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Douglas County  5510
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Pay Range 228


This classification performs duties in areas of skilled preventative maintenance on a wide variety of automotive, construction and maintenance equipment. Duties include inspection of condition, changing of fluids and filters, adjustment and minor repair of equipment and maintaining appropriate inventory of lubrication and maintenance materials and supplies. Work is performed either in main fleet service facilities or through mobile servicing truck.


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

1. Independently perform preventative maintenance on a wide variety of equipment and attachments, which include gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electrical and air-powered machinery. Maintenance performed includes inspection of equipment condition; regularly checking and changing all fluids; regularly checking brakes, battery lights, tire pressure, etc.; adjustment and minor mechanical and electrical repair; lubricating; fueling, etc. Notify fleet coordinator when maintenance completed or if equipment is held for further servicing. Operate and test drive equipment before notifying fleet coordinator work completed.

2. Determine parts and materials needed for servicing and repairs. Request and pick up parts from fleet services parts section. Complete appropriate records.

3. Maintain adequate inventory of maintenance and lubrication materials and supplies.

4. 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.

5. Maintain a clean and organized work area. Inspect, maintain and repair tools and machinery as necessary. Operate in a safe and efficient manner, various hand, air and specialty tools, machinery, equipment and personal protection equipment. Assist in building, grounds or facility maintenance, including locking and unlocking facilities as needed. Participate in reduction of fleet services operational costs through efficient and reasonable usage of utilities and supplies.

6. Provide courier or errand service to transport customers, vehicles and parts.

7. As needed, assist technicians and service personnel by performing semi-skilled tasks.


Knowledge of: Reasonable knowledge of standard practices, materials and methods used in preventive maintenance, minor mechanical and electrical repair, fueling and lubrication on gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electrical and air powered equipment and attachments; reasonable knowledge of principles, techniques and terminology used in industry for preventive maintenance, lubrication, fueling and minor mechanical and electrical repair; reasonable knowledge of standard practices, materials and methods used in maintenance and repair of various types of shop preventive maintenance, fueling and lubrication support equipment and machinery such as compressors, lubrication pumps and dispensers; considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.  Skill in: Safe operation and care of tools, machinery and related equipment; operating required vehicles and equipment; processing information on computerized equipment.  Ability to: Communicate effectively in both oral and written forms; inspect, diagnose for damage and maintain equipment and components; work independently, understand and follow written and oral instructions and manage time efficiently; perform work meeting 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: Two years work experience in the service, maintenance and fueling of equipment which includes basic operations and minor mechanical and electrical repair to gasoline, diesel, hydraulic, electrical and air powered equipment and attachments. Within three months of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon Class A Commercial driver’s license with air brake, tanker and hazard material endorsements.


Work is performed with supervision from the fleet service supervisor. On basis of past experience, employee independently performs recurring routine assignments. Employee estimates time and materials and manages time efficiently. Employee uses initiative and judgment in completing routine assignments and interpretation of general administrative or operational policies and procedures is sometimes necessary. Significant deviations require prior approval. Work is checked at completion of projects. Employees may or may not work in proximity of supervisor.


Work is performed within departmental policy and procedures; equipment operation, service and repair manuals, practices and procedures; DEQ and OSHA regulations and computer reference material. Employee contributes to modification of existing guidelines by recommending changes to policy and procedures or adapting guidelines to problems encountered. The employee uses judgment, initiative and experience to interpret and choose between alternatives.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  Work is performed in both fleet service area and various sites throughout the County: 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 60 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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