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Job Title: Small Engine Mechanic
Department: Streets and General Maintenance/Garage
Salary: $28,163.20 to $36,046.40 yearly
General Definition and Conditions of Work: Maintains and repairs small engines; does related work as required. Work is performed under the regular supervision of the City Garage Superintendent.
Requires the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires stooping, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, use of measuring devices, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, and oils.
Essential Functions/Typical Tasks: Diagnoses and repairs small engine problems;
Replaces parts, filters, chains, and fluids.;
Determines materials and tools to be used for making repairs;
Repairs or overhauls small engines and related mechanical or structural parts for a variety of equipment types, such as lawnmowers, chainsaws, pipe saws, weed eaters, blowers, etc;
Maintains cleanliness of shop area;
Collects and disposes of trash;
Uses computer to initiate, process and maintain work orders, records and reports;
Transports vehicles to and from outside servicers;
Attend a variety of courses and seminars to maintain technical knowledge and skills;
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Thorough knowledge of small engine mechanical equipment, mechanic shop procedures, standard maintenance procedures for vehicles; thorough knowledge of occupational hazards and safety regulations governing small engine maintenance/repair activities; thorough knowledge of materials, tools, and equipment used in small engine and automotive service and repair and small engine repair procedures; skill in rebuilding and repairing small engines and related equipment; skill in diagnosing and troubleshooting small engine problems; skill in using small engine repair tools and equipment; ability to establish and maintaining effective working relationships with other City personnel, officials, and the general public; ability to communicate and use interpersonal techniques to interact with coworkers, supervisors, the general public, etc., sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
Education and Experience: High school diploma (or GED), or successful completion of an approved apprenticeship or technical school program in small engine mechanics, and at least four years of experience performing maintenance and repairs on small engines, or any equivalent combination of experience and training.
Special Requirements: A Class B commercial driver's license, with air brake endorsement, valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia is required..
Job code: 443
Posted on: May 2, 2017
Closes on: Open until filled - Application Screen May 16 & 23