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100 W. Broadway
Suite 33
Montesano, WA 98563

  Office Hours


  Starting salary of $4,264 per month
Closing Date
  July 31, 2014 or until filled

BASIC FUNCTION As the Mechanic II in a Maintenance Division Shop, inspect, diagnose, and make major and minor mechanical repairs of all types of highway equipment in both shop and field. CHARACTERISTICS This position requires a broad knowledge of welding and metals. Often must fabricate attachments and/or remodel equipment to meet special needs. A major challenge of the position is trouble shooting to find the problem with a vehicle. New modifications by manufacturers require the incumbent to stay current with changes in parts, equipment, and their location and operation on the vehicle. However, other mechanics may occasionally perform tasks, which may involve some fabricating and/or welding.

NATURE AND SCOPE Makes standard mechanical repairs and adjustments or improvises emergency repairs, including welding, in the field to all types of highway equipment and mechanical plant facilities, performs other related work as required. Repairs and maintains several kinds of equipment, including automobiles, graders, gas and diesel powered trucks, and materials handling equipment. Uses a broad range of machines, welders (electric and gas), hydraulic presses, drill presses, wheel alignment machines, brake turning machines, valve grinding machines, hydraulic testing equipment, and general shop tools. Disassembles, inspects, repairs, or replaces broken or worn parts, and assembles a variety of mechanical devices and systems such as gasoline or diesel engines, transmissions, brake systems, hydraulic systems, cooling systems, and electrical systems. Does fabrication work, such as gas tanks, repair heavy metal structures, loader buckets, booms, etc. Make some tools, lathe work. Does hydraulic setup work, as set up sander controls, dump box controls, snowplow controls, hydraulic pump and motor combination and combination thereof. Does paint and body work. Reads and deciphers technical manuals and schematics. A working knowledge of pipefitting is necessary. Performs normal maintenance functions such as lubrication, tune-ups, wheel alignment, tire and wheel changes, and routine services. Maintains service records for the County vehicles, indicating when repairs or services are performed. Maintains inventories of parts and fuel. Maintains personal contract with the operators of the vehicles to arrange for repairs and maintenance and to discuss troubles with the vehicles requiring repairs. The position requires substantial lifting of heavy parts such as tires and wheels. Care must be exercised to avoid burns from welding and cutting torches, steam cleaners, and hot exhaust manifolds.

Minimum Qualifications
Three (3) years of experience as an Equipment Mechanic I. OR Five (5) years of journey level experience as a mechanic repairing heavy-duty highway equipment. NOTE: A valid Washington State driver's license with combination endorsement is required. The County will require a physical examination and copy of motor vehicle driving record. Appointments will be made upon approval of physical exam and driving record.

Applications and a complete job description may be obtained from and must be returned to Grays Harbor County Management Services, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 33, Montesano, WA 98563 or downloaded from this website. GRAYS HARBOR COUNTY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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