Equipment Mechanic Diesel- Snohomish County, WA

Employer: Snohomish County

Job Description:

ADDITIONAL SALARY INFORMATION: T-Series ASE Certification earns up to $1.15 per hour, second shift assignment earns an additional $1.50 per hour.

Class A CDL is required. Training will be provided by the County.


Equipment Mechanic - Diesel description image

The Fleet Services Division is responsible for purchasing, maintaining, and disposing of county vehicles, equipment and radios, and for maintaining parts, materials and fuel inventories. Fleet Services also provides equipment maintenance and repair services to other local cities and agencies.

The Equipment Mechanic - Diesel maintains and repairs a variety of heavy equipment including backhoes, dump trucks, front-end loaders, tractor-trailer rigs, sweepers, agricultural tractors with mowers and similar equipment.

Snohomish County offers an outstanding benefits package to employees and their dependents.

For questions or more information about this job opportunity and posting, email Fleet Services

Job Duties
- Troubleshoots, diagnoses and repairs a variety of defects, mal­functions and other problems in vehicle systems and components; repairs, rebuilds and/or overhauls brakes, cooling systems, drive train components, electrical components, engines, exhaust systems, hydraulic systems, suspension and steering systems, transmissions, and other assemblies, components and systems as necessary; replaces and/or rebuilds damaged or worn parts as re­quired.
- Operates a variety of shop equipment as necessary including electric and oxyacetylene welding equipment, electronic test equipment, front-end alignment equipment, sandblasting and painting equipment, tire mounting and wheel balancing equipment, plasma cutters, band saws, metal lathes, brake lathes, hydraulic presses, air conditioning and emission test equipment.
- Fabricates machines, parts and electronics as necessary.
- Performs a variety of preventive maintenance and service work on gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment; tunes and adjusts engines, and replaces worn parts as necessary; adjusts brakes and clutches, aligns wheels, and performs other electrical, me­chanical and hydraulic system adjustments as necessary; in­spects, safety checks.
- Road tests and operates vehicles and equipment on county public roads as necessary.
- Repairs dents, rust spots and other minor body damage as re­quired; sands, primes and paints body surfaces as necessary; re­pairs and/or replaces damaged trim and accessories as necessary; replaces broken windshields and other glass as required; may disassemble and rebuild garbage trailers, dump boxes and similar equipment, as required.
- Performs field repair work as required.

- May work in confined spaces and with hazardous materials.
- May perform any of the duties of an Equipment Service Technician as required.
- Performs related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications
Successful completion of an accredited diesel/heavy duty equip­ment mechanic apprenticeship program; OR, four (4) years of employ­ment as a diesel/heavy duty equipment mechanic; OR, any equivalent combination of training and/or experience that provides the required knowledge and abilities. Must pass job related tests.

- A valid State of Washington Commercial Driver's License is re­quired to operate and road test applicable equipment on public roads within six (6) months after employment. Training will be provided. You will be a candidate for random drug and alcohol testing.
- Candidates for employment may be required to pass a pre-employment physical examination before being hired.
- Job offer will be conditioned on satisfactory results of a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.
- Employees are required to furnish their own hand tools. A monthly tool allowance is provided.
- Federal certifications for air conditioning repair and mainte­nance within six (6) months of employment.
- National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Cer­tificates T7 and T4 may be substituted for Air Conditioning Certif­ication and Air Brake Certification.

Additional Information
Knowledge of:
- the equipment, materials, methods, procedures and tools used in the maintenance and repair of a variety of gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment;
- the theory and operating principles of internal combustion engines and related systems and components;
- the operation of and routine maintenance and troubleshooting procedures relevant to a variety of heavy equipment such as backhoes, dual axle dump trucks, front-end loaders, tractor-trailer rigs and similar equipment;
- the equipment, materials, methods, procedures and tools used in body repair and painting work;
- occupational hazards and safety rules and regulations.

Ability to:
- troubleshoot and diagnose defects, malfunctions and other problems found in a variety of gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment, and determine the extent of repairs required;
- repair, rebuild and overhaul a variety of gasoline and diesel engines, brakes, cooling systems, drive train components, electrical components, exhaust systems, hydraulic systems, suspension and steering systems, manual and automatic transmissions, and other - assemblies, components and systems found in heavy equipment;
- repair accessories, minor body damage and broken glass on a variety of heavy equipment;
- cut, weld and fabricate a variety of metal parts and body panels;
- read, understand, interpret and work from a variety of service and repair manuals, manufacturer's bulletins, schematic drawings and related materials;
- read, understand and comply with safety rules and regulations;
- use a wide variety of hand and power tools, electronic test equipment, welding equipment and supplies, and other diagnostic and repair equipment skillfully and safely under a variety of working conditions;
- operate a variety of gasoline and diesel powered heavy equipment skillfully and safely under a variety of traffic and weather conditions;
- perform strenuous physical work;
- follow oral and written instructions;
- establish and maintain effective work relationships with superiors, co-workers, employees of other county departments, and with vendors and representatives of other agencies.

Lifting heavy parts more than sixty (60) pounds is required.

The employee reports to and receives direction from an Equip­ment Maintenance Supervisor. The work varies from routine mainte­nance work such as doing minor tune ups and lube and tire work to doing a complete overhaul of an engine or transmission. The em­ployee carries out assigned tasks independently and is held account­able for the products produced. The work may be spot checked to ensure timely completion and compliance with work orders and in­structions. The employee may oversee the work of Equipment Service Technicians or temporary help.

The majority of the work is performed in an equipment mainte­nance shop with field trips as necessary to repair disabled vehicles in the field.

Employees are required to work evenings, weekends and holidays as necessary.

Snohomish County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer.
Accommodations for individuals with disabilities are provided upon request.

Contact Person:
Location: Snohomish, WA
Application Method: Online:
Base Pay: $32.83 - $38/ HR

Posted on January 11, 2022

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