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Heavy Equipment Mechanic I, II, III, or Field Mechanic

Charleston County

Charleston County

North Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Friday, July 14, 2023
Description

Charleston County Fleet Operations has immediate openings for Heavy Equipment Mechanics. Heavy Equipment Mechanics would be responsible for maintaining and repairing the County’s heavy equipment such as back-hoes, loaders, motor graders, bulldozers, dump trucks, roll off trucks, light to heavy duty trailers and ambulances. 


HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC I                   HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $18.22-$23.87

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC II                  HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $24.60-$32.24

HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC III                 HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $27.56-$36.12

HEAVY EQUIPMENT FIELD MECHANIC           HIRING HOURLY RANGE: $27.56-$36.12

 

(Salary dependent upon applicant's experience, skill level, and other job specific qualifications)

 

Heavy Equipment Mechanics receive an annual tool allowance.


OPEN UNTIL FILLED – APPLICATION REVIEW BEGINS IMMEDIATELY

 




Duties and Responsibilities
  • Performs a wide range of repair and maintenance procedures on County vehicles including medium and heavy duty trucks, vans and ambulances in a field environment; 
  • Diagnoses and repairs all electrical and electronic components and accessories on all types of equipment; carries out more difficult service of certain functions including, repairs of heating and air systems, brake and frame maintenance, suspension, tires and related; documents identified problems and diagnoses basic mechanical problems and repairs or replaces defective parts
  • Discusses vehicle problems with operator in order to identify problems and explain what work may be required; inspects, tests and repairs vehicle electrical charging systems such as alternators, regulators and batteries; prioritizes repairs to be completed to ensure that there is minimal disruption to County work
  • Maintains records on maintenance activities
  • Provides on-call back-up support for after-hours repairs on EMS ambulances
  • Keeps immediate supervisor informed concerning work progress
  • Attends meetings, conferences, workshops and training sessions and reviews publications and audiovisual materials to become and remain current on the principles, practices and new developments in assigned work areas; performs other directly related duties consistent with the role and function of the classification.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Position requires a high school diploma (or GED), supplemented with a year or more of in-depth repair and maintenance of heavy equipment, heavy-duty truck systems or mechanical experience. 
  • Manufacturer's certification of past training desired. 
  • Must possess a valid S.C. driver's license and the ability to obtain a valid CDL driver's license within (6) months of employment. 
  • Must obtain an ASE or manufacturer's certifications within twelve (12) months of hire date if applicant does not currently possess acceptable certifications.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Employee must be able to perform diagnostics with the use of multiple types of diagnostic equipment. Employee needs to be proficient with a digital multimeter, and capable of reading wiring diagrams. Employee may be required to make road calls and operate repaired equipment. The employee will be required to periodically, (as needed), be on-call on a 24/7 basis for repairs to critically needed and emergency equipment.  

 

  • Employee in this position will perform a full range of major and minor mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and fuel system repairs on a variety of heavy equipment, heavy-duty trucks and trailers including repairs of other related systems, such as hydraulic attachments, ground bearing equipment, refuse bodies dump bodies, etc.