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Human Resources Division
115 South Andrews Avenue, Room 508
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33301


Class Code:M9955

MECHANIC

SUMMARY :   Under general supervision, performs a variety of journey-level diesel mechanic and related mass transit vehicle maintenance/repair work.

 

TASKS :

·         Diagnoses problems with equipment and/or their sub-systems, which may include electrical, hydraulic, engine, mechanical, drive train, brake, and/or other specialized systems in order to determine the nature/extent of the repair needed, estimate the parts needed, and/or provide information regarding the cost effectiveness of repair versus replacement.

·         Rebuilds/repairs a variety of equipment and/or equipment sub-systems, which may include diesel engines, hydraulic systems, brakes, transmissions, electrical systems and components, power-take-offs, pumps, cooling systems, air conditioning, and drive lines, in order to cost-effectively extend the safe operating life of the equipment, minimize equipment replacement, and/or minimize equipment down time.

·         Performs a variety of minor equipment maintenance/repair, including replacing lights/lenses, adding fluids, lubricating, making minor adjustments, inflating tires, and/or replacing a variety of hoses in order to ensure safe operation of equipment, minimize major repairs, and/or prevent damage to equipment, facilities, or the environment.

·         Performs preventive maintenance on a wide variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment in order to identify potential operating problems, extend the safe operating life of the equipment, maintain warranty, ensure equipment operates safely, and minimize repair costs.

·         Obtains needed parts in order to facilitate maintaining/repairing equipment.

·         Performs related work as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE :  (Applicants are expected to possess the required Knowledges, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below prior to being hired for positions in this job title.)

·         Knowledge of operating principles for a variety of diesel engines and their sub-systems.

·         Knowledge of general equipment operation diagnostic/troubleshooting principles and procedures for a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

·         Knowledge of general diesel engine tune-up procedures.

·         Knowledge of established safety practices and procedures for operating a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

·         Knowledge of established safety practices and procedures for operating a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

·         Ability to read, understand, and follow technical manuals regarding the operation/maintenance/repair of a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

·         Ability to interpret output from a variety of diagnostic tools/equipment.

·         Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  

·         Ability to operate a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment to diagnose problems.

·         Ability to repair/maintain a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

  • Ability to analyze problems and identify possible solutions.

  • Ability to serve the public and fellow employees with honesty and integrity in full accord with the letter and spirit of BrowardCounty’s Ethics and Conflict of Interest policies.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, marital status or political affiliation.

 

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS – NOT REQUIRED AT TIME OF HIRE BUT EXPECTED TO BE DEVELOPED ON THE JOB:    (The Knowledges, Abilities, and/or Skills listed below, although considered to be necessary in order to perform the work of this job title, are not required at time of hire.)

·         Knowledge of procedures for using a variety of equipment testing/diagnostic tools/equipment.

·         Knowledge of appropriate maintenance/repair procedures/techniques for a variety of public transit vehicles and other specialized equipment.

·         Knowledge of general equipment parts terminology.

·         Ability to identify operating problems with a variety of public transit vehicles, including by listening to the equipment run.

·         Ability to evaluate data/information and make decisions in accordance with established policies, procedures, guidelines, and past experience.

 

DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE :   Successful completion of job related tests.  Two (2) years full time journey-level diesel or heavy equipment maintenance/repair work  and ASE Certification as a Diesel Mechanic desired.  

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Bargaining Unit: Mass Transit
FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt
Code of Ethics Certification: No
Class Spec. Estab./Revised: E 01/1991    R 05/2012

 

 


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