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Heavy Equipment Mechanic I (OPEN UNTIL FILLED)


Salary Range

$32,545 – $49,233 depending upon qualifications

Job FLSA Status


Public Safety


Job Details

Performs semi-skilled, skilled, and technical mechanical work in maintenance and repair of city owned equipment including automobiles, trucks, tractors, grading machines and small engine equipment.

Job Duties

Operates a variety of diagnostic instruments and a variety of hand, electric, and air-driven tools.
Tests, services and repairs vehicles and mechanical equipment.
Inspects, adjusts and replaces necessary units and related parts in the performance of repair and maintenance work.
Repairs brake, engine, electrical, fuel, hydraulic, transmission, ignition, air, exhaust, axle assemblies and related systems.
Cuts and welds metal and performs body repair, touch up and related work.
Changes and repairs tires and tubes.
Evaluates status of mechanical equipment and vehicles, and performs or schedules needed repairs.
Provides emergency field assistance to disabled equipment as needed and appropriate.
Conducts various analyses and inspections of vehicles and mechanical systems to determine the most cost-effective means of maintenance, repair or replacement.
Assists in the preparation of bid specifications for vehicles and mechanical equipment.
Assists in the preparation and administration of mechanical budgets in conformance with adopted policies and procedures.
Maintains records, prepares reports and other specialized maintenance records of equipment and mechanical equipment.
Perform other duties as required.

Job Qualifications

(A) Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics; Considerable knowledge of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulics, fire pumps and valves, generators, and welding; price trends and grades or quality of materials and equipment; Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions common to municipal maintenance and repair activities; Working knowledge of the practices, methods, materials and tools used in modern equipment maintenance.
(B) Skill in operation of listed tools and equipment.
(C) Ability to establish and maintain effective preventive maintenance programs, policies and procedures; Ability to maintain effective accounting procedures; Ability to carry out assigned projects to their completion; Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, supervisors, vendors and the public.


Job Education

(A) Graduation from High School or GED equivalent plus some specialized training in mechanics, maintenance management, or a closely related field; and
(B) Three (3) years of related experience; or
(C) Any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Computer Skills

Possession of valid State of Georgia Class A or B driver’s license, or ability to obtain within one (1) year.
Motorized vehicles for mechanical testing purposes, power and hand tools and equipment for vehicle and mechanical system work; mechanic’s tools including jacks, hydraulic lifts, air tools, and other tools required for minor repairs and routine maintenance of motorized vehicles; electronic vehicle diagnostic equipment; personal computer, calculator, phone, mobile or portable radio.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to walk, sit and talk or hear.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift weights up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include:  close vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts or in outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes, toxic or caustic chemicals.
The noise level in the work environment is moderately loud.

City Of Covington Department

Equipment Maintenance

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