Under general supervision, performs skilled work related to the maintenance, calibration and repair of equipment, tools, and motorized equipment commonly used in grounds maintenance and site construction. Maintains all equipment in a safe operating manner and in accordance with the manufacturer’s requirements. Maintains parts inventory and performs both minor and major repairs to equipment assigned to the Grounds Services Division. May be required to direct or lead the work of other personnel. Maintains record keeping systems and works closely with supervision and other members of the Grounds Services Division.
Examples of Work:
Inspects, diagnoses, repairs and makes adjustments to Grounds Services Division equipment (including solid waste collection vehicles and equipment, pickup trucks, and other vehicles assigned to the division) as necessary and/or in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications and shop manuals. Uses welding and burning equipment, machines, gauges, computers and test equipment as necessary for repair of equipment and grounds fixtures. Tests equipment on repair completion to confirm proper and safe operation. Applies primer and paint to equipment after repairs as required.
Monitors condition of department equipment and reports deficiencies and damages to management. Oversees first line maintenance and adjustments made by staff. Performs adjustments to precision equipment such as reel mowers.
Sharpens lawn mower blades, bed knives, reel mowers and chain saw chains; inspects blades and chains for cracks and dangerous conditions; repairs and/or replaces defective blades and chains; adjusts and services reel mowers and equipment utilized on athletic fields.
Performs preventive maintenance service, overhauls, rebuilds, and replacement of manual, electric, hydraulic, gasoline, propane, diesel and pneumatic powered equipment. Rotates and changes tires and repairs flats using both manual and powered tire changing equipment.
Troubleshoots problems related to hydraulic systems and makes repairs and adjustments as required. Maintains, repairs, adjusts and calibrates spray equipment.
Maintains written, computer and other inventory records as required.
Uses computer to access e-mail, receive work instructions and other administrative information to include electronic payroll forms. Communicates via department approved communication system.
Orders parts and supplies; follows up with vendors on status of orders;
Picks up and delivers equipment and parts as needed;
Maintains cleanliness of shop area, office and assigned work areas;
Performs snow removal functions, as required. Can be assigned to weather related work.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Environmental Factors/Occupational Exposures:
The primary physical environment requires the employee to work indoors.
Sometimes, may be required to perform duties outside in both extreme heat and cold conditions as well as conditions that are wet/humid, dry and during times when temperatures are below 32°F for more than one-hour periods.
Environment may frequently include dust and/or airborne particles and occasionally loud noise, chemicals, gases, fumes and vibration. For this reason, employee is be required to wear designated personal protective equipment to include, but not limited to, ANSI-approved safety eyewear, gloves, hearing protection, filter cartridge respiratory equipment, and footwear to prevent exposure to hazardous materials, noise, dust and/or airborne particles.
The employee may be required to bend, squat, stretch and stand for prolonged periods of times while repairing equipment both at floor level and overhead.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge, experience and proficiency in troubleshooting, repair, service, maintenance and overhaul of equipment commonly used in construction and grounds, golf course and agricultural maintenance.
Thorough knowledge in the use of test equipment for trouble-shooting gasoline, propane, diesel-powered equipment, hydraulic systems, electrical systems and 2-cycle engines.
Must have the ability to read and understand complex repair manuals.
Working knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing and database programs in order to maintain records and for inventory control.
Requires interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively and interact with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
Must be capable of working independently and prioritizing tasks in order to meet the needs of the unit and its customers.
Requires excellent mechanical aptitude.
Required Minimum Training and Experience:
Requires a high school diploma or GED, or vocational school degree.
Minimum of five (5) years of experience in the repair of industrial, commercial, construction, golf course, agricultural or grounds maintenance equipment.
Requires completion of recognized courses of study in welding and the repair of small engines, 2-cycle engines, hydraulic systems, diesel engines, and construction and agricultural equipment, extensive experience in service and repairs to chain saws, string trimmers, blowers and sprayers.
Must pass a preemployment drug screening and be willing to enroll in a Department of Transportation random drug testing program.
Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with a Class B driver’s license, air brake endorsement and a valid DOT medical certificate throughout the entire time employed in this classification.
With or without assistance, must be able to exert 50 to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or 25 to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or 10 to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects and job-related materials and/or equipment.
Ability to accurately discern colors.
Required to climb stairs and use ladders.
Must be capable of being fitted with a filter cartridge type respirator and working with chemical application equipment requiring repair and service.
Must have a private reliable means of contact for emergency situations, as the employee will be contacted for emergency situations or call-ins.
Internal Number: 496075
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