This is a reposting of this position as we now have two available vacancies.
If you are a motivated individual looking for a career working on diverse vehicles and equipment, come join our team and see what opportunities await you in this area of automotive repair!
The Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technician performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the mechanical repair, servicing, and maintenance of heavy gasoline and diesel driven equipment and vehicles across all of Larimer County.
This an hourly paid position with excellent benefits and plenty of paid holidays for you to spend with your family. Schedule is Monday-Friday, no weekends required.
Essential job functions for this position include but are not limited to:
- Troubleshooting, repairing, and checking county vehicles and motorized equipment.
- General overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on heavy duty automobiles and equipment.
- Repairing and overhauling hydraulic and air brakes, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials, and front and rear axle assemblies; repair and install hydraulic pumps and controls; inspect, repair, overhaul and assemble electrical equipment such as alternators, distributors, magnetos, starters, and computer equipment.
- Performing field or shop inspections of heavy duty equipment to determine repair needs and estimate cost of repairs; making field repairs when possible.
- Performing a wide range of preventative maintenance tasks on county equipment.
- Removing and replace carburetors, fuel injection components and fuel pumps, cooling system, emissions, and exhaust components; relining heavy duty brakes.
- Acting as a resource or expert in program area providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
- Use of a computer and assigned software to prepare work orders, recording time spent and parts used for vehicle maintenance and repair, and create records and reports related to Fleet maintenance activities.
- Basic welding principles (gas and arc).
- Knowledge of emissions and Controls systems.
To see the detailed job description and physical requirements for this position, please click here and search "Equipment Maintenance Technician"
- Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
- Requires a strong background in electrical and computerized system troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.
- High School diploma or GED required, supplemented by specialized mechanical training.
- Possession of and ability to maintain a Colorado Class " B " CDL. at the discretion of the Fleet Director , depending upon necessity and position.
- Possession of, or the ability to obtain within six months, at least two Automotive Institute of Excellence (ASE) certifications in Automotive or Heavy Truck.
- Must be able to lift and carry 75 pounds.
- Push and pull 100 pounds.
- Access trucks and heavy equipment by climbing.
- Sit or stand up to 2 hours continuously.
- An offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. As marijuana is an illegal substance under federal law, testing positive for marijuana (medical or otherwise) or any other substance for which the county tests, will result in the contingent offer of employment being revoked. A successful completion of the drug screen is defined as obtaining a negative result.
This posting is "Open until filled" and may close at any time. Once we begin the interview process, we may not consider additional applicants unless a candidate is not hired from the interview pool.