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Senior Construction Equipment Mechanic - Diesel/Gas (Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Waste)

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Riverside
Posted on: June 12, 2019

Job Description:

The Department of Waste Resources serves the County's solid waste disposal needs by providing for efficient and effective landfilling of County non-hazardous waste, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. The department operates six landfills, has a contract agreement for waste disposal with an additional private landfill, administers several transfer station leases, and reviews and approves new construction projects to ensure waste diversion goals are met. Every effort is made to recycle and reuse disposable items with scrupulous attention to public health and safety. The Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for multiple Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanics - Waste in Moreno Valley. The Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and rebuilding major components on Dozers up to D9T, 637G Scrapers, 140M3 Graders, 836K Landfill Compactors, Loaders, in addition to miscellaneous heavy equipment. Responsibilities include inspecting, diagnosing and repairing engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, emission systems and air conditioning systems on numerous types of heavy equipment, as well as completing component exchanges and rebuilds. The Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be assigned to diagnose and make necessary repairs on heavy construction equipment in the field, often under adverse conditions. The most competitive candidates will possess broad experience performing repairs specifically on D9 or larger Dozers, and 637D Scrapers. Experience utilizing Microsoft Office and a Fleet Management system is desired. Additionally, candidates with competency utilizing Caterpillar diagnostic software, those with experience functioning in a supervisory capacity, and those with welding experience are highly desired. The selected candidate will be required to supply their own tools in order to perform essential functions of the position. Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to drive to various locations throughout Riverside County and will work weekends and holidays, as needed. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical failures and defects in trucks, graders, tractors, skip loaders, rollers, backhoes, truck cranes, stationary motors, power sweepers, and other heavy equipment in field conditions; diagnose, repair, and overhaul compressors. Act in a lead capacity over other Heavy Equipment Mechanics in the repair and overhaul of a variety of diesel and heavy-duty gasoline engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, differentials, brake systems, carburetors, and related components. Adjust, repair, replace, or overhaul a variety of diesel and automotive engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, differentials, transfer cases, hydraulic brake systems, axles, pumps, injectors, carburetors, final drives, sprockets, rollers, and truck and steering systems. Perform difficult and complex repair jobs, and provide direction or work closely with other personnel in the execution of complex assignments; instruct, lead or direct the work of mechanic and departmental support staff. Diagnose and repair electrical defects; repair or replace starting motors, generators, and ignition systems; grind valves and re-bore and re-sleeve cylinders; repair and overhaul compressors. Perform or provide direction in the performance of welding, complete fabrication, and full repair of heavy construction equipment, trucks, and other equipment. Perform complete tune-ups on construction equipment and trucks; complete time and material records. Perform some related work on automotive equipment as needed based on operational demands. RECRUITING GUIDELINES OPTION I Experience: One year working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic with the County of Riverside. OPTION II Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible mechanic experience, three of which are in the repair and overhaul of heavy construction equipment and diesel trucks, and two of which are in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment. Knowledge of: Principles of gasoline and diesel engines; heavy equipment maintenance and repair; methods, tools, equipment, and parts used in the repair and maintenance of construction equipment; operation and application of mechanical diagnostic equipment. Ability to: Supervise the work of others; issue, follow, and understand verbal and written communications; read and understand shop manuals and mechanical diagrams; diagnose and supervise the repair of mechanical defects in a variety of heavy-duty gasoline and diesel construction equipment in both field and shop; operate equipment used in repairing and servicing construction equipment; prepare and maintain records and reports. This recruitment will remain open until the positions is filled. Applicants seeking to be considered in the preliminary candidate review must apply by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on May 14, 2019. Postings may close or be extended at any time. Applications must be submitted through Job Gateway at http://www.rc-hr.com/jobs

Keywords: County of Riverside, Riverside , Senior Construction Equipment Mechanic - Diesel/Gas (Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Waste), Engineering , Riverside, California

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