Class A Mechanic – Road Department

Hours of work may vary and may require overtime
FLSA: Non-Exempt

General Summary:
Under the direction of the Shop & Equipment Supervisor. Mechanic’s job requires him/her to assist Shop & Equipment Supervisor with safety, repairs, recommendations for repairs to trucks, automobiles, heavy equipment and other miscellaneous equipment. Executes repairs and performs preventive maintenance and safety checks on equipment. Mechanic reports all safety concerns or abuses to Shop & Equipment Supervisor.

Examples of Duties:

  • 7:00 a.m. (6:00 a.m. summer) report to work station ready for work
  • Use welder (mig), cutting Torches, Plasma Cutter, and other tools for the repair and maintenance of plows and underbody blades
  • Execute preventive maintenance sheets – including washing of vehicle, greasing, change oil, safety inspection
  • Fill out all required forms (oil sample, service sheets, log sheets)
  • Maintain work area in a neat & orderly fashion
  • Ability to test drive vehicles and make diagnostic analysis of problems and repair problem
  • Ability to attend schools and receive training in all aspects of vehicle repair
  • Ability to Diagnose computerized engines, transmissions, and antilock brake systems with the aid of a lap top computer. Basic computer knowledge required
  • Calibrate, Diagnose and repair computerized ground speed controlled salting systems
  • Must possess a complete set of tools necessary to do all aspects of vehicle maintenance
  • Other Duties as assigned

Working Conditions & Hazards

  • Working outside in all kinds of weather
  • Working on roadway in traffic, working with chemicals
  • Manual labor which involves lifting and carrying heavy tools and materials. Wearing safety equipment. Also requires bending, twisting and stooping, many times a day.

Desirable Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree in Diesel Mechanics or equivalent
  • One (1) year mechanical experience
  • State certified master mechanic’s certificate in heavy-duty truck repair
  • Knowledge/experience in welding and fabrication
  • Formal training in computerized diagnostic’s systems and software
  • Valid Group A Commercial Drivers License with Endorsement N with Air Brakes
  • Motor Carrier Physical Exam Card

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Mechanical aptitude needed to operate equipment efficiently and safely. Ability to read and understand written and oral instructions. Ability to complete time and equipment usage reports on a daily basis. Ability to identify, recommend or implement improvements in the work area.

Training Required After Hire (In-Service, On-The-Job, Formal, Informal):
Formal classroom and on-the-job training on all equipment that employee will be required to operate. Hazard communications program training, various safety training programs, classroom and/or on-the-job training on all maintenance activities employee will perform.

Please complete an Ionia County Application for Employment and submit it along with a cover letter and resumé to:

Ionia County Administration Building
Human Resources
101 West Main Street
Ionia, MI 48846

Ionia County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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