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Vehicle and Heavy Equipment Mechanic I

Department:Equipment Repair
Updated:12/1/11
Effective:1/1/12
Approved STPUD:NH
Approved LOCAL 39:PC

Job Summary

Under the supervision of the Equipment Repair Supervisor, makes mechanical repairs on automotive, construction, and industrial equipment; requires responsibility for carrying out stated maintenance and repair work procedures and to exercise judgment in maintenance and repair work.

Job Physical Requirements Analysis

Job Specific Body Movements Occasionally
1/3 of time or less
Frequently
1/3 – 2/3 of time
Continuously
More than 2/3 of time
Sitting5% of day  
Standing  85% of day
Walking  80% of day
Driving10% of day  
Hearing  100% of day
Speaking 50% of day 
Lifting 1-20 lbs  X
Lifting 20-50 lbs X 
Lifting 50+ lbs X 
Working/reaching above shoulder  X
Working w/arms extended @ shoulder level  X
Working with body bent over at waist  X
Working in kneeling position X 
Crawling X 
Climbing stairsX  
Climbing ladderX  
Major Hand  X
Pulling  X
Pushing  X
Fine Manipulation X 
Typing/KeyboardX  
WritingX  
Simple Grasping X 
FilingX  
Power Grip  X
Tools  X
Equipment  X
Hand Twisting  X
FoldingN/A  

Height from Floor of Objects to Be Reached or Worked On:

Object Height
Loader20 feet
Hydro15 feet
Generators15 feet

Equipment Used

½ ton, ¾ ton, 1-ton trucks; backhoe, front loaders, dump trucks (6 & 10 yard), forklift, crane truck, hydro trucks, vac trucks, snow cat, 2-ton flatbed, roller compactor, welders, brake lathes, hoisting equipment, diagnostic equipment.

Working Conditions

  1. Extreme weather exposure, freezing temperatures, snow and ice.
  2. Exposure to exhaust fumes, chemicals, oil, grease, gasoline, diesel, and antifreeze and various sewage odors from plant and collection system.
  3. Above ground work to 20 feet.