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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Date posted: November 10, 2016

Summary

Performs skilled mechanical work in heavy equipment and motor vehicle maintenance. This position works under the direct supervision of the LL Maintenance Heavy Equipment Supervisor or Light Duty Equipment Supervisor. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs repairs to vehicle, heavy equipment and other equipment including computerized automotive systems as assigned through work orders.
  • Performs preventative and scheduled maintenance on vehicles, heavy equipment, motors and other equipment, as assigned.
  • Maintains records on operation and repair of vehicles, heavy equipment, motors and other equipment, as assigned.
  • Cleans shop, offices, vehicles, heavy equipment, motors and other equipment, as necessary.
  • Reports any and all shop area hazards to the Supervisor.
  • Apply and reinforce the skills learned through human performance training to prevent personal errors and errors by other team members
  • Performs other related work activities as required.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This job has no supervisory responsibilities

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and two (2) years experience in automotive and/or heavy equipment repairs for both gasoline and/or diesel engines; pumps; compressors; and other rotating equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience. Considerable knowledge of preventative maintenance and general repair of motor vehicles, heavy equipment and mechanized equipment preferred.

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos in the English language. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent. Familiar with standard and metric measurement systems.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must 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 job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing 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 job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; vibration; risk of electrical shock; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold; extreme heat. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may receive occupational exposures to ionizing radiation that are As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and within regulatory limits. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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