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Mechanic, Heavy Equipment - Kenai *
LocationAK00 - Alaska
CityKenai
Date Opened1/26/2018
Position ScheduleFull Time
Req Code129-POS-AK0-18
  
Description

OVERVIEW:


For successful completion of the mechanic apprentice position, an apprentice must learn to perform the necessary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

DUTIES:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ensure a safe work environment.

Repairs and maintains heavy duty construction equipment, including loaders, graders, backhoes, hydraulic and mechanical cranes, generators, etc. by performing the following duties.

Reads job order and inspects equipment in operation to determine malfunction and to plan work procedures.

Overhauls and maintains CAT Kenworth, Peterbilt and other makes of heavy equipment. Dismantles, repairs and reassembles equipment using hoists, hand tools and pneumatic and electric tools. Repairs electrical equipment.

Completes minor and major repairs on vehicles as necessary.

Inspects used parts to determine changes in dimensional requirements.

Completes suspension, brake, etc. work. Installs new ignition systems, aligns front wheels, changes or recharges batteries, and replaces transmissions and other parts.

Examines protective guards, loose bolts, and specified safety devices on equipment, and makes adjustments.

Lubricates moving parts and drives repaired vehicles to verify conformance to specifications.

May fabricate special lifting or towing attachments, hydraulic systems, shields, or other devices according to blueprints or schematic drawings.

Adjusts functional parts of devices and control instruments.

Sets up and operates lathe, drill press, grinder, and other metalworking tools as necessary, to make and repair parts.

Informs supervisor of any incidents involving injury, spills, equipment malfunction and/or damage.

Clerical duties as required.

Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES:

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to clients, supervisors and other employees of the organization.

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

Education

High school diploma or GED.

Vocational/technical training in the mechanical field is preferred.
Experience

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 


High school diploma or GED and one (1) year of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Vocational/technical training in the mechanical field is preferred.

Arctic experience is preferred.

A valid driver’s license is required.
Special Requirements/Certifications

TOOLS TO BE PROVIDED BY EMPLOYEE
Physical Requirements
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. A pre-hire post offer Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) will be conducted to determine an employee’s ability to perform to the job standard. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

MOBILITY: Must be able to access all controls and all parts of machinery for service. Must be able to push/pull 50 pounds for 20 feet.

HEARING: Must be able to hear audible safety alarms.

VISUAL ACUITY: Must be adequate to perform above listed tasks in a safe manner and take hand signals from ground man or flag man.

LIFTING: Must be able to routinely lift up to 70 pounds from floor to waist, 50 pounds from wait level to shoulder height and carry 70 pounds for 20 feet.

RANGE OF MOTION: An objective range of motion measurement will be conducted and recorded using a five position and rapid exchange grip strength test during the pre-hire/post offer FCE.

OTHER

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and severe outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.