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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 051435
    Title: Equipment Mechanic, Lead
    Pay Grade: 41
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    This classification coordinates the day to day operations of an equipment maintenance operation.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This the second in a series of two classifications. It is distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic by its lead responsibilities. Working conditions - restricted movement, dirty environment, intense noise, lifts or carries heavy objects.

    Example of Duties:
    • Leads and coordinates the work of assigned staff.
    • Assists supervisors in implementing changes to shop operations, policies and procedures.
    • Prepares work orders, reports and project time charges.
    • Monitors and requisitions supplies, equipment and tools.
    • Overhauls small engines (1-6 cylinders) and repairs transmissions, clutches and hydraulic systems.
    • Performs tune-ups, and repairs braking systems, steering systems, and ignition systems on equipment such as generators, mowers, snow blowers, street sweepers, golf carts, electric trucks, tugs, cranes and weed eaters.
    • Performs preventive maintenance on grounds equipment including oil changes, lubrication, replacing worn parts, and sharpening blades. May perform minor maintenance on light trucks and cars.
    • Repairs custodial equipment such as vacuums and burnishers.
    • Operates diagnostic electronic equipment to check charging systems, blade tip speeds, braking systems and electronic ignition. Troubleshoots systems failures in starters, alternators and portable emergency generators.
    • Performs arc and gas welding and fabricates unique turf equipment.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of and skill in the use of hand/power tools and engine diagnostic equipment.
    • Knowledge of and skill in the repair and maintenance of grounds equipment and small engines.
    • Ability to provide work direction to others.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of grounds equipment and small engines, OR
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and /or education approved by Human Resources.
      • Possession of a current Arizona Type D driver's license is required upon employment.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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