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SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: PUBLIC WORKS
SMALL ENGINE MECHANIC - 0421 Salary

$36,046.40 - $53,164.80 Annually


Location

475 Fairforest Way - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

PUBLIC WORKS



Job Number

00539


Division

FLEET SERVICES






Closing

4/30/2021 11:59 PM Eastern




Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job:
Supports work crews by maintaining turf equipment and power tools to maximize safety and productivity. Utilizes department tools, facilities, and resources to effect repairs, replacements, and upgrades of new and existing equipment, as well as to perform routine maintenance on turf equipment to maximize safety, resource life and value. Provides emergency response and on-call service for in-field repairs to minimize production interruptions (tires, blades, jump-starts, tools, etc.). Conducts seasonal maintenance of equipment, following manufacturers guidelines and specifications. Ensures all safety equipment operates according to specifications, with the goal of maximizing equipment service life, in-service availability and safety. Assists with maintaining inventory of repair parts. Pursues ongoing education in the field of turf and safety equipment, to stay abreast of changes and evolution within the industry.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Conduct Equipment Repair and Maintenance: With primary focus on safety, repair equipment for use in department production initiatives. Maintain equipment consistent with manufacturers guidelines and schedules to ensure all safety equipment is operating reliably. Remove unsafe equipment from service until repairs are completed and equipment is safe to use. Perform periodic maintenance of equipment to minimize down time, while maximizing service life and possible salvage or trade-in value. Cooperatively communicate with personnel to diagnose equipment problems and possible solutions. Research problems in manuals and online resources, consult with supervisor as needed to determine best and most efficient solutions for repairs. Log and record repairs in the asset tracking system.
90%


Provide Emergency Response and On-call Service: Respond to field calls for equipment service. Survey location and equipment for safety assurance. Change and repair tires, replace batteries, and jump start equipment and vehicles in the field if needed.
5%


Provide Facility and Resource Management: Salvage usable parts from equipment being removed from service. Properly dispose of and recycle used parts and equipment. Maintain shop inventory and supplies notifying parts staff of order needs within a timely manner. Stow equipment and supplies to be available for use as needed. Helps educate crews about safety procedures, practices, and protocols in the use of department equipment, resources, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Ensure shop cleanliness and organization to facilitate safe and efficient service.
5%


Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent.
Over two years of experience as a small engine mechanic.
Complete departmental lift truck training within 6 months of hire.


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Landscape and turf maintenance machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
The use of pressure gauges and vacuum pumps as they apply to the diagnosis of small engine performance issues.
The use of feeler gauges to adjust valves, magnetos and spark plug gaps.
Proper preventative maintenance measures as outlined by the manufacturer.


Ability to:
Read, comprehend, and follow equipment manuals and safety procedures.
Communicate maintenance requirements to outside vendors and contractors.
Write work reports and prepare emails using proper format, punctuation, spelling, and grammar, using all parts of speech.
Make mathematical calculations including fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement, and draw logical conclusions.
Work under pressure and with deadlines.
Problem solve in the use of equipment and material and in the application of techniques and procedures.
Use hand tools, air tools, electric tools, testing gauges, measuring tools, jacks, stands, fork lift truck, equipment lift, pick- up truck, press, air compressor, pressure washer, engraver, lockout tags, radios, tensioning equipment and lubrication equipment.
Utilize specialized software and systems to include equipment diagnostic software and fleet maintenance software.


Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Shop.


Protective Equipment Required: Safety glasses, steel-toe boots, hearing protection, gloves, chaps, welding apparel, and lockout/do not use tags.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk. Daily exposure to extreme temperatures and physical hazards. Weekly exposure to noise and vibration. Monthly exposure to respiratory hazards when responding to field service calls. Seasonal exposure to wetness and/or humidity, and occasional slick conditions with ice or slippery substances. Constant exposure to mechanical, chemical, and fire hazards or physical danger associated with working with lawn mowers and machinery with moving parts. Monthly exposure to electrical hazards from ignition systems.


Physical Demands: Constantly requires hearing, vision, and handling/grasping. Frequently requires talking, fine dexterity, lifting, standing, and walking. Occasionally requires carrying, pushing/pulling, reaching, twisting, bending, climbing, crouching, balancing, sitting, and foot controls. Heavy strength demands include constantly exerting up to 20 pounds, and occasionally exerting up to 100 pounds.


Mental Demands: Constantly requires working closely with others to correctly diagnosis machinery and make repairs. Frequently requires tedious or exacting work due to the necessity to make precise adjustments to machines and equipment; and noisy or distracting environment within the shop area due to multiple pieces of machinery running and the need to test equipment repairs. Occasionally requires time pressures and frequent change of tasks due to prioritization of repairs in order to get equipment back into the field.




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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
 
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