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Heavy Equipment Mechanic I 

Category Road & Bridge  

The Heavy Equipment Mechanic I position is a Non-Exempt position with a hring range of $17.77 - $22.21 hourly.

General Purpose:

Perform repairs and maintenance work necessary to maintain County Road and Bridge Department vehicles and equipment in good condition and respond to calls during off hours as required.

Essential Functions:

(These duties are a representative sample; position assignments and detailed work instructions may vary.)

Heavy Equipment Mechanic I

Under close supervision, performs the following essential functions:

  1. Performs routine tune ups on equipment as directed. Performs routine maintenance and minor repairs.
  2. Performs safety inspections on equipment.
  3. Transports operators to or from equipment in the field. Transports parts and makes minor repairs on defective equipment in the field.
  4. Maintains and submits equipment repair and maintenance records.
  5. Performs essential functions of Equipment Operator II as required.
  6. Assists Motor Pool Mechanic with maintenance and repair when additional labor is needed.
  7. Reviews all work products to ensure highest level of quality.
  8. Drives vehicle to perform one or more essential functions.
  9. Performs other duties of a similar or related level as necessary or assigned.

Job Qualifications:

Heavy Equipment Mechanic I & II

Knowledge of:

  1. Automotive maintenance and repair techniques typically gained through a course of study at a trade school in heavy equipment maintenance and repair.
  2. Proper use of hand and mechanical tools of the trade.
  3. Gasoline and diesel engines.
  4. Safe operation of various types of heavy and light construction and maintenance equipment.
  5. Road construction and maintenance materials and methods.
  6. Basic techniques of radio communication.
  7. Relevant computer hardware and software applications.
  8. Basic arithmetic functions (add, subtract, multiply and divide).

Ability to:

  1. Speak, read and write the English language.
  2. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  3. Understand and follow written and verbal instructions.
  4. Pass required D.O.T. physical and drug screening test.
  5. Drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions.
  6. Use a variety of hand and power tools.
  7. Understand and practice safety procedures and precautions.
  8. Work nights and weekends as directed by Supervisor.
  9. Perform strenuous physical labor for long periods of time.
  10. Drive and operate a variety of equipment under varying conditions.
  11. Understand and practice safety procedures and precautions.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Internal & External Contacts:

Internal Contacts:

Frequently interacts with Department employees.

External Contacts:

Frequently interacts with vendors.

Physical Activities and Work Environment

The physical activities and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable otherwise qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Physical Activities:

While performing the essential functions of this job the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, stand, walk, bend, stoop, kneel, climb, balance, crouch and crawl; is frequently required to lift up to 10 pounds; is occasionally required to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and to exert up to 100 pounds of force; is occasionally required to maintain body balance while ascending or descending ladders or open stairs, and to maintain body equilibrium while bending at the waist or at the knees. The employee is routinely required to work with the hand or hands in handling, seizing, holding, or grasping motions and with the fingers in fingering, picking and pinching actions to operate objects, tools or controls. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:

While performing the essential functions of this job, the employee is often exposed to outdoor weather conditions that may vary from extreme heat to extreme cold; and to construction equipment and debris, fumes, odors, airborne particles and dust. The employee is often exposed to the possibility of bodily injury from electrical shock or mechanical hazard. The employ

Position Requirements

Heavy Equipment Mechanic I

Minimum Education:

High School diploma or equivalent. Trade-school-level training in diesel engines, gas engines, transmissions and welding.

Minimum Experience:


Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Driving Classification Essential  
Location Rifle  
Salary $17.77 - $22.21 hourly  
Position Heavy Equipment Mechanic I  
Number of Openings 1  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Req Number ROA-20-00002  
Open Date 5/1/2020  
Location Garfield County Government - Rifle  
About the Organization Garfield County covers nearly two million acres, ranging from rugged alpine mountains to high mountain desert plateaus - about 60% public lands. Home to approximately 58,000 people, Garfield County boasts incredible outdoor adventures, a premier seasonal climate and has major rail, interstate and air access. Industries include energy development, tourism, ranching and farming.  
EOE Statement We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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