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Nueces County Human Resources Department Mechanic II - Public Works in Corpus Christi, Texas

Mechanic II - Public Works

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Mechanic II - Public Works

Salary

$17.54 Hourly

Location

Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Job Number

19-00012

Closing

Continuous

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SUMMARY

SUMMARY: Repairs and maintains vehicles and equipment in the Engineering, Road and Bridge or Parks Departments. Primary responsibility is the repair of heavy equipment such as maintainers, gradealls, front end loaders, etc.

The employee is required to be on duty before, during, and after natural disasters and emergencies, as directed by the supervisor.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Include the following:

Overhauls engines and makes various repairs to heavy equipment such as maintainers, grade alls, front end loaders, etc.

Performs tune-ups, oil changes, battery checks, tire and lubrication checks, and other preventive maintenance on automotive, diesel and road equipment.

Repairs or replaces hydraulic hoses, cylinders, pumps, and valves.

Diagnoses engine and mechanical problems and performs needed repairs.

Services vehicles and equipment, including greasing, changing oil and replacing filters.

Rebuilds gasoline and diesel engines.

Rebuilds and replaces clutches and transmissions.

Repairs electrical systems, fuel systems, hydraulics, air conditioners and cooling systems.

Repairs or replaces steering apparatus and brakes. Steam cleans engines and vehicles.

Performs engine tune-ups.

OTHER DUTIES:

May oversee work of other Mechanics and make repairs at all county yards. May work as a field mechanic.

May perform welding and fabrication on vehicles and equipment. May drive trucks and operate equipment.

May repair tires.

May purchase parts for vehicles and equipment while working in field or in shop.

May oversee designated pieces of equipment and schedule their maintenance.

Performs such other duties as may be assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: May oversee work assignments of Mechanics or Assistant Mechanics. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

High school diploma or general education degree (GED) plus training as a mechanic and at least three years of experience in heavy equipment repairs.

Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities, may be considered for current Nueces County employees only.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Valid Texas Motor Vehicle Operator's License (Class A).

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of auto and equipment mechanics specializing in the operation and repair of heavy equipment.

Ability to repair hydraulic systems, gasoline engines and heavy equipment.

Ability to read wiring diagrams and oil circuits. Ability to diagnose problems and repair vehicles.

Ability to work with a variety of hand and power tools.

Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with co-workers and other department personnel.

Positions performing body work require the ability to work with fiberglass.

Positions performing welding require the ability to weld cast and gas weld aluminum.

Available benefits as a Nueces County employee:

Group Insurance Benefits

  • Health Insurance - Aetna PPO or Christus Health EPO Plan

  • Dental Insurance - optional

  • Vision Insurance - optional

  • Short and Long-term Disability Insurance - "Core" no cost to employee

  • Voluntary Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance

Flexible health and dependent day care accounts

Retirement program - TCDRS (http://www.tcdrs.org)

Deferred Compensation 457

Paid time off - Vacation, Sick leave, Holidays

Longevity Pay

Direct Deposit

Education Assistance Program

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Do you have a High School Diploma or GED certificate?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question

Agency

Nueces County

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Address

901 LEOPARD STREET Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401

Phone

361-888-0490

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