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Fleet Technician II more...
Location:Commerce City (Brighton), CO
Company:Adams County Colorado
First posted:June 06, 2017

Primary Responsibility

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We are seeking a candidate to perform a variety of skilled duties involved in making minor and major mechanical repairs to automotive equipment and limited heavy equipment, including light construction and other power-driven equipment.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties

  • Inspect, diagnose, repair, and locate mechanical difficulties on county vehicles and equipment; perform minor and major overhauls of equipment, engines, and other major drive train components.
  • Overhaul, repair, and adjust engines, transmissions, differentials, and clutches.
  • Diagnose, maintain, and repair electrical system components, ignition systems, computer controls, electronic controls, microprocessors, alternators, high voltage power generators, starters, and batteries.
  • On a limited basis, diagnose, maintain, repair, and recondition hydraulic systems and high-pressure water systems, including pumps, valves, rams, hoses, and motors. Occasionally diagnose, maintain, and repair high-pressure air systems, including rebuilding of pumps, valves, cylinders, and hoses.
  • Diagnose and repair chassis, steering assemblies, transmissions, rear end assemblies, and other complex mechanical components. Diagnose and repair front and rear drive axles, drive train components, belts, gears, chain drives, and propeller shafts.
  • Diagnose and repair air conditioning systems; repair vacuum and electronic controls for air delivery and compressor operation. Diagnose and repair fuel injection systems in diesel and gasoline applications. .
  • Repair and replace components such as generators, distributors, relays, lights, switches, and high voltage light systems.
  • Repair, adjust, and replace brake systems including wheel cylinders, master cylinders, disk pads, machine drums and rotors, hydraulic and air brakes.
  • Repair and replace tires; check and adjust vehicle alignment.
  • Repair and maintain sanders, plows, and related snow removal equipment and systems.
  • Install public safety equipment on county vehicles including light bars, insignias and numbers, radios, and antennas.
  • Weld, fabricate, and assemble parts and equipment for county vehicles and equipment; fabricate, modify, and repair body and chassis parts. Weld braze, solder, and cut steel, stainless steel, and aluminum by torch, electric arc, mig welder, and plasma cutter; manufacture components to improve the operation of equipment.
  • Perform preventative maintenance inspections and repairs on vehicles and equipment. Perform daily and annual vehicle safety inspection; perform vehicle emission inspections; perform necessary repairs.
  • Assist in the training of county staff in the operation of vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintain and repair shop equipment including hoists, grinders, welders, compressors, steam cleaners, and presses. Maintain cleanliness of work area and tools; ensure compliance with established and county approved safety procedures.
  • Assist in the purchasing of equipment maintenance parts and materials.
  • Maintain work, time, and material records, using the automated shop management system
  • Assist other technicians in the performance of mechanical repairs as required.
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Utilize all tools, equipment, and procedures used in the overhaul, repair, and adjustment of gasoline   powered equipment. Use procedures of electrical/electronic diagnosis. Operate technical diagnostic equipment and the full range of equipment necessary to perform assigned duties.
  • Engage in procedures of preventive maintenance related to automotive,  and light construction equipment. Understand the operating and repair characteristics of a wide variety of automotive, and light,  equipment used in the county. Perform journey level equipment mechanical work including the diagnosing, troubleshooting, fabricating, and repairing of vehicles and equipment.
  • Understand and apply principles and procedures of hydraulic systems, high-pressure air systems, and high-pressure water systems. Understand appropriate operation and care of internal combustion engines and hydraulic equipment.
  • Utilize the methods, materials, equipment, and tools for welding and fabrication work. Provide own tools.
  • Learn and maintain knowledge of pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
  • Acknowledge operational hazards and apply standard and county approved safety practices necessary in the area of assigned work. Operate automobiles and heavy equipment safely. Implement safe driving principles and practices.
  • Maintain a variety of shop and repair records, including the Faster Fleet Management Program.
  • Accurately determine mechanical repair needs and estimate the cost and time of repairs.
  • Computer Skills: Operate a computer and County-supported software.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Understand and follow oral and written directions. Read and understand various manuals, blueprints, and schematics.
  • Establish, maintain, and foster positive and harmonious working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision.



  • Experience :
    • Three (3) years of journey-level experience performing minor and major repairs to vehicles and equipment.
    • Automotive and/or heavy equipment experience desired.
  • Education and Training :
    • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
    • Graduate from automotive or heavy equipment technical training preferred.
  • License or Certificate :
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain within 90 days of hire, a valid Colorado commercial driver's license, class "B".
    • Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a diesel emissions license may also be required.
    • Obtain and maintain two (2) required ASE certifications within one year of employment.
  • Background Check : Must pass a criminal background check.
  • Other :
    • Respond to service calls and to work during snowstorms as scheduled.
    • Operate automobiles and heavy equipment safely. Implement safe driving principles and practices.
    • A current copy of applicant's motor vehicle record must be provided at time of interview.
    • Adams County is required by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations to conduct pre-employment drug screens, background checks and motor vehicle record checks. A successful candidate must pass all of the above, including a DOT physical and criminal background check. .

Employees in this class who are regular, full-time are afforded full benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals, retirement, life insurance and long-term disability (LTD) insurance.

Employees in this class that are project-designated full-time (PJF) are afforded benefits including medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are project-designated part-time (PJ3 working 30-39 hours per week) are afforded medical, dental and vision benefits, as well as pro-rated vacation and sick leave accruals. Excluded from this class are long-term disability (LTD) insurance, life insurance, and retirement benefits.

Employees in this class that are regular part-time (less than 30 hours per week); project-designated part-time (PJ2 less than 30 hours per week), or temporary are afforded no benefits.

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