|Senior Mechanic (Light Vehicles)|
|Organization: The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission|
SENIOR MECHANIC (LIGHT VEHICLES) (11127, GRADE T04) TS
The Department of Parks and Recreation, Maintenance and Development Division (M&D) is the largest division in Parks and Recreation. We provide high quality maintenance and maintenance support services for all of the parks and recreation facilities within Prince George’s County. We have five major work areas: Fleet Management, Buildings & Structures (Trade Shops), Horticulture & Forestry (Roads & Grounds), Major Maintenance & Inspection and the Administrative section.
The ideal applicant for this position will perform a full range of difficult skilled mechanical work involving considerable responsibility, complexity, and variety. The selected candidate will perform maintenance and repair of a variety of vehicles and power equipment at Commission buildings, structures, and property. The incumbent may direct activities of other Mechanics, Trades Trainees, and Park/General Maintenance Workers who support skilled trades workers. Work is checked by Inspectors, Trade Shop Supervisors, and Lead Mechanics.
- Plans work. Receives work orders for mechanical projects. Troubleshoots and determines cause of equipment malfunction to identify type and extent of necessary repairs. Conducts technical research.
- Performs difficult mechanical work. Performs major repairs on cars, trucks, and other equipment. Major repairs include rebuilding, changing, aligning, and modifying components and assemblies of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles (e.g., engines, transmissions, differentials, clutches, axles, etc.) by fitting and installing parts needed (e.g., valves, pistons, gears, bearings, cylinders, etc.) to exacting tolerances, clearances and specifications. Connects, meshes, aligns and adjusts systems to assure proper operation. Repairs electrical, mechanical, exhaust, fuel, lubrication, cooling, hydraulic, electronic, and computer utility system malfunctions.
- Replaces or overhauls brake and fuel systems, generators, alternators, starters, distributors, and electronic ignition systems. Rebuilds and replaces brakes, lights, horns, belts, hoses, shock absorbers, ball joints, tie rods, mufflers, fuel pumps, and other parts. Cleans and paints equipment. Replaces broken parts.
- Repairs vehicle emissions systems.
- Performs regular preventive maintenance on vehicles and other equipment. Changes oil, filters, and fluids. Lubricates moving parts. Replaces or charges batteries. Inflates, balances, changes, and rotates tires. Adjusts brakes and clutches. Tunes up engines.
- Completes required administrative paperwork and record keeping.
- Assigns and maintains inventory of power equipment, tools, safety equipment, and vehicles assigned to crew.
- Drives motor vehicles to carry workers and haul tools, equipment, materials, and supplies. Loads and unloads tools, equipment, supplies, and materials. Sets up tools and equipment. Tows vehicles and equipment to garage for repairs. Test drives vehicles and equipment to identify problems and after repair.
|1. H.S. diploma or GED; and
2. Completion of an approved mechanical apprentice program; or four years of progressively responsible experience in mechanical repair; and
3. Two additional years of experience at the journey level; or
4. An equivalent combination of education and experience totaling six years.
5. Valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with appropriate endorsements within 12 months of employment.
6. Valid driver’s license.
7. Pass Commission medical examination.
Indoor/outdoor, exposure to varied weather conditions, dirt, grease, noise, dust, exhaust fumes, and caustic chemicals.
Must be available to work during emergencies
Important Worker Characteristics:
A. Considerable knowledge of: (1) standard mechanical practices and methods; (2) OSHA, MOSH, and fire codes; (3) Commission policies and procedures;* and (4) hazardous materials.
B. Skill in operation of: (1) hand and power tools; (2) mechanical equipment; (3) emissions analyzer;* (4) engine diagnostic equipment; (5) heavy equipment; (6) welding equipment;* (7) motor vehicles; and (8) personal computer and appropriate software.*
C. Ability to: (1) understand and apply principles to solve practical problems; (2) calculate fractions, decimals, and percentages; (3) read and understand manuals, schematics, sketches, and drawings; (4) complete work orders and other work related paperwork; (5) distinguish different colors; (6) lift up to 100 pounds; (7) acquire CPR and first aid certification*; and (8) obtain appropriate ASE Certifications contingent upon job requirements*.
*Developed primarily after employment in this job class.
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APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
OUR OFFICE IS LOCATED AT:
6611 Kenilworth Avenue
Riverdale, MD 20737
An Equal Opportunity Employer
6611 Kenilworth Avenue|
Country: UNITED STATES
| Trade and Technical|
$37,135.00 to $63,544.00 Annually