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Senior Construction Equipment Mechanic - Diesel/Gas (Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic - Waste)

Company: County of Riverside
Location: Moreno Valley
Posted on: February 21, 2019

Job Description:

Description Benefits ABOUT THE COUNTY OF RIVERSIDE Riverside County offers diversity that few locations can match. To find out more, please visit ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT The Department of Waste Resources serves the County's solid waste disposal needs by providing for efficient and effective landfilling of County non-hazardous waste, protecting the environment, and promoting recycling in order to ensure a safe and healthy community for current and future generations. The department operates six landfills, has a contract agreement for waste disposal with an additional private landfill, administers several transfer station leases, and reviews and approves new construction projects to ensure waste diversion goals are met. Every effort is made to recycle and reuse disposable items with scrupulous attention to public health and safety. JOB DESCRIPTION The Department of Waste Resources has an opportunity for multiple Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanics - Waste in Moreno Valley. The Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be responsible for troubleshooting, repairing, and rebuilding major components on Dozers up to D9T, 637G Scrapers, 140M3 Graders, 836K Landfill Compactors, Loaders, in addition to miscellaneous heavy equipment. Responsibilities include inspecting, diagnosing and repairing engines, hydraulic systems, electrical systems, emission systems and air conditioning systems on numerous types of heavy equipment, as well as completing component exchanges and rebuilds. The Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic will be assigned to diagnose and make necessary repairs on heavy construction equipment in the field, often under adverse conditions. The most competitive candidates will possess broad experience performing repairs specifically on D9 or larger Dozers, and 637D Scrapers. Experience utilizing Microsoft Office and a Fleet Management system is desired. Additionally, candidates with competency utilizing Caterpillar diagnostic software, those with experience functioning in a supervisory capacity, and those with welding experience are highly desired. The selected candidate will be required to supply their own tools in order to perform essential functions of the position. Additionally, the selected candidate will be required to drive to various locations throughout Riverside County and will work weekends and holidays, as needed. EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES:Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical failures and defects in trucks, graders, tractors, skip loaders, rollers, backhoes, truck cranes, stationary motors, power sweepers, and other heavy equipment in field conditions; diagnose, repair, and overhaul compressors. Act in a lead capacity over other Heavy Equipment Mechanics in the repair and overhaul of a variety of diesel and heavy-duty gasoline engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, differentials, brake systems, carburetors, and related components. Adjust, repair, replace, or overhaul a variety of diesel and automotive engines, transmissions, clutches, rear ends, differentials, transfer cases, hydraulic brake systems, axles, pumps, injectors, carburetors, final drives, sprockets, rollers, and truck and steering systems. Perform difficult and complex repair jobs, and provide direction or work closely with other personnel in the execution of complex assignments; instruct, lead or direct the work of mechanic and departmental support staff. Diagnose and repair electrical defects; repair or replace starting motors, generators, and ignition systems; grind valves and re-bore and re-sleeve cylinders; repair and overhaul compressors. Perform or provide direction in the performance of welding, complete fabrication, and full repair of heavy construction equipment, trucks, and other equipment. Perform complete tune-ups on construction equipment and trucks; complete time and material records. Perform some related work on automotive equipment as needed based on operational demands. RECRUITING GUIDELINES: RECRUITING GUIDELINES OPTION I Experience: One year working as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic with the County of Riverside. OPTION II Experience: Five years of increasingly responsible mechanic experience, three of which are in the repair and overhaul of heavy construction equipment and diesel trucks, and two of which are in the repair and overhaul of automotive equipment. Knowledge of: Principles of gasoline and diesel engines; heavy equipment maintenance and repair; methods, tools, equipment, and parts used in the repair and maintenance of construction equipment; operation and application of mechanical diagnostic equipment. Ability to: Supervise the work of others; issue, follow, and understand verbal and written communications; read and understand shop manuals and mechanical diagrams; diagnose and supervise the repair of mechanical defects in a variety of heavy-duty gasoline and diesel construction equipment in both field and shop; operate equipment used in repairing and servicing construction equipment; prepare and maintain records and reports. SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION All applicants must include a detailed resume/application with relevant work history. The Hiring Certification List generated from this recruitment may be used to fill any other mission-critical Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic vacancies that may occur within the Department in the coming weeks. OTHER REQUIREMENTS License/Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver's License is required at the time of employment; a valid Commercial Class A or B California Driver's License is required within 6 months of hire. Physical Requirements: The Senior Heavy Equipment Mechanic works in a garage or outdoors and is exposed to the inclement weather. This position requires independent body mobility to stand and move heavy mechanical components, engines and systems from several types of vehicles utilizing a crane. Additionally, the incumbent will be required to perform lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling up to 75 pounds in weight with assistance and walk on uneven ground or wet surfaces carrying their own tools. For those positions designated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) as safety-sensitive, applicants are required to complete a (DOT) mandated alcohol and drug screening records check. Reference checks from former DOT regulated employers are also required. (A positive test or refusal to test during the past two (2) years will disqualify an applicant from consideration for County employment). Applicants for safety-sensitive positions must submit an H-6 Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) driving history before hire. Employees in safety-sensitive positions are subject to DOT alcohol/drug testing on a random basis or for reasonable suspicion. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES: ALL APPLICANTS MUST APPLY FOR THIS POSITION USING THE COUNTY'S NEW JOB GATEWAY CLICK HERE TO ACCESS JOB GATEWAY All applicants must apply for this position by 11:59 p.m. PST on February 11, 2019. All applicants must include a detailed resume/application with relevant work history. For questions regarding this recruitment or the on-line application process, please contact Brittney Mathis at (951) 955-5358 or

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