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Equipment Maintenance Technician

Min Hourly Max Hourly Min Monthly Max Monthly Min Salary Max Salary
$19.45 $27.24 $3,371.27 $4,721.51 $40,465.00 $56,651.00


Performs semi-skilled and skilled work in the mechanical repair, servicing, and maintenance of light and heavy gasoline and diesel driven equipment and vehicles.


The following statements are illustrative of the duties and responsibilities of the job. The organization retains the right to modify or change the duties and responsibilities of the job at any time.  

  • Receives general supervision from the Equipment Maintenance Supervisors.
  • Exercises no supervision.
  • Troubleshoot, repair, and check county vehicles and motorized equipment.
  • Perform general overhaul, tune-up, and repair work on automobiles, light and heavy duty trucks, and heavy and light equipment.
  • Repair and overhaul hydraulic and air brakes, ignition systems, transmissions, differentials, and front and rear axle assemblies; repair and install hydraulic pumps and controls; inspect, repair, overhaul and assemble electrical equipment such as alternators, distributors, magnetos, starters, and computer equipment.
  • Perform field or shop inspections of heavy and light equipment to determine repair needs and estimate cost of repairs; make field repairs when possible.
  • Perform lubricating and servicing of heavy and light equipment.
  • Perform a wide range of preventative maintenance tasks on county equipment.
  • Remove and replace carburetors, fuel injection components and fuel pumps, cooling system, emissions, and exhaust components; reline light and heavy-duty brakes.
  • Perform major and minor power plant repairs.
  • Act as a resource or expert in program area providing technical guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Use a personal computer and assigned software to prepare work orders, record time spent and parts used for vehicle maintenance and repair, and create records and reports related to Fleet maintenance activities.
  • Complete all necessary paperwork related to job assignments and time cards.
  • Maintain work area, tools, and equipment in a clean and safe condition; responsible for reporting unsafe acts or conditions to supervisor.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate or necessary for performance of the job.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilties:

  • Hydraulic pumps, controls, and related systems.
  • Electronic control systems (engine management, transmission, hydraulics).
  • Basic and complex electrical systems.
  • Emissions control systems.
  • Basic welding principles (gas and arc).
  • Proper use of hand tools, shop equipment, and sophisticated diagnostic equipment.
  • Accepted industry standards and practices for quality and safety.
  • General operating principles of light automotive and heavy construction equipment.
  • Apply knowledge to complete a broad range of repair and maintenance functions as assigned.
  • Perform thorough diagnostic routines to determine the best course of action.
  • Appropriately use and maintain hand tools, shop tools, and shop equipment.
  • Perform duties independently without close supervision.
  • Interpret and work from oral and written instructions, technical manuals, blueprints, and other source materials.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform work in a variety of environments, both in the shop and in the field.
  • Act as an official representative of the County in a professional manner with local, state, and national agencies and organizations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with other County employees, representatives of other agencies and organizations, and members of the community.
  • Three years of experience in a directly related field or in the performance of similar duties and responsibilities.
  • Requires a strong background in electrical and computerized system troubleshooting, diagnosis, and repair.
  • High School diploma or GED required, supplemented by specialized mechanical training.
  • Possession of and ability to maintain a Colorado Class " B " CDL. at the discretion of the Fleet Director , depending upon necessity and position.
  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within six months, at least two Automotive Institute of Excellence (ASE) certifications in Automotive or Heavy Truck.
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to:
  • Lift and carry 75 pounds.
  • Push and pull 100 pounds.
  • Access trucks and heavy equipment by climbing.
  • Sit or stand up to 2 hours continuously.
Strength - HEAVY - Exert up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 50 lbs. of force frequently, and/or up to 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects.

Movement - Frequently 2 ½ to 5 ½ hours/day
  • CLIMBING - Ascending or descending using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized.
  • BALANCING - Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces; or maintaining body equilibrium when performing feats of agility.
  • STOOPING - Bending body downward and forward. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles.
  • KNEELING - Bending legs at knees to come to rest on knee or knees.
  • CROUCHING - Bending body downward and for-ward by bending legs and spine.
  • CRAWLING - Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet.
  • REACHING - Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • HANDLING - Seizing, holding, grasping, turning, or otherwise working with hand or hands. Fingers are involved only to the extent that they are an extension of the hand.
  • FINGERING - Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • FEELING - Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture, by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Auditory - Not Limited
  • TALKING - Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Talking is important for those activities in which workers must impart oral information to clients or to the public, and in those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • HEARING - perceiving the nature of sounds. Used for those activities which require ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and to make fine discriminations in sounds, such as when making fine adjustments on running engines.
Vision - Required
  • NEAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 inches or less. Use this factor when special and minute accuracy is demanded.
  • FAR ACUITY - Clarity of vision at 20 feet or more. Use this factor when visual efficiency in terms of far acuity is required in day and night/dark conditions.
  • DEPTH PERCEPTION - Three-dimensional vision. Ability to judge distances and spatial relationships so as to see objects where and as they actually are.
  • ACCOMMODATION - Adjustment of lens of eye to bring an object into sharp focus. Use this factor when requiring near point work at varying distances.
  • COLOR VISION - Ability to identify and distinguish colors.
  • FIELD OF VISION - Observing an area that can be seen up and down or to right or left while eyes are fixed on a given point. Use this factor when job performance re-quires seeing a large area while keeping the eyes fixed.
Environmental Conditions and Physical Surroundings - Exposure - Frequently 2 1/2 to 5 1/2 hours/day
  • EXPOSURE TO WEATHER - Exposure to hot, cold, wet, humid, or windy conditions caused by the weather.
  • EXTREME COLD - Exposure to non weather-related cold temperatures.
  • EXTREME HEAT - Exposure to non weather-related hot temperatures.
  • WET AND/OR HUMID - Contact with water or other liquids; or exposure to non weather-related humid conditions.
  • NOISE - Exposure to constant or intermittent sounds or a pitch or level sufficient to cause marked distraction or possible hearing loss.
  • VIBRATION - Exposure to a shaking object or surface. This factor is rated important when vibration causes a strain on the body or extremities.
  • ATMOSPHERIC CONDITIONS - Exposure to conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes or, the skin.
  • CONFINED/RESTRICTED WORKING ENVIRONMENT - Work is performed in a closed or locked facility providing safety and security for clients, inmates, or fellow workers.
  • PLATFORM FOR MOVEMENT - Work requires walking on uneven surfaces, climbing or working on ladders, scaffolds or heavy equipment.
Equipment Utilized
  • Office equipment such as a computer.
  • Basic hand tools (e.g. hammer, wrenches, screwdriver, rake)
  • Power tools and small motorized equipment (e.g. radial saw, drills, impact wrenches.)
  • Vehicles (e.g., automobile, truck, small tractor, lift, skidster).
  • Heavy equipment (e.g back hoe, grader, dozers, dump trucks, Zambonis, etc.)
Hazards - Frequently 2 ½ to 5 ½ hours/day
  • Proximity to moving, mechanical parts.
  • Exposure to electrical shock.
  • Working in high, exposed places.
  • Working with explosives (gasolines).
  • Exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases or airborne particles.
  • Working in road ways, constructions zones, or landfill.

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