Hourly rates will increase by 3% across the board on 7/1/22 as a cost of living adjustment.
This position will be located at the Billy Wright Landfill in Los Banos, CA. Some travel to the Merced Landfill may be required.
Under general supervision, to perform skilled work in repairing, overhauling, and maintaining automotive and road construction equipment powered by gasoline, CNG, and/or diesel fuels. Assist the Site Supervisor as needed and perform other related duties, as assigned.
The incumbents in this class perform a full range of diagnosing a wide variety of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic problems, welding and repair work on construction equipment and trucks with one-ton capacity or larger. They are expected to perform with a high degree of skill and independence. The Heavy Equipment Mechanic II incumbents are normally assigned work requiring a higher level of skill and knowledge and are certified by the State of California to provide service in the areas of lamp adjustment, brake adjustment, and refrigeration/recycling A/C.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Examines and locates mechanical defects in a wide variety of automotive, road construction and maintenance equipment.
Makes major and minor mechanical repairs including engine tune-ups, brake relining, body and fender, and electrical system repair.
Fits new parts and adjusts engines, oil, water, and fuel pumps, carburetors and fuel injectors, governors, starting motors, clutches, transmissions, differentials, brakes and steering gear.
Repairs track layer type tractors, checking and replacing rollers, pins and brushing.
Overhauls hydraulic lifts and steering assemblies on motor graders and tractors.
Maintains records of time and materials used on each job.
Perform gas electrical welding and repair work in the field.
Performs machinist and fabrication work.
Experience: Four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience and training in heavy equipment or auto repair or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship program in heavy equipment or auto repair.
License: Possess and maintain a valid Class "A" California driver's license. A Class “C” license may be substituted during the first six months of employment, but a Class “A” license must be obtained by the end of the six month period. Failure to obtain the proper license will result in termination.
Level II Experience: Two (2) years of heavy equipment mechanic repair performing duties comparable to those of a Heavy Equipment Mechanic I.
License: Possession and maintain a valid California Class "A" driver's license. Possession and maintenance of a valid State of California Class "A" Brake Certificate, a Class "A" Lamp Certificate, and a Refrigeration/Recycling Air Conditioning Certificate. IDENTIFIED SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITIONS IN THIS CLASSIFICATION WILL BE SUBJECT TO PRE-EMPLOYMENT, POST-ACCIDENT, REASONABLE SUSPICION, RANDOM AND RETURN-TO-DUTY DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE AUTHORITY’S DRUG AND ALCOHOL TESTING POLICY.
Communicate effectively with others in person and over the telephone.
Perform job duties under stressful conditions.
Maintain confidential information in accordance with legal standards and/or Authority regulations.
Lift and move with help objects weighing over 100 pounds.
Walk, stand, stoop, crawl, kneel, or crouch on narrow, slippery, erratically moving surfaces.
Operate large equipment such as cars, trucks, forklifts, cranes.
Wear a respirator or safety glasses or other protective clothing and equipment.
Frequent use of depth perception, peripheral vision and color perception.
Frequent use of hand-eye coordination.
Normal dexterity, frequent holding and grasping.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the testing, adjustment, repair, and overhaul of automotive and road construction equipment.
Theory, operation and care of internal combustion engines and their components.
Hydraulic valves and controls, hydraulic and air brake systems, and electronic ignition.
Principles and methods of acetylene and electric-arc welding.
Safe work practices.
Inspect equipment to locate and accurately diagnose mechanical defects.
Use a variety of power hand tools, diagnostic equipment and shop equipment.
Perform testing, adjustment, repair, and overhaul work on automotive and heavy equipment.
Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships.
Read and write at the level required for successful job performance.
Cut, reform, and fabricate parts using welders and shop equipment.
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