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Mechanic II - EquipmentCITY OF IOWA CITY - Job Description Job Class #11-08 FLSA Non-Exempt Civil Service Identification Position Title: Mechanic II - Equipment Department: Public Works Division: Equipment Supervisor: Assistant Superintendent – Equipment Job Summary Under general direction, performs general service, maintenance, and repairs of vehicles and equipment in the City municipal fleet. Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities Performs welding, fabrication, component rebuilding and reconditioning services on a wide range of municipal equipment as assigned. Removes vehicles from service due to defects. Repairs and replaces electrical components such as alternators, distributors, control modules, relays, lights and switches. Uses specialized equipment to diagnose and repair electrical systems and computerized engine controls. Performs Mechanic III duties in their absence. Inspects City municipal fleet and equipment for safety defects and road worthiness. Inspects mechanical functions including the driveline, suspension, steering, brakes, lights, tires, hoses and exhaust systems. Diagnoses mechanical problems, electrical components, hydraulic systems, HVAC systems and cooling system components and determines the extent of necessary repairs. Uses equipment such as boom truck and overhead crane to perform activities such as rigging, removal of old material and installation of new parts. Repairs and adjusts engines (both gas and diesel), transmissions, differentials, clutches and hydraulic systems. Raises vehicles using hydraulic jack or hoists to remove or replace components such as engines, transmissions or differentials. Tunes up engines, replaces and fits parts including carburetors, fuel injection systems, fuel pumps, strainers, fuel lines, fuel tanks and gauges. Job Class #11-08 Equipment Page 2 Updated 09/17/2021 Replaces brake system components such as master cylinders, boosters, brake linings, drums and rotors. Ability to diagnose and repair air brake system components. Replaces, fits and adjusts cooling system components such as radiators, water pumps and hoses. Performs repairs and preventative maintenance on a wide variety of the City's light and heavy fleet equipment. Responds to service calls and performs repair work in the field. Furnishes personal hand tools for use in performing job duties. Prepares new vehicles and equipment for service and removes older ones from the fleet for disposal. Responds to on-call emergencies during winter months. Cleans work area and shop. Repairs and maintains shop equipment used in repair of vehicles. Reports time and material costs on computerized work order system. Posts applicable parts to work order and keeps detailed work order notes and status up to date. Works with other City divisions to provide professional and courteous internal customer service. Understands the operation of a wide variety of equipment used in a municipal fleet. Conducts self in a manner which promotes and supports diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and community. Performs all other related duties as assigned. Physical and Environmental Conditions The physical demands and work environment conditions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and are encountered while performing those essential functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit, taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 lbs., frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs., and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 lbs. with assistance. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and explosives. The employee is frequently exposed to high, precarious places, fumes or airborne Job Class #11-08 Equipment Page 3 Updated 09/17/2021 particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, vibration and communicable diseases. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. Minimum Education, Experience and Certification High school diploma or equivalent required. Additional training beyond high school in auto/diesel mechanics or three years of experience in fleet maintenance or in a related field required. Forklift Certification required within 60 days of hire. Valid driver’s license with satisfactory driving record required. Valid Iowa Class B commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement required within 60 days of hire. This position is subject to federal drug testing requirements including screening through the FMCSA Clearinghouse. A pre-employment drug screen is required. Must be 18 years of age per Iowa Code 92.8. Must pass criminal background check. Preferred Education, Experience and Certification Five years of related experience preferred. Experience in wire feed, MIG, arc and gas welding preferred. Hydraulic system training preferred. Air conditioning refrigerant handling certification preferred. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, computerized engine control and fuel systems. Knowledge of OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) regulations. Skills in use of tools and repair equipment including engine, electrical and digital diagnostic equipment, precision measuring equipment. Ability to diagnose engine malfunctions and perform necessary repairs. Ability to read and interpret service manuals, electrical and hydraulic diagrams and technical information. Ability to perform basic mathematical calculations and measurement of equipment tolerances. Ability to prepare written and computer-generated repair orders. General computer knowledge and typing skills. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified in this position.