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Performs skilled work at the journeyman level in the maintenance and repair of heavy and/or light construction equipment.

Work involves various repairs of all types of diesel powered heavy construction equipment. Work is usually performed under general supervision of a foreman, but individual must use independent judgement and resourcefulness in performing mechanical repair work, especially when repairs are made in the field.


Inspects, repairs, and adjusts graders, scrapers, trenching machines, pans, backhoe, diesel tractors, hydraulic and cable operated attachments, and earth moving bulldozers.

Overhauls, adjust, and tunes diesel and gasoline engines; overhauls transmissions.

Rebuilds and replaces tractor undercarriages; changes tracks, rollers, and frames.

Repairs miscellaneous equipment such as welding machines and fork lifts.

Performs related work as required.

High school diploma or graduation from a standard vocational school and ? years of experience at the journeyman level in the repair of heavy construction equipment; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and standard practices of heavy/light equipment mechanical work.

Considerable knowledge of the operating and maintenance requirements of various types of heavy/light construction equipment.

Knowledge of the occupational hazards of the mechanical trades and of necessary safety precautions.

Ability to understand and carry out instructions.

Ability to locate and diagnose defects in diesel and gas powered equipment.

Skill in the use of tools and equipment and their care in the repair and maintenance of heavy/light equipment.



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