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Douglas County  5870
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Pay Range GC16


This classification is the third within a three-level series and performs skilled work in mechanical maintenance and repair of vehicular and park maintenance equipment; oversee maintenance shop operations; direct employees using shop facilities.

This level is senior-level within the series and is distinguished by the responsibility of overseeing the park maintenance shop operations and related functions.


(Duties assigned to this classification include, but are not limited to, the following examples.)

1. Perform mechanical maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment assigned to the department; includes routine preventative maintenance and minor to major mechanical engine overhaul on gas and diesel powered equipment and/or field service repairs; order and pickup parts.

2. Establish and maintain records for preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment; supplies and materials; maintain inventory.

3. Fabricate, weld, repair, paint, replace and/or install signs in parks.

4. Clean and maintain work shop area.

5. Participate in long-range planning of departmental requirements for fleet and equipment services.


Knowledge of: Considerable knowledge of standard practices, procedures, materials and equipment used in maintenance, repair and overhaul of gas and diesel powered vehicles and park maintenance equipment; basic understanding of OSHA regulations as related to safe operation of equipment and shop facilities. Skill and ability to: Use appropriate repair techniques and equipment; safely operate related power tools, arc welder and equipment; diagnose equipment problems. Ability to: Communicate effectively in oral and written forms; estimate time and materials for individual projects and manage time efficiently; make decisions independently in accordance with established policies and use initiative and judgment in carrying out tasks and responsibilities; utilize problem identification and resolution techniques; remain calm and use good judgment during confrontational or high pressure situations; maintain accurate records; courteously meet and deal effectively with other employees, vendors and the public.

Education, experience and training: Four years progressively responsible work related experience as a general mechanic, which includes small equipment and power hand tool repair experience OR a satisfactory equivalent combination of education, experience and training. At time of appointment, must possess a valid Oregon commercial driver's license.

Desirable qualifications: Associate's degree in automotive technology.


Work is performed under the general direction of a park maintenance 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 building facility policy and procedures.


Work is performed within established departmental policy and procedures, park maintenance and construction reference materials, vehicle and park maintenance equipment and power tool maintenance reference materials. Employee uses judgment in determining appropriate guidelines and procedure, but then follows guidelines closely due to nature of work.


Regular and consistent attendance is required.  This work may involve bending, hearing alarms and voice conversation, lifting up to 50 pounds, operating power tools and light to heavy equipment with common exposure to paints and chemicals, pulling, pushing and walking. 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 involved.

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