The purpose of this position is to maintain and repair equipment for the City of Grand Prairie. This is accomplished by repairing and maintaining equipment and facilities; and maintaining records and reports. Other duties include performing welding and fabrication duties. Ability to respond to emergency call out to repair equipment, nights, weekends and holidays. Essential Job Functions
- Repairs equipment by diagnosing problems; changing parts; rebuilding engines and pumps; performing 12 volt electrical and hydraulic repairs.
- Maintains equipment and facilities by changing oil and filters; lubricating all equipment at scheduled times; performing scheduled maintenance on equipment; inspecting equipment for damage or wear; cleaning tools; maintaining the cleanliness of shops and facilities; and scheduling repairs with contractors.
- Maintains records and reports by writing reports on inoperable equipment; maintaining records of all equipment repairs; completing daily work logs; ordering parts; and maintaining parts inventory.
- Performs welding, cutting and fabrication duties and fabricating accessories.
- Breaking down water valves, and fire hydrants. Rebuilding water valve gear boxes. Ability to respond to emergency call out, nights, weekends and holidays.
- Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical, or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training, typically with a focus in mechanical or small engine repair.
- Over two years up to and including four years in maintaining and repairing of small engines.
- Valid Texas Class A Driver's License and Small Engine Certificate within 6 months.
- Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
- Ability to perform the four basic arithmetic operations. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
- Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.
- The employee normally performs the duty assignment after receiving general instructions as to methods, procedures, and desired end results with some discretion when making selections among a few, easily identifiable choices. Assignment is reviewed upon completion.
- No responsibility for the direction or supervision of others.
- Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.
- Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous