Farm Mechanic, Lead
Purpose of Classification:
Leads and participates in the repair, overhaul, and maintenance of vehicles or farm equipment.
This is a lead position. This is third in a series of three classifications. It is distinguished from the Farm Mechanic in that incumbents lead the work of Farm Mechanics. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment, air contamination, intense noise, hazardous materials; lifts or carries heavy objects.
Example of Duties:
- Coordinates the activities of subordinates.
- Inspects work performed by Farm Mechanics to insure shop standards have been met.
- Requisitions parts, computes work orders and prepares service records and reports as required.
- Overhauls and repairs engines and transmissions on gas and diesel equipment.
- Performs tune-ups on vehicles.
- Overhauls repairs and/or replaces other mechanical parts such as steering and brake systems.
- Replaces shock absorbers, checks and balances wheels and checks for proper tire alignment.
- Performs diversified electrical work on all automotive and related equipment such as servicing, installing batteries and terminals, repairing and adjusting lights, repairing generators and starters.
- Uses diagnostic equipment as an aid in locating vehicles defects.
- Troubleshoots and repairs or replaces digital electronic components and computers.
- Fabricates and/or reconstructs equipment by using gas, arc, MIG or TIG welding methods.
- Performs emission control repair, replacement and testing on all required vehicles.
- Road tests vehicles to locate operational defects prior to returning to active use.
- Drives buses and other vehicles for special events or field trips as needed.
- Overhauls, repairs and maintains heavy equipment as required which may include tractors, crawlers and other farm equipment.
- Operates shop machines such as milling and metal lathes to rebuild or fabricate machine parts.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Knowledge in the diagnosis and repair of automotive and heavy equipment.
- Skill in the diagnosis and repair of automotive, heavy equipment or farm equipment.
- Skill in operating shop tools and machines.
- Skill in modifying, designing and fabricating special purpose equipment.
- Ability to effectively communicate.
- Five years experience in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles and/or farm equipment; OR,
- Completion of a one year vocational training program in automotive mechanics AND four years experience in the diagnosis, repair and maintenance of automobiles and/or farm equipment; OR,
- Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
- Some positions may require possession of a current Arizona Type D, B or C driver's license upon employment.
- May be required to obtain a current Arizona Emissions Inspection Certificate.