Performs repairs, maintenance and major overhauls to a variety of gas or diesel vehicles such as automobiles, equipment, and trucks; Involves: Assess, diagnose, analyze, recommend and undertake overhaul repair, maintenance, and upkeep tasks required based on work orders received. Performs repairs and maintenance on air cooled equipment such as ATV's, generators, lawn movers, riding movers, etc.; Diagnosis problems with equipment, disassembles engines and examines parts for defects and excessive wear;; Performs engine repairs and overhauls as needed, including complete diagnostic and repair of all engine components and vehicle systems using computerized testing equipment. Involves: test and validate repairs and maintenance work. Perform regularly scheduled, emergency and/or preventative maintenance work. Fix tire (patch or other repair appropriate to situation) or as required install new tires (mount/dismount); Removes tires and inspects brakes for wear and leaks; replaces brakes as necessary; Turns brake drums and rotors; Performs engine tune-ups including replacement of spark plugs, distributor caps, ignition rotor, ignition wires, fuel filters, etc.; Removes and replaces transmissions and engines; Remove, inspect, install/replace all worn steering/suspension parts such as control arms, tie rods, bushings, ball joints, and center links; Diagnose, inspect, and install/replace all worn charging and starting components of the electrical systems such as batteries, alternators, fan belts, fuses, wiring, and starters; Diagnose, inspect, and install/replace heating and air conditioning systems and components using proper tools and equipment; while demonstrating proper a/c recovery/recycling, evacuation, and recharging techniques; Perform testing and diagnosis of electrical systems and components; Removes and replaces exhaust systems components such as tailpipe, catalytic converters and resonators; Welds and solders equipment parts; Performs rear end services and repairs; Performs oil changes; Check fluid levels and air in tires, lubricate moving parts, and change coolant, oil, fluids and filters as required; Adjusts and repairs fuel systems, timing and related components; Test drives equipment, responds to calls for emergency maintenance or emergency wrecker service. Maintains accurate records of materials and time spent on each assigned work order; Responsible for safe handling of tools, and maintaining a clean and orderly work area at all times; Responsible for knowing and abiding by all department and County policies and procedures.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED/RECEIVED: Work is performed under general supervision.