Nature and Variety of Work
ONLY ON-LINE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply
The Prince George's County Office of Central Services (OCS) is seeking qualified applicants to fill multiple Heavy Equipment Mechanic I/II positions, grade A15/16. This is entry level to full performance skilled mechanical work in the field of equipment maintenance, repairs, and service. The incumbents handle less complex work assignments on a variety of medium to heavy sized motorized vehicles, equipment, and fire/rescue apparatus. Work is performed under close supervision of an Assistant Garage Supervisor.
Incumbents work indoors and outdoors, which may involve exposure to varying weather conditions and temperatures, loud noises, dust, and fumes. Also, work in this class includes physical activities such as repeated bending, kneeling, reaching, and lifting up to fifty (50) pounds.
All OCS employees are designated essential and critical, and may be required to report to work during natural and manmade disasters, and during special operations as assigned. Please note that "essential employees" are expected to report to work, or remain at work when others are granted "Administrative Leave".
Examples of Work
Incumbents perform skilled mechanical work on medium to heavy vehicles (vans, trucks, buses); perform maintenance and repair on engine and drive trains, computerized electronic ignition and fuel/emission systems, suspension and steering related components in both front and rear wheel drive vehicles, air conditioning, heating and cooling systems and brake systems; utilize the most current computer based diagnostic equipment, service manuals, and training in the analysis and correction of vehicle problems; (i.e., Computer Analyzer Machine, (GMC) Tech I and Tech II (OBD II), (Ford) New Generation Star Tester, Digital Volt Meter and front end alignment equipment) to accurately diagnosis vehicle faults; perform road repairs and vehicle towing; utilize welding equipment, brake lathe, tire change/balance machines to complete vehicle repairs and maintenance; test drive all vehicles to confirm proper completion of repairs and road-worthiness; establish and maintain good working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and customers, accept instructions and guidance from supervisor, master mechanic, acting supervisor or quality inspector positions; and may be required to work day or evening shifts.
High School diploma or equivalent, plus one (1) year of experience/training in the mechanical field of servicing, repairing, and performing preventative maintenance on a variety of medium to heavy motorized vehicles and equipment. An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered. EACH APPLICANT MUST INCLUDE INFORMATION WHICH CLEARLY DEMONSTRATES THE ABOVE QUALIFICATIONS FOR THIS POSITION.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Upon selection, applicants must:
1. Possess and maintain a valid commercial driver's license (CDL) with current DOT
2. Be able to lift at least fifty (50) pounds.
3. Wear required safety items and uniforms while on duty.
4. Furnish and maintain tools in a serviceable condition.
5. Be able to work outdoors in all types of weather and participate as a critical and essential
6. Be able to work day or evening shifts.
DURATION OF ELIGIBILITY: Candidates will be selected from a temporary register of eligibles which will become effective approximately four (4) weeks after the closing date. Once a selection has been made, the register will expire.
ELIGIBILITY TO WORK: Under the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, an employer is required to hire only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized alien workers. Applicants who are selected for employment will be required to show and verify authorization to work in the United States.
CLOSING DATE: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 22, 2018.
Prince George's County Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer Committed to Diversity in the Workplace