Under general supervision, within a heated and air conditioned facility, performs skilled mechanical work in the repair and maintenance of Village owned vehicles and other equipment. Diagnoses mechanical and electrical malfunctions and defects for repair. Tunes engines and performs diversified preventive maintenance following established guidelines
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Diagnoses mechanical and/or electrical malfunctions and defects by operating diagnostic testing equipment including manufacturers software, aftermarket software, DVOM, gauges, and hand tools. Road tests vehicles to locate operational problems and check repair and maintenance before returning to service. Performs both mechanical and electrical repairs to gasoline, diesel, and hydraulic powered vehicles and equipment including squad cars, fire equipment, Village staff cars, trucks, construction equipment, backhoe, end loader, dump trucks, snow plows, salt spreaders, and liquid systems. Obtains or develops cost estimates for equipment replacement or repair. Tunes engines and performs diversified preventive maintenance of Village vehicles and equipment. Performs manufacturer recommended maintenance. Checks and maintains fluid levels. Greases and oils vehicles and equipment. Repairs and/or adjusts brake, steering and suspension, drive train and differential systems. Replaces clutches, adjusts linkages, inspects, and repairs transmissions, universal joints, and differentials. Repairs or replaces various electrical systems in wiring as necessary including motors, generators, starters, lights, and ignition systems. Prepares service records of preventive maintenance, repair, and other activities as required. Reviews condition of vehicles with operating departments and discusses the need for major repairs or replacements. Performs oxyacetylene and electric welding in forming, bending, and tempering steel. Cuts, grinds, and welds metal to fit requirements of repair demands. Responds to emergency service calls for Village owned vehicles and equipment. Starts and/or tows vehicles from the field or street. Delivers vehicles to garage for scheduled maintenance.
Overhauls or replaces carburetors, blowers, generators, starters, and pumps. Follows all safety regulations, policies, and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee's work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices. Ability to be on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma, general education degree (GED) or trade school certified; and five (5) years journeyman experience in vehicle maintenance and repair; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Automotive Service Excellence (A. S. E.) certification preferred but not required.
Requires possession of a valid Illinois commercial driver’s license (CDL) class A vehicle license with an Air Brake endorsement or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire via in house training.