SWACO is currently seeking candidates for the Fleet and Heavy Truck Mechanic position. Under the direction of the Mechanic Supervisor, the Fleet Mechanic performs daily repair and maintenance on heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, and equipment.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following (other duties may be assigned as needed; reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions):
Perform on-going inspection and daily preventive maintenance activities on all mechanical, electrical, and rolling equipment.
Respond to requests relating to service calls and maintenance needs/problems in a timely and professional manner.
Observe operation of machines, vehicles and all mechanical and electrical equipment for potential problems.
Troubleshoot equipment as referred by work orders or verbal directives and determine necessary repairs; perform such work as is feasible and appropriate.
Review operator’s daily inspection reports.
Maintain accurate records of maintenance on all machinery, vehicles, and equipment.
Utilize a variety of mechanical, welding and machinist tools to fabricate, rebuild, and repair equipment and parts.
Relay needs of parts and supplies to Mechanic Supervisor.
Periodically test start-up and performance of all machinery, vehicles and equipment.
Maintain clean and organized garage.
Fabricate, assemble, and install special structures and equipment.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or GED required.
At least two years of experience in maintenance repair and troubleshooting of rolling stock and/or heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, various landfill equipment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty at an above-satisfactory level. The qualifications listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
Maintenance requirements of general landfill equipment with special emphasis on heavy equipment.
Operation of light, medium and heavy equipment used in landfill operations.
Reading and application of schematics and drawings.
Identification and use of common hand and power tools.
Basic addition and subtraction skills.
Mechanical tools, parts and support equipment.
Techniques, tools and materials used in maintenance and repair of heavy trucks, passenger vehicles, and equipment.
Proper safety procedures and practices.
Applicable software programs such as Word, Outlook, and Excel.
Electrical and Hydraulic systems related to the maintenance and operation of equipment and vehicles used by SWACO.
Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations relating to proper maintenance and operation of commercial vehicles.
Operation, maintenance or repair of light, medium and heavy trucks and equipment, common hand and power tools, milling machines, lathes, grinders, stick, TIG, wire feed welders, and other machine tools utilized in the fabrication and repair of parts servicing the landfill equipment.
Diagnose mechanical and electrical problems.
Perform diagnostics on computerized systems using a variety of electronic troubleshooting systems. (Cat ET, Cummins, Maxxforce, Diamond Logic Builder, Allison, Roadranger, Bendix, Meritor, Detroit DDL)
Repair, maintain, service, align, set up, adjust and test machines, vehicles and equipment used in landfill operations.
Determine the appropriate tools and equipment to perform repairs and maintenance efficiently and correctly.
Prepare and maintain basic records and logs.
Apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
Read, interpret and follow documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions/manuals, and procedure manuals.
Accurately read and record technical data from gauges and meters.
Write routine reports and correspondence.
Explain causes of mechanical problems and methods to eliminate re-occurrence of problems to other employees.
Convey simple and complex ideas in writing.
Reliable, dependable, and reports for work on consistent basis.
Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that promotes good relationships with customers, clients, co-workers and management.
Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the ability to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
CERTIFICATIONS AND LICENSES
Valid Ohio Class B Commercial Driver’s License and Department of Transportation Medical Card required.
Valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver’s License preferred.
Requires successful completion of a background check and pre-employment drug screen.
SWACO is the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio. We are one of 52 solid waste districts created by the Ohio General Assembly in 1989. These districts were established with the mission of reducing reliance on landfills. Acting upon that mission, SWACO provides consumers recycling opportunities around Franklin County at over 200 recycling drop off-locations. To help residents dispose of Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) in an environmentally safe manner, a permanent HHW drop-off site at 1249 Essex Ave., Columbus, OH is available to residents free of charge. We schedule multiple mobile collections for HHW during the spring, summer and fall. For trash that cannot be recycled, we operate the Franklin County Sanitary Landfill and two transfer stations. SWACO's community outreach program works with communities in SWACO's jurisdiction (Franklin County, OH) to provide assistance with marketing, contracts, and other needs in order to keep recycling in the forefront. There is much more about today's SWACO that we would be glad to share with you. Please visit our other website page at www.swaco.org to learn more or call at 614-871-5100 for more information.