Highway Department Mechanic
MARQUETTE COUNTY, WI
Date Posted: 4/12/2018
Apply By: No later than Monday, April 30th, 2018 @ 4 p.m.
Marquette County is seeking applicants for a full-time Mechanic position within the Highway Department. The mechanic position is responsible for the all-around work, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel engines on all trucks, loaders, tractors, graders or any other county highway department equipment. Must perform preventative maintenance programs on all highway equipment. Other required skills include welding, torch work, knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and electronics. Individuals shall supply own tools and toolboxes to perform all work involved with the highway department. A complete job description is available on the Marquette County website.
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Additional certificate for mechanic training from college or technical school is preferred. A minimum one year of mechanical experience. Continued training will be required for repair of emission systems, tires, air conditioning recharging, and other job-related duties. Must have a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License, classes A, B, C, and D. Including air brake and tanker endorsements, and free of transmission and combination restrictions. As well as an understanding heavy equipment and its operation.
Wage for this position depending on education and experience for the year 2018 is within the $18.95 to $22.29 range, subject to change with the 2018 pay study.
Applications and copies of the job description will be available in the Highway Department Office during normal office hours or on Marquette County’s web site: http//www.co.marquette.wi.us. Specific questions about the Mechanic’s position should be referred to (608) 297-3071.
Interested applicants must submit a completed Marquette County application form to the Highway Department Office. Completed applications may be dropped off at the Marquette County Highway Department, emailed to: email@example.com or mailed to: Marquette County Highway Commissioner, RE: Mechanic P.O. Box 398, Montello, WI 53949
Applications received after 4 p.m. on Monday April 30th, 2018 will not be accepted.
Marquette County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Highway Department Mechanic
- Type:Full Time
- Salary/Pay Rate:Level 12 $18.95-$22.29
- Posted Date:04/03/2018
- Deadline to Apply:04/30/2018 12:00 AM
MARQUETTE COUNTY JOB DESCRIPTION
POSITION: Highway Department Mechanic
DEPARTMENT: Highway Department
JOB STATUS: Fulltime
SUPERVISOR: Highway Commissioner / Patrol Sup.
PAY CLASSIFICATION: Level 12 $18.95-$22.29
APPROVED BY: Highway Commissioner
DATE APPROVED: April 3, 2018
The mechanic position is responsible for the all-around work, repair and overhaul of gasoline and diesel engines on all trucks, loaders, crawlers, graders or any other county highway department equipment. Must perform preventive maintenance programs on all highway equipment. Other required skills include welding and torch work, knowledge of hydraulics, electrical and electronics. Individuals shall supply own tools and toolboxes to perform all other work involved with the highway department.
Special Requirement: Must be available for emergency call-in 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week as requested by the Highway Commissioner / Patrol Superintendent
• High school diploma or equivalent
• One year certificate from college or technical school preferred.
• Minimum one year related mechanical experience and/or training.
• Equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Continued training will be required for repair of tires, air conditioning recharging, and other job
EXPERIENCE / JOB KNOWLEDGE:
• Experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to accomplish all of the
duties and responsibilities of the position.
• Knowledge of procedures, methods, parts and equipment used in the maintenance and repair of equipment, as well as knowledge to do repairs in a safe manner.
• Ability to work alone or with a number of people, fellow both written and oral instructions and to get along with employees and the general public in a polite, respective manner.
• Highway maintenance, and snow/ice removal preferred.
• Must have a valid Wisconsin Commercial Driver’s License, classes A, B, C, and D. Including air brake and tanker endorsements, and free of transmission and combination restrictions. As well as an understanding heavy equipment and its operation.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
• Diagnose diesel and gas engines problems and repair. Tune pickups, trucks and equipment engines, replace parts if needed. Check and repair drive train parts. Repair and replace electrical system parts, such as wires, starters, alternators, regulators and generators, grease fittings, change filters and oils and replace hoses. Overhauls engines and transmissions as needed.
• Makes service calls when equipment breaks down. Maintains saws, generators, pumps and small engines. Repair and replace springs, shock absorbers, king pins and other suspension mechanisms.
• Repair hydraulic equipment, tighten and/or replace packing, seal pumps and rams. Replaces repairs and adjust brakes, clutches, transmission and differentials.
• Performs road tests on equipment to ensure that work performed was property repaired.
• Transports people and machinery to different job sites as needed.
• Assists with the removal of salters, plows, and wings on the trucks, blades on graders and plows, and sharpens blades on the mowers. Winterizes all county owned vehicles and equipment.
• Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinders, welding, and torch sets to repair and fabricate parts not available commercially.
• Perform all sizes of tires, repair, replace, or install.
• Ensures equipment is serviced with gas, oil, water, and lubricants.
• Operates snow removal equipment as needed for extended periods of time.
• Ability to accurately follow instructions.
• Ability to work with moderate supervision and be innovative and efficient.
• Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with other Marquette County Employees.
• Attend safety training meetings, and abide by all county highway safety rules.
• Sweeps floors, cleans areas of the shop to maintain a safe work place.
• Completes time sheets and vehicle condition reports accurately and timely.
• Maintaining and keeping trucks, equipment, and parking area clean.
• Keys and or key fob will be assigned.
• Any other duties as assigned.
• Ability to add, subtracts, multiply, and divides in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
• Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
• Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
• Individuals shall supply own tools and toolboxes to perform all work involved with the highway department. There are yearly allotments for tools and work boots. Uniforms are provided.
PUBLIC / CUSTOMER / GOVERNMENT RELATIONS:
• Ability to communicate orally with law enforcement personnel, municipal officials, county residents, and highway department employees.
SAFETY OF OTHERS:
• Required use of safety equipment including safety vests, at all times when in the field performing any maintenance activities.
• Required use of personnel protective equipment such as eye protection, hearing protection, etc., as warranted.
• Required to keep a safe work place for themselves and other employees at the highway shop.
COMPLEXITY OF DUTIES AND IMPACT OF DECISIONS:
• Ability to exercise good sound and judgment skills, to ensure the safety of the driving public.
• Read road signs, safety signs, and product labels.
• Ability to effectively read a county highway map.
• Ability to work in all Wisconsin temperature conditions is required.
• While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts and is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions.
• The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and vibration.
• The employee is occasionally exposed wet and/or humid conditions, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.
• The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
• The work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS / HAZARDS:
• The physical demands described here are representative of those that might be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
• While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; and talk and hear.
• The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and climb or balance and occasionally to sit.
• The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift up to 50 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds.
• Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
• Ability to operate equipment, ability to coordinate eyes, hands, feet, and limbs in performing movements requiring skill and training. Extensive driving in various weather conditions is required.
• Exposure to blood borne pathogen is possible in this position.