Equipment Mechanic

June 3, 2024

Full Time Equipment Mechanic needed for the Greenwood County Garage.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday- 7 am to 3:30 pm. Overtime as needed. Tools are provided.

To apply go to the Greenwood County Job site or click this link: https://www.greenwoodcounty-sc.gov/apply-for-a-job

General Description
The purpose of this class within the organization is to maintain and repair vehicles and various equipment, including light automobiles, trucks, pursuit vehicles and ambulances, medium to heavy-duty trucks and construction equipment. Keeps accurate records of time and materials required to complete assigned tasks. This class works under close to general supervision, independently developing work methods and sequences, but follows proper procedures and assignment instructions.

Essential Functions:
Performs scheduled and emergency repairs and preventive maintenance tasks on vehicles and equipment as assigned, performing all duties in accordance with established policies, procedures and various regulations. Skills performed include overhauling engines, transmissions and electrical components; replacing clutches; adjusting, repairing and installing fuel, ignition, electrical, exhaust, cooling, brake, suspension and drive train parts and replacing or repairing tires.

Performs diagnostic checks and repairs on computerized, fuel-injected diesel and gasoline-powered vehicles, air brake systems and automotive air-conditioning systems.

Inspects and test drives vehicles before and after repairs and maintenance to check for safety and performance.

Records time and materials required to complete assigned tasks. Determines and orders needed parts and materials.

Occasionally secures and transports seized vehicles.

Receives, reviews, prepares and/or submits various records and reports including work orders, gas logs, service reminders, parts invoices, service stickers and daily reports.

Operates and maintains a variety of equipment such as passenger vehicles, trucks, tractors, mowers, heavy construction equipment, wrecker, ambulances, patrol cars, refrigerant recovery machine, diagnostic machines and tools, tire balancing/changing machine, vehicle lifts, air compressor, hydraulic press, hand and power tools, welding tools, two-way radio and telephone.

Interacts and communicates with various groups and individuals such as the immediate supervisor, co-workers, inmate workers, other county department heads and employees, vendors, and the general public.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Requires High School graduation or GED equivalent supplemented by specialized courses/training equivalent to completion of one year of college. And requires a vocational diploma in automotive mechanics or other relevant field.
Requires three years of experience in the maintenance and repair of light to heavy equipment OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses:
Must possess valid state CDL driver’s license with appropriate endorsements. Completes special technical training as required.
Prefer ASE certifications