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Heavy Equipment Mechanic

Company: County of DuPage, CO
Location: Wheaton
Posted on: June 5, 2024

Job Description:

Salary : $62,500.00 Annually

Location : Wheaton, IL

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: 24-00066

Department: Division of Transportation

Opening Date: 04/29/2024

Hours: Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., overtime and on-call as needed, to include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

POSITION SUMMARY

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to work as a Heavy Equipment Mechanic within the DuPage County Division of Transportation. DuPage County is an authorized training provider for Entry-Level CDL Drivers and are willing to train Heavy Equipment Mechanic employees to help obtain a CDL to meet the after hire requirement of the position.

This position is included in the Bargaining Unit of the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 150.

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
RESPONSIBILITIES

Responsibilities include:

  • Diagnose, adjust, repair, and overhaul a wide variety of Diesel, Automotive, and Heavy equipment
  • Repair and maintain light duty trucks, heavy duty trucks, snow and ice removal equipment, tractors, street sweepers, trailers, and other heavy construction equipment
  • Diagnose, repair and overhaul diesel and gasoline engines, Air-brake systems, hydraulic systems, steering and suspension, electrical, and HVAC systems
  • Diagnoses mechanical defects through performance of road tests on vehicles to locate operational problems and review of repair and maintenance work before returning equipment to service
  • Operates diagnostic equipment for the detection of electrical system problems and defects
  • Responds to emergency calls for repair of county vehicles and equipment
  • Prepares service records of preventive maintenance, repair, and other activities as required
  • Maintains current knowledge relative to vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair
  • Performs welding and fabrication tasks
  • Performs preventative maintenance tasks
  • Maintains a clean and safe workshop

    REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE

    Requirements include the following experience or equivalent combination of training and experience:
    --- Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) equivalent
    --- Two (2) years of experience in repairing trucks and heavy equipment or equivalent combination of experience and education
    --- Must possess and maintain in good standing, a valid Illinois Driver's License
    --- Must be able to obtain a Class A or B CDL with an air brakes endorsement within six (6) months of employment

    This position is subject to drug and alcohol testing requirements of the United States Department of Transportation - Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991.A post offer physical is required.
    A pre-employment background check is required.
    Physical Requirements and Work Environment

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for medium work.

    WORK ENVIRONMENT
    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.

    The work environment for this position regularly includes working near moving or mechanical parts, with hazardous materials, with fumes or airborne particles, in cramped or confined spaces, and occasionally in extreme outside weather conditions.

    DuPage County offers a complete benefit package to full-time employees including medical insurance, dental insurance, vision, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, pension, holidays, vacation, sick leave, deferred compensation plan, tuition reimbursement, pre-paid legal and credit union. Limited benefits are also offered for eligible part-time positions.

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    01

    Do you possess a High School Diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

      02

      If you have any degrees, diplomas or certificates relating to a trade or from a vocational school, please list them below (If none, answer with N/A).

      03

      Do you have at least two (2) years of experience in repairing trucks and heavy equipment or equivalent combination of experience and education?
      • Yes
      • No

        04

        This position requires that you possess and maintain in good standing a valid Illinois Driver's License. Do you possess this requirement?
        • Yes
        • No
        • No, but I possess a valid driver's license within another State and am able to obtain a valid Illinois Driver's License within 90 days of employment.

          05

          Of the topics below, which vehicle/equipment maintenance or repair tasks do you have experience in? Select all that apply (must also be reflected on job application to be considered valid experience).
          • Air Brakes and Tires
          • Wiring and electrical diagnosis
          • Computer and Diagnostic Software
          • Transmission Repair
          • Engine Repair
          • Emissions Repair
          • Welding and Fabrication
          • Snow and Ice Removal Equipment
          • Ability to read and understand wiring and other diagrams
          • None of the Above

            06

            Please briefly describe your experience and proficiency in the subjects selected above (if none, enter N/A).

            07

            Do you possess a Class A or Class B Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with an airbrake endorsement?
            • Class A
            • Class B with airbrake endorsement
            • Not a CDL holder

              08

              Employees in this position are required to be on call for emergency situations during seasonal snow removal operations, which means being capable of working in excess of forty (40) hours per week . This will include evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. Are you able to meet this requirement?
              • Yes
              • No

                09

                Are you able to perform the following, with or without an accommodation?Heavy Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for medium work.
                • Yes
                • No

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