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Douglas County  5550
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Pay Range 235


This classification performs duties in areas of highly skilled diagnostics, repairs and preventative maintenance work on a wide variety of equipment of automotive, construction and maintenance equipment.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples. Anyone position may not perform all listed tasks.)

1. Adjust, repair and perform preventative maintenance on a wide variety of equipment and attachments. Includes: gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electric or air-powered equipment.

2. Inspect equipment for malfunctions, wear or damage; independently determine to hold equipment or return to service; notify fleet coordinator or findings. Provide written or oral explanation, if requested. Identify cause of defects and perform precision and timely repairs and/or adjustments. Diagnose equipment for malfunctions utilizing electronic diagnostic tools. Use electronic tools to set or change parameters on on-board computers; print equipment analysis reports.

3. Determine parts and materials needed for preventative maintenance or repairs. Order through fleet services parts section using properly completed forms. When parts section is unattended, obtain parts and materials from stock on-hand or order from vendors; complete forms.

4. Operate and test equipment and attachments for proper operation when maintenance, repairs or adjustments completed. Notify fleet coordinator to contact customer when work completed.

5. Perform basic wire, stick, torch or spot welding on equipment and attachments. Fabricate, replace and modify steel, plastic, aluminum and fiberglass parts on various equipment.

6. Create work orders on equipment and maintain accurate records using automated system utilizing proper task codes. Accurately record comments regarding work or condition of equipment. Research equipment files to determine prior maintenance and repair history. Provide information to fleet coordinator and customer as required.

7. Operate in a safe and efficient manner, various hand, air and specialty tools, machinery, equipment and personal protection equipment. Inspect, maintain and repair tools, equipment and machinery as necessary.

8. Maintain clean and organized work area. Assist in building, grounds or facility maintenance, including locking and unlocking facilities as needed. Participate and assist in reduction of operational costs through efficient and reasonable usage of utilities and supplies.

9. Utilize training, other agencies, vendors, manufacturers and trade publications as resources to stay up-to-date on technical procedures and materials.

10. Provide technical aid and training to other technicians as required.


Knowledge of: Thorough knowledge of standard practices, materials and methods used in preventative maintenance, mechanical and electrical repair and lubrication on gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electrical and air powered equipment and attachments; thorough knowledge of principles, techniques and terminology used in industry for diagnostics, preventative maintenance, lubrication, mechanical and electrical repair; considerable knowledge of practices, materials and methods used in fabrication and welding; thorough knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions and guidelines of the trade.  Skill in: Use and care of hand, air and specialty tools, machinery, electronic diagnostic tools and related equipment of the trade; operating required vehicles and equipment; processing information on computerized equipment.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; inspect, diagnose and repair equipment and components for wear, malfunctions, damage and perform preventative maintenance, mechanical and electrical repairs; work independently and manage time efficiently; perform work according to industry standards for labor and materials; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and procedures, recommend new policy and procedures when applicable, and use initiative and judgment in completing tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, agency representatives, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Four years progressive experience diagnosing, inspecting, repairing and maintenance of equipment which includes mechanical and electrical repair to gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electrical and air-powered equipment and attachments OR any satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment must possess Oregon Class A Commercial driver’s license with air brake endorsement.

Desirable qualifications: Automotive Service Excellence certificates or factory training certificates; welding and fabricating experience.


This classification works under the general direction of the fleet services supervisor. Recurring routine assignments are independently performed by employee on basis of past experience. The employee receives general instructions regarding the scope and approach to projects or assignments, but procedures and problem resolution are left to the employee's discretion and interpretation. Employee estimates and manages time efficiently. Work is reviewed periodically to ensure determinations and decisions made are in compliance to department policy and procedures.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures, federal, state and county statutes, rules, regulations and ordinances; equipment operation and repair manuals; technical resources; computer reference materials. Employee contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes to policy and procedures or adapting guidelines to problems encountered. The employee uses considerable judgment, initiative and experience to interpret and choose between alternatives.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed at the fleet service maintenance facility and, at times, throughout the County at maintenance districts, landfill and transfer sites and fuel sites. Physical demands include bending, climbing, hearing alarms and voice conversations, gripping with hands, kneeling, lifting up to 75 pounds, pulling, pushing, reaching, standing, stooping, twisting, walking and working with hazardous chemicals and materials. Work is performed in an environment, which involves everyday risks or discomforts and sometime adverse weather conditions requiring safety precautions. A reasonable amount of driving is required.

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