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Class Title: SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
DEPARTMENT: PARKS, RECREATION & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
Under general supervision, performs routine servicing of small engines and equipment in the areas of preventive maintenance and repair. Employees in this classification perform standard preventive maintenance and repair in order to maximum equipment life cycles. Evaluates equipment condition and determines of repair(s) are warranted or if replacement is necessary.
The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. It is not necessarily descriptive of any one position in the class. The omission of an essential function does not preclude management from assigning duties not listed herein if such functions are a logical assignment to the position.
Performs troubleshooting utilizing the body of acquired knowledge in the field.
Performs general repairs, including disassembling, inspecting, and replacing or repairing worn or broken parts and components.
Performs preventive maintenance on small engines and equipment; services include changing oil, air filters, fuel filters, belts, hoses, and sparkplugs.
Maintains proper care of shop tools, machinery and equipment; completes service orders to document parts and labor used in service and repair activities.
Tests the operation of equipment upon completion of repairs to ensure proper functioning and safe operating condition.
Ensures the safe and proper operation of trades tools and power equipment; adheres to prescribed safety standards and regulatory requirements.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field for application to functional areas of responsibility.
Maintains attendance and punctuality within customary tolerances for this position.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Trades Hand Tools Trades Power Tools Small Engines/Equipment
High School diploma or GED; supplemented by two years previous experience in small engines and equipment service and repair; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.
Valid Driver’s License.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of the safe and proper use and care of manual and power hand tools and equipment utilized in the field.
Knowledge of the potential occupational hazards and safety precautions necessary for successful performance in the trade.
Knowledge of basic level mathematical computations, including addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, schematic or schedule form.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with co-workers and other County internal customers.
While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly required to lift, move or carry objects up to 50 pounds; utilize feet and legs or hands and arms; maintain body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, crouching, or navigating narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs; move about on hands and knees or hands and feet; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects; and to reach with hands and arms.
While performing the essential functions of this position the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic substances, excessive noise, and dampness/humidity. While performing the essential functions of this job, the incumbent is regularly exposed to possible bodily injury from electrical shock; and moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery.