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Mechanic/Welder

Salary: $21.52-$26.27 hourly / $3,743-$4,569 monthly / Range: 5486

DEFINITION: Under direction, makes minor and major mechanical repairs on a variety of gasoline- and diesel-powered equipment and performs welding in the repair, modification, and fabrication of equipment and facilities; and performs related duties as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: This class is distinguished from Maintenance Welder Mechanic by the responsibility for minor repair and major overhaul of small engines and heavy equipment as its primary assignment and welding as a secondary assignment. The Maintenance Welder Mechanic is responsible for performing skilled welding as its primary assignment and minor heavy equipment repair as a secondary assignment. Mechanic/Welder is further distinguished from the Equipment Mechanic class series by the fabrication of welded metal equipment and facilities on a frequent basis.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

1. Diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in cars, trucks, boats, graders, loaders, rollers, dozers, sweepers, fire engine pumps, tractors and other mechanical equipment; tears down motors and makes general overhauls; repairs transmissions, inboard and outboard motors, differentials, distributors, fuel pumps, carburetors, steering gear, starters, universal joints, and hydraulic systems; aligns wheels; tunes engines; and makes electrical repairs on equipment.
2. Fabricates and alters special construction equipment; designs, lays out, repairs or fabricates, with or without blueprints, a variety of metal work ranging from small items to construction equipment to ornamental iron work; cuts, fits, and welds metal, using gas and electric welding equipment; and does brazing and soldering.
3. Maintains inventory and stock of spare parts; maintains work records of equipment repair and servicing; and maintains equipment safety records.
4. Trains subordinates and other employees in safety practices and in the routine and preventive maintenance of equipment; and in the absence of the supervisor, supervises subordinates performing routine mechanical and welding duties.

EMPLOYMENT STANDARDS:

1. Two years of experience in automotive and heavy equipment repair plus one year of welding experience; or,
2. two years of experience performing duties equivalent to the class of Equipment Mechanic I with Santa Barbara County plus completion of six semester units in welding technology. A minimum of one year of additional experience in welding may be substituted for the required coursework; or,
3. equivalent combination of training, education, or experience that would provide the required knowledge and abilities.

Knowledge of: the operation, repair, and preventive maintenance of light and heavy gasoline- and diesel-powered construction equipment and automotive apparatus; equipment and tools used in making all types of mechanical repairs; tools and methods of the welding trade, including brazing, soldering, electrical, and arc welding; and mechanical and welding safety practices.

Ability to: perform maintenance and mechanical repairs on a variety of gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicles and equipment; design, fabricate and repair a variety of metal work; read, interpret, and work from blueprints and technical manuals; maintain simple records; estimate costs and materials; order parts and maintain an inventory; lead and train others; and work cooperatively with others.

Additional Qualifications: Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License with the ability to obtain a Class A Driver's License during the probationary period.

Once an incumbent has obtained the Class A license, he/she will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs prior to being assigned work requiring such a license; once assigned, incumbents will be subject to mandatory testing for drugs and/or alcohol on a random, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, return-to-duty, and follow-up basis.


 



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