There is one opening with the Yakima County Public Services Equipment Rental and Revolving (ER&R) Department. The position is responsible for performing journey level maintenance and repair of county automotive and heavy equipment; designs and fabricates equipment parts; and provides technical assistance and monitors equipment to ensure it is in safe working order.. This recruitment may be used to fill future Mechanic openings which may occur within 90 days of the posted closing date. Work hours are Tuesday-Friday 12:00pm-10:30pm
Designs and fabricates equipment parts not readily available including welding fatigued or failed components, converting equipment to meet seasonal needs and adding modifications to existing equipment.
Performs preventive maintenance activities for County automotive vehicles and heavy equipment.
Performs maintenance and repairs on automotive vehicles and heavy equipment; replaces air, hydraulic and anti-lock brakes; repairs transmissions; works on electrical systems; repairs heating and cooling systems; and repairs engines.
Diagnoses and troubleshoots vehicle and heavy equipment problems in the shop and in the field. Operates or transports equipment back to shop for repair.
Provides technical advice to others working in the shop and monitors shop equipment to ensure that the equipment is in safe working order.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Education and Experience: Associate degree or two-year technical certificat in Diesel Technology plus two years automotive and heavy equipment maintenance experience: OR four years’ experience in welding, metal design and fabrication, automotive repair and heavy equipment maintenance: OR an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job.
Required: Valid Washington State Class ‘A’ Commercial Driver’s License with Air Brakes, Tanker and Doubles.
Must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening. Must successfully pass heavy equipment operating exercise.
Note: This is a Yakima County Independent Local No. 1 Bargaining Unit position. As a condition of employment you are required to become a member of the Unit or pay representation fees per the negotiated contract.
Equipment Used: Operating tools and equipment used in metal fabricating, repairing gas and diesel engines and in performing related duties; Operating snow plow equipment for snow removal and other heavy equipment for testing purposes.
Working Conditions: This position is required to work outside of standard business hours and includes: Exposure to weather, extreme cold, extreme heat, wet or humid, noise, vibration, moving/mechanical parts, standing, walking lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, bending, reaching, handling, reclining, climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, fingering, feeling, talking, visual acuity.
Knowledge of: Welding, metal design and fabrication, gas and diesel internal combustion engines and systems including electrical systems; heating and cooling systems and brake systems; Tools and equipment used in repairing gas and diesel internal combustion engines, electrical systems, heating and cooling systems and brake systems; Standard practices and procedures of automotive and heavy equipment vehicle repair; Safety precautions.
Skill in: Welding, metal design and fabrication, operating tools and equipment used in metal fabricating, troubleshooting, diagnosing and repairing gas and diesel internal combustion engines and systems including electrical systems, heating and cooling systems and brake systems; repairing gas and diesel engines and in performing related duties; Operating snow plow equipment for snow removal and other heavy equipment for testing purposes; Establishing and maintaining effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels and with the public; Communication, both oral and written, sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction; Using two-way radios and other communications devices; Applying customer service techniques.