Posted on: 2021-11-29 09:36:13
Position Title: Garage Technician
1st and 2nd – 6A-6p and 6P-6A
Number of Openings:
Job Site Address: 20984 ALABAMA HIGHWAY 9 GOODWATER, AL 35072 | 500 MADIX DRIVE ECLECTIC, AL 36024
Contact Phone: 256.839.6354
Contact Email: [email protected]
Summary/Objective: Under general supervision, must be skilled mechanic (gasoline, diesel, and machinery) with the ability to inspect, disassemble, and rebuild/replace major units such as engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems. Test overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency, diagnose problems and repair automotive systems and components including brakes, fuel exhaust and electrical systems, test working systems, components and accessories, make necessary adjustments and replaces worn or damaged parts. Performs preventive services on vehicles and equipment to include replacing filters, worn or damaged parts and adding fluids as needed. Mounts balances and repairs tires on vehicles and heavy equipment. Lubricates all necessary fittings and parts. Performs additional tasks in support of the company as needed or upon request.
Must have valid driver’s license from state of residence, must have minimum three (3) years’ experience in automotive and heavy equipment mechanics OR appropriate combination of training and experience. Must have skills to diagnose mechanical problems with vehicles and equipment; ability to operate vehicles and equipment safely to ensure repairs are properly completed. Skill in using shop equipment to include air buffer, welding torch and hydraulic lifts.
Physical Qualifications Required
The qualified candidate must be dexterous enough to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate tools. In addition, the candidate must be agile enough to climb on, off, in, out or under equipment during repair. The candidate must be able to work in confined areas such as underneath vehicles, etc. Moreover, must possess adequate upper/lower body strength to maintain control while repairing vehicles and/or equipment. Have the ability to hear well enough to receive communications over a two-way radio (hearing aid acceptable) and must speak clearly and loudly enough to be heard and understood in person and/or over two-way radio. Must be able to see well enough to operate equipment safely and will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
Prior experience as Mechanic with a Municipality or Service Equipment Company preferred.
- Valid Driver’s License
- Group Health Insurance – Eligible after 90 days of employment
- Company Paid Group Term Life – Eligible after 90 days of employment
- Dental, Vision, Short Term Disability, Long Term Disability, and Critical Care – Eligible after 90 days of employment
- 401k – Eligible day one of employment (Contributions can be from 1% to 50% of salary. Company match of up to 4% quarterly based on safe harbor election)
- Holidays – 8 per year ( Eligible after 30 days of employment)
- Vacation time
- Educational Assistance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Onsite Clinic – Free medical visits
- Safety and Attendance incentives
- Employee Appreciation Days
- A. Overhauls – Troubleshoots malfunctions to determine cause and type of repair needed. Assists skilled mechanics in rebuilding engines in heavy equipment, vehicles, and tractors, replaces rod and main bearings. Inspects equipment to determine type of repair needed, parts, and supplies to perform repair. Assists skilled mechanics in performing major overhaul repairs to include re-building hydraulic systems, hydraulic pumps, small motors, cylinders, and standard transmissions.
- B. Repairs – Inspects gasoline, diesel and propane fueled vehicles and equipment to determine repairs needed. Repairs or replaces hoses, belts, fuel and hydraulic lines. Replaces water and fuel pumps as needed. Replaces blown bulbs and fuses, inspects signaling equipment and safety lights to ensure proper operating efficiency. Replaces brake pads and shoes, packs wheel bearings. Repairs suspension and front-end parts as needed. Makes minor body repairs such as door hinges, latches, mirrors, hitches, etc.
- C. Tuning – Confers with operators and drivers to determine problems or troubleshoots vehicle or equipment malfunctions to determine cause and type or repair needed. Informs shop supervisor of problem and supplies needed to make repairs. Test-drives vehicle or equipment to ensure repairs are complete and operating properly. Replace spark plugs, distributor cap, rotor button, etc. Check all systems for proper operation and make necessary adjustments.
- D. Preventive Maintenance and Services – Changes oil, checks and replaces brakes, changes filters, lubricates fittings and moving parts, inspect nuts/bolts, tightens when necessary. Checks belts and tightens or replaces as necessary.
- E. Tire Repair and Mounting – Removes wheels, tires, and makes necessary repairs. Mounts and balances vehicle and heavy equipment tires. Maintains tire inventory for shop and advises shop supervisor of orders needed.
Inspects tires on vehicles and equipment to ensure tires are safe for operation.
- F. Services To Company – May assist in other departments as needed. Maintains and cleans shop to ensure work area is free of debris and possible safety hazards. Operates two-way radio to send and receive messages. May perform building maintenance duties to include painting, minor carpentry repairs, and equipment installation. May perform arc-welding duties to patch or repair minor repairs. Attends weekly safety meetings to review proper operation of equipment and receive updated information on changes in procedures. Performs additional duties as necessary.
Job Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Knowledge of vehicles and equipment repair and maintenance to include overhauling engines and major assemblies, repairs, tuning and preventive maintenance. Knowledge of organizational procedures of vehicle maintenance shop. Reading skills to comprehend operator and reference manuals, directives, gauges, and indicators. Writing skills to prepare non-complex forms and records. Verbal communication skills to converse with supervisors, crewmembers, and co-workers regarding work related activities. Math skills to count, add, and subtract, numbers to select appropriate size tools and determine correct amount of fluids required. Skills to diagnose mechanical problems with vehicles and equipment. Operate vehicles and equipment safely to ensure repairs are properly completed is required. Skill in using shop equipment to include air buffer, welding torch and hydraulic lifts. Ability to follow instructions and efficiently complete tasks. Ability to exercise judgment particularly in tasks involving safety of self and others or efficiency of operations. Ability to work as a member of a team.
Education & Experience
High school education, GED, or demonstrated level of proficiency. Three (3) years’ experience in automotive and heavy equipment mechanics OR appropriate combination of training and experience. Have a valid state issued driver’s license.
Under general supervision assists skilled mechanics inspect, disassemble, rebuild and replace major units such as engines, transmissions, and hydraulic systems, test overhauled equipment to ensure operating efficiency; assist skilled mechanics diagnose problems and repair automotive systems and components including brakes, fuel, exhaust and electrical systems, test working systems, components and accessories, make necessary adjustments and replaces worn or damaged parts. Performs preventive services on vehicles and equipment to include replacing filters, worn or damaged parts and adding fluids as needed. Mounts balances and repairs tires on vehicles and heavy equipment. Lubricates all necessary fittings and parts. Performs additional tasks in support of the Department as needed or upon request.
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