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HEAVY EQUIPMENT MECHANIC II
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing skilled mechanical repair and maintenance work on heavy equipment whose operating systems and assemblies differ from standard gasoline or diesel powered systems.
Under supervision, an employee in this class performs skilled mechanical repair and maintenance work on heavy construction equipment whose systems of operation and assemblies are different from standard vehicle employing gasoline or diesel powered systems. General instructions are received regarding assigned tasks, giving latitude for planning details and carrying out assignments. Work is reviewed upon completion through the operation of repaired equipment. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Performs skilled mechanical work in the repairing and overhaul of gas and diesel driven engines, transmissions, brake and exhaust systems, water pumps, generators, differentials, and other mechanical subassemblies ordinarily found in heavy construction equipment such as dozers, power shovels, extractors, etc.
Mounts and dismounts snow plow blades and other auxiliary equipment.
Rebuilds defective or damaged subassemblies.
Assembles and times engines.
Greases all moving parts, etc.
When Assigned to Onondaga County Department of Transportation and Department of Drainage and Sanitation:
Acts as lead mechanic in maintenance and repair work on heavy construction and automotive equipment;
Makes highly skilled repairs to complex gasoline and diesel powered engines and sophisticated subassemblies of heavy construction equipment as well as to automobiles, pick-up and other light trucks.
Performs acetylene and electric welding.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practice of the mechanical trade as related with maintenance and repair of heavy automotive or construction equipment.
Good knowledge of the methods, materials, and standard practices used in the repair and maintenance of construction equipment utilizing other systems of operation outside of those systems operating by gasoline or diesel driver power.
Good knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
Good knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of equipment normally associated with the operation of a Public Works Department.
Good knowledge of the operations of gasoline and diesel internal combustion engines.
Good knowledge of electrical systems in heavy automotive and construction equipment.
Skill in the use of tools, machines and testing equipment.
Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions and read diagrams.
Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Graduation from a regionally accredited college or university or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate’s Degree in Automotive Technology with a specialty in Heavy Equipment or an Associate’s Degree in Diesel Equipment Technology and one (1) year of skilled mechanical experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the repair and maintenance of heavy automotive equipment or construction equipment utilizing both gasoline and diesel powered engines which must have involved the maintenance and repair of bulldozers, power shovels, extractors and like construction equipment; or,
B) Three (3) years of skilled mechanical experience, or its part-time equivalent, in the repair and maintenance of heavy automotive equipment or construction equipment utilizing both gasoline and diesel powered engines, one (1) year of which experience must have involved the maintenance and repair of bulldozers, power shovels, extractors and like construction equipment; or,
C) An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined by the limits of (A) and (B).
SPECIAL NECESSARY REQUIREMENT
1. When required to operate motor vehicles, employees must possess a valid Non-CDL or CDL with appropriate endorsements as required by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle(s) being operated.
2. Possession of a New York State Motor Vehicle Inspector's License which includes both group 1 (small equipment) and group 2 (large equipment) at time of appointment.
When assigned to Onondaga County Department of Transportation must be in possession of a minimum Class A, O restriction, Commercial Drivers License (CDL) with Wrecker endorsement as required by the New York Department of Motor Vehicles for the class of vehicle being operated. In addition, must possess the New York State Inspection Certification for Light and Heavy Duty Vehicles.