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Preventive Maintenance Technician
Title:Preventive Maintenance Technician
Department:Public Works
Location:Newton, NC
Closing Date:09/29/2017
The City of Newton participates in E-Verify and is a tobacco and smoke free workplace. Applicants may be subject to pre-employment drug testing and a background investigation.

Hiring Range $13.88-$14.57 depending on qualifications


Primary Reason Why Classification Exists
To perform responsible skilled preventive maintenance service work in the City garage

Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class performs skilled preventive maintenance work to maintain the operability of the City’s fleet of vehicles, related powered equipment, and mechanical equipment. Emphasis of the work is skilled fleet mechanical preventive maintenance; performs scheduled maintenance to ensure proper performance and safety of City vehicles and mechanical equipment. Employee is responsible for preventive maintenance on City vehicles and mechanical equipment. This employee reports to the Mechanical Maintenance Superintendent, and work is evaluated by visual inspection, feedback from other garage staff and City departments, and attainment of stated performance objectives.

Illustrative Examples of Work

  • Performs preventive maintenance service and minor repairs on all City equipment including, but not limited to, changing oil, lubrication, cleaning, installing radiator hoses, replacing batteries, changing out antifreeze coolants, replacing belts, replacing light bulbs, and replacing or repairing tires

  • Performs minor mechanical repairs to lawn mowers, edgers, weed-eaters, leaf blowers, chain saws, etc.

  • Performs preventive maintenance on specialized and diesel-driven equipment including fire department apparatus and police vehicles

  • Assists Mechanical Maintenance Technician and Superintendent with completing major repairs

  • Assists Mechanical Maintenance Technician and Superintendent on field servicing of vehicles to repair or replace tires, batteries, or assists in other cases of operational failure

  • Assists Mechanical Maintenance Technician and Superintendent with fabrication and welds

  • Assists Senior Mechanical Maintenance Technician and Superintendent on field servicing of electrical equipment and pump equipment at plants and pump stations

  • Subject to call back

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

  • Performs other related work as required

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the methods, practice, and procedures in inspecting and performing preventive maintenance

  • Knowledge of standard tools and equipment used in maintenance

  • Ability to inspect, remove, and reinstall standard maintenance parts

  • Ability to prepare and maintain maintenance service records

  • Ability to establish and maintain inventory records and suggest replacement orders

  • Ability to read and apply job related materials

  • Ability to operate tools and equipment necessary to complete the preventive maintenance function

  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions

  • Basic computer literacy – Microsoft Windows and Office and email

  • Ability to operate automotive and heavy equipment with a gross vehicle weight over 26,000 pounds

Physical Requirements
Work in this class is heavy work requiring exertion of in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or in excess of 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Employee must have the visual acuity to perform detailed inspection of small defects or parts, use measurement devices, and assemble parts at distances close to the eyes. Employee must also have the visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and use machines such as hoists, lifts, and perform semi-skilled tasks of a non-repetitive in support of trades’ personnel.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in both inside and outside environmental conditions including extreme heat and cold. Employee is subject to noise which requires the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level or other noises created in a vehicle maintenance facility. Employee is subject to vibration such as oscillating movements of the extremities or whole body and is subject to work place hazards including mechanical equipment and atmospheric conditions due to exposure to acetylene torches, fumes, odors, dusts, hot metal exhausts, and fuels, greases, and oils. Employee may work in close quarters, crawl spaces, under or on top of large vehicles, and other areas which could cause claustrophobia or dizziness from heights.

Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or GED equivalency and two (2) years’ of education and/or experience in performing preventive maintenance on vehicles. At least one (1) year experience in servicing heavy duty vehicles and equipment such as tractors, diesel trucks, and fire and police apparatus.

Special Requirements

  • Valid North Carolina commercial driver’s license (CDL-B) or the ability to obtain one within 6 months of hire date

  • Ability to obtain Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification (G1) Auto Maintenance & Light Repair and/or (M&I) Maintenance & Inspection

FLSA Status: Nonexempt (eligible for overtime or equivalent compensatory time at 1½ times the employee’s regular weekly rate for all hours worked in excess of 40 hours in the City’s official work week and not the employee’s work schedule)

This classification specification has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to perform the job. The Physical Requirements, and Working Conditions section of this classification may vary from position to position and a more thorough description of these elements can be found in the employee’s Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ). The employer reserves the right to assign or otherwise modify the duties assigned to this classification.

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