Job Function: Transportation, Distribution, Logistics
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Walworth County
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States, Walworth County (on-site)
23 days ago
Walworth County
Elkhorn, Wisconsin, United States, Walworth County
23 days ago
Job Type
$25.01 - $32.52
Salary - Type
Hourly Wage
Job Function
Transportation, Distribution, & Logistics


An Equal Opportunity Employer

Position Summary

This position is responsible for diagnosing and repairing mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical problems on county-owned vehicles and equipment and for routine maintenance on those vehicles and equipment.
Division: Fleet Operations
Days: Monday - Friday
Work Hours: 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Hours Per Shift: 8
Shifts Per Pay Period: 10
Position FTE: 1.00 full-time, hourly non-exempt

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

This job description reflects management's assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Perform routine maintenance and repair of county-owned vehicles and equipment.
Diagnose problems with the road construction, agriculture and landscaping equipment, and other county vehicles.
Replace, repair, and/or rebuild brake assemblies, clutches, hydraulic components, engine components, and other systems on equipment/vehicles.
Fabricate and set up new and used equipment/vehicles.
Wire and repair electrical systems on county-owned equipment/vehicles.
Demonstrate a commitment to county safety and risk management efforts.
Other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to satisfactorily perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below represent the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
High school diploma plus one additional year of formal preparation and four to five years of relevant prior experience; or high school diploma or equivalent competencies and six to seven years of relevant prior experience.  An ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification in either E, G, L1/2/3, MIL, or S Series is mandatory. Experience performing repairs on heavy trucks and equipment strongly preferred.  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals as well as ability to calculate area, circumference, volume, rate, ratio and percentages.  Ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.  Desired experience in operating heavy equipment such as single and tandem axle trucks, front-end loaders, dozers and motor graders.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations
Valid Wisconsin Class A, B, C, D Commercial Driver’s License with tanker endorsement N - If permanent license is not held at time of hire, then as a condition of employment a permanent license must be held within six (6) months of date of hire.  CDL restrictions of E (no manual transmission), L (no air brakes), O (no tractor/trailer), and Z (no full air brake equipped) must be removed within six (6) months of date of hire.

Must own and maintain a personal set of tools.  Employees in this position will receive up to a $400 annual tool allowance for the purchase of tools when the employee provides a receipt for purchases made in the calendar year per Walworth County Ordinance Section 15-393.  The county will purchase on behalf of the mechanic, a policy insuring the employee’s personal tools up to a maximum of $75,000.
Must wear steel toe safety shoes.  Employees in this position will receive a $75 annual stipend for the purchase of safety shoes per Walworth County Ordinance Section 15-394.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to drive a 64,000# GVW truck with manual transmission.
Ability to work long hours, including evenings, weekends and holidays.
Knowledge of vehicle diagnosis and maintenance.
Knowledge of traffic laws, ordinances and regulations governing equipment operation.
Knowledge of preventative maintenance of equipment (i.e. truck, tractor, end-loader, backhoe, grader).
Knowledge of occupational hazards involved and precautions necessary for safe operation of motor-driven equipment, including operation over rough, slippery, icy or unstable conditions.
Ability to perform repairs on heavy trucks and equipment.
Ability to understand, remember and follow oral and written instructions.
Ability to work overtime as required including on-call winter schedule from October 15th through April 15th.
Ability to utilize basic computer skills to document work efforts and complete timecards.

Interactions and Communications
Responds to others' requests for basic and general information.

Decision Making
This position has authority to make decisions that are within general procedures and protocols; supervision is available as required or requested.  These decisions directly impact performance in the job and/or work unit within the department and information is provided with additional research and observations which contributes to the decision making process.

Thinking and Problem Solving
In relation to established procedures, protocols and policies of the County, challenges in this position tend to be diverse, but are typically covered by precedent or established practice.

Tools & Equipment Used (Must Provide Own Tools)
Telephone              Personal Computer/Printer
Calculator               Diagnostic Scanner – hand held
Copy Machine        MIG and TIG Welder
FAX Machine          ½” Air Impact Wrench
Laptop                     Car/Truck Hoists
Hand Tools (all)       Plasma Cutter
DVOM                     100 Ton Press
Punch Press           Diagnostic Software – PC based
Air Chisel

WORK ENVIRONMENT  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts.  The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and outside weather conditions.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS  The physical demands 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 individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb or balance, talk or hear, and taste or smell.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Selection Process

Formal Walworth County Electronic Application
Education & Experience Review
Verification of Driver's License
Written Exam
Oral Department Interview
Reference Check
Background Check
Post Offer Physical Exam
Drug Screen

Other job related tests may be required.

Job ID: 74016896

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