City of Bethel Mechanic II in Bethel, Alaska

Position Objectives: Diagnoses, repairs, and performs maintenance on City-owned heavy equipment and vehicles. Duties and Responsibilities: Essential Functions: Diagnoses electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic malfunctions and disorders; Determines optimal mode of repair for identified malfunctions; Performs all major and minor repairs on equipment to include dump trucks, loaders, cats, graders, transit buses and other city-owned vehicles; Performs preventive maintenance; Performs repairs on running gear on all equipment; Maintains inventory control of the parts room; Oversees ordering of parts and supplies; Reviews log books and required records for accuracy and completeness; Drives the wrecker in response to calls for assistance; Conducts operations and maintains work area/facility in compliance with OSHA safety standards; Follows all City and Department policies and operating procedures and applicable federal and state laws. Other responsibilities: Assists Mechanic I and Oiler Mechanics with repairs and regular maintenance services as required; Coordinates shop activities to include daily work assignments and resolution of issues or concerns; Supervises, trains, and evaluates subordinate mechanics. Minimum Requirements: Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Working knowledge of operating principles and mechanics of automatic and manual transmissions and electrical systems. Full knowledge of mechanical skills required to repair engines, transmissions, front-end suspension, drive-train, hydraulic and air brake systems, and electronic fuel-injected engines; Demonstrated knowledge of shop safety practices; Ability to accurately diagnose equipment failure. Ability to weld and cut aluminum, stainless steel, and mild steel; Ability to read and interpret automotive electrical diagrams, equipment blueprints, cross reference charts and parts manuals; Ability to comprehend, and apply written office policies and procedures; Ability to comprehend and apply oral and written instructions; Ability to successfully communicate instructions to others, orally and in writing Desirable Training and Experience: Experience and/or Education: One year certificate from a college or technical school; technical experience may be substituted for certificate requirement Minimum two (2) years experience performing major repairs and maintenance on gas and diesel engines, heavy equipment, large and small trucks, tankers and small vehicles; High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: Valid Alaska Driver s License, or ability to obtain one within first six months Benefits: Reasonable Accommodations: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and meet physical demands satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Physical Demands: The employee must be able to continuously move about inside the shop, on and under equipment, and outdoors on surfaces of varying height and materials; continuously operate tools and machinery; frequently ascend/descend ladders and stairs; frequently carry items weighing up to 20 pounds; often lift items weighing up to 50 pounds; and occasionally travel to various locations off-site. The employee must be able to frequently remain in a stationary position, continuously operated a computer and other office equipment, frequently communicate both in person and on the telephone; frequently read printed reports. Work Environment: Work frequently involves working with others in an office setting on weekdays from 8am until 5pm. The employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, prec