Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Description :


                                                     GENERAL STATEMENT OF JOB


Under occasional supervision, performs mechanical repair work on County-owned automobiles, trucks and heavy equipment, ensuring that repaired vehicles run properly and safely; performs preventive maintenance on such equipment as scheduled. Performs related work as required.  Reports to the Vehicle Maintenance Superintendent.






Diagnoses and performs mechanical repair work on vehicles, trucks and heavy equipment.


Overhauls all major components which include engines, transmissions, clutches, brakes, air conditioning units, differentials, etc.


Repairs and rebuilds carburetors, front ends, alternators and hydraulic systems.


Performs welding and fabrication work as needed.


Performs body work and painting as needed.


Performs a variety of preventive maintenance duties as scheduled, including changing oil, lubricating, replacing hoses and belts, replacing brakes, checking lights, and tuning engines.


Changes, rotates and repairs tires on vehicles.


Conducts road tests after repair work is completed to ensure that all vehicles are mechanically safe and function properly.


Provides field repair work as necessary.


Reviews work orders to ensure repairs are completed correctly and in a timely manner.


Maintains records of work completed and parts used.


Orders parts and materials from outside vendors as needed.


Assists in maintaining a clean and orderly shop.


May provide instruction and leadership to inmate workers as assigned.


Refers to policy and procedure manuals, equipment/vehicle service manuals, safety manual, parts catalogs, etc.

Operates service trucks, vehicle lifts, welding equipment, cutting torch, lathe, wheel balancer, tire changer, jacks, telephone, two-way radio. Operates all motorized vehicles and equipment, and automotive test equipment as needed.


Uses mechanic’s tools, meters, gauges, other hand and power tools, replacement parts and auto maintenance supplies.





It is the responsibility of each employee to comply with established policies, procedures and safe work practices. Each employee must follow safety training and instructions provided by their supervisor. Each employee must also properly wear and maintain all personal protective equipment required for their job. Finally, each employee must immediately report any unsafe work practices or unsafe conditions as well as any on-the-job injury or illnesses.


Every manager/supervisor is responsible for enforcing all safety rules and regulations. In addition, they are responsible for ensuring that a safe work environment is maintained, safe work practices are followed and employees are properly trained.





Assists other divisions and departments as required.


May transport inmate workers to and from work sites as requested.


Performs related duties as required.



                                               MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE


Requires a vocational/ technical school diploma in vehicle / equipment maintenance and repair, supplemented by three to five years of experience in automotive maintenance and repair, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid state CDL driver’s license.





Physical Requirements: Tasks involve the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and which involves the lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of moderately heavy weight (up to 50 pounds) and occasionally heavier weight (up to 100 pounds).


Data Conception:  Requires the ability to compare and/or judge the readily observable functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of data, people or things.


Interpersonal Communications:  Requires the ability of speaking and/or signaling people to convey or exchange information.  Includes receiving direction and instruction from supervisor.


Language Ability:  Requires ability to read a variety of policies and procedures, equipment/vehicle maintenance manuals, etc.  Requires the ability to prepare routine records and forms with proper format.  Requires the ability to speak with and before others with poise, voice control and confidence.


Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply rational systems to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagrammatic or schedule form.  Requires the ability to learn and understand relatively complex principles and techniques; to make routine independent judgments in absence of supervision; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation.  Must have the ability to comprehend and interpret received information.


Verbal Aptitude:  Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently with co-workers and customers using automotive maintenance and repair terminology.


Numerical Aptitude:  Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, to multiply and divide, and to determine time.


Form/Spatial Aptitude:  Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape, and visually read various information.


Motor Coordination:  Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using specialized machinery; to operate motor vehicles and equipment.


Manual Dexterity:  Requires the ability to handle a variety of items, control knobs, buttons, switches, catches, tools, etc.  Must have significant levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.


Color Discrimination:  Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.


Interpersonal Temperament:  Requires the ability to deal with people beyond giving and receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with emergency situations or tight deadlines. The worker may be subject to danger or risk to a moderate degree.


Physical Communications:  Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing:  perceiving nature of sounds by ear).


DISCLAIMER:  This job description is not an employment agreement or contract.  Management has the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.

Contact : Samantha Greer

Please submit completed applications and any other necessary documents to

222 McDaniel Avenue, B-14, Pickens SC 29671.

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled