TITLE Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 9266
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Head, Agriculture
The Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic performs preventive maintenance and repair of gasoline and diesel-powered farm equipment, machines, and vehicles, such as mowers, tractors, dozers, weed eaters, bush hogs, chain saws, cars and vans. The Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic maintains and repairs small hand and power tools or equipment used in planting, cultivating, and pruning plants, vines, shrubs, and trees. The Mechanic keeps records on preventive maintenance services performed and repairs completed on all equipment, is accountable for all small hand and power tools, and maintains an inventory of parts and supplies for equipment. The Vehicle and Equipment Mechanic assists in general field operations and performs other duties as assigned by the supervisor.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education A high school diploma or the equivalent plus specialized or technical training in the repair and maintenance of small and large sized gasoline and diesel engines is required.
Experience At least two years of experience in repairing gasoline and diesel powered engines is required; experience repairing and maintaining two- and four-stroke engines, small diesel engines, hydraulics, and welding and torch work is preferred.Skills Requires a general mechanical ability; skills in the use of hand tools and test equipment associated with the maintenance of gasoline and diesel engines; ability to diagnose gasoline and diesel engine failures and make repairs to engine, carburetor, injectors, diesel pumps, electrical, brake, steering, transmission and hydraulic systems. Skill in the use of an arc welder and cutting torch is required.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Performs preventive maintenance of equipment and vehicles by following manufacturers' recommendations or using personal experience regarding tune-ups, lubrications, oil and filter changes, adjusting or changing belts and hoses, sharpening or replacing blades, on cars, vans, tractors, dozers, and similar grounds equipment.
5. Maintains appropriate maintenance records by keeping records of all equipment operating hours, preventive maintenance services performed, and repairs completed.
JOB FAMILY 2
Factor 1: Educational Requirements of the Job
Level 3 - 160 Points: The job requires a high school diploma or equivalent and up to one year (30 credit hours) of technical training, certification, and/or vocational classes or course work in a specialized area.
Factor 2: Skill Requirements - Craft and Trade Skills
Level 4 - 750 Points: Knowledge of an extensive set of operations and procedures, specific skills and demonstrated ability, that requires considerable creativity or mechanical aptitude. Skills at this level normally require more than two and as much as five years of experience and previous training.
Factor 3: Managerial Responsibility
Level 2 - 75 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers or temporary or part-time workers. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities. Responsibilities at this level may include tracking budgeted spending, limited purchasing authority, and tracking inventory.
Factor 4: Guidelines
Level 3 - 90 Points: Procedures and standards exist, but considerable latitude in applying procedures and selecting a sequence of activities must be exercised. The employee uses judgment in interpreting and adapting guidelines such as agency policies, regulations, precedents, and work directions for application to specific cases or problems. The employee analyzes results and recommends changes.
Factor 5: Contacts
Level 2 - 50 Points: The purpose may include obtaining or clarifying facts, or providing factual information to others. Contacts may be with coworkers or structured exchanges with students or the general public, and are generally for the purpose of exchange of information. Contacts at this level might include discussing a work order with individuals in a departmental office to more clearly define the problem, or providing directions or information to students or the general public.
Factor 6: Work Environment
Level 3 - 70 Points: The work area involves moderate discomfort and/or risk such as operating heavy machinery or dangerous equipment, or frequent exposure to hazardous materials. Alternatively, the work area may be subject to environmental discomfort such as poor ventilation. Loud noises, and/or extremes of heat or cold. The work often requires wearing protective gear that may be uncomfortable. The nature of the work environment may produce moderate levels of stress.
Factor 7: Physical Demands
Level 4 - 150 Points: Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as climbing ladders, frequent lifting of objects over 50 pounds, crawling or crouching in restricted areas. Occasional lifting of heavy objects weighing 75 pounds or more is required.
Factor 8: Responsibility for Facilities and Resources
Level 2 - 40 Points: Jobs at this level might require frequent but routine responsibility for facility security, public safety, equipment, or money.
Factor 9: Complexity
Level 3 - 450 Points: The work includes various duties involving different and unrelated processes and methods. Decisions regarding what needs to be done depend upon knowledge of the duties, priorities, commitments, policies, and program goals of the supervisor and the department and involve the analysis of the subject, phase, or issues involved in each project or assignment, and the course of action may have to be selected from many alternatives. The work involves elements that must be identified and analyzed to discern interrelationships.