Equipment Mechanic II Refuse Collection

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Sarasota, FL

City of Sarasota

The City of Sarasota believes in customer service, and delivering city services to its approximately 55,000 residents is a commitment we take seriously. The City provides many services with the most recognizable ones being water, sewer, street maintenance and police protection. The quality and way these services are delivered have a direct impact on everyday life in our community and that is why the employees of the City serve with Excellence and Pride.

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Equipment Operator

$18.69 - $23.37 Hourly

Overview: To repair and maintain City vehicles specialized apparatus, and related systems and other repairs or maintenance as assigned.&nbsp;<strong>Must obtain required certifications and Class B CDL within 6 months of hire.</strong>
Responsibilities: <div style="padding-left: 30px;">&bull; Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in automobiles, specialized solid waste vehicles, aerial devices, hydraulic systems, pumps, and other specialized support equipment.<br />&bull; Adjusts ignition, carburetor and fuel injection systems.<br />&bull; Overhauls universal joints and differentials.<br />&bull; Repairs generators, starters, lighting systems, sirens, wheel bearings, hydraulic systems, and adjusts and relines brakes.<br />&bull; Inspects equipment for mechanical defects and replaces parts.<br />&bull; Repairs automotive locks.<br />&bull; Installs specific equipment.<br />&bull; Makes emergency repairs out of the shop.<br />&bull; Diagnoses defects through testing and operation, in various light and heavy vehicular equipment, various types of special equipment, heavy diesel engines, gasoline engines, chassis, vehicular bodies, pumps, and auxiliary equipment.<br />&bull; Determines methods, and parts needed to effectuate repairs.<br />&bull; Performs and completes repairs.<br />&bull; Assigns, orally or through written work orders, repair assignments to subordinates, as necessary.<br />&bull; Supervises and inspects repairs performed by subordinate mechanics.<br />&bull; May standby for and answer emergency calls to repair equipment on an "on call, 24 hour per day" basis.<br />&bull; Performs strenuous work in a variety of weather conditions including high heat conditions.<br />&bull; The intent of this class description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of classifications given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbent may be required to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this job description.</div>
Requirements: <div><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong>Minimum Qualifications<br /><br /></strong></span>&bull;High School or GED or vocational/technical school with courses in diesel and gasoline engines, hydraulics, heavy equipment repair, mechanics, and shop practices.<br />&bull;One year of experience as a journey level automotive mechanic. Training and experience may be used in lieu of educational requirements.<br />&bull;Possession of and ability to maintain a valid State of Florida Driver's License is required.<br />&bull;Ability to possess and maintain a valid Class "B" or higher State of Florida Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of employment is required.<br />&bull;Obtain and maintain two Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications, one must be in Brakes, within six months of employment.<span style="text-decoration: underline;"><strong><br /></strong></span></div> <div><br /><strong><u>Job Based Competencies<br /><br /></u></strong>&bull; Demonstrates working knowledge of the construction, assembly, adjustment, maintenance and repair of diversified automotive and/or heavy equipment, including heavy trucks, and various types of special equipment.<br />&bull; Knowledge and experience in the maintenance and repair of heavy diesel engines, gasoline engines, hydraulic systems, air brake systems, heavy-duty transmissions, and engine/transmission cooling systems.<br />&bull; Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety procedures/ precaution to be taken to avoid injuries and mishaps.<br />&bull; Ability to perform diagnostics, and remedy causes of malfunctions in a timely, cost-effective manner.<br />&bull; Skilled in the use of all types of garage tools and equipment of the trade.<br />&bull; Knowledge of metals, machinery, welding and brazing.<br />&bull; Ability to work overtime and/or be on call.<br />&bull; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with subordinate mechanics, superiors, other employees, and the public.<br />&bull; Knowledge of the operation and repair of internal combustion gasoline and diesel engines and hazards and safety precautions of the trade.<br />&bull; Ability to diagnose defects of automotive equipment and to remedy defects.<br />&bull; Ability to plan and direct the work of subordinate mechanics, making efficient use of labor and materials.</div>