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Employer: Franklin County
Division: Public Works
Job Title: Mechanic I
Salary: $0 Hourly


Job Description:

Position Title:     Mechanic I

Department:        Public Works

Position Summary:

Under general direction of Shop Foreman, the Mechanic I performs a wide variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair work on automotive and a wide variety of light, medium and heavy equipment, including gas and diesel powered equipment.

Franklin County participates in the Kansas Public Employees Retirement System (KPERS & KP&F).

How to Apply:    Complete On-Line Application at Current Job Openings at www.franklincoks.org or at www.HRePartners.comAlternative application available at Human Resources.

Base Rate:         $13.68 per hour depending on qualifications

Date Opened:    Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Date to Close:   Sunday, February 24, 2019

Hours:       Generally, 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Monday thru Friday. Some Overtime may be required.

 

Questions regarding this job announcement shall be directed to the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 or via e-mail at humanresources@franklincoks.org.

 

Additional Information:

High School Diploma or G.E.D and twelve to twenty-four months of related experience required or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at time of hire; obtain and maintain valid Kansas driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.

Diagnoses problems and performs major maintenance and repair work on gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials and other units.

Works on a variety of autos, trucks, and heavy construction maintenance equipment.

Performs mechanical work on brakes, suspension and chassis systems, cooling, fuel, electrical, air conditioning, electronic and hydraulic systems.

Performs engine and transmission overhauls.

Does bodywork, drills, grinds, fabricates parts and special adaptations.

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with staff, other employees, outside agencies, officials and the public required.

Employee is expected to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to perform at an acceptable level within six months of being awarded the position.

Franklin County conducts background checks and drug screenings on all potential candidates.

Anyone with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at 785-229-3444 at least two days prior to the scheduled test or interview.

Duties listed on the job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types to work performed.  Omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.  The attached job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change as the County’s needs and requirements of the job change.

The State of Kansas and Franklin County are At-Will Employment jurisdictions.

Franklin County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 


 

Franklin County, Kansas Job Description

Title:       Mechanic I

Grade:     14

Reports To:    Shop Foreman

FLSA:      Non-Exempt

Department:   Public Works

Modified Date:        06/2017

 

JOB SUMMARY:

Under general direction of Shop Foreman, the Mechanic I performs a wide variety of semi-skilled tasks in the maintenance and repair work on automotive and a wide variety of light, medium and heavy equipment, including gas and diesel powered equipment.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Diagnoses problems and performs major maintenance and repair work on gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials and other units;
  • Works on a variety of autos, trucks, and heavy construction maintenance equipment;
  • Performs mechanical work on brakes, suspension and chassis systems, cooling, fuel, electrical, air conditioning, electronic and hydraulic systems;
  • Performs engine and transmission overhauls;
  • Does bodywork, drills, grinds, fabricates parts and special adaptations;
  • May perform complete tune-ups using appropriate testing equipment;
  • Makes field service calls;
  • Follows safety and occupation health standards;
  • Maintains necessary records on work performed, hours and materials used;
  • Repairs various tires from passenger cars to maintainer tires;
  • Changes and repairs tires on County equipment;
  • Loads and moves equipment, operates dump trucks, tractor-trailer, track-equipment, maintainer and other construction equipment;
  • Occasionally operates trucks and equipment;
  • Runs forklift to load, unload, and/or move material or supplies in the County yard;
  • Maintains orderly County yard;
  • Mixes and loads snow and ice materials;
  • Inputs in red-tagging equipment;
  • Orders and installs parts;
  • Maintains tire inventory.

 

SECONDARY FUNCTIONS:

  • Performs other related duties as required.

 

SUPERVISORY FUNCTIONS:

  • None

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

KNOWLEDGE OF:

  • The design, adjustment, operation, maintenance and repair of diversified automotive mechanical and electrical equipment, including light, medium and heavy gasoline and diesel engines;
  • And skill in the use of the materials and tools used in equipment maintenance and repair, including welding and body work;
  • Safety standards and practices;
  • Rules, regulations, policies and procedures relating to area of assignment;
  • Materials, tools, equipment, safety hazards and precautions common to the assigned area of responsibility;
  • Work zone safety, traffic control and flagging;
  • Traffic laws, ordinances and rules involved in equipment operation;
  • Safe, efficient operation of assigned equipment;
  • Road layouts and routes.

 

SKILL IN:

  • Operating assigned equipment effectively and efficiently;
  • Using basic tools including power wrenches with sockets up to 1 ½" size.

 

ABILITY TO:

  • Diagnose complex and non-routine mechanical and electrical defects and determine parts and adjustments necessary to repair equipment;
  • Insure compliance with and follow standard safety practices and procedures common to repair shop work;
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing;
  • Maintain accurate records;
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, officials and the public;
  • Read, analyze, and interpret common and complex safety manuals, vehicle and equipment manuals, and instructions;
  • Respond to common inquiries or complaints from users;
  • Operate assigned equipment in a safe, effective, and efficient manner;
  • Add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals;
  • Receive, understand and carry out oral and written instruction;
  • Prepare routine reports and record information about projects and assignments;
  • Be called out and work weekends.

 

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:

  • Possess Commercial Driver’s License.

 

REQUIRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.;
  • twelve to twenty-four months related experience or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PREFERRED EDUCATION/OR EXPERIENCE:

  • Associate's degree in automotive maintenance, diesel engine maintenance, or equivalent from two year-college or technical school;
  • or one year to two years related experience and/or training;
  • or equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:

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 regularly required to stand. use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Employee is expected to  talk or hear;
  • The employee is frequently required to walk;
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl or smell;
  • The employee must regularly required to lift and/or move, push or pull up to 25 pounds and occasionally required to lift and/or move, push or pull up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds or more with assistance;
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision and peripheral vision.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS:

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 is always exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions;
  • The employee is always exposed to fumes or airborn particles;
  • The employee is regularly exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and explosives.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.

 



Vacancy Number: FR2019-07

Open Date: 2/6/2019 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: 2/24/2019 11:59:59 PM