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Diesel Highway Mechanic

Company: Green Lake County
Location: Green Lake
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

SUMMARY:Under direct supervision of the Fleet and Warehouse Superintendent, maintain, repair and overhaul automobiles, trucks, machinery and equipment used within the Highway Department and other areas as needed. - STARTING HOURLY WAGE: -$29.50SHIFT: -Summer: Monday-Thursday, 6:00 AM to 4:00 PM - - - - - - - Winter: Monday-Friday, 7:00 AM to 3:00 PMDUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs mechanical repairs and maintenance on equipment and vehicles. - Repair activity includes gasoline and diesel engine overhauls, complete transmission work, brakes, hydraulic systems, and electrical systems, including small engines. Supports functions for the Fleet and Warehouse Superintendent, assisting as necessary and responsible for the shop during Fleet and Warehouse Superintendent absence.Moves and transports equipment; assist with picking up parts. - Assists with winter plowing; hauling highway materials; road maintenance projects; upkeep, maintenance and repair of buildings, grounds and equipment as needed and in coordination with Highway Superintendent(s) and Fleet and Warehouse Superintendent and/or as directed by the Highway Commissioner.Performs other related duties as assigned by the Commissioner.SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
High mechanical aptitude; ability to repair engines; skill and ability with welding techniques; knowledge of methods used in vehicle repair.
Knowledge of computer diagnostics.Ability to read and follow diagrams and charts used for equipment repairs.Extensive knowledge diagnosing and repairing electrical systems, hydraulic systems, brakes and engines of all types.Ability to receive, understand and follow written and oral instructions; skill in mechanical aptitude; must be dependable and in good physical condition.Ability to work flexible, 40 hour/week schedule to accommodate snow removal on weekends and emergency call-ins, as necessary.Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors and the public.Skill in the use of small hand and power tools of all kinds, assorted construction and maintenance equipment as needed. - Motorized vehicles, material handling equipment, maintenance and snow removal equipment. - Assorted personal protective equipment as required.QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION: - High school diploma or GED equivalency, plus 1-2 years Technical or Trade School. Air Brake and A/C certifications. - EXPERIENCE / JOB KNOWLEDGE: - 3-5 years' experience working with heavy truck and equipment OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) license with A, B, C, D, and N endorsements within 6 months of employment.WORKING CONDITIONS:PHYSICAL DEMANDS: - 75% or more of the time this position may require standing, walking, stooping, and kneeling while doing repairs. - Some climbing, crouching and other awkward movements may accompany repair work, but bending, twisting, reaching, and feeling are essentially being utilized 75% or more of the time. - One must have good hearing to detect unusual noises and sounds in equipment and good vision to see possible problems in diagnosis and preventive maintenance. - Lifting up to 80 pounds may occur up to 75% or more of the time in this job. - Good hand and finger dexterity are also a requirement of this position.ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS: -75% of the repair and maintenance work may be performed inside and up to 50% of a shift may be spent in high noise or vibrating conditions. - 25% of the time may be spent outside in unpredictable weather subject to the elements. - Hazards on this job can vary, but include electrical, chemical exposure, danger of burns, and exposure to dusts, odors, fumes, and gasses. This is a public service position, and employee is required to be courteous, cooperative and respectful at all times with the public and clients; also establishes and maintains a courteous and cooperative and respectful working relationship with other employees, supervisors and public officials.This position description has been prepared to assist in defining job responsibilities, physical demands, working conditions and needed skills. - It is not intended as a complete list of job duties, responsibilities and/or essential functions. - This description is not intended to limit or modify the rights of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under supervision. The county retains and reserves any and all rights to change, modify, amend, add to or delete from, any section of this document as it deems, in its' judgment, to be proper.Green Lake County provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Green Lake County complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the Green Lake County has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.Authorization & Acknowledgment for Employment with Green Lake County

By submitting an application, you certify that the answers given by you in the application are true and correct without omissions of any kind. You understand that any misleading or incorrect statements may render the application void. If you become employed by Green Lake County, and it is subsequently discovered that any answer given by you is incomplete, misleading, or incorrect, you may be terminated from employment. You agree that Green Lake County shall not be held liable in any respect if your employment is terminated because of false, incomplete, or misleading statements, answers, or omissions made by you in the application.

You also authorize pertinent companies, schools, agencies, municipalities, or persons to provide Green Lake County any information requested regarding your employment, character, experience and qualifications, and/or suitability for employment with Green Lake County, including a check of your fingerprints and police record for the suitability for hire. You hereby forever release, discharge, and covenant not to sue any person or organization for any result of providing, obtaining, or acting upon such information. You understand that such information is sought with confidentiality and will not be released to you in any form whatsoever.

In addition, a copy of application and this authorization is as valid as the original and should be recognized as such.

You further understand that you must undergo a physical examination, including substance abuse screening, prior to an appointment to a position with Green Lake County. Refusal to participate will result in the rejection of your application.

Green Lake County provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to membership in a protected classification.

If you have any questions, please contact the Green Lake County Human Resources Coordinator at 920-294-4166.Powered by JazzHR

Keywords: Green Lake County, Madison , Diesel Highway Mechanic, Engineering , Green Lake, Wisconsin

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