CLASSIFICATION: HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC
Class Code: 5032-17 Date Established: 10-18-68
Occupational Code: 5-2-7 Date of Last Revision: 03-02-10
BASIC PURPOSE: To perform skilled mechanical work diagnosing and repairing heavy equipment, including tractors, trucks, road graders, front end loaders and other heavy motorized equipment used in construction, maintenance, and repair of highway and bridge infrastructure.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
· Performs repair and over-haul mechanical work on standard and specialized heavy equipment such as gasoline and diesel engines, industrial trucks, road graders and earth movers.
· Trouble-shoots with a variety of testing equipment to determine a diagnostic evaluation of mechanical problem.
· Lubricates moving parts and operates repaired equipment to verify conformance to specifications.
· Rewires or repairs ignition systems, lights, instrument panels and other electrical devices; makes repairs to all types of automotive generators, generator control devices and wiring circuits.
· Installs, inspects and repairs all variations of basic and computerized hydraulic systems on all equipment.
· Relines and adjusts hydraulic brakes, realigns front ends repairing or replacing control and suspension devices.
· Removes units such as engines, transmissions or differentials, steering gears of all types with or without power assist, starters and generators and repairs, and rebuilds or replaces as required.
Skill: Requires skill in developing formats and procedures for special applications OR in investigating and reviewing the use of equipment and data for a specialized function.
Knowledge: Requires knowledge of business practices and procedures or technical training in a craft or trade, including working from detailed instructions, to apply knowledge in a variety of practical situations.
Impact: Requires responsibility for contributing to immediate, ongoing agency objectives by facilitating the direct provision of services to the public or other state agencies. Errors at this level result in inaccurate reports or invalid test results and require a significant investment of time and resources to detect.
Supervision: Requires partial supervision of other employees doing work which is related or similar to the supervisor, including assigning job duties, providing training, giving instructions and checking work.
Working Conditions: Requires performing regular job functions in an environment which includes exposure to continuous physical elements or a number of disagreeable working conditions with frequent exposure to minor injuries or health hazards.
Physical Demands: Requires medium to heavy work, including continuous physical exertion such as frequent bending, lifting, or climbing.
Communication: Requires explaining facts, interpreting situations, or advising individuals of alternative or appropriate courses of action. This level also requires interviewing or eliciting information from state employees or members of the general public.
Complexity: Requires a combination of job functions to establish facts, to draw daily operational conclusions, or to solve practical problems. This level also requires providing a variety of alternative solutions where only limited standardization exists.
Independent Action: Requires a range of choice in applying a number of technical or administrative policies under general direction and making routine decisions or in recommending modifications in work procedures for approval by supervisor.
Education: Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent and completion of apprenticeship training in automotive service and repair. Possession of an Associate's degree in automotive mechanics from a recognized college or technical school may be substituted for the apprenticeship training program.
Experience: Five years' experience as a journeyman mechanic in a large commercial or highway garage repairing/servicing heavy equipment including large engines and drive trains. Each additional year of approved work experience may be substituted for one year of required formal education.
License/Certification: Valid New Hampshire driver’s license. Possession of a valid New Hampshire Class B Commercial operator’s license with airbrake endorsements. Must certify to perform State of New Hampshire Motor Vehicle Inspections within 30 days of hire. Must obtain vehicle Air Conditioning certification within six months of employment.
RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools and equipment of the auto mechanic trade and skill in their use. Working knowledge in the care and use of electric, oxyacetylene welding and heating equipment. Working knowledge of the principles of internal combustion and diesel engines. Working knowledge of the repair and overhaul of standard and automatic transmissions, diesel and gasoline engines. Working knowledge of front-end alignment and rebuilding. Working knowledge of computer software to diagnose fleet equipment component malfunctions. Ability to install, inspect and repair basic and computerized hydraulic systems on all equipment. Skill in locating and adjusting problems in both gasoline and diesel engines. Skill in the care and use of the tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of motor vehicles. Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written orders. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow workers and superiors.
DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: This class specification is descriptive of general duties and is not intended to list every specific function of this class title.