18-54 Fleet Mechanic II
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18-54 Fleet Mechanic II

Posted on: 2017/12/29

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Five years of experience in automotive, diesel and construction equipment maintenance and repair.
  •  Must possess, or ability to obtain within sixty days of employment, and maintain a New Mexico CDL-A drivers’ license.
  • Successful completion of the pre-employment physical exam prior to commencing work.
  • Successful completion of mandatory drug screening and subsequent random drug and alcohol screenings.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Auto Mechanics.
  •  Automotive Service Excellence Certification.
  • Transit Certification.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions common to mechanics.
  • Knowledge of mechanical techniques and procedures used in servicing vehicles, light and heavy equipment.
  • Knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of welding.
  • Skill in using various equipment and tools.
  • Skill in diagnosing mechanical and electrical problems and performing repairs on vehicles and light and heavy equipment.
  • Skill in records maintenance.
  • Ability to read and interpret various repair manuals and/or electronic schematics. Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
  • Ability to perform a variety of maintenance and repair assignments.
  • Ability to drive and operate the equipment under varying working conditions.
  • Ability to read, understand, follow, and enforce safety procedures.
  • Ability to utilize computerized maintenance systems.
  • Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to follow up with repair and maintenance work on equipment.
  • Ability to prepare accurate records and reports.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Troubleshoots and assesses repairs on 10,000 or greater Gross Vehicle Weight Rating vehicles and equipment needed through inspection of equipment and systems to include: diesel engines, ABS brakes, transmissions, and electrical and hydraulic systems.
  • Repairs equipment by removing and replacing transmissions, truck assemblies, rear end, hydraulic systems; and replacing hoses, repairing electrical and mechanical systems, clutches, pumps, etc. in the field or shop.
  • Services equipment by changing filters, oils, lubricating chassis, etc. according to established maintenance schedules.
  • Works on electrical systems by checking fuses, broken wires, testing circuits with ohm meters; checks gauges to ensure they are in correct and operable conditions.
  • Performs major welding and braising in repairing motors, engines, brackets on mufflers, shock framework; may fabricate parts as needed.
  • Completes tune-ups on engines, setting valves, adjusting fuel injectors, and timing engines.
  • Identifies parts needed to complete maintenance; orders parts and supplies required by completing accurate purchase requisitions.
  • Completes all required documentation to include work orders, mileage reports, and fuel usage forms accurately and on a timely basis.
  • Provides maintenance and repairs on light equipment to include snow blowers, lawnmowers, weed eaters, etc.
  • Maintains order and cleanliness in shop area.
  • Inspects work of Fleet Mechanic I for quality control.
  • Observes safety rules, and ensures and maintains a safe environment.
  •  Maintains confidentiality of all privileged information.
  • Contributes to a team effort and accomplishes related results as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Physical Demands:
While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly is required to stand and walk up to 8 hours per day; use sense of smell; have manual and finger dexterity; stoop, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to crawl, climb heights, reach above shoulder level, crouch, kneel, balance, push/pull, and carry.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds with the assistance of appropriate equipment or another person.

Work Environment:
Work is generally performed in garage and an outdoors setting with a high noise level.  Exposure to natural weather conditions with high exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.  Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, and requires following basic safety precautions.  Evening, holiday, and weekend work will be required.   Response to emergencies outside of normal business hours will be required.   

This position will be covered under the Department of Transportation (DOT), Anti-Drug and Alcohol Act pursuant to the Pipeline Safety and Commercial Driver’s License Regulations, covering random, post-accident, pre-hire, and return to duty testing.

Each and every county position requires the following professional skills and abilities as key and necessary elements of performance.  Employees are required to:

•Demonstrate regular and reliable attendance;
•Work well with others and participate fully in a team oriented environment;
•Interface with other employees and customers in a courteous and respectful manner;
•Project positive support of their department and all county organizations at all times; and,
•Maintain and enhance the county’s commitment to customer service excellence.

How to Apply:
County application is required.  Apply at the Human Resources Division, County of Los Alamos, 1000 Central Avenue, Ste. 230, Los Alamos, NM  87544.  Applications are available in our office, at www.losalamosnm.us or by calling (505)662-8040.  All vacant positions are listed on the above website and on our Job Line at (505)662-8039.  

If you are an individual with a disability who is in need of an auxiliary aid or service to participate in the examination process, notify the Human Resources Division at (505)662-8040 at the time of application.  Some documents can be provided in accessible formats.  Contact Human Resources at the above number if an accessible format is needed.

Applications become a public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection.

Selection Procedure:
The Incorporated County of Los Alamos does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in employment or the provisions of service.



Deadline for Submissions: 01/30/2018