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Nueces County Human Resources Department Mechanic - Public Works - 0160-0120 in Corpus Christi, Texas

Mechanic - Public Works - 0160-0120

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Mechanic - Public Works - 0160-0120

Salary

$15.52 Hourly

Location

Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type

Full-Time

Department

PUBLIC WORKS

Job Number

21-01042

Closing

Continuous

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SUMMARY

Maintains and repairs all department vehicles, machinery, small engines and equipment. Repairs and maintains heavy equipment and rebuilds engines and transmissions.

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:

Repairs and performs preventative maintenance on equipment.

Responsible for inventory control of mechanic shop inventory.

Repairs and maintains computerized components of vehicles.

Repairs and maintains air conditioning systems.

Stays informed on latest techniques by attending training seminars.

Raises vehicle, with hydraulic jack or hoist, to gain access to mechanical units bolted to underside of vehicle.

Removes unit such as engine, transmission, or differential.

Disassembles unit and inspects parts for wear.

Repairs or replaces parts such as pistons, rods, gears, valves, and bearings.

Overhauls or replaces carburetors, blowers, generators, distributors, starters, and pumps.

Rebuilds parts such as crankshafts and cylinder blocks.

Rewires ignition system, lights, and instrument panel.

Relines and adjusts brakes, aligns front end, repairs or replaces shock absorbers, and solders leaks in radiator.

Replaces and adjusts headlights, and installs and repairs accessories such as radios, heaters, mirrors, and windshield wipers.

May work as a field mechanic in different areas of the county and purchase parts as needed.

May oversee designated pieces of equipment and schedule the maintenance for this equipment when required.

Other duties may be assigned.

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

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

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: Must have a valid Texas driver's license Class C. An employee with a Class C Texas driver's license will in no way operate nor test drive any vehicle that requires a Class A or Class B driver's license.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Thorough knowledge of auto and equipment mechanics and 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 use acetylene torch for cutting.

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

Ability to work at heights on heavy machinery.

Ability to stand or be bent over most of the day. Ability to lift machinery and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds.

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

01

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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