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Heavy Equipment Technician-Landfill - City of Midland, TX (ID: 316742)

Title Heavy Equipment Technician-Landfill
Type Public Works - Operations
Date Posted 2018-11-16
City / Organization City of Midland, TX
Website Click Here for the Position Listing
Email Contact nweaverling@midlandtexas.gov
Description

Scope of Work:

Diagnoses, repairs and maintains heavy equipment weighing over one ton at the City of Midland Municipal Solid Waste Facility (COM Landfill).

 Essential Job Duties:
  • Diagnoses equipment and vehicle malfunctions such as ignition, steering, emission control, electrical, and heating and air conditioning. Estimates costs and repairs and rebuilds to specifications.
  • Determines the appropriateness of off-site repairs such as oil and filter changes, tires and mufflers.
  • Read blueprints, manuals and other specifications in order to make repairs.
  • Performs emergency repairs.
  • Maintains records of work performed such as work orders, logs, historical information and special written requests.
  • Cleans and maintains shop facilities, equipment, tools and grounds.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
 Physical and Environmental Conditions:

Ability to sit, stand and transport self from building to building. Ability to drive a vehicle to and from various worksites. Employee will work in extreme temperatures bending, kneeling twisting and climbing in order to make repairs on vehicles or equipment. Employee can work with mechanical, biological, chemical and electrical hazards while repairing vehicles and equipment. Employee is also required to perform heavy lifting or machinery and parts frequently.

 Required Qualifications:

Ability to effectively communicate with employees, management and vendors in order to diagnose repairs and order materials for repair. Employee also communicates with other employees in the work group and in other departments.

Knowledge of proper tools used in welding and fabricating parts and equipment. Ability to safely use tools, vehicles and equipment such as emissions and battery testers, electronic oscilloscopes and brake lathes, bench grinders, lifts and jacks, air conditioning and recovery systems, trucks, tractors, forklifts and hand tools such as air tools and welding and cutting torches. Skill in reading and practical application of manuals, blueprints and other similar specifications used by city departments. Ability to read, measure and calculate types and sizes of materials needed and ability to reason amount of  time that will be used in the actual fabrication process. Knowledge of heavy equipment maintenance including brakes, springs, diesel engine repair and hydraulic systems.

High school diploma required. One to three years experience as a mechanic or in a related field preferred. Possess or obtain a Texas Class B CDL Driver's License within one year of employment.


Job Post Expiration Date   November 30, 2019

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