location
201 State St, Boone

Posted
3/25/2024

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