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SMALL MOTOR MECHANIC
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
The work involves responsibility for performing skilled journey level mechanical
work in the repair of a variety of small engines and related machinery. This class differs from that of other mechanic classifications in that the types of equipment repaired are different in design and size, usually not exceeding a power output of
ten (10) horsepower. The employee is supervised by an Automotive Mechanic Crew Leader who allows the incumbent latitude for independent judgment and initiative in determining methods and techniques of repair. Supervision is not typically a
function of an employee in this class. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Repairs and rebuilds a variety of small motor equipment and related machinery,
including but not limited to, power motors, lawn mowers, gang mowers, leaf blowers,
garden tillers, hedgers, sod cutters, etc.
Disassembles small motor engines and repairs or replaces any worn, broken, or inoperative parts, such as pistons, rings, rods, crank shaft, valves, points, condensers, cams and governors, etc.
Removes broken or malfunctioning gang mowers from tractor assembly and repairs
by sharpening dull reels, replacing old knives, old bars, broken reels, bent axles, gears and gear cases, rollers, wheels, etc.
Disassembles, cleans, repairs and rebuilds carburetors and starters; removes
and replaces shear pins; and sharpens motor blades; repairs or replaces broken or
damaged deck wheels, gas tanks, handles and broken handle brackets.
Operates and tests repaired equipment to insure that machinery is operating properly, safely and efficiently.
Uses and cares for a variety of hand tools, power tools and engine testing equipment.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and standard practices of small engine repair.
Good knowledge of standard safety practices in the mechanical repair trade.
Working knowledge of the operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of small motor equipment.
Working knowledge of mower blade sharpening equipment, techniques and safety procedures.
Working knowledge of the principles of gasoline and diesel fueled internal combustion engines.
Working knowledge of small engine electrical systems.
Skill in the use of hand and power tools, small motor machinery and test
Skill in the mechanical trade.
Ability to diagnose malfunctions in small engines and related equipment.
Ability to follow engine diagrams. Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
Two (2) years of work experience, or its part time equivalent, in engine repair, at least one (1) year of which must have included small engine repair as a significant portion of the work.