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Leavenworth County Mechanic III #20-12-1 in LEAVENWORTH, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11367168 RESIDENCY POLICYResidency is defined as the place where one's primary residence is located. The boundaries for Leavenworth County employees incorporate adjacent counties to include: Wyandotte, Johnson, Douglas, Jefferson, and Atchison Counties in Kansas and Platte County, Missouri. Certain departments within the County may have more stringent requirements for residency such as the Sheriff's Department and Emergency Medical Services. Any exception to this residency requirement must be specifically approved by the BOCC. (Revised 04/21/05)SCOPEServes as an advanced mechanic at the Leavenworth County Shop performing a variety of activities designed to service, repair and maintain county-owned heavy equipment. The work performed on the light vehicle team is a range of maintenance, repair, and service activities on light duty vehicles and heavy equipment. The knowledge and skills are broad with technical capabilities that go beyond those typically expected at an experience level, using considerable independent judgement without technical assistance from advanced level mechanics and are capable of technically assisting intermediate mechanics, fostering continued development in their career path. Daily tasks include proper troubleshooting, diagnostics, and corrective actions in the repair and routine preventive maintenance on medium/heavy duty trucks, and heavy equipment, and training intermediate staff. When necessary, tasks may include technician duties of passenger cars, pickup trucks, lawnmowers, chainsaws and other miscellaneous small engines in the field or in the shop. PERCENTAGE OF TIME & ACCOUNTABILITIES5% Performing intermediate duties with no supervision.50% Performing experienced duties with minimal supervision.10% Performing advanced duties with general supervision.15% Providing instruction and training. 10% Maintaining an organized, clean, and safe work environment.5% Preparing work orders.5% Fabricating parts for repairs.MINIMUM SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE(*Required prior to employment)Skilled to work independently and safely to perform experienced tasks of a mechanic possessing a technical skill set typical of an experienced level mechanic. *Skilled in the use of a variety of diagnostic testing, tuning techniques, and equipment/tools (basic hand, pneumatic, power tools, precision measuring, tire machines, cranes, lifts, and rigging) for the proper diagnostic, service and repair of mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic malfunctions. *Knowledge of standard practices to complete the diagnostics and reports for the maintenance and repairs using typical mechanic materials, tools and techniques. *Knowledge of routine and advanced service and repairs to mechanical, electrical, hydraulic systems, engine performance, and heating and cooling systems. *Skilled in the ability to read manuals and schematics, specifications, service and parts literature and other related technical publication.Skilled in tracing open circuits for electrical diagnostics.Knowledge in diagnostic techniques for heating and cooling, proper disposal and purchase of liquid gas.Skilled in basic welding techniques.Knowledge of tire replacement and repair on heavy duty equipment to include the safety practices associated with cage use.Knowledge in communication for instruction and conducting training to mechanic staff and equipment operators.Knowledge of computer operation, and programs for generating work orders and vehicle maintenance documentation.Knowledge of department policies and procedures including safety procedures such as lockout-tagout for equipment maintenance.HUMAN RELATIONS (This is not an inclusive list, other tasks/duties may be assigned.)Ca ndidate will work closely with supervisors and lead technicians the diagnostic results and treatment plans for repairs or maintenance of county vehicles, construction equipment and minor equipment. Must possess the ability to communicate clearly and concisely in person, on the phone and over the radio. Must be able to discuss parts and equipment easily for the purposes of ordering, prioritizing, and collaborating with supervisors, technicians, and parts purveyors. ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS (This is not an inclusive list, other tasks/duties may be assigned.)Repair heavy construction equipment and vehicles used by Leavenworth County with minimal supervision. This equipment may consist of heavy trucks, passenger cars, tractors, motor graders, chip spreaders, tandem rollers, wheel loaders, wheel tractors, mowers, asphalt pavers, asphalt distributors, dozers and scrapers. The technician is required to diagnose and prepare computerized work orders to include parts for the review and authorization by supervisor.Performs with minimal supervision diesel mechanical work on vehicles, such as oil changes, fluid check, leak inspections, fuel line replacements, replacement of axles and differential clutches, steering assemblies, and other preventative maintenance as assigned. Assists the advanced technicians with overhauling engines, connecting rods and main bearings, and EMS maintenance and repairs in a developing and learning capacity.Performs hydraulic equipment repairs

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