Butler County

El Dorado , KS

Heavy Equipment Mechanic II

Butler County
El Dorado, KS Full-time
Posted on August 23, 2019

Under the supervision of the Road Supervisor, the Mechanic performs skilled mechanical work on equipment and vehicles assigned to the Butler County Road and Bridge, Landfill and Noxious Weed Departments. The employee in this position is responsible for diagnosing and performing the required maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment.

Shift: 7:00 AM - 3:30 PM, Monday – Friday, Summer hours: 4 - 10 hour work weeks. 6:00 AM - 4:30 PM.

Rate of pay: $39,873.60 - $58,988.80

Job Duties:

100% - • Changes oil, filters, belts, hoses, tires; 

  • Checks and services related equipment on a regular basis; 
  • Cleans the shop area and stores tools; 
  • Designs, welds, fabricates solutions, and equipment add-ons to make work more efficient for operators; 
  • Diagnoses and problem solves equipment and electrical, mechanical, hydraulic malfunctions at a very high technical level; 
  • Performs routine to complex maintenance, diagnostics, and repairs on all types of vehicles and equipment to include vehicles, heavy construction equipment, loaders, dump trucks, small engines and small equipment; 
  • Performs preventive maintenance of light to heavy equipment; including changing oil and filters, lubricating and checking fluids, belts, hoses, tires, and brake systems; 
  • Performs work according to service manuals, schematics and hydraulic flow charts; disassembles defective equipment and replaces defective parts; 
  • Enforces and follows safety rules; 
  • Maintains accurate equipment maintenance records; 
  • Overhauls large diesel engines and gasoline engines if proper equipment is on hand, otherwise work with outside vendors to make repairs; 
  • Repairs engines, transmissions, drive lines and brakes on vehicles; 
  • Maintains inventory and obtains quotes for equipment supplies, parts, fuel; 
  • Evaluates the most effective route to repair equipment and makes recommendations to supervisor; 
  • Enforces warranties with vendors; 
  • Uses software and computer programs to diagnose problems, identify solutions, find suppliers, maintain inventories, schedule preventative maintenance; 
  • Prepares bids and specifications for vehicle and equipment replace

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic II - • Ability to have vision to locate parts and repair equipment in the most cost efficient manner possible. 

  • Ability to prioritize work schedule in repairs needed for maximum efficiency; 
  • Ability to operate all shop equipment; 
    Ability to reliably and predictably carry out duties; 
  • Ability to prioritize what the order of repairs; 
  • Ability to weld and use welding tools; 
  • Ability to work on or install air condition systems; 
  • Ability to convey and receive detailed or important instructions and information to and from other workers and the general public; 
  • Ability to keep and maintain accurate and detailed equipment cost and repair records; 
  • Knowledge of advanced or new system training; 
  • Knowledge of construction equipment operation; 
  • Knowledge of vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair; 
  • Skill in shop management and a positive can do attitude. 

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to stand and walk, use hands to finger, grasp, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; run; climb or balance and stoop, squat, bend, twist, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Lifting, moving, pushing or pulling up to 50 pounds does generally occur. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.