Broome County Government Equipment Mechanic III in Binghamton, New York

Equipment Mechanic III -This is highly skilled work responsible for the efficient and accurate performance of a variety of automotive and heavy equipment repairs, including diesel engines and heavy duty snow removal equipment. A working knowledge of machinist tasks associated with the mechanic trade is required. General instructions are received from the Equipment Service Supervisor or a higher level administrator, regarding tasks to be performed, while allowing for considerable leeway in planning the details of each assignment. General instructions may be exercised over the work of lower level mechanics and/or other subordinate staff. Does related work as required.

Duties -
Performs skilled, advanced level mechanical repairs and maintenance on motor equipment such as diesel engines, automobiles, trucks, tractors, sweepers, lawn mowers, power saws, graders, bulldozers, paving machines, snow loaders and other similar heavy duty motor equipment.
Grinds valves and fits new bearings, pistons and rings.
Installs connecting rods and bearings.
Overhauls and repairs brake systems, differentials, transmissions, and front and rear axles of both heavy and diesel equipment.
Straightens frames, fenders and performs alignments.
Operates machine shop equipment including lathes, welders, grinders and power saws.
May operate motor equipment when assigned.
May determine when replacement parts are necessary and report need to the supervisor.
For incumbents of Broome County Departments: Performs New York State inspections as required.

Major Skills -
Thorough knowledge of standard automotive and heavy equipment repair methods, terminology and tools of the trade.
Working knowledge of the machinist trade.
Skill in the use and care of automotive and heavy equipment servicing tools such as drill presses, wrenches, welders, torches, lathes and valve grinders.
Ability to adhere to safety precautions when using potentially harmful equipment, tools and machines.
Ability to make difficult repairs to heavy duty and other mechanical equipment such as overhauls of hydraulic systems, engines and transmissions.
Ability to work from plans, specifications, rough sketches and oral instructions.
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Qualifications -
Graduation from a regionally accredited college, university or two-year technical school or one accredited by the New York State Board of Regents to grant degrees with an Associate's Degree or certificate in automotive technology or mechanics, and one year of experience performing heavy
equipment mechanical repairs, including diesel engines and heavy duty construction and/or snow removal equipment; OR
Graduation from high school or possession of an equivalency diploma and three years of experience performing heavy equipment mechanical repairs, including diesel engines and heavy duty construction and/or snow removal equipment; OR
An equivalent combination of training and experience as defined between the limits of A) and B) above.

Apply - Please apply by email to Debra Smith