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Under general direction, the purpose of the position is to oversee and lead the daily operation of skilled work involving the maintenance and repair of gasoline or diesel driven motors and related auto equipment, heavy equipment, heavy trucks, methane gas flare, solid waste scales, machinery and tools. Employees in this classification perform in a lead capacity and are responsible for ensuring the cleanliness of garage facilities and equipment and efficiency of operations. Work includes performing Mechanic duties.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee may be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Prioritizes and oversees the overhaul and repair work on automobiles, light and heavy trucks, mowers, mechanical equipment and other gasoline and diesel driven motors.
Plans work and makes decisions within established policies and procedures.
Assists in the supervision of mechanics and helpers of a lower level.
Prioritizes and inspects repair and maintenance work performed by lower level mechanics.
Trains staff in new policies and procedures to ensure efficiency of garage operations is maximized; trains new personnel.
Enforces the cleanliness and functionality of garage facilities and equipment to ensure a safe and efficient work environment.
Keeps records for cost accounting.
Leads the preventive maintenance and diagnoses defects of bulldozers, front end loaders, excavators, tractors, and other heavy equipment; leads the repairs or overhauls chassis units, including brake systems, transmissions, differentials and front and rear axles; leads the repairs and maintains farm tractors, mowers, and pickup trucks. Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts.
Times camshaft and ignition; adjusts connecting rods and main bearings; removes and installs engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches and steering assemblies.
Follows established County purchasing practices and policies to ensure honest, fair and ethical relationship with vendors.
Keeps records on all equipment and makes out job order records.
Checks equipment and plans maintenance schedules.
Responds to emergencies and ability to be on call 24/7 as assigned by supervisor.
Inspects for safety hazards and stresses caution and safety procedures to subordinates.
Performs work related to this job description as required.
Orders materials and supplies for maintenance and repairs of equipment.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
(Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Thorough knowledge of standard practices and equipment of the automotive mechanic trade.
Thorough knowledge of the principals of operation of gasoline and diesel engines and of mechanical repair on heavy trucks and construction equipment.
Thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
Significant skill in the use and care of hand and machine tools employed in motor repair and adjustment work.
Significant skill in locating and adjusting defects in automotive equipment.
Ability to understand and carry out complex oral and written instructions.
Ability to adapt available tools and repair parts to specific repair problems.
Ability to maintain accurate records.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma and completion of vocational training program or apprenticeship program and five (5) years’ direct work experience as an automotive mechanic or heavy equipment mechanic, including two (2) years in a lead capacity.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Florida Commercial Driver’s License Class B
Must possess a forklift certification or ability to obtain within six (6) months from date of hire.
Possession of Automotive Services Excellence (ASE) Gas & Diesel Master Certification.
About Martin County Board of County Commissioners
Martin County Solid Waste provides safe and sanitary waste disposal for the residents of Martin County. It also provides efficient and cost effective solid waste collection services to all residents and businesses of unincorporated county areas and recycling collection services to single and multi-family units countywide. Solid Waste assures compliance with local, state, and federal environmental regulations and helps divert hazardous waste from landfill disposal by educating residents and commercial entities on proper disposal and by providing opportunities for proper disposal of hazardous waste.