Equipment Mechanic, Lead

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Purpose of Classification:

This classification coordinates the day to day operations of an equipment maintenance operation.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This the second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic by its lead responsibilities. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment, intense noise, lifts or carries heavy objects.

Example of Duties:

  • Leads and coordinates the work of assigned staff.
  • Assists supervisors in implementing changes to shop operations, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares work orders, reports and project time charges.
  • Monitors and requisitions supplies, equipment and tools.
  • Overhauls small engines (1-6 cylinders) and repairs transmissions, clutches and hydraulic systems.
  • Performs tune-ups, and repairs braking systems, steering systems, and ignition systems on equipment such as generators, mowers, snow blowers, street sweepers, golf carts, electric trucks, tugs, cranes and weed eaters.
  • Performs preventive maintenance on grounds equipment including oil changes, lubrication, replacing worn parts, and sharpening blades. May perform minor maintenance on light trucks and cars.
  • Repairs custodial equipment such as vacuums and burnishers.
  • Operates diagnostic electronic equipment to check charging systems, blade tip speeds, braking systems and electronic ignition. Troubleshoots systems failures in starters, alternators and portable emergency generators.
  • Performs arc and gas welding and fabricates unique turf equipment.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of and skill in the use of hand/power tools and engine diagnostic equipment.
  • Knowledge of and skill in the repair and maintenance of grounds equipment and small engines.
  • Ability to provide work direction to others.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of grounds equipment and small engines, OR
  • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and /or education approved by Human Resources.
  • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license is required upon employment.
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