Franklin PUD

Pasco , WA
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Franklin PUD
Pasco, WA Full-time
Posted on April 6, 2019


The Mechanic is responsible maintenance, troubleshooting and repair, and testing of District vehicles and equipment. The position is responsible for ordering parts and other necessary materials, and maintaining records of purchases in accordance with established practice. The position accepts daily assignments from the Mechanic Foreman, under the direction of the Director of Operations.

Job Duties And Responsibilities:

1. Tests, repairs and maintains District-owned vehicles and equipment, including hydraulic and electrical systems, and gas, diesel and hybrid engines.

2. Orders parts, equipment and tools as needed. Maintains records of purchases and their warrantees.

3. Takes responsibility for learning, understanding and following the District's safety rules.

4. Welds as needed, to fabricate or customize equipment.

5. Responsible for the competent use and reasonable care of materials, tools and equipment.

6. Trains employees in the use of new equipment and technology, as needed.

7. Learns regulations relating to hazardous waste and handles or disposes of such material properly.

8. May assist the Mechanic Foreman in developing the annual budget for purchases.

9. Serves internal customers by answering questions, providing information, ordering material, or providing field assistance, as needed.

10. Professional behavior: Understands and follows District/ supervisor expectations regarding appropriate dress, attendance, punctuality, scheduled and unscheduled time off, and appropriate use of District time, equipment and resources.

11. Performs other duties as assigned. The District may revise the duties and responsibilities of this position, as needed.

Job Specifications:

Education and experience: A high school diploma or equivalent, plus three years of work experience in auto, diesel, and hydraulic mechanics is required. Welding skills/certification is preferred. A valid Washington State Driver's license with Class A CDL is required. Must be able to provide a full set of mechanic tools.

Skills, knowledge and abilities: Thorough knowledge of automotive mechanics, including basic knowledge of the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment. Ability to perform maintenance and repair on auto, diesel, hydraulic, and hybrid equipment. Ability to operate a personal computer and related software at an intermediate level of skill. Ability to operate basic office equipment, as well as all equipment maintained by the Mechanic's shop. Ability to thoroughly and accurately troubleshoot vehicle and equipment problems and effectively use diagnostic tools. Thorough knowledge of applicable safety rules and ability to stay current on changes to related safety rules and regulations. Organization and record keeping skills necessary to contribute to an effective maintenance program. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with coworkers, customers and vendors. Ability to become certified in CPR/First Aid and as a Flagger, and willingness to perform after training is provided.

Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/ Disabled