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Taos,  NM 87571

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Ranchos De Taos,  NM 87557

 

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PO Box 785
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Chamisal,  NM 87521

Taos County Employment Opportunity: Master Mechanic

Internal and External

 

JOB TITLE: Master Mechanic

ENTRY LEVEL: $15.82 - $19.22 per hour 

CLASSIFICATION: Classified/Non-Exempt (FLSA)

DEFINITION: Performs skilled master  level tasks related to the maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of county mechanized diesel and gas equipment.  Performs mechanic duties at Public Works department and/or in the field.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; plus completion of one (1) year of specialized course work providing technical training in diesel and automotive maintenance, repair and diagnostics;     

AND

B. Six (6) years of experience in major repair of a variety of gas and diesel vehicles. 

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the design, adjustment, operations, maintenance, and repair of diversified mechanical and electrical equipment including light, medium, and heavy gasoline and diesel engines; the material and tools used in equipment maintenance; anti-lock braking systems; road emergency service equipment and methods; computer diagnostic processes and procedures; safety practices required by state and other laws.

Master Level Skills in the use of mechanical tools, material, and testing equipment (manual, technical and computerized); skill in welding and metal fabrication.

Ability to direct the work of others and provide on-the-job training; read and interpret complex service manuals and instructions; diagnose complex and non-routine mechanical and electrical defects and determine parts and adjustments necessary to repair equipment; communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the department.

 

3. Special Qualifications: 

Must be a journey level mechanic.

ASE Certification  in diesel engines, gasoline engines, and brakes desirable.

Must possess or be able to acquire a valid class "A" New Mexico Commercial Drivers License.

Must be capable of passing a pre-employment physical and drug test and be willing to participate in random drug testing.

May be required to work some evenings and weekends.

 

TAOS COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, NATIONAL ORIGIN, RELIGION, AGE, SEX, ANCESTRY, PHYSICAL OR MENTAL DISABILITY, SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, SPOUSAL AFFILIATION OR GENDER IDENTITY.

The last day to apply for this position is Wednesday, October 8, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

This job announcement gives only a brief description of the position.  A complete job description can be obtained at the Taos County Administration Office, 105 Albright Street, Suite J, Taos, NM 87571 or by calling (575) 737-6312 


Taos County Job Description

Job Title: Master Mechanic
Job Code: 1711
Division: Fleet Maintenance
Effective Date: 11/30/10
Department: Public Works
Last Revised: 10/09
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Paygrade: 16

 

GENERAL PURPOSE

Performs skilled master  level tasks related to the maintenance, repair, and rebuilding of county mechanized diesel and gas equipment.  Performs mechanic duties at Public Works department and/or in the field.

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Works under the close to general supervision of the Deputy Public Works Director or Public Works Director.

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED

May supervise other mechanics.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS 

Performs as lead mechanic; provides instruction and training related to complex heavy equipment and automotive projects; performs trouble shooting and analysis of malfunctions using various technical and hand testing and calibration equipment as needed to assure safe and efficient operation of county motor vehicles;  performs regular safety checks.

Performs preventive maintenance and makes major repairs to vehicles; maintains internal combustion engines (gas and diesel), carburetors, transmissions, differentials, air and hydraulic systems, (open and closed systems), electrical, computerized control systems, fuel systems, cooling systems, suspensions, brakes, tires, exhaust, etc.; performs emergency field repairs and service.

Installs, maintains and repairs electrical systems, components, parts, accessories and equipment; assures proper function of vehicle radios and communication equipment.

Performs general vehicle inspection; checks and maintains service schedules consistent with manufacturer specifications; fills out time sheets, work orders and other documentation.

Performs welding, braising, soldering; uses MIG, stick and -acetylene welders; maintains welding equipment to assure effective and safe use; finishes projects with appropriate layers or coats of paint; fabricates braces, supports, and parts for old or worn out units; lays out and cuts new steel; follows established procedures to prep all stages of the process.

May perform minor auto body maintenance, repair and painting. Acquires, upon approval, parts and general supplies and assures general shop, equipment and inventory security and control; cleans shop area, tools and equipment to maintain safe work environment.

Attends various schools and training programs as needed to develop journey level skills in equipment maintenance.  Operates heavy equipment as needed to assist in construction and maintenance projects or as needed to transport and relocate machinery or equipment.

Performs related duties as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school; plus completion of one (1) year of specialized course work providing technical training in diesel and automotive maintenance, repair and diagnostics;     

AND

B. Six (6) years of experience in major repair of a variety of gas and diesel vehicles. 

OR

C. An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

2. Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of the design, adjustment, operations, maintenance, and repair of diversified mechanical and electrical equipment including light, medium, and heavy gasoline and diesel engines; the material and tools used in equipment maintenance; anti-lock braking systems; road emergency service equipment and methods; computer diagnostic processes and procedures; safety practices required by state and other laws.

Master Level Skills in the use of mechanical tools, material, and testing equipment (manual, technical and computerized); skill in welding and metal fabrication.

Ability to direct the work of others and provide on-the-job training; read and interpret complex service manuals and instructions; diagnose complex and non-routine mechanical and electrical defects and determine parts and adjustments necessary to repair equipment; communicate effectively, verbally, and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees of the department.

 

3. Special Qualifications: 

Must be a journey level mechanic.

ASE Certification  in diesel engines, gasoline engines, and brakes desirable.

Must possess or be able to acquire a valid class "A" New Mexico Commercial Drivers License.

Must be capable of passing a pre-employment physical and drug test and be willing to participate in random drug testing.

May be required to work some evenings and weekends

 

4. Work Environment:

Tasks require variety of physical activities, generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Communicating, hearing and seeing required for completion of essential functions. .  Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and some creative problem solving.  Frequent travel in automobile or equipment required in job performance.  Some daily aspects of the job pose threats or hazards capable of producing severe physical injury.

Disclaimer:  The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified.  Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons.  Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice.  This job description supersedes earlier versions.



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