Job Title: Assistant Mechanic
General Job Description:
Under the supervision of the Head Mechanic, general duties include repairing, overhauling and maintenance of Company vehicles
Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
- Examine vehicles with operators, determine extent of repairs needed and coordinate work procedure
- Raise vehicle to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle
- Remove units such as engine, transmission, or differential; disassemble unit and inspect parts for wear
- Repair or replace parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings
- Overhaul or replace carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.
- Rebuild parts such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks; rewire ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.
- Adjust brakes, repair or replace shock absorbers.
- Mend damaged body and fenders by hammering out or filling in dents and welding broken parts
- Replace and adjust headlights, and install and repair accessories
- Service and maintenance of all company vehicles
- Overhaul gas or diesel engines
- Lubricate moving parts
- Drive repaired vehicles to verify conformance to specifications
- Install new ignition systems, align front wheels, change or recharge batteries, and replace transmissions and other parts
7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. with occasional overtime when needed.
6100 Sebastopol Road; work at outside locations as necessary to repair vehicles in the field
The Assistant Mechanic reports directly to the Mechanic Manager.
Service truck, forklift, and repaired Company vehicles to verify operating performance
Valid driver’s license in good standing; Class A or B license may be required
- Prior experience in repairs and maintenance of electric, diesel and gasoline engines
- Safety classes
- Must be able to work well with fellow employees and management
- Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety/environmental/ employment rules, operating and maintenance instructions, work orders, procedural manuals, maps.
- Strong mechanical aptitude
- Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, percentages, some accounting principles
- Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
- Ability to speak effectively with customers, fellow employees, clients, and general public.
- Ability to speak and write fluent English
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, and toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment may often be loud.
Personal Protective Equipment Required:
When the job warrants the following PPE must be worn (Refer to Employee Safety Handbook): Hard hat (OSHA approved); safety shoes; safety glasses, gloves, earplugs; back brace (optional). Safety goggles, welding goggles, welding hoods, safety belts, respirators, and dust masks are also available when needed.
General Physical Movements Required:
Twisting, stooping, bending, squatting, kneeling, climbing, lifting/carrying
Physical Demands of Job Duties:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; lift or move up to lbs.; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and drive an automobile. Vision abilities required by this job
include close vision, distance, color, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to focus.
Back strains; exposure to slippery, wet or uneven surfaces; injuries to hands or fingers handling materials, equipment, hand tools; lifting/handling heavy objects; use of hand tool/power tools; exposure to toxic materials; using forklift; eye injury from dusty materials, flying objects/particles, or caustic substances; exposure to loud noises; climbing on and off trucks, platforms, etc.; traffic/driving hazards.